It’s a new month today! It is said that this month comes in “roaring like a lion and goes out like a lamb”, have you ever heard this phrase before? I have but had not thought of it in awhile so I looked it up. It means that March comes in with Winter still going strong but when the month ends Spring is upon us. As I am waking up to a spectacular sunrise over a whole bunch of mountain peaks in very cold temperatures, I am reminded of this.
And it has me thinking about how we approach life sometimes. How there are seasons where we are going all out, chasing our dreams and goals, making strides in our relationships or businesses, pursuing the hard things. I see this as roaring like a lion. And then there are the times when we are more laid back, going with the flow, enjoying the fruits of our labor, I see this as the lamb season.
These thoughts do not have to apply to literal seasons such as Winter and Spring but also as the seasons of our lives. Where are you right now? Are you in pursuit of your desires? Are you hustling; chasing those dreams? Making changes? Or are you enjoying the work you have done and are more relaxed? Playing more than working? Taking more time to rest?
Just like the seasons change and each brings something new to wonder and marvel at, we too have seasons in our relationships, bodies, employment, parenting, etc. We are never standing still. We are not the same next year as we are today.
Waking up to this incredible view this morning, I am in awe. I wish the above picture could do the majesty justice. But is hard to capture something that is meant for the eye to see standing in front of it. It reminds me of how small and tiny I am in this big huge world. How I am just one person. But also how each of us have something unique and special to bring to this life. We may be tiny but we are not insignificant.
No matter what season you may be in your life journey, appreciate where you are. Look around you and find some beauty. Sometimes you will be given the gift to wake up and see the wonder that is this life; enjoy it! Marvel at it. Take it in and let the seasons of this life grow you into who you were meant to be.
Whether you are roaring or relaxing, see the beauty. Find the joy. The best you is the one who knows how valuable you are and who shares that with others. The one that stands in moments of awe and majesty and is grateful to be alive. Who sees all the hard, tough, brutal seasons as the winter of this journey; believing and knowing that spring is on it’s way.
Are you standing in front of something so spectacular that you are in awe? Please share!
Today is another day to begin in contentment and joy. It’s a beautiful sunshine filled morning. I love starting my day focused on all the positive in life. The other day I realized that while I liked my life before, after healing from all the abuse and chaos, I didn’t really love love it. I enjoyed my children, family and friends. I laughed often and had fun with my kids. But there was a piece missing. Not a piece of me, I am whole and healthy all by myself. But that piece that a partner brings. That part of having a best friend you can count on every single day, the one who keeps you warm when you are cold, who helps you with all the daily tasks, makes you laugh and who answers the same question about the locks a million times.
When you wake up each day loving your life, it’s easy to stay positive and wear a smile. I am a big believer that the way to change your life is all about mindset. What you choose to focus on. I once read a quote that talked about seeing life through a magnifying glass. That when you hold it up to the negative things, they will appear even larger and become a greater obstacle. But when you hold it over and highlight the positive, you become more positive, things seem brighter and you feel like you can do anything. That what you choose to magnify will become your life. I committed a while ago to magnifying the good, the positive, the beautiful.
As you go about your day today, think about what you hold the magnifying glass over? Do you hold it over the things you dislike? Over the coworkers that are negative and annoying? The issues or bad attitude your kids or partner bring home some days? All the ways you think you can’t do something? Or do you magnify the good? The beautiful sunrise you see on the way to work? The way your kids want to share their stories? The wonderful laugh your partner has?
I am sending you all positive thoughts today. Hoping you focus on the good. Hoping you can find just one wonderful thing in your day; your relationship, work or home that brings you joy. Search for it, even if you are living or working in not so great conditions. Magnify the One thing that may be good. Watch it become larger as you focus in. When you search for beauty, you will most assuredly find it.
Have a great Wednesday.
It’s a typical spring day here. Rainy, chilly, a bit windy; a perfect day to stay in and catch some amazing golf! This weekend of April is always the Masters tournament and in my house, my role as Mom is a bit suspended as I’m glued to the live feed for 4 days!
I’m not an avid golfer but I love golf courses. They represent calm, peaceful beauty to me. I love to walk them and the meticulous grooming of the courses amazes me.
Today was an spectacular day to watch! A comeback that was incredible to witness. To be a spectator of someone’s triumph, makes me think of the mindset one must have to be a champion.
These quotes from today’s champion seemed fitting to post:
And it was fabulous to see him get better.
And I can’t resist adding in another quote from a fictional champion:
I celebrate with you if you watched today’s tournament. And I encourage us all to take on a champions mind, never give up. We can always get better.
With the arrival of spring, this change of season has also brought a flu, stricking me down this week. It’s been a challenge to juggle all the demands of a job, motherhood and partnership. Thankful to have a teammate who picks up the slack when I can barely move. Grateful all our kids are big enough to pitch in and are great at helping out.
As I’m hoping this nasty bug is on its way out, I’m attempting one more day of resting. Sending y’all a nice thought to start this week.