As the New Year has started, our typical Northwest winter weather has hit! Rain. Rain and more rain. I’m already over it and we’re barely into January.
I saw a little boy running and jumping in the rain today. For some reason it stopped me. I thought, how often do we run in the rain? How often do we abandon ourselves to childlike play?
So much of this adult life is about responsibilities. About serious things. Growing up so often means leaving childish play behind.
How do you approach a new year? Do you set goals? Create schedules and plans? Map out a plan to achieve new heights?
While setting goals and having dreams are all good there’s something to be said for easing into even more or greater responsibilities. Perhaps as we start a fresh year; with renewed hope for all the new brings; perhaps we may learn to dance or sing or play; maybe even in the rain.
I heard someone say the other day; what if you behaved like your life depended on it?” Would you show up? Take action?” This has me thinking deeply. What would be different? What would I change if my life depended on my every action?
We don’t like to think about our mortality, but it’s there every single day. Paying attention to it or not doesn’t change the fact that we have an expiration date. That this life experience will end.
So why aren’t we living like our life depends on us showing up and having the best life we can? Because really every day depends on us showing up and doing all the things we have to so we can pay our bills, feed and cloth ourselves and take care of those that depend on us.
And we might as well be enjoying this life as much as possible! This life is supposed to be Full of Abundance! What are you doing each day to create more of what you enjoy?
Join me as I dive deeper into what I’m doing to live more abundantly. 😊
Yesterday marked 3 years of blog writing! So much has changed since that first post.
I started blogging as a way to release all the thoughts and feelings I was dealing with in a season of turmoil. Writing was cathartic. By connecting with others through this open forum, some of the pain in that season was lessened. It was helpful to connect and share with others who may have been going through similar times. During that first year of blogging I learned a lot about myself and how to heal.
The last couple of years have been so far removed from that season that my writing has changed. It is fun and rewarding to see all that has happened in my life throughout that time. To be able to go back and read old posts and see the growth is a special kind of gift.
If you have ever thought about writing a blog; I am here to tell you to go for it! Just start writing. Do not over think and over plan; just write what comes naturally to you.
My hope in sharing this blog has been that I can offer hope and encouragement to others. I have been through some tough seasons (who hasn’t) and I believe we all have something to share from those times. I found that this was a great place to release and share those learnings.
Thank you to all that take the time to read the musings of a gal with too many words in her head. I appreciate everything the past 3 years have brought. This life is truly hard but filled with amazing abundance!
I went out for a drive last night. Sometimes I just need a minute away. Away from the noise and busyness that comes with a full life. A life I love but at times can be overwhelming. And this week has been so full already. Seeing the new changes on the house we are building. Starting a new position at work. Hitting my workout goals each day. Life can keep us so busy and hectic that we forget to stop and be grateful.
So I love the moments I’m reminded to slow down. Breathe. Take in the beauty of this world. And last night this amazingly beautiful sunset stopped me. It stopped my endless thoughts. Quieted my mood and activity. As I pulled my car over to just sit in awe for a moment I was reminded to be grateful for another day. To be thankful I get to see beautiful things.
The pictures do not show the awesome pink this actually was. It can’t show how the entire western sky was painted. I love the moments that take my breathe away.
Sometimes you just need a reminder. To Pause. Breathe. Enjoy. And how I love when the reminder is so pretty.