The end of the second week in a new role is leaving me exhausted. Adjustments always take a moment and getting back to the type of shift I enjoy; a bit older than the last time is knocking me off my feet a bit.
But as I was scrolling around looking at quotes, I thought this was a good one for today. Sometimes finding a great fit for your strengths and skills can take time. I can say that I think I have found a great fit for me in this position.
If you are working to create your best life, keep looking at the ways in which you earn an income. Make what you do; your job, be something you enjoy (at least most of the time). Even if you have to learn something new, use that as a challenge for yourself. Don’t be afraid of the new or unknown. Sometimes taking a calculated risk truly does pay off.
I am someone who likes to be challenged. To learn something new. I am often easily distracted and enjoy change. So once again, I am not living to work, but am enjoying the work I do.
And by the way; blogging is one of the things that makes me happy so I will continue to post. To encourage you to live each day to the fullest. To cheer you on in pursuing your goals, dreams and best life. Today! Everyday!
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 about to be Valentines Day here. I’ve never been a big of a fan of this tradition of chocolate, hearts, candy, flowers, etc. This day was once ruined for me when I was shown what ownership, lust and narcissism were instead of love. It’s often a sad or lonely time for many who are single or feeling less than loved. There are often so many expectations we put on days like this that it can make one become a bit cynical.
But as I celebrate this year in love with a healthy partner, I can see the fun and joy of this day. I personally think your love for each other should be celebrated and shared often, not just on some certain day, but it can be nice to make this day extra special. It can be a day of “extra” celebration as it is in our house this year.
So the more I have planned and gotten little gifts ready for my teams, my children and my partner, the more I wondered where did this day even come from. I thought I would briefly share what I found out.
From The American Library website:
The origins of Valentine’s Day are murky. We do know that the ancient Romans celebrated the feast of Lupercalia, a spring festival, on the 15th of February. With the introduction of Christianity, the holiday moved to the 14th of February–the saint day that celebrated several early Christian martyrs named Valentine.
But somewhere along the way, Valentine’s Day came to represent romance. The romance we associate with Valentine’s Day may spring from the medieval belief that birds select their mates on February 14th. During the Middle Ages, human lovebirds recited verse or prose to one another in honor of the day.
I hope that if you are in love, this day can be made extra special for you. If you are not partnered up, then I hope you make this day nice for yourself. Buy your own flowers, they brighten any room! Get some chocolate. Send flowers to friends or your children. Last year when I was starting to feel lonely and still sorting through all the pain and healing process, I celebrated this day for all my girl friends! Hosting a party! Decorating my house. Making little gifts specially crafted with each friend in mind. You can make Valentine’s Day about the love you have to give to yourself and to others.
I hope you are in love with your own self! Take time to celebrate this Valentine’s Day! Make it special!
Sending you flowers to round out the moment:
May you have a blessed, real love kind of day. ❤