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Wordy Girl Wednesday (3) –Quick Encouragement is all I have today

This has been a crazy couple of weeks with getting back into the grove of school and sports for all our children.  Truth; I am exhausted most days.  The weather is changing and I am ready to curl up and head to bed much earlier these days.

In light of that; I thought I would post some encouraging words for those that may be in the same boat.   I hope this is how your day has been today and is everyday.  Even in the midst of chaos, exhaustion, kids fighting or ANY thing that may come your way, I hope you find pockets of joy.

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And this too as I think this is an important reminder; make these days count.  They pass too quickly.

“Don’t count the days. Make the days count” –Muhammed Ali



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Sunday reflections (24): lake time

Since I’m on vacation today’s post is quite late.

With family birthdays, strange puppy behavior, sunburns and lake time, it’s been a busy Sunday. I’m tired but feel rested too. Isn’t that how vacations go? Exhausted but just feel good to have different experiences and be away from the daily grind.

So here’s to rest and relaxation. Tomorrow I see more of the same.

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Sometimes you just need a little break from the day to day. For the next week we are doing just that; escaping. Finding ways to relax. Spending time with family. Playing in the water. Exploring. Vacation time!

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Sunday reflections (23): Finding Rest

It’s another Sunday here. I’m back online this weekend; woohoo. I’ve been battling a bad cold all week, still not fully myself. Being overly tired and drained keeps me from being my best self. I’m easily annoyed and short tempered. And not very productive which frustrates me. I’m not very good at resting. My mind nor my body.

Thinking about what to write today, I decided that perhaps I need to focus on Rest. How an important part of living your best life is learning how to relax, rest and recharge. How vital learning to quiet your mind is to your overall health. It’s all right to take a nap occasionally. It’s ok to read for pleasure. Yoga and meditation are great practices to implement in your daily life.

I have not been doing the activities that I know keep me feeling my best. That help me feel mentally recharged. Whenever I get sick I’m reminded how much I needed that downtime. Think it’s nature’s way of forcing us to rest.

So today I’m taking that time. I’m going to read a bit. Maybe take a nap. Definitely take a walk in the sunshine. Sit outside and breathe the fresh air.

It’s ok to take moments; daily I recommend, for just yourself to learn to rest. It’s important to claim alone time for rejuvenating. When we get these moments, when we lean into rest, we learn how to work through our emotions quicker I believe. We have more patience, become less annoyed when things go sideways. Because we know how to practice quieting our minds. Learning how to rest isn’t only for moments of exhaustion, rest is important for becoming our best selves.

Have a great restful day!

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Where does your soul find rest?

It’s that time of year again!   The end of the summer, last trip before we must return to the regularly scheduled program of school and work.  In my house, this often means a ROAD TRIP!  This summer though, I have been recovering from back surgery and can not sit in a car long enough for a long car ride.

So we hopped a flight and landed in Montana last night!  The air is hazy with all the fire smoke, a bit heavy and dry, but it’s MONTANA!  For those who know me, know that my soul is at rest, my heart light and my body relaxed as I just breathe in the Montana air (no matter the quality).   This is home to me.   Not because I was born or raised here, but because I found myself here.

I believe that where you venture out on your own, is a place you will always be drawn to. Where you have explored, found the local haunts and met new friends.   No matter how long it has been since you have been there, this place will always have special meaning.

I found my place about 25years ago!  For me this is Montana.

And every year, I venture back, even if for one day, to place my toes in Montana soil.  I bring my kids here so they can see what their mama looks like in her special place.  I want them to understand my draw to the Big Sky,  the mountains and to a place that for me the pace of life is calmer.  I want these kids to understand they too can find a special place; they can venture into new lands and explore.  That one day I hope they take me along and show me where their soul finds peace and rest.

Where is your special place?  That place you explored.  Learned the streets and routes; hideouts, parks, coffee shops or favorite restaurants.   Do you ever go back and see if it still brings a smile to your face just to drive down old streets?  Do you take your kids or partner and show them a piece of you that they may not see in day to day life?  If you have not found this place, look for it.  Be open to finding it.  Let it seek you.  There is somewhere that when you breathe the air, place heel to toe on the pavement,  your soul sighs a happy contentment.  Find it.  Let it breathe new life into you, every time you go there.

Signing off now…I’ve got some Montana places to get to.