That thing you have been meaning to do? That person you should call? That project you were going to start? That new habit you were thinking of adopting? 💕
Time to get started my friend. Any day is a good one to start something new. 💕
🎶Whiskey’s supposed to drown the memory
I’ve gone from one to one too many
And the thing that really gets me
Is how your memory drowns the whiskey🎶
That song couldn’t be any more true for me! I haven’t really posted many pictures of this life altering day because it hits really hard, especially when looking at pictures. But, because I have found healing and strength when others share their stories, my hope is that I can help someone find healing and a little strength even if it’s only for a day or just a few minutes because I know what it’s like to long for those moments. -
Even after a little over a year ago I still have times I long for those moments of strength and healing. The pain never fully disappears, we just learn how to handle it a little better one day at a time. Although I miss my son so very much every single day and dream of holding him in my arms every day, I am so very thankful for all that he has taught me! -
He has taught me to love hard, laugh often, let go of what you can’t control (which is nothing, expect how you👈🏻respond to any situation), live passionately, chase your wildest dreams and know that you CAN conquer them with drive and determination, never give up, love yourself, be authentically you, be bold, don’t judge a book by its cover, have faith and know that there’s a reason for everything. -
Give yourself grace along the way, but don’t get stuck in the, “The world is after me and everything bad happens to me” pity party. It won’t do you or those around you any justice. It is just as easy to make the choice to be sad as it is to make the choice to be happy. Choose happiness. That’s what our lost loved ones want for us. Pick yourself up, dust off, be stronger than ever before and show others what’s possible and that they can too!💖
What a beautiful Sunday of rest and family time together.
Slept in until 7AM
Meal prepping & healthy lunch
Swimming in the pool and quiet reading time in the rain
A little laundry
And more reading while listening to the rain before bed
I say all this because I started the day wanting to escape and avoid being home. I felt guilty to be home and not busy working.
I felt the fear and shame of not having a perfectly clean and organized house and not wanting to deal with it.
But the truth is sometimes it is just wonderful to just rest and enjoy the simply peaceful blessings of home and family ❤️
Thankyou and hello beautiful morning! Hot and sweaty run 7am 😎🤪 Studies show that the lower our threshold for happiness, the happier we will be. This is something I have personally worked on for years, remembering to take pleasure in the simple things, especially nature, how your body feels after movement (being able to move), a chat with a family member or friend, etc. I bought into the importance of material things young, as many of us did, as society norms dictate success as being a flash car, house, clothes, makeup and bags. Why spend money on those things if you can be making memories? I’m not perfect, I’m work in progress, I have recently swapped an expensive car for a gorgeous little 12 year old mini (love it so much!) I still love great clothes (although go to clearance and second hand shops now), I take pleasure in natural foods, my strong health, time with my family and friends, travel experiences as well as nature, how about you? #justtryingtobehappiereveryday#embraceimperfection#nature#itsthesmallthings#behappier#plantpowered#bestrong#feelamazing#bebettereveryday#happinessissuccess#upsanddownsarepartoflife#remembertoremember 💖 #lovelife