I am in the process of clearing out my wardrobe! I only want to keep pieces that make me feel happy and comfortable. For too long I have held onto clothes with the premise of “one day I’ll fit into this” or “it’ll look good if i style it properly” and then I purchase more clothes for “special occasions” Or because “I have nothing to wear” honestly my wardrobe is cluttered, unorganized and brings me ZERO joy right now.
The months following jaspers birth I literally purchased black only because that’s all I was comfortable in. I’ve probably never been as self conscious as I was postpartum. All those hormones and a body that is totally different, scarred, broken and will never be the same.
But you know what.. I am proud of this body. It grew my little Jasper. It kept him safe. It has fed and nourished him these last 9 months and it’s time to celebrate and applaud it rather than hide it and criticize it all the time.
Here is to a new decluttered wardrobe! And a new mindset that is also becoming clutter free with all the nonsense of what a body’s worth should be. Mamas, may we learn to find our value in more than our reflection. We are strong. We are capable, we are worthy, we are beautiful. 🖤
Double tap if you agree!
DAY 12: We are pulling our 12 Days of Christmas giveaway series to a close with something for every #gritandgracelife . 🎄🎁
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🎂 BIRTHDAY GIRL 🎂
Since it's my birthday and I haven't introduced myself to my followers for some time now, I will share some random facts about me. I remember when I was doing polls on stories asking you, how old do you think I am and 81% of you thought I'm 10 years younger than actually. And I remember all the shocked replies when I posted a story about my true age. Sorry guys! 🙈😂 And thanks so much again for those beautiful messages, you guys are really the sweetest!! Love you!! 🤗 So here we go:
1.) I'm 38 years old today
2.) I'm a coffee addict
3.) I don't drink alcohol and I don't smoke (it was completely different story when I was a teenager LOL)
4.) I've been with my "hubby" for 17 years now (we're actually not married)
5.) I love positively oriented people
6.) I am an emphatic person (it's a gift even though sometimes feels like curse)
7.) I talk to fast when I get super excited 😆
8.) I love people who make me laugh and I have no shame to laugh at myself when I say or do something wrong 🙈
9.) I love animals, as a kid I was always bringing home dogs and cats and fed them (my mom always hated me because of the hair left overs 🤣) I owned only two dogs and it was so hard for me when they passed away. I get mixed feelings about getting another one. I would love to have it but the pain of loosing them is the worst.
10.) I don't like surprises so much!!! I guess I just like to know what to expect in advance! 🙈
That's it for now! 😉 I would love to hear more about you guys too! 🤗
Holding her grandfather’s hand, she listened as his breathing slowed. She watched as the colour drained from him, a ripple spreading from his toes and fingers into his core. She traced the mottled patterns of purple and red that appeared under the flesh, a network of proof he was still alive, if only just. She stroked his arm, and whispered words of comfort, for no ones benefit really except her own.
.Prés de la maison, au bord de l'étang dont l'eau fraîche, casi figée par la glace, offre un fond sombre, parfait écrin photographique pour ces herbes hautes enneigées qui attendent l'action salvatrice du soleil du matin...
There is so much power in conscious attention, both for our internal world and the outside world.
Our very being is a wonder. And everywhere around us our wonders, we are surrounded by them. The only thing left to do is, giving them our attention and acknowledgement.
It took me years of research and practise to understand the power of meditation. The power of the now. I am not their yet. In fact I will never be, it is a journey of understanding, compassion, selflove, respect, living in the here and now.
Learning to let my thoughts and emotions be, not trying to control them, nor neglecting them.
Yes I find peace in my heart, knowing and feeling that I am who I am, that life is beautiful. Their is a lot of pain and hurt, grief and anger, and a huge amount of fear. That has not changed.
But, they no longer control me. I found peace in al the chaos and I feel free. It is al fine. I am fine in all of it. Life is a beautiful wonder.
I would like to finish todays post with words from Thich Nhat Hanh, because they hit me deep, they made me feel understood and I am so thankful for this master’s warm words in these cold days.
Make sure to live your live! Don’t miss your appointment with it. ~N
“To meditate with mindful breathing is to bring body and mind back to the present moment so that you do not miss your appointment with life.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
‘Aaron eten, eten, eten!‘ zei hij hier. 🙌🏻
‘s Avonds krijgen we er geen groente in bij hem, dus dan maar zo! Wat hij niet weet is dat er spinazie, courgette en avocado in zit... 😏 aangezien we allemaal snotverkouden zijn beginnen we met een bak vol vitamines!
Sint was lief voor mij met deze mooie kom van @sissyboy1982 ❤️
HAMBURG | 28.11.18 | Hamburger Weihnachtsmarkt:
Have had numerous mulled wines at many pubs during this festive season, but nothing beats a mug of proper gluhwein from the Christmas markets in Hamburg.
Если честно, за кадром 5 огромных коробок с новогодними украшениями, на которых пока что ни сил, ни времени. Может оставить все как есть?
Вообще именно в декабре, не смотря на вечную гонку и нескончаемый список дел, мне хочется законсервировать как можно больше фрагментиков из жизни. Не только праздничных. Будничных, повседневных, обыкновенных.
Когда Софийка была маленькой, я увлекалась скрапбукингом. Ну как увлекалась. Дурной перфекционизм хоть и помешал наплодить кипы альбомов, парочка всё же осталась.
И вот как раз один из любимых – december daily 2009 года. Это декабрьские хроники: фотокарточки, билеты, рисунки, заметки.
Может поэтому увидев вчера #снимай_каждый_день_декабря загорелась - это, что нужно! Пусть будет бессистемно и не по порядку, так даже лучше.
Current situation. Decking the halls is still very much a work in progress, and part of me is tempted to leave everything as is 😏
Missed this sweet face so much tonight🙈it’s nice to get some alone Mama time, but I can’t help but think about my babies when I’m away. So glad I got to make it in time to kiss & put this angel to bed❤️