A calm heart …

The past two weeks I have tackled some pretty big projects that had been weighing heavily on my mind. Some I had started quite a while ago and had control over. I decided that I definitely didn’t want to have them looming over my head going into the holidays so they got checked off of my list first. But there was one project that I started about a year ago and I really couldn’t finish it until this month. This was a DOOZY of a project that had to be gone over monthly to be accurate. And my heart was tied closely to all of it. What it is really isn’t important, it’s the outcome that was going to be had. Peace of mind. And it’s PRICELESS. I have learned that if something gives you peace of mind, you should probably do it. It might take a few seconds or it might take a year, maybe even YEARS, but it will be worth it in the end. I’m happy to say that my year long project was completed late this morning. I cried when it was done. It definitely didn’t happen over night, but relief washed over me like a blanket and that beautiful sense of peace followed shortly thereafter. Somethings aren’t worth your time. But finding peace and doing things that give you peace certainly are.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you have a calm heart!!!

Anything for family …

Today was quite a day. I have been up since 4:15 this morning and I’m not sure how many miles I’ve driven today, but it was a lot. There was much to work through today and I’m utterly exhausted. But it was all worth it. So, so, so worth it. I’d do it all again, ten times over if need be. And then, another 1000 times more than that.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you would do anything for family!!!

Good things …

Some things occur out of happenstance. Other things you can make happen. And then there are things that cannot be moved along through any action or effort. These are the things that take time. These are things that are beyond our control. These are the things that cause us to WAIT. And they are worth every aching moment that is filled with anticipation. If I didn’t believe this before, I certainly do after today.

Well, I hope you all had a day filled with good things!!!

Find your joy …

Life doesn’t hand you happiness. Birth was never a guarantee that you would be happy. It meant that you had a chance at it. Having worked in mental health services for a number of years I came to have some understanding of biochemistry and how it affects our brains. I began to believe that if someone can be biochemically depressed then there must be others who can have a propensity to be happy. I honestly think I’m one of those people. I wake up, about 95% of the time, in a good mood, sometimes for absolutely no reason at all. I know that this is a blessing beyond blessings. And TRUST ME, I am very thankful. But the fact still remains that I’m left with my day. And what to do with it. Good or bad I have to strive to keep that happiness alive. Some days are WAY easier than others. Some days are impossible. But if I can EKE OUT even a smidgeon of happy I consider my day a success. Happiness is definitely an inside job that takes a heck of a lot of work to obtain and maintain. But dang, it’s worth it!

Well, I hope you all have a day where you find your joy!!!

Demanding better …

It’s not always easy saying how I feel or asking for what I want. I’m sure we all feel that way sometimes. But as I’ve aged and acquired some wisdom (good lord, really?!?) I have come to realize that if I don’t ask for something or express myself honestly I’ll never fit into my current circumstances … OR, MORE IMPORTANTLY … be allowed to outgrow them. Life is ever changing and so are we. What works at one time in our lives might not work at another. And that’s OK. Sometimes you just have to be honest with yourself and with everyone around you and say I want more, or perhaps, something altogether different. Now granted, just because you ask for something doesn’t mean you’ll get it. But you sure feel better just for trying. It takes a little bit fearlessness to got this route, but reminding yourself that you are worth it, makes it a whole lot easier.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you demand better!!!