Love & A Dog

Love & a Dog

 

Happy Friday quote! Reach out to the ones who you love today and who truly love you. And most importantly, don’t forget to feed yourself with self love, compassion, and kindness. All those curve balls and lemons that hit you over the head are just fluff, and fluff is fluffy. Unconditional love is such a glorious thing. That love from the ones who TRULY know and love you and that unconditional love from a dog (any pet really) sure are what can pull you through anything and just make your world a better place!

This past year I have had one of those interesting times in  life when it turns upside down and what you thought you knew and was real, is in fact all types of confusing. I have been grounding myself and focusing on my morals and values and what truly matters in life. Giving positive energy to what gives positive energy back to me, and practicing self love and kindness. You are with yourself the rest of your life, which means you can love and be there for yourself always! But others will do what they will do.

Recently, I learned that I have a choice in my decisions about what I do in my life when lemons are thrown, because I can control myself, my thoughts, and my actions. Others may try to bring you down or disappoint, but this choice that we have is a powerful one, and we can choose who to be around! All I need is my self love and of course my adorable dog who fills me up with beaming lights of love and happiness!

I choose my self love today and I choose my morals and values of kindness, giving back to others, compassion, and love, as a focus of my day. No one can take those values and morals from me, and I can find others who live in a similar way and who fill me with love as much as I put love out to the world!

Love & a Dog

Love & a Dog

 

P.S. Here is a link for some Self Love tips I came across!

Wisdom Wednesday: Taking chances

Wisdom Wednesday: Taking chances The older I get the faster life seems to go.  This life of mine, how quickly you have started to pass, each day, each year, each second. Did I take any small or big chances on a daily basis? Yes, a few,  but enough to write a really good chapter in a book…I wonder? I let fear hold me back. I make up stories in my mind about what could go wrong; am I going to be uncomfortable, will I look silly? There were so many moments and times I did not push myself to just go with the flow. It took experiencing my husband having such little time to realize how time truly matters, and with that time, taking chances makes it memorable and more precious than before.

I have decided to end these “stories” and stop allowing them to hold me back from actually living and making amazing memories. Time is going to keep passing and it is up to each of us to make that time meaningful and full of fun so that we can look back on life and say that we have truly lived. Each one of us is connected to this world and each one of you, them, her, him, everyone. Our chances inspire others to take chances, our chances lead to opportunities we never thought possible. Sometimes a chance my not be by choice but literally by chance, and those chances can become beautiful creatures in their own right.

We have been given this intricate, complex mind and the ability to think and take these chances; chances that are big like signing up for a marathon or helping end world hunger; or chances that are small like deciding to have dinner with friends versus eating on your sofa while watching TV in PJ’s. A chance could be picking up an instrument and getting to the point where you play at an open mic night, it could be submitting your poetry or artwork to a local event or online contest. It could be starting a blog, taking a spontaneous trip, or saying “hello” to a stranger.

There may not be a perfect moment for something and maybe it won’t be as great as you thought, but at least you took that chance. What do you want your legacy to be? Your life is like a book of stories, chapters, sentences, moods, characters. You have the chance to make it an interesting one. Don’t regret what you can choose. Take that chance today, go out of your comfort zone and just DO it!

Inspirational Quote of the Day: The Little Things

Inspirational Quote of The Day:Soooooo the snow keeps comin and that snowed in feeling won’t budge, ehh? I decided to acknowledge this feeling today but also prepare myself to enjoy all the little pleasures that life has just because I CAN!

I woke up and had the BEST grapefruit juice ever.

I took a few moments in my morning rush to truly appreciate my gorgeous cute pup.

I made small talk after saying hello and smiling to a random person about my dogs winter jacket and how funny it was!

I oogled over how amazing Pinterest is and that it allows me to have my own online recipe book to easily pull from.

I can choose how I look at today. It can be a snowed-in boring gloomy day where my husband comes home late from work and nothing is really happening. Or it can be a meaningful wondrous day of discoveries and inspirations! I decided to say to myself “yep it’s snowing again, well watcha gonna do about it?” Acknowledge and then let go, as I let myself genuinely appreciate the simple things and let them excite me! I am not thinking about yesterday or tomorrow, I am simply living today, and thrilled about all those simple things like socks, and nail polish, grapefruit juice and Pinterest, and all these simple things rock!

Inspirational Quote of the Day

You Are Exactly Where You Need to BeMy husband and I just watched the movie, About Time, with Rachel McAdams and not gonna lie, we were bawling our eyes out. Not from sadness, but from being so inspired by the joys and happiness that one can create in life. Each moment can be looked at as the best moment in the world! And if you believe that you have arrived, then you are able to stop rushing to get to wherever you think you are supposed to be, and you can finally enjoy the ride.

Here is how I want to live as if I am exactly where I should be…..

1. Be proud of myself every day for just living and being ME.

2. Smile at people as I walk by, just because I can!

3. Be thankful for it all….even the first sip of my warm morning tea.

4. Instead of comparing myself to others, list in my mind all my unique qualities, skills, and interests!

5. Think about how precious each moment is.

Comment below on how you are going to live your life as though you are exactly where you need to be, and help me add to my list. 

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