Sometimes I wake up and this whomps me in the face…
When this happens, I know it is going to be a GREAT day! One thing I have noticed, is that when my heart is filled with gratitude there is no room left over for fear, self doubt, inflated ego, or judgement.
I do believe I will try to wake up on this side of the bed every morning! OK, I know I will fail at this but I am GRATEFUL for recognizing this truth and having the courage to give myself grace for all of my past and future failed (and successful) attempts.
What I am grateful for right now–
This space and this day. It is magical. Not in any earth shattering ways, but in the holy-cow-this-is-real kind of way. Wake up, eat a huge and fresh breakfast, coffee, cozy, sunshine, babies, nap time, play time, create time, bedtime.
I’ve actually been accused of dwelling on the positives before! Boy, would I ever love to be found guilty of that every single day! But of course tomorrow may begin with the pukes, or NO sleep, or some other (mild) catastrophe. I’m sure I’ll be left scratching my head, trying to figure out how to pull the sun back outta the clouds before the rain storm hits.
Thank you so much for giving me this place and encouragement so that I am able to continue encouraging and inspiring you. It is a circle, don’t you see? This post actually started out as a sponsor spotlight post… which brought me to GRATITUDE, which brought me HERE.
We all long for, and are deserving of connections. The kinds that lift us up (not drag us down). The people who inspire us to be MORE AUTHENTIC versions of ourselves. The ones who don’t mind a bit that we march to our own drum, in fact they actually applaud us for it! Beautiful, right? It is my deep wish that I am able to be that person for others….
I am so honored to be able to connect you with some of those whom I adore so much. It is such an honor that these gals have sponsored these PRV adventures. If you haven’t already met Sylvi from The Little Cottage Shoppe or Linda from Live, Laugh, Love then please hustle on over and tell them I sent you!
Sylvi sells the JDL books, magazines, and products which I adore SO much. I am a sucker for the monthly JDL magazines because of their old-fashioned inspiration! (By old fashioned I mean that you actually have to shut down your phone and computer to view it!) From the comfort of my couch (with a toddler in one arm and a baby feeding off the other y’know) I can travel the world, touring beautiful homes inspired by the French-Nordic look and lifestyle which I am ever-so-fond of.
Linda is the mastermind behind Live, Laugh, Love Retreats. She sums it all up here, “One of my favorite things to do is to seek out people’s strengths and uniqueness, and help them share that with others. The way I do that is by creating an event where they can showcase their offerings in a workshop. By doing all of this in a retreat setting, I’m providing an environment that helps attendees forget about their daily lives and focus on what we are teaching them. It provides a combination of socializing with like-minded individuals, as well as time and space to be quiet and listen to their own heart. “
As I’ve been holding classes out of my home I can so relate and strive to do and be that too! Linda is a role model!! Check out her next amazing Retreat taking place in May HERE.
Thank you so much for reading this! Wishing you a day filled with sunshine and gratitude!
p.s. if you are interested in sponsoring this blog or the next issue of Homebound Magazine, please email me (email@example.com) for more info.