Perspective and Focus

I believe this, and then some.  Where our focus goes is what we see most. . . 

It’s OKAY to have a bad day.  It’s OKAY to have goals and want more for yourself.  It’s flat-out OKAY to just be “human.”

But don’t forget the blessings right under your nose. Recognizing and appreciating what we do have isn’t a goodie-two-shoes approach – it’s one that will prevent difficulties from derailing you completely.  

Life is fleeting, and therefore so very precious.  Perspective keeps the focus on the good, and when we “vibrate” – in every way – on that level, more of it comes our way. Magic, indeed…

Courage

Courage isn’t always that stoic, fearless lion’s face people post all the time.  It isn’t necessarily stronger than the storm, like quotations always say…

Courage isn’t necessarily so earth-shattering that anyone else even sees it but you. . .

Often, it is that gentle whisper in your ear. . .that feeling within you that says, “I have tomorrow to try again.”  

Don’t give up, or allow discouragement to take hold – small steps are still progress. One day at a time is more that good enough.

Strange Jewels

FB Elizabeth Gilbert Jewels Within Us

I think a lot of people feel that they need someone to push them to work harder, but the reality is, they have so much strength inside already.  I love the Elizabeth Gilbert quotation about the Universe burying strange jewels within us – in my own mind, it serves as a reminder that each of us harbors precious, priceless gifts deep inside.  We are capable of anything put our minds to.  We are incredible. . .and beautiful. . .and divine.

Some days we feel down, exhausted, like we aren’t doing enough…

Others, we guilt ourselves for taking a break, eating something less healthy when we are usually so good…

We give ourselves a hard time and allow a self-dialogue that’s negative, hurtful, unsupportive.

But if we take a moment to breathe…to step back and see the larger picture, we will find that we are really pretty remarkable.

We manage to work hard, stay dedicated to our families, keep moving even when we aren’t feeling our best.  We find ways to be there for others when they need support or a helping hand.  We balance exercise with deadlines and lovers and friends… We do quite a LOT, actually…and we often keep a smile on while doing it!

No human being is perfect, but that’s the beauty in it – we all have something special.  We all harbor these multi-faceted, flowing jewels of grace and wisdom and goodness within us that sometimes gets buried in the dust of day to day drudgery and stress.  

But those parts of us are ALWAYS there – like fractures of starlight all our own, to take with us through Life. They are infinite, and utterly extraordinary.

YOU are extraordinary…