This is an entry from my journal I wrote a week ago. Sometimes I don’t know who I’m writing to. Some entries it seems like I’m talking to myself, sometimes to God, sometimes to other people. I just write what comes to mind, it’s fun! After some thought I wanted to share what I wrote on that day with you.
“Looking outside, I can’t get over how beautiful today is. God is an amazing painter. The colors are absolutely hypnotizing. I had to just stop what I was doing just to take a moment and be…
One thing I love to do is watch the clouds move across the sky. When’s the last time I did that? Look at the sky. I can’t think about tomorrow or yesterday. Only today. What you have, who you love, who loves you, where you are. Don’t think about where you want to be. Think about the now. Be grateful. Be happy.
Take a deep breath in. Take time to appreciate your surroundings, the Earth & all its wonders. Look at the colors in the sky for a moment. Just simply, be. Life’s too short to be so wrapped up in other things. Will what you’re doing now matter as much once you’re gone? Will it make a difference. Are you doing it for a future that isn’t guaranteed? Take some time & just be present. Come back down to the now and smile. Breathe. Watch the clouds move. Feel the wind. Get out of your head & be present.”
I think I often forget that tomorrow isn’t guaranteed. Often we’re all so focused on the future & it can be devastating missing the present. Be enchanted. Today won’t ever comeback. Sometimes I would stop, take a breath and take in the now, but most of the time… I just didn’t. I would go days w/o noticing a sunset or noticing the wind. The little things.
Let the little things make you smile, like they’re meant to & don’t take one single breath for granted.
Finally, here is a snapshot of what stopped me in my place that day…
I hope today, you take it all in; everything. Have an amazing day ya’ll!
OK, so today is all about quotes. Now, these are not just ANY quotes, these specific quotes work magic. Quotes are everything! Many, voice how we feel or remind us of important things we forget. Put them everywhere, in your house, by your nightstand, on your mirror, everywhere!
Say your favorite ones everyday! Memorize them. One of my English professors in college was constantly quoting Old English books! Fascinating. Quotes are magic & they do something to us. I have over 10 taped to my bathroom mirror. I switch them out but they usually have to do with things I’m struggling with. I read them everyday. I can’t tell you how much they help. It gives you a dose of positivity.
I have this journal where I keep all my favorite quotes, lyrics, poems & my many thoughts on… well, everything. So grab yourself a glass of wine & get ready to ponder the wonderfulness of words! Here are some of my all time favorite, magical quotes. Enjoy!
“For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you & not to harm you, plans to give you hope & a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” Dr. Seuss
“Love all, trust few, do wrong to no one.” Shakespeare
“Don’t wait to live life cause it won’t wait for you…” George Straight
“Oh yes, the past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it or learn from it.” Rafiki
“…If I can ease one life the aching… I shall not live in vain.” Emily Dickinson
“He had the solution before you ever had the problem.” Joel Osteen
“Your journey has molded you for your greater good & it was exactly what it needed to be. Don’t think that you’ve wasted time. It took each & every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now & now is right on time.” Asha Tyson
“Do what you feel in your heart to be right- for you’ll be criticized anyway.” Eleanor Roosevelt
“Today you are you, that is truer that true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.” Dr. Seuss
“Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tries, and a touch that never hurts.” Charles Dickens
“I wanna do something better with the time I’ve been given & I wanna try to touch a few hearts in this life & leave nothin left than somethin that says I was here.” Lady Antebellum
“Don’t ever mistake my silence for ignorance, my calmness for acceptance and my kindness for weakness.” Anon
“Don’t think about yesterday cause it already happened. Its done & you can’t think about tomorrow cause its not here. All you can do is think about today.” My Sweet Grandma Mary
“Faith is all about trusting God when you don’t understand things.” Joel Osteen
“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high & we miss it but that it is too low & we reach it.” Michelangelo
“Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least.” Goethe
“Do not judge others or doubt their faith. You do not know. You don’t know! So don’t you dare put yourself as judge.” Ben Stuart
“Love is when you are not capable of giving up on a person.” Andy
“When you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance.” LeeAnn Womack
“Hate is like drinking a vial of poison & expecting it to harm the other person.” Gena Showalter
“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.” Reinhold Niebuhr
“…my darling there is no flaw in you.” Song of Solomon 4:7
“You were born with wings, why do you prefer to crawl through life?” Rumi
“Don’t gain the world and lose your soul. Wisdom is better than silver & gold.” Bob Marley
“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem & smarter than you think.” Christopher Robin
“Let your hope make you glad, be patient in times of trouble & never stop praying.” Romans 12:12
Wow I had a lot of fun going through my journal! There were SO MANY I wanted to put in here, but lets be honest, you’d be here forever & a year. I really hope you enjoyed this. Now here’s a quote from me to you! “You’re wonderfully made & you’re loved.” MUAH! Thanks for reading!
Until next time,
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