Random Saturday night post about a couple Pinterest quotes I unearthed from one of my boards today. Not feeling well + hubs is out of town = lots of downtime. And, walking up and down the stairs. While listening to your neighbors play the dress, shout, and train their dog. For our little community to be so small, it get get quite lively over here at random times of the day.
Anywho…. have fun with my thoughts. 🙂
As inconvenient as certain areas in my life are and as quirky as I know I can be, I deeply appreciate the twists and turns of this life. I’ve become grateful for hardship, for being uncomfortable, and for having to suffer through a few things. Your character can definitely be refined if you allow it. Your perspective can broaden and what you will learn about yourself will surprise you. And, the ability to self soothe (I know it’s a term used for kids but I think it definitely can apply to adults, as well) in crisis or periods of estrogen overload are crucial (especially for us ladies!!).
Strength comes from heavy lifting… the ability to get through comes from getting through some pretty difficult times…. and, thankfully smiling through it all comes from a hope and a faith that these tough days aren’t going to last forever and realizing that there is something to smile about in each and every one of them.
I am very much a “say what you feel” kinda person. OBVIOUSLY… I blog just about everything that happens in my life if not directly, very indirectly (like this post!) …… but, I feel and I feel hard. Good and bad. I’m becoming so much more aware and sensitive to things that didn’t bother me before and I’m beginning to speak out more and more about those things. I’ve learned while still learning when to speak the good & the bad and when not to, how to say what needs to be said…. and, I learn best when I mess up royally. I’ve gotten a whole lot better but I still have a ways to go to reach my goal so lessons are annoying but exciting. Even good, encouraging words have their time and place.
I’ve got to learn to guard my heart a bit better, too. So many issues have their way of tugging at my heart strings that have no business. They drain my energy and can put a damper on my day.
But, this openness isn’t something I want to change – I generally enjoy this trait of mine… I think it’s important to tell people how you feel and to tell them often. I’m not always the greatest at telling often to people I don’t have direct contact with daily, but I’ll get better at that, too.
There’s something about Winnie the Pooh that either confuses you or makes you happy. Maybe both. I think I can be a mixture of strange yet captivating so I can understand his struggle. lol. But, I love this little quote of his. This one and “Love it not spelled, it’s felt”… everyone say “awwwwww….”. I love love. Literally think it’s the most wondrously bit of perfection ever created. It changes everything. It makes you bold and courageous. I truly believe that loving another person with everything makes you a better human being. Love is an action. The very nature of it makes you want to sacrifice, put the other person ahead of yourself, and often sends you off to do things you never would have imagined. Love will have you enduring many difficult and uncomfortable situations, forgiving when that’s the last thing you want to do, and accepting things you don’t quite like. But, isn’t that amazing? You grow because of love. Especially when the love for the other supersedes your own happiness. In a perfect world our own selfish desires and wants wouldn’t effect us loving in action in the many ways it requires but it can… When it does, the hope is that your loved one is able to love in action and show patience, forgiveness, and grace. And, you’re able to keep it moving fairly quickly and seamlessly. We want those sparkling gems when we’re selfish so lets be quite generous when they’re needed by another!
…. here’s to loving fiercely and living life with purpose where we are. You never know where you’ll end up.