Card For The Weekend ~ Smile

Smile

As simplistic as it may seem, reminding ourselves to smile makes such a big difference. Not only does the act of smiling, even if we have to sort of fake it at first, quickly start to make a difference in the way that we feel, it definitely has a positive impact on the people we come into contact with. It’s easy to start to feel weighed down by problems and responsibilities, but carrying that weight around does not help it to get any lighter. The simple act of placing a smile on our faces is a good first step to helping us to move toward acceptance of what is, so that we can go about our lives with more joy and ease while waiting for things to resolve. It’s much easier to find solutions when we’ve reduced our stress levels. Have a wonderful weekend, and show the world that beautiful smile! 🙂

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Card For Today ~ You Are Lovable

You are Lovable

Remember today to feel and treat yourself with as much kindness as you would the person you love the most. Oftentimes, we get so wrapped up in the needs of others that we begin to feel as though we are less worthy of love as anyone else. It’s good to remind ourselves of this on a regular basis. Treat yourself with some TLC today!

 

Card For Today ~ Time To Decide

Time To Decide

Life can certainly feel overwhelming at times, leaving us feeling as though we’ve got nowhere to go. There are so many ways in which to apply this card, from making an actual decision about a course of action or choice that needs to be made, to as broadly based as deciding how we’re going to conduct ourselves, or our way of thinking about life in general. If you find yourself feeling uncertain, the best thing to do is listen to your intuition about what would be best for you and start moving in that direction. Even if things don’t go as expected, the experience will be invaluable.

Card For Today ~ Release All Anger

Release All Anger

Sometimes we find ourselves in a place of anger. Even when someone has treated us unkindly or has done something which hurts us, the way that we choose to react to it impacts us, either positively or negatively. While “giving them a piece of our mind” might be the initial impulse, it’s wise to collect ourselves so that we speak with dignity. Allowing ourselves to get overcome with anger brings us even more of the energy that we’d like to have avoided in the first place. This doesn’t mean that we allow people to treat us unkindly or abusively. It’s just a reminder that reacting in anger does nothing to diffuse situations, and it is damaging to our physical and emotional well-being. Best bet is to walk away and wait for the dust to settle. There’s nothing wrong with choosing to disconnect from people who are an unhealthy influence in our lives. To practice the best self-care possible, we should endeavor to let anger wash through us, rather than give it a home or allow it to pour from our mouths excessively or inappropriately.

Card for Today ~ New Beginnings

New Beginnings

After we’ve gone through difficult times, it can be all too easy to stay stuck. When we lose our footing, sometimes we find ourselves losing some of our confidence, feeling afraid to try again. This is a perfectly normal reaction, and not one to beat ourselves up over. Begin taking small steps to rise up again, incorporating the lessons learned from those difficulties, wiser and stronger than ever.

Card For Today ~ Emotional Healing

Emotional Healing

When we release emotional wounds from our past, this is when we are able to start moving forward. While it is okay to need time to heal, if we hang onto things for too long our hearts become closed off to new possibilities for joy and love. Give yourself permission to open back up and begin to allow the world back in.

Word Of The Year For 2018

I would have normally had my word for the year chosen long before now. This year though has been so full of ups and downs that it had completely slipped my mind until my best friend mentioned it a few weeks ago. Ever since then, I’ve been digging deep to think of what I’d like to choose as my word for next year (which is rapidly approaching).

2017 has been a rough one, and I’m pretty glad to see it going. To be fair, I’ve learned a lot about life and myself this year, but I have to say that it could have been a lot gentler.  I’ve had an ass kicking of epic proportions! Who am I to question though? The way that the past several months have gone has been so extreme that I’ll likely be picking up some of the pieces for a while to come. However, I’ve always been willing to roll my sleeves up and work on whatever needs to be done and this time is no different in that aspect. The good thing about times like these is that the comeback always sees me stronger, and better than before.

So, without further adieu, my word for 2018 is “Trust”. For a while, the word confidence was in the running, but for where I am at this moment, trust is the better choice. Not only that, but I have come to believe that confidence is a part of trust. For if there is no trust in ourselves, in the richness of life, in the goodness of people in general, in love, and in the knowledge that we can always grow and achieve, that there can be no confidence.

I’ve spent the past several weeks in a state of suspension, and have reminded myself on a daily basis to trust that everything would level out and that I’ll be up and creating again before I know it. For a little while, I tried to push myself to get back into the swing of things and found that I simply wasn’t ready. So, instead of making matters worse than they already were, I learned to be still…be with myself…even be depressed…all so that I could practice trust in the process of my own renewal.

There will be some changes coming in 2018, both here and in my life behind the scenes. My art will be making a comeback, only it will be more of a throwback as I’m finding myself inspired to revisit some art forms which have been dormant for a few years. As I cleaned out my art supply area about a week ago, I was flipping through old sketch books and art journals, to discover that there were a few areas in which I was gaining proficiency. Not to mention…I remembered how much flipping fun it was working on those pieces. There will be more poetry to come as well, not only haiku.

As for the other things I have in store…well, we’ll all just have to wait and see them as they unfurl, myself included. I’m in the middle of a major revamp, but due to recent events, things are moving in baby steps. I’m okay with that…it feels good to take my time and flesh things out…to study…to plan. I will say that it’s definitely exciting and unlike anything I’ve ever offered before. How is it all going to look? I can’t honestly say, but…

I have trust! ❤

Here’s to new beginnings