Saturday, July 30, 2011

Reflection


I've done a lot of soul searching this week, reflecting on my life and where I am.  Our family 
is in a transitional phase as we navigate through new jobs, new schedules, reprioritizing.   
We are gathering pieces from our previous journey and carrying them with us as we 
start anew.  We are banding together as only our little tribe can and setting down new 
roots, preparing the soil of our foundation for a fresh collection of memories, building a 
safe haven where our souls can rest.  And in the midst of all this, I find myself delving 
inside my heart just a little deeper, focusing intently on the space we have created 
for ourselves.
I've always been a glass half full kind of person, looking at life through a positive lens.
And that's not because my life has been easy.  It hasn't been.  I've suffered loss,
tragedy, trials that have tested me and who I am.  But something inside me always leads
me back to the root of what's important: love.  Having true love in the relationships you
keep, giving love to each person you meet, loving what you do and doing it to the
fullest.  Having that outlook and believing in the power of a strong heart carries me
through, even when I think life impossible.
I am a work in progress, a life long dreamer.  I wish on stars every night and write out
goals in my journal each week, hoping and praying for contentment.  I allow myself
no excuses, there is no reason to NOT be happy, no reason to live each day without
regret.  This is life: no matter the outcome, it is yours and no one else's.  What am I going to
do with that reality?  How am I going to take advantage of each and every aspect that is
ME, turning the impossible into my own personal triumph?
So here I am on this lovely Saturday, reflecting on the opportunity I have to make my
life everything it could ever be, just through the power of my own positive thinking, by
living my life centered and fueled by love.

This is me, taking the bull by the horns.
{Give thanks for what you are now, and keep fighting for what you want to be tomorrow.}
~Fernanda Miramontes-Landeros

9 comments:

Caitlin said...

Inspiring post from an inspiring, positive lady. Good for you of taking control of your own happiness, I wish youball the best and then some. <33

deanna@delirious-rhapsody said...

what a wonderful post! i always love reading your blog, because you say some of the most postivie and inspiring things. :)

Wendy said...

Wow! You have no idea how much I needed to read something like this. I've been feeling pretty negative lately (stressing about returning to work) and it has been so hard to get myself out of this funk. Great words!

Mandy@ a sorta fairytale said...

What a lovely and inspirational post!! I wrote something similar to this a few months back and now I want to go back and read it. It makes me so sad to watch people I care about let the things that happen to them in life determine their happiness. It is up to US to not let those things define us. But to learn from them and move forward. Thanks for this pick me up this morning!

Hilary@BabyMooHoo said...

i lovelovelove your positivity & glass-half-full way of approaching life's challenges. good luck navigating this new chapter, i know new challenges can be so tough to adjust to. i can't wait to keep reading more about your sweet fam as you face it all in your signature rosy way :)

Megan said...

You write so beautifully! So so beautifully!!

d'Artagnan said...

What a wonderful post. You are an inspiration!

Joyful Sparrow said...

Wonderfully said! I'm glad I didn't miss this post. Thank you.

Sarbear said...

Love love love your positive attitude. :) I think that's the most important thing and can make such a difference in how our lives end up.