One year ago, a beautiful sunset at Rock Island in Tennessee 🌄🧡 shared with a friend, along with a lot of laughs and big smiles – because some moments just need to be captured.
* I like these memories, and inspiring reminders. I’m going to take my own advice from this note below, that I wrote last year. ✨️ I hope it inspires you too, if your “space between” has gotten too long. ↔️ xo
Some moments in life are so beautiful, full of gratitude and joy – and make you feel so ALIVE.
Wouldn’t it be nice if every moment felt like a first kiss, a belly laugh with a best friend, the perfect mesmerizing sunset or a long happy hug? 🥰
Sometimes those moments are spaced too far apart, a space filled with tasks and chores and bills and dishes and appointments and tough conversations and long work days and thoughts that need thinking and dealing with the roofers and – yada yada yada. (real life)
But then… a perfect sunset – or a great laugh, a kiss or a hug, an unexpected check, a call from an old friend, a friendly chat with a new neighbor, a great breeze on your afternoon walk, roses blooming, a random moment that fills you with joy and gratitude. ❤
When your space between those moments gets too long… take the time to CREATE a moment.
Drive down to the river on a nice day to catch the sunset. Call an old friend. Hug someone like you mean it. Smile at a stranger. Catch that new neighbor outside and strike up a conversation… or maybe, do that thing you’ve been putting off, or find something that will LIGHT YOU UP. 💥
My reply: 💬 A lot of things might be wrong or missing maybe 🤷♀️ and it’s okay to acknowledge that and to FEEL it. That’s the case for me lately at least, given I’m not well enough to do the things I normally do for a perk-up. I still try to do what I can, or find new things for now, and that does help – but it’s not the same. And that’s okay. I miss sunsets and rivers and lunch with friends and driving backroads and waterfalls and long walks and laughing and all that. Sometimes life is harder, sometimes it’s funner. Fortunately neither last (lol – since I’m in the harder phase atm, ha). ❤️ xo
I know it’s hard when you want something you can’t have.
For me right now the biggest thing is my health, and the ability to do the things I would SO love to do. It might be a relationship with your daughter or your mother, or a broken friendship you sorely miss, a job you loved but lost, or any number of things. Life can be hard and sad and happy and wonderful and just plain tough sometimes.
The way I’m getting through this phase in my own life right now, is to simply focus on what I can do. That’s not always much, but that’s okay. I try to create happy moments in new ways, or find new things that PERK ME UP or make me smile.
Yesterday I had grilled salmon & steamed broccoli. 🥦
11 years and still very low carb! This is how this @lowcarbtraveler blog got started. Going “keto” is the BEST thing I’ve EVER done for myself. Every positive change you make in your life, plus your daily habits & choices, creates the person you become.
Some things you can’t control, so…
Control the things you can! ✨️💛✨️
I’m glad I found these notes and memories, and I hope you enjoyed them too.
I am not able to write much lately, but that inspired me so I wanted to share it with you as well. Plus this note I shared on Facebook yesterday…
I hope you are well and happy, and enjoying a nice weekend. 🙂
p.s. My brain is not working right lately, so I can’t tell if this note makes sense. If it seems broken or like something is missing, my apologies. 😉 I realize not everyone is on social media these days, a lot of my friends are taking a break from it, so I wanted to share some of the highlights from my few discussions this week with you here. I haven’t been on Facebook etc myself much lately because I’ve been unwell and resting more the last week or so. But hopefully I’m on the better end of this setback now.:)
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