Rest is not only healthy for your body; your spirit needs rest, also. Resting is just as important as what you eat and exercise. How do you rest your body and mind?
As much as I like to shop, I like to shop smart, at least I like to think I do. Some of my friends have asked me the same question, over and over, “Where did you get this? It is so cute!” Since we moved in our new house, I have added more farmhouse décor, both modern and vintage. I’ve shopped a bit, both online and in some of Waco’s local shops. Per my husband, too much maybe? I am enjoying filling our new home with items that make me happy and that make our house a home.
Blogging has been another chapter in my writing life, a chapter that I have enjoyed. I have learned and I have grown, both as a writer and as a person. Writing has taught me to think deeper and use my words to (hopefully) cause others to think deeper.
But how do we have this open conversation with our kids? Our young kids. How do you talk about depression and mental health without scaring your children?
How do we start the conversation and tell them “mommy is sad” without causing unneeded worry and fright? When is the proper age to begin speaking honestly to our children about issues we as parents face daily?
Our country seems to be arguing about which lives matter. Every life matters. Black lives matter. Brown lives matter. LGBT lives matter. Women matter. Men matter. Police matter. Americans matter.
All lives matter. We are all the same; from the same mold.
Have you ever had a block of any kind? Something stopping you from fulfilling your dream? Your passion? Something keeping you from your zeal in life or your ambition?
Make your own sunshine. This is a mantra I believe in and live by for many years now. Possibly forever. Choosing to be happy, no matter what, choosing to see the bright side, no matter what, has been a lifesaver for me. Smile and you will get through it.
Don’t depend on others to make you happy. Only you can make you happy. Only you can choose to be happy.
If you know me at all, you know I love a blue sky. Beautiful, bright, blue skies, clustered with fluffy, thick, white clouds. I am always looking up on days like this and I am always taking pictures of the blue sky and the white clouds.
I suppose I have always loved to write. And, I think I have always liked to share a piece of my heart in my writing.
What better way than to write someone a hand-written letter?
“Getting to know you, Getting to know all about you.”
(Are you singing that to yourself now?) While you are getting to know me, I will be showing you some of my favorite blue skies because blue skies just happen to be one of my favorite things in the world! Coincidentally, the name of the challenge-Blue Sky Tag!
I was nominated in the blogging challenge called Blue Sky Tag by another writer/ blogger and friend, Anna Kat Napier of Victoria Lee Home. Anna is an interior designer and writes about life and decorating.