Tomorrow Is Not Promised…

I woke up this morning feeling blessed and happy after a wonderful weekend with my husband. I logged into Facebook and to my dismay read a status that affected the remainder of my day. A friend lost her significant other to a motorcycle accident last night. I paused, in shock, and then scrolled through my contacts to call her and was quickly reminded that I have few numbers as I managed to erase them all last week. A Facebook message felt so impersonal and saying nothing at all felt even worse. I decided to comment on her status to show some immediate support and as I found the words the tears were streaming down my face.

I couldn’t help but think about all the times I let my husband walk out the door without saying two words to him because I was “mad”, or how many times my son got up early to catch the school bus and I missed his departure because I overslept, the times that I’ve been so “busy” and have gone days and weeks without speaking to loved ones. Her status reminded me how precious life is, how time waits for no one and how cherished each moment we share truly is!

I cannot pretend to know my friend’s pain but I can learn from this tragedy and be wiser about the time I have here with the ones I love. We often hear tomorrow is not promised, neither is today. Cherish it all.

Please send prayers her way!

Lynette

I’m Taking It All With Me!

As 2014 nears a close, I’ve read a lot of blogs and posts about “leaving things behind”. As I reflect on the past year, all I can think about is what I am taking with me. I am taking it all! Far too often we can have tendencies to focus in on the most stressful, hurtful, painful and draining parts of our lives. The reality is, if our thoughts are most consumed with negativity than it shall be so. We will see it in our friends, our jobs, our spouses, our children and everything we touch. Do not be consumed!

Bring light to life through your thoughts, which then become words and our words become actions.

To live is a blessing, how we live is a choice and our attitude will dictate how enjoyable or painful the journey is.

30 Days, 22 Posts, 754 Views and 57 New Followers Later…

30days

It’s hard to believe I am 30 days into my 365 day goal of blogging! It’s been eye-opening, liberating, empowering, frightening and amazing all at the same time. As I hit the one month mark today I’ve realized the most important piece of blogging is to stay focused on writing for yourself. Meaning, keep your eye on the prize and don’t be distracted by what is or is not happening around you. There may not be much encouragement, or even constant support. Many may read, few may comment, and you may have those that support you everyday but are reluctant to share that. It’s a world and a hobby that only others who love blogging just as much understand. As I journey on towards improving my personal knowledge of blogging best practices, fine tune dreams and stretch myself creatively I summarize the last 30 days into the following;

(1) No matter how wild, crazy or far-fetched something may seem. If you want it, go get it!

(2) What other people think of you (or your work) is underrated. Creativity is meant to be interpreted in millions of ways, shake¬†off what you don’t like and keep the rest. =)

(3) Blogging is much different from writing down thoughts in your notebook at home. Ha!

(4) Having something “for you” is a wonderful way to continue spreading happiness and love to your family, friends and others who need you!

(5) 30 days just might be the habit-forming recipe? It drives me crazy when I am not in a position to log in and type away!

Well, on to the next 30 days! Thank you to all who’ve supported the journey thus far and welcoming all those who want to join in!

Signed,

Happy Blogger