Happy Monday all. I hope you had an incredible weekend.
My focus this week is clarity.
My words for the year are intentional and purpose.
This week, I will be spending time to really focus on clarity.
To live intentionally and purposefully, we need a clear vision of how that looks. It also means looking at the areas in life that maybe “messy”.
For each of us, this might be different. It could be cleaning an area of your house or better organizing your space. Less social media time. More quiet time. More attention to a relationship.
I have really been enjoying my time on my yoga mat and have been feeling really grounded in my daily activities and goals. My nighttime routine is lacking and I am looking forward to using that time to bring some clarity and purpose to the end of day.
What is an area in your life that could use some clarity?
Happy Friday all. To celebrate taking action this week, I encourage you to share with someone you trust, something you are proud of and accomplished this week. Speaking our dreams out loud makes them more real. Let someone you care about celebrate the journey with you.
As we take action this week to move towards our goals and dreams, take a moment today to appreciate how far you have come already. For all the lessons learned and the beautiful life you have already created.
Moving from a place of humble gratitude allows us to truly appreciate the blessings we have already received and opens us up to continue manifesting the life of our dreams.
For this Wellness Wednesday I want to talk about the importance of postive thinking. As we work towards our goals this week, it is easy to begin to doubt ourselves. The first place we find success is within ourselves. Take some time today to meditate, journal, sit with a cup of coffee or tea and allow yourself to feel gratitude for all lessons you are learning. Every challenge and every victory is for us. To help us grow, learn and reach our higher selves.
Matthew 6:21 tells us that Where our treasure is, so is our heart.
As we pursue our dreams and build our lives, we are called to keep our purpose in mind.
Are we building treasure to hide and keep for ourselves? Or are we focused on building abundance to give and bless our families, our communities, and the kingdom of God?
In gardening, you have to amend and tend the soil to produce a bountiful harvest. If we keep throwing out seeds and depleting the earth, eventually no life will grow there.
And so it is with the human heart. If we store all our treasure in earthly pursuits and do not pursue our passions from a place of reverence to how we can be of service, eventually that treasure will lose its shine.
Leading from a place of love, compassion, and kindness, sharing your gifts with others, living in gratitude for the life we have been blessed with, feeds our hearts and souls.
From that place, true love and abundance will shine, earthly abundance will come, and your gifts will be a blessing to all you encounter.
Homestead Update: Sometimes you have to slow down to speed up. I spent the day yesterday cleaning up, reorganizing and removing both the old, extremely heavy wood burning stove from the living room and all of the old HVAC ducting from underneath the house. Both were pretty big chores. Today, I was able to reframe the dividing wall for the laundry room, 1/2 bath and new walk in shower. This wall is a non load bearing wall that I framed directly on to the floor joists. NOT the traditional way to do this, but I needed to leave the subflooring out in order to run water lines and configure all the new drains. There just isn’t enough clearance to comfortably crawl under this entire area, and this wall is needed for the plumbing vents. So, non traditional it was. When you’re making a very old house do something it wasn’t originally designed and built to do, you HAVE to think outside of the box sometimes. It is what it is, and that’s exactly what makes this fun for me! This stubborn little house WILL conform one way or another…
Homestead Update: Nothing too exciting today. Finished nailing and lag bolting the new floor joists and rim joists. Removed a window and framed in and opened the new exterior door, opened the wall area for the new walk in shower and did some other miscellaneous framing in preparation for framing some walls. Nothing exciting, but progress is, in fact, progress!
When working on a dream or goal, the first place it comes true is in your mind. In your belief that you can accomplish it. That you will live the life of your dreams. Create so much abundance that it spills out and uplifts others to believe in their dreams.