Do you feel it when you look? The beauty of a fall leaf is stunning. I could look at them all day. As a matter of fact, I am going to jog on over to my home decor blog page (the link is above) to display some beautiful photo's of the tree's and leaves that I adore so much.
As fall approaches, I find myself really digging deep to become the person that I long to be. I woke up one day and realized that this wonderful life experience I am having is going by rather quickly and it is time to be me, and live the way I need to live to be happy every moment.
At first, I had no clue how I could make this happen successfully, and at the end of each day I am noticing that it is unfolding right before my very eyes. Nothing matters except right this moment.
Not yesterday and not tomorrow, this very moment is all that we have.
By learning to accept this as the truth, I have been able to answer all of those questions in my head that go on and on. Or should I say, old questions. Why is she so mean? Why did he hurt me? Why did that happen? What will happen tomorrow?
And many more, the questions are gone, and if right now, you learn to accept this moment as the only moment that matters, the peace that will come and the place where you are, will become so enjoyable.
Try it, nothing else matters. Say it. Mean it. Live it. Nothing else matters. It does not matter what they said about you or what they did. What only matters right now is ... right now. Reading this, watching tv, walking the dog. Whatever you are doing, is what matters. Nothing else. Just this moment. Keep saying it.
When you feel yourself slipping look at the sky or a tree. Find something amazing and say, right now matters. That is all. Say it, feel it and mean it. You will find your true happiness for life. Let's keep talking about it, I will keep posting and you keep reading.
And every moment will be beautiful.
Keeping it real...some thing that I have been trying to do lately is that. Trying to find a way to still be myself when nothing is about me anymore. Struggles are so great for everyone and I am sure you have a long list as well. Not everyone is going to have the same challenges in life and sometimes the things that bother us the most are things that do not show up in our photo's. Invisible to others but they continue to eat at our souls until we have resolved them. So this is me , on a day that was nice. It is easy to post a photo after we have done our hair and picked out the perfect clothes, but on this day I did none of the above. I don't live near the ocean. I live on a small street in a small town in Missouri. In a small house. So my outlook is starting to change. Keeping it real. Wearing my sweatpants when I want. Brushing my hair less, maybe even cleaning less. Keeping it all together on the inside is much easier for me when I am not trying to keep it all together on the outside. I love gardening and am going to make this the best season ever, all while making a mess, lol. I read once, that one of your goals should be that when you have people over to your house, they should leave feeling better about themselves, not feeling better about you. And that totally meant why do I spend 4 hours cleaning when I know someone is coming by for 5 minutes? I must be crazy. So here I go, off to work and all the while ...keeping it so real people will be wondering all day what the heck is wrong with me :) and if your feeling the same way.... take the challenge and start just being you :)