To the Everyday Mother

Originally posted on Kindness Blog:
Though mothers may feel bombarded with advice on every possible aspect of mothering, the real source of a mother’s unparalleled influence is the power of her love. Expressed in countless daily, small acts, her love…

My Reason

Love the Mothership xx

Essentialist and Wannabesaint

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“O Lord, when my soul is starving, and I crave life in the deepest part of me, you are my food. When I am stumbling around in the dark and cannot find my way, you are my light. When I have nothing but poverty of spirit and life, realize I am nothing, you become my treasure.

You humble me and lift me up. I am powerless, you are powerful. I am afflicted, you are mercy. I am trapped, you are my liberator. I am troubled, you are my peace. I am dead, you are life.

I am thankful, you are my reason.”

a reflection based on Psalm 107v9-15

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blessings,
bdl

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Why Life Why?

Love the Mothership xx

Essentialist and Wannabesaint

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This quote is so applicable to me…

Not only does life keep teaching me these lessons but doesn’t give up until I learn them! Oy!

When I reflect upon this quote thankfulness floods my being for a wife, parents, friends, even people who drive me crazy, for they have been life’s teachers.

Good times, bad times, difficulties, hardships, trials, joys, tears, heart mending and heart breaking events have been used to show me how to be wise, contemplative, reflective, quiet and still.

Here’s hoping I can be a worthy student…

blessings,
bdl

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You’re Life

“Remember… you are closer than you think to creating the life you desire”- Annette Stanton

It’s your life and you are going to live it the way you want to live it. But have you ever stoped to think that maybe that is not really the one you desire. Are you making the right choices? Are the decisions you make now going to get you to where you want to go?  Are you going to be happy with what you make of your life, is your idea the future really the way you want to live?

Being in year 12 last year, I had to make all these decisions and choices and I had and still have no idea where they are going to take me. Are they the right ones, maybe I am making a mistake choosing this path instead of the other one? What am I going to be doing in 10 years, I have no idea and that is scary. Right now I don’t feel like my life is going anywhere I’m not even sure if this is what I want to be doing. I guess I just have to have faith and do what feels right.

Just remember ‘you are closer than you think to creating the life you desire.’ 

Love the Mothership xx

Friends

“Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer” Ed Cunningham.

Friends, they are amazing, wonderful people. They can instantly make your day better and always bring laughter into your life. You know you can count on them to be there for you always and have your back. You can have so many special moment and fun time with each other. Now that I have finished school I it has really hit me how much I miss those wonderfully weird bunch of people. We instantly connected and got to know each other really well. We knew how cheer each other up, make each other laugh, and help each other through a bad day.

We could share our secrets and stories and know that they would listen with open ears and hearts. I can believe our time together has come to an end. I will always remember and hope to always visit with these friends that I have come to know and love over the years.

I hope you remember all the friends that you have made over your life and maybe give them a call and see how they are doing. Or even tell the friend you have now how much you appreciate them.

Love the Mothership xx

People

Just thought I would give you something to think about.

I work I at a bakery, it’s amazing to think that for the couple of second when you are serving someone you become a part of their life, just for those few seconds. It’s weird to think that there are so many people just living out there lives and we are all connected somehow. Even if you never actually meet them. Everyone has met someone who has met someone else, it’s crazy.

We are like little ants scurrying about our lives; we never stop to think about the people who are standing right next to us. What are they thinking at that moment in time? Are they thinking about dinner, their lover, a football game, a movie they watched or are they wondering what we are thinking??

What struggles are they going through are they worse than our own?? Are they having a good day a bad day??
Watching how people react and respond to each other is weird, how they talk and interact. What they do when people they think others are watching and not watching.

If you haven’t already concluded I am an observer I love to just sit and stare and see the world around me and take it all in. and also people are weird!!

Love the Mothership xx