For Peacefulness

Through my life’s journey,  I have finally found the space where I cultivate peacefulness.  Feeling grateful for whatever seems to be most appreciated in the day, is one large piece of how I find my peace. That and joy. When I take the time to do something small that brings me joy, I feel peace and have more fun. When I’m having fun,  I enjoy lifeand have even more to be grateful about.

What top 5 things bring you joy?

For me, it’s going to the beach, listening to “It’s a great day to be alive”, enjoying my coffee, doing yoga, and cuddling my little man and my hubby.  Simple,  free and fantastic.

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For All of Life’s Experiences

I wouldn’t change a thing. You know, when you look back at life and all of the things that have happened to you and through you, how do you feel? I am grateful for every opportunity that has been placed in my path. I’ve had challenges, I’ve had good days, I’ve had great days and I’ve had days that sparked a new me. So, if I were to erase any one moment from my past, I wouldn’t be who I am today. And today, I’m someone that I love (finally!).

Mary's Motivation

It’s been said to me that we choose the moments of our life and I think that’s true. When I look back at my whole life, I can see that every experience and moment has provided the opportunity for me to learn, grow, create, feel and become who I was meant to be. I may not know or understand the why at the time things are happening, and that’s ok. I am learning to trust that the things that happen to me are opportunities for me to learn the lessons I was meant to learn and experience what I decided I wanted to experience before I made my physical journey. My experiences have always prepared me to receive more than I thought I would every receive. Now, that’s worth getting up to experience every day!

May you choose to see all of your life experiences in a light of gratitude. For, when you see the good and bad moments in thankfulness, you will appreciate the abundance that surrounds you!

Go in peace, love and light!

Mary

For the Flexibility of My Life

So many today live their life according to what their employer says and how that business does. I am so grateful that I am no longer co-creating a business for someone else, but that I am creating for myself. I get to express the rewards of the work that I do. I get to manage my own calendar, be there for my family and still bring in an income.

It isn’t always easy, sometimes I work on the weekends, I work in the evenings and if I don’t invoice, I don’t get paid…but for my situation, the benefits out weigh the challenges.

I think the most rewarding part, is that I can modify and change my business as I discover more about what it is that I want and love to do. As I change, so does my business. As I grow, so does my business. And it’s been in constant revolution as I discover more and more about who I am.

For the opportunity to do what I love, keep flexibility in my life, be there for my family and the freedom to discover who I really am, I am thankful. I continue used grow into who I truly am without being guided by the desires of another. I am grateful for this opportunity to learn, experience and share in my journey with those that I care about most.

Whatever your situation, may you find the love for your work and may it bring you fulfillment and allow you to provide the life that you dream.

Go in love and light!
Mary

For Being Able to Live As I Choose

Today is voting day and for that I am thankful that I have the opportunity that many women in the world do not have…the opportunity for my voice to be heard. With all of the political advertisements, articles, ads and other rhetoric flying around I know it seems like an overwhelming amount of useless information. But because of where we live, we have the choice to do as we like, live as we like, choose our own religion, our own music, our own clothes…and the list continues. It’s so easy to go about our day to day activities forgetting that there are people in this world who cannot vote and who are told what they will do. So today, I’m taking a moment to acknowledge the opportunity to cast my vote and say thank you.

I am grateful that my family has and continues to fight for this right. And for all of the service men and women who have served to keep our country strong, as well as the families who stay behind and support their family members far, far away.

Whether or not you vote, you have the choice to do so and that is what makes our lives so much different than anywhere else in the world. We have an unlimited amount of choices that we get to make and to live the way we do is an awesome gift.

May you make the choices that you know will help your future grow.

Go in peace, love and light!

For Having Been Chosen As A Mother

Today as I reflect that it is my son’s third birthday, I am grateful that I was chosen to be his mother.

The moment that I knew I would be a mother, I was quietly joyful and felt a profound peacefulness in my heart. Watching his life grow inside mine was something that I will treasure every day, for being able to be a part of the miracle of life is an awesome opportunity. Then, he came into the world and the day that he was born I was overwhelmed with joy, love and a fierce protectiveness that only parents can understand.

As I have been able to watch him grow, I see the little boy shining through from the baby that he used to be. There are so many opportunities to watch him experience life and some of my favorite are his laughter, the way he cuddles with me in the morning before we get out of bed and the openness he shares when he hugs and kisses me. I have been in awe as I have watched him begin to become independent and to make decisions about what he wants in his life and I am reminded that we all live that way. We are creating the life that we want with the decisions that we make, no matter if they are simple or complex. Today I am grateful for the opportunity to live each day with my son. Learning from him how to be the best that I can be and how to enjoy life as it passes by, that the decisions I make today effect the life that I live tomorrow. There isn’t a day that goes by where he doesn’t do something that helps me to see that there is more to life than “doing” everything on time. Sometimes I feel like a doing machine, and taking the time to stop and see my life as it passes before me and to appreciate all that I have been given is a conscious choice. One that I cherish.

I have learned from him it is important to stop and take time to enjoy each other and be in the moment with our family. He lives in a state of wonder at how things work and what he can do. He reminds me to live in the moment with him and to see how things work and what we do as a blessing. We have been chosen to live this life and fulfill our purpose. This is an opportunity of great reward and responsibility.  Sometimes, I forget to live my life that way. I’m grateful that he is here to remind me to see the wonder that exists all around us, to be reminded of my purpose and to spend time cultivating my purpose to fulfill my own self. I cannot be the mother that I want to be if I do not take the time to refill my cup each day. For me, that means taking the time to sit and be still, meditating and treasuring every experience that has brought me to where I am today.

May you take a moment today to see the wonder in the world that surrounds you and feel joy.

Go in peace, love and light!