Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Note to Self || Just Do It

Dear Self,

Don't talk to be heard or write to be published or make art to be famous. 

Don't do it because everyone else is doing it. 

Do it because you love it. 

Do it because you are alive. 

Do it because it makes you come alive. 

Do it because it makes others come alive. 

Do it because it's who you are and you can't not do it. 

And whatever you do, be sure you do it. 

Life is short. You were spoken, written, and created with a purpose and for a purpose. Do the same. 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Note to Self || Live Artfully

Dear Self, 

Life is art. 

Art is messy. Beautiful. Chaotic in the making. Dangerous. Imperfect. 

You were meant to create a masterpiece, a colorful, vibrant, and yes messy life. 

Rejoice in the process of creation, of your story in the making, of life in wet paint that is still drying. 

Live artfully here

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Note to Self || You are Loved

Dear Self, 

Never forget you are loved. No matter how you feel about yourself they those little people following you around all day have a different view of you. 

You might feel like a huge failure, ugly, and guilty but to them you are and will always be Super-Mom, because guess what? 

At the end of it all your love always shines through and they know. 

They are loved. 

So keep doing what your doing and rest in knowing that you are transferring the truth of His love to your children. 

We love because we were first loved, they love because they know the same to be true. 

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Note to Self || Be Attentive.

“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.”   ― Thích Nhất Hạnh

Whatever you do today. Enjoy it.

Don't miss the hidden beauty of your moments.

You just have to learn to be presence, here. It is one of your greatest struggles, I know.

Learning to be internally, intentionally, still.

What are the moments you struggle to be attentive in? Practice being still in them, stop rushing and fretting and be present. Make an intentional effort today. Be attentive.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Note to Self || Live Truth

“To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

I know it is hard. hard to believe in that something that is called you. You think you are not worth it, not good enough. 
You know all the things that make you feel alive?
They are what you believe in. They are your passion, your truth. They are apart of you, there is no use denying them. They will always be there.
You can either keep ignoring them and live dishonest with who you are or you choose to believe in them, in yourself, who you were made to be, the way you were created to worship and glorify.
Be you.
Let the truth set you free. The truth of who you are, what you believe in, what makes you come alive.
What makes you come alive? Do you live honestly? Believe in yourself, believe in truth and live it, live truth.  

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

31 Days in October || Notes to Myself

I miss writing and just being here. Sharing life.

I am not sure what keeps me from sharing. Maybe it's pride, or fear. Fear that I have nothing worth saying, nothing that even comes close to the inspiring words of so many others.

A writers block of comparison.


I am tired of pressuring myself to be something other than just me. I just want to create and worship like He made me to create and worship. To be comfortable and maybe even confident in how I craft my words and my life, my spiritual act of worship.

So, what perfect time to start again than with The Nester's 31 Days of writing challenge in October?

I have thought of what to write about and I knew that it had to be something simple and stress-free. I came up something that I have been wanting to do for a long time. Instead of 31 days of trying to come up with something clever and inspiring for me to write to you (insert pressure here) and quickly becoming discouraged and overwhelmed, I am just going to spend 31 day writing to myself.

No pressure there, right?

I am always leaving little notes to self around the house, in the car, in old and new books, scattered wherever life takes me. Notes of things to remember, things to do, moments to remember, and words that inspire.

I don't know what I hope for the next 31 day but I do know that I can't help but feel called to share. I guess I hope to discover through writing to myself a way to share my heart subtly and freely.

So, I will be the crazy one, writing to herself for 31 days! I pray my honest conversations with me, myself, and I will prove to be useful and insightful.

Are you writing in the 31 day of writing in October challenge??

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Note to Self: Never be to busy to forget what life is really all about.

“Never be so busy as not to think of others.”   Mother Teresa

I am busy. Busy packing up to move into our new house this week. Busy planning and studying for our first day of Challenge A in two weeks. Busy organizing papers and books. Busy running errands all over town and fulfilling promises I keep making without thinking. Busy cooking and cleaning in between and taking care of all the beautiful people who depend on me.

In all of the busy I don't want to loose sight of the heart of life, the joy of life. It can be so easy to just get caught up in all of the moving and get motion sickness. I get it easy so it is a real struggle for me, to stay balanced and not forget the people in my life and the suffering of people around the world. My world becomes so small that only I can fit in it and who wants to live in such a crowded egocentric world??

I don't want to forget what life if really all about just because I am busy, we are never to busy to love.

Today as I move forward in more than one way I pray that my heart stays still in the art of caring and thinking of others around me. I earnestly pray that in all my busy-ness I am not to busy to think of others.
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