Monday
Jun182012

Lately

Photos by notstatic

Lately, life has been throwing me more curve balls than I would like. And in between those it's been busy—filled with travel and friends, some lovely moments...and some very sad moments. The anniversary of my Mom's passing pretty much flattens me each year at this time no matter how much preparation I try to do for it. And I guess I just haven't been able to really catch my breath in the midst of it all. I'm a fan of decompressing. Of space. Of getting re-centered. It's a crucial component to my general health, as necessary as exercise and eating well. So then, what to do? I've been trying to focus on the joyful bits and chuck the bad bits out with the bathwater. It's a process, one I've been wrestling with in recent days. I suppose that's the real challenge: to enjoy the process as much as possible because the curveballs are going to continue to fly at us, yes? I've been doing some reading that encourages the letting go of the struggle. Which relates to the philosophy I follow of believing that abundance attracts more abundance to you. Seems logical, the attraction of like with like. If you wallow in sadness and negativity, you will draw more of the same into your zone. If you embrace joy and acceptance, those will flow freely in too. Well then, I guess the only thing to do is welcome the birth of a new week...and count our blessings (as my Mom used to say) for all that we do have in the here and now. 

Above are a few things that have made me feel good the past couple weeks: a new red lipstick, a collection of short stories about the sea, the last peonies of the season, finding a sense of peace with my beloved as we sat in the sunshine yesterday. May your week be a joyful journey, friends.

I'm on Instagram as @notstatic. Do follow along. :)

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Reader Comments (3)

Hey Jess, this post is really poignant and so very touching. I hope you are ok, sincerely.
I totally agree with the idea of surrounding yourself with positive thoughts and people and to try and dispell any negativity. It's very difficult and I fall short so often, but I try, I try. Good on you! Jo xo

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJo

Hey Jo, this is so very thoughtful of you to write. It's funny how close we can feel to each other though we are oceans apart. The beauty of the digital age at play. ;) I am doing okay ('resilience' is my middle name) and am touched that you reached out to me. I think we forget to forgive ourselves for falling short sometimes, myself included, but there is grace in forgiveness. I need to remember that begins within myself. Thank you for your kindness and I'm sending back a big hug for YOU! xo

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 | Registered CommenterJess

Thanks Jess! So true about the digital age. Any time people tell me how good life used to be I always appreciate what they're saying but am so grateful I live in this modern age. We get to 'meet' and get to know people from all over the world, every day. Pretty inspiring! And yes, forgiveness can be so difficult, but when you feel it you realise how important it is. And yes, we need to start forgiving ourselves more. Take care of yourself! xo

Friday, June 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJo

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