“I have found that, rather than dwelling on the negative, if we will take a step back and consider the blessings in our lives, including seemingly small, sometimes overlooked blessings, we can find greater happiness.”—Thomas S Monson
we’ve finally moved and settled into our new home. it’s a cute, homey (however you spell that) and spacious. and most importantly, we both like it. slowly but surely California is becoming our new home. visiting the beach this afternoon has made the move that much more exciting.
and it’s mother’s day today…next year I too will be a mother. looking forward to it:)
after giving birth to this baby I plan to take a week long holiday in France. I know that’s not the conventional way of doing things. To be fair, I am willing to wait until the baby is about a year old before putting him or her through the rigours of traveling. But by golly I think every woman that’s ever been pregnant deserves a holiday to their chosen destination. So that’s decided then, instead of putting that cash in his/her university fund, we shall take a much deserved break. Call me selfish, but something in me says taking a moment to breath is also an investment.
We shall now start saving for that trip.
note: instead of “hope” one says “plan” because it has been decided. start making some decisions about your life, you’ll be amazed as to how freeing it can be. not to mention that the word “plan” results in action which can manifest that which you want. Stop hoping and start planning.
ps: i’m 4 months pregnant…yes, i like to plan ahead.
that’s what time my husband and I get home from work every night. being newlyweds and trying to build a home means that you’ve got to put in the work to make the dreams come true. and this new time schedule also allows us to be more grateful for the time we do get to spend together. and in turn being grateful allows us to be more focused on the good in our lives.
although this day is starting in a seemingly chaotic manner, one needs to take a moment of calm and regroup. this is where faith needs to take over fear. as I try to juggle the items on the to-do list, i start to realize the importance of prayer and meditation. and doing your best knowing that God will take care of the rest.
ps: i’m glad to have followed the spiritual prompting to start this blog. it has helped me to focus my energy on that which is positive.
the spiritual to-do list:
stay calm (got to keep my cool)
start and finish each task
take time to breath
be thankful what’s already done
as you may not know what the future holds, know Who holds it
i declare this to be the week where a lot will get ticked off the to do list. before i continue i just have to expressed my intense joy and excitement to now being a Californian residence:) my husband and i moved here from Colorado last week and already i feel that we’ve made a brilliant move. i start work today, more about that later, i found a South African store (ps: i’m a South African) and it’s sunny outside. we’re happier people and our lives seem to be progressing smoothly. although it’s not easy all the time, we can feel that the move has shifted us on a path that allows for a brighter future. and we aim to maintain this positive energy. feeling very blessed indeed.
I’ve recently had the privilege of attending a wonderful women’s conference held by Time Out in Long Beach. This was a two day spiritual upliftment for women living in South California. We were treated to hours of life information that is designed to assist us in being better in our everyday lives. Below are some notes I managed to scribble amidst the positivity high:
emotions aren’t good or bad - they are valuable pieces of information about ourselvesIt is normal to have a broad range of emotionsEmotions - Energy in motionWhen you acknowledge your emotions, it will propell you into actionyou cannot give that which you do not haveinvest in yourself so that you have more to givefocus on the good in youwhen obstacles arise ask yourself - what good might be hidden in this trial?obedience brings blessingsand lastly…trust in God’s timing
The above notes were not new thoughts in my head, yet i feel it’s important to surround yourself with people and experiences that remind you on these life truths.
another reason i started this blog was to figure out stuff about myself. at 25 one would imagine that i should know who i am. i know parts of myself. or rather i should say, i understand certain aspects of my personality. but lately i’ve started being brutally honest and admitting that there are many things about me that i don’t know. i have desires, thoughts and ideas that have lead me to this space. but change is constant and that’s a certain definite when it comes to who i am. so in a way this is also a public diary - be kind.