Choose Growth

Life is full of choices, fun ones, scary ones, big and small. Every time you turn around you have a choice to make and whether it’s as simple as what flavor ice cream you eat or whether to change careers, they are still choices for you alone to make.

So ask yourself, when you are faced with the choice to move forward in your life, to step into your true path, or stay exactly where you are, what choice will you make? Will you allow fear to choose due to possible failure or will you embrace the possibilities? Will you open the door to opportunity or will you walk past because you are comfortable?

One of many of my favorite quotes is “if your dream doesn’t scare you, it’s not big enough”. New is scary, uncomfortable is scary, change is scary but overcoming the scary can open you up to the incredible. 🧡

We have the choice to grow from our experiences, challenges and victories, and the ability to accomplish amazing things in this life if we choose to, but it’s up to us to choose. What will you choose?

I hope you have a fabulous day and I hope you choose incredible 🧡🦋

Listen, Don’t Judge

Ironically one of my favorite things to do in this life is to meet new people. This is ironic because as a younger version of me I would have considered myself socially awkward, a complete introvert and even a wallflower of sorts. I liked to observe, not engage, mostly out of fear.

My fear stemmed from judgement from those around me, from what others would think of me, how I looked, what I did or if I opened my mouth and something silly came out, which happened often. I was afraid not of other people but the fabrication I had formulated in my own mind of what others felt about me.

As I grew I learned to accept myself as I am, silly, sometimes odd, but curious and full of love and respect for others and their stories. I also realized that the same judgement I feared, I projected many times in my life and when I become aware of this I changed it, and the way I thought about those I encountered every day. By opening my heart and mind, I opened my life up to meeting some incredible people. 🧡

Please don’t judge, but listen, no matter the environment in which you meet people, whether it be in a line at the grocery, at a community run, church, school, the neighborhood or even the bar. We are all imperfectly human, and if you judge before you listen, you may never have the privilege of knowing their story 🦋🧡

Have a beautiful day!

Love in Silence

Strength in love comes in many forms, such as a kind word, a gentle touch or the truth that may be difficult to speak, however a silent presence can be the greatest gift you give 🧡 sometimes the best of friends know when to listen and just be 🦋🧡 Have a beautiful day!

Surround Yourself With Love

Surround yourself with people who walk with the same intent for this life, who lift you up and cheer your successes, who stand by you in the dark times and celebrate with you in the light. 🧡 Find your tribe and embrace the gift it is to share this life with them 🦋🧡and have a restful and wonderful day!

Remember Me, But How?

My journey of self-discovery started years ago, and I wasn’t even aware. The components to what would allow me to find my true path in this life as the true me would show themselves throughout the course of my walk before I understood what it all truly meant.  I say this because I believe that is true for all of us. There are light bulbs that go on in our hearts and in our head many times during our journey, but it takes experience, love and self-awareness to begin to listen. Today after yet another profound discovery about myself, I was drawn to pick up an old journal and out dropped a single piece of paper with the following written on it, front and back. This was written 10 years ago, before I read the Universe Has Your Back, before I read a single self-help book and at the start of what I will call now my journey to my truth…

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I am about to turn 30 and I am amazed even still with the events, people and personalities that surround me. In my opinion my life is “low key”, I don’t party, I have limited friends and for some reason as a few have said I am still a drama magnet… For so long in my life I was such a negative, unhappy, unpleasable person. … I see things different for the most part, a genuinely happy person yet still unpleasable. …., and I am still amazed, shocked and uneasy with the amount of sadness, pain and insensitivity.

I think the one major thing in my life that has massively changed is the ability to forgive. It has set me free but leaves me questioning why we are so shocked at the behavior of our children. ….we live in a society of revenge, hatred and negativity. …. Blame drugs, blame TV, blame others, but really, they learn from watching us, as individuals and as a whole. 

Not too long ago, I was talking to a friend and telling her that I was lucky to have not lost, in death, anyone close to me. My “luck” didn’t last long after that conversation, and it continues to remind me every day is precious and beautiful, and to be negative and unforgiving is a waste of time and energy because what you do here, now, reflects who you are after death, and how do you want to be remembered?  

While this may sound like rambling to you because honestly that’s what it was at time, this was the beginning for me. How did I want to be remembered, what legacy was I to leave behind, specifically for my children? From that point forward, I was searching for the answer. While there have been many challenges along the way, and lessons I needed to learn, I find that one thing is for certain, forgiveness is the key, and love is the answer.

My journey will continue and will be ever evolving because I believe that is life, and while I am much farther along than I was 10 years ago, I know I still have a lot to learn. My wish for you is that you listen to your heart and the lessons, fill your life with love, and live with good intentions in the journey to your truth.

Much Love,
Lisa J.