Journey: Week Twenty-Two

Stop overlooking the beauty of small moments. 

"Enjoy the little things, because one day you may look back and discover they were the big things.  The best portion of your life will be the small, nameless moments you spend smiling with someone who matters to you."

I am a true believer that all things happen for a reason. Tonight as I decided to pick back up with my journey, my faith was confirmed. I read the passage above and it spoke right to my heart. As if right now was the perfect time to read it, not a minute sooner.

These last few months have not been easy. There have been a lot of bumps in the road and I've caught myself getting stuck in worrying about the future. The worry would create anxiety, anxiety would lead to stress, and stress would lead to me not doing well as a mother, student, or employee. The clarity that I've received from this message has enforced me to really just put a break on things. To just stop a minute and smell the roses. Enjoy what's beautiful in life today, right now.  To not let anything pass me by, to drink everything in--the good and the bad. But especially not to let the bad times dominate my emotions, dictate my attitude, or suppress good memories. I want to live everyday like that

And so I shall [try], and I hope you do too.