Tuesday, January 17, 2012

not so modest... after all

Having a low opinion of yourself is not "modesty". It's self-destruction. Holding your uniqueness in high regard is not "egotism". It's a necessary precondition to happiness and success. ~Bobbe Sommer

**putting myself down was soo 2011 (and every year before that) 
but enough is enough. i have every intention of making 2012 the year i decided to celebrate, embrace, and appreciate my uniqueness. 

Monday, January 16, 2012

i have a dream...

image found on web

“Find a voice in a whisper.”
 Martin Luther King Jr.

sometimes, i have such a strong desire to "be heard" that i deliver my words boldly, repeatedly, insecurely, and defensively...which can drown out what i really want people to hear
this year, i would still like to be heard but more importantly, i want to find the same bold and passionate voice in a whisper...

Sunday, January 15, 2012

thoughts are harmless unless...

more importantly, what are you BELIEVING???

“A thought is harmless unless we believe it. It’s not our thoughts, but our attachment to our thoughts, that causes suffering. Attaching to a thought means believing that it’s true, without inquiring. A belief is a thought that we’ve been attaching to, often for years.”
Byron Katie

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

stop thinking...

even if it's just for a moment. 

i love to think...but sometimes, i am an over-thinker...shocking, i know ;)

so, one of my goals for 2012 is {thoughtful stillness}... what does this mean?

it means i want to stop thinking a few times a day and instead...be in the moment. trust that where i am is exactly where i need to be. smile. breathe. accept myself. 

just live. 

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

let love grow

cute cardboard character/image found on web

2012: resolution# 1 
inspired by the lyrics of a song i like...
"my head told my heart to let love grow"
let love grow
The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in"
morrie schwartz

metaphorically, i haven't had a green "love thumb" instead of nurturing i've suffocated things with doubt, fear, and self fulfilling prophecies. instead of trusting that beneath the soil--magic is happening--crazy cool magic-- i get impatient--doubting that it will ever grow.  
BUT IT WILL...if i let it...

 my heart is open...i'm excited to let love grow!

Monday, January 2, 2012

little things

make this the year of doing "little things" for others as well as yourself

Sunday, January 1, 2012

twenty 12

wow, 2011 is in the books.  and 2012 is filled with blank pages, waiting to be written. i had a wonderful time closing out 2011 and couldn't be happier with the way 2012 began. this is going to be a good year. fo sho!!!

it's unclear yet as to how many official goals i have for 2012, but there are some BIG ones that i will reveal with hopes it will keep me accountable... the rest of my posts will be quotes, images, thoughts, and ramblings about self discovery since it tends to be a favorite topic of mine. there will also be posts about crossfit, half marathons, and adventures to places like mexico...who knows, i may even throw something super random in there, too (me, random?? never!!!) ha ha! however, there will be no posts about broken bones. sorry--two years in a row...think i've met my quota. 

it's nice to meet 2012 with an open heart. open like it's never been open before. while i sometimes succumb to fear--emily dickson's quote reminds me why it's soo important to be open to people who make you FEEL alive and loved "not knowing when the dawn will come, i open every door"...sometimes when all you choose to see are the puddles, you completely miss the rainbow. not me. not this year!

my wish for all of you: a new year filled with beingpresent, happy, & healthy (both mentally and physically)

may 2012 bring healing to any residual wounds from the past and an abundance of energy to fuel your passions