Feeling Positive and Whole
|February 28th, 2013||Advice, Living|
It’s been an overarching goal of mine over the past couple years to feel more positive and whole. You may remember from this post that this stemmed from a graduate school lecture I was in. My professor asked us to describe ourselves in 5 words or less. My response:
At times, I won’t lie, I sometimes go back to that place where everything is terrible and nothing is going right. Those are the times when I need to take a step back and be thankful for all the great things in my life. When I get up in the morning and my alarm is blaring at me, the first thing that goes through my mind some days is “I’m really pumped up to take on today.” Other days its “Ugh, one more day until Friday.” But hey! We can’t win them all. It’s all about balance and making sure that the positive thoughts outweigh the negatives.
In light of feeling amazing this morning, I thought I’d share with you some quotes I’ve been loving lately.
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” – Mahatma Gandhi”
“Follow your bliss.” – Joseph Campbell
“If we are not fully ourselves, truly in the present moment, we miss everything.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
“Always be a first-rate version of yourself instead of a second-rate version of someone else.” – Judy Garland
“Let it come, let it go, let it flow.” – Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
Today is Thursday, but it’s actually my “Friday”, because I took a vacation day tomorrow for Bryan’s birthday! We have some fun stuff planned in the city tomorrow so I can’t wait for that! Today however, I do have work, but I’m going to try my best today to not feel overwhelmed and just take things as they come.
After work today, Bry and I are going to Trader Joes to pick up more oranges and other fruits to make juices this weekend! If you don’t have a juicer, I highly recommend the Breville one. (No I’m not getting paid to tell you that). I just really enjoy the one that we bought. Juicing has made me feel so much better! I’ll do a full post on the benefits I’ve personally found since juicing at a later time.
This is a random photo of a fruit salad I made last summer for a BBQ at my future in-law’s house. It reminds me that I can’t wait for watermelon to be back in season!
Talk to Me
- Do you have favorite inspirational quotes?
- What is your favorite fruit?
- Do you love Trader Joes as much as I do? What’s your favorite item to buy there?