Happiness held is the seed; happiness shared is the flower.✨🌸
Thoughts on finding JOY:
Hi guys! So I’ve been thinking a lot about growth lately. In regards to joy. I may not know your life story or current situation, but I do know a lot of people my age (& all walks of life) struggle to find ‘JOY in the journey.’ To see the bigger picture in the never-ending pile of to-do’s & should-be-doing-but-I’m-not lists.
Not to say they’re not happy or doing the best they can, but they’re not completely at peace with their circumstances. Which is 100% normal, I understand. The struggle is REAL. Haha. It’s hard to not feel discouraged when you look at where you are in comparison to where you want to be… If you look at it in a negative light. This goes for anything – career, health, fitness, friendships, relationships, biz/blog, happiness, etc.
But just because you're not where you'd LIKE to be... doesn't mean you're not where you're MEANT to be. Remember that.Click To Tweet
God knows what He is doing. In your life, and mine. Whether you even believe in Him or not. All this new, exciting, frustrating, stressful, crazy sh*t going on in your life is for a damn good reason. I want you to believe that because it’s true. Be careful not to let yourself fall into the self-pity trap or give up on yourself. Because you’re doing amazing.
Take a minute to reflect on how far you’ve come… Isn’t it pretty incredible?
I don’t know why, but it was just on my heart today to give y’all a reminder that no matter the ‘season’ of life you may find yourself in today, I’m proud of you. God is proud of you. You should be proud of you!
Take a deep breath and let out all of your fear & anxiety. You deserve genuine inner peace & happiness today – NOW. And the good news is that it’s here for the taking. His love never fails. Joy is here & you are loved. Yes, YOU. So don’t be discouraged by the future, or by others successes in life. Rather, be INSPIRED by it. When you take a look around you realize potential is everywhere & life is GOOD. No one can do it like you.
Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
-James Matthew Barrie
Anyways, keep your head up, beautiful soul. God has a special plan for you. And I can’t wait to see it unfold. Even when times get tough and you’re feeling rough AF – try to be the light in the darkness. When you choose to shine from within regardless of your circumstances and keep the faith, you will find joy in the journey. Because it’s already there.
Here’s a few little things in life that make me light up inside:
^basically all I need in life.☀️🍕💕(plus a few other things😉) Seriously—it doesn't take a lot to make me happy⬇️ the little things are truly my GREATEST source of joy. . A walk on the beach. Actually, anything involving beach. A long talk on the phone with an old friend. New friends. A damn good margarita🍹(no salt) & Mexican food (extra QUESO). KARAOKE. Going on random adventures. Christian music on the radio. Wasting my money on random crap at Target. Quote surfing on Pinterest. Insta-Blogging. Real blogging. Working in the news. Taking extremely long showers. Being creative. Long cardio sessions. Cuddles. PUPPIES. Sweet tea. Organizing my room. Um. Snapchat. Just to name a few… Although most of those things are pretty darn 'basic'… Hey, it's what I love. And it's the truth. Haha. I can't pretend to be someone I'm not on here. And I don't want to. So ya! . Minute by minute, day by day, the little things add up & you realize they're the BIG things. It's when we forget to appreciate the little things that we lose our way. Try to surround yourself with positive people that make you feel great. Things that you love. No matter how silly. Lame. Or un-productive they feel. Because just like I always say… God wants you to be happy and gave you the interests/passions you have for a reason. So don't deny yourself those gifts along the way! What little things do you love A LOT? Think about it. The more you think about what you love in your life the more of it you have….. 💜 #simplelife #thesunshinewithin
Love you mean it. Have a great day!
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