Writing on the wall of life…that I was here. I came, gave, and loved with gratitude and joy and left it a better place. ~Topaz
If you read nothing else today, read this... It is a beautiful way to live when we are fully living in a moment, knowing everything that it is worth. Always be aware of the beautiful moments we are etching into our hearts to become beautiful memories to keep forever. May your life never be the same after you read this article.
Life can become so busy...and so cluttered. While some of these things we have to do, we can become habitually busy. We can forget what it is like to live any other way. It becomes our new normal. The problem with this is that...
Life is short. People matter. Kindness matters. Little gestures matter. That kind thought you are thinking of someone right now could sow seeds of greatness in their life. It could be the thing that might begin to slowly turn everything around for them just because someone, just because YOU, spoke a kindness from your heart or reached out to them in some way. Show up. Speak up. Live the story you want to tell. BE the MAGIC. This is where life...
I am not brave in the normal sense of the word. You will not catch me jumping out of an airplane. I'm not likely to go mountain climbing. And by not likely, I mean NEVER. But that does make those like myself any less brave. Brave means...
My first attempts at making juice were NOT very good. Well, I take that back. I would probably love those first attempts NOW. But working up to more veggies than fruits takes a little time, at least it did for my family, and I am the person who LOVE veggies. I found the more I juiced, the more veggies I could add and still loved it.
We talk a lot about gratitude, but I have come to love the word CELEBRATE over gratitude. When I am celebrating something, I am REALLY grateful for it. You know that feeling you get when something makes you so happy that you want to break out the champagne and start dancing in the streets? THAT feeling. Find out more about why I started a celebration journal...
If you take a step back right now and looked at your life, your home, your friends, your facebook pictures, your instagram, and your pinterest account, what are all these things saying about you? What is what you are reading, doing on the weekend, and who you are spending time with saying about you? Are these things moving your soul? Are you living the story you want to tell?
Life is a journey. We are not meant to stay the same as we came into this world. Just as when you were a child and had so many things to learn, this never stops for us. There is always growth and change ahead for us if we want to live our best life. This could be your butterfly moment.
This may be the most life-changing challenge yet. If you want to change your life, the Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life Challenge may be just what you need. This isn't just about "being positive" or saying positive things, although that is a result. It is about filling yourself with what you want to start pouring out of you.
What happens when we are the man in the arena? This famous speech by Theodore Roosevelt assumes the critic is someone other than the man in the arena. We are not supposed to be our own critic. When we walk into the arena, we are the strong man. When we show up, we are the strong man. When we dance like no one is watching, we are the strong man. When we are authentic, we are the strong man. When we go after our goals, we are the strong man. When we go through the battle, we are the man in the arena. "We need to be kinder when we talk to ourselves. Give ourselves a break. Encourage ourselves. We need to not be the critic to ourselves when we show up, when we are the man in the arena." - Topaz
Enter now to win a Kindle version of I Want a New Life by Michele Poydence. This is one of my all-time favorite fiction books. It is an inspiring story of three women who go on a kind of inner sojourn to transform their lives. They trust God as they step outside of their comfort zones and trust that the life they were meant to live is on the other side of it. Enter now for a chance to win!
As happy as we think buy stuff makes us, it comes with a price, not only the price we pay for it. We must give it space in our homes, and we must give our time take care of it. The Real Cost of Things Cost Space Time As I have started to think of things in this way, it makes me think a little differently when I am making buying choices. There are things that I think I want, but as I think about them in the context of what I am actually trading for these things...
Welcome to The Art of a Beautiful Life!
This inspirational blog is about creating art with our lives and living a beautiful life…even if our life is a hot mess. No matter what your life looks like right now, a beautiful life could be just on the other side waiting for you. Even in the midst of a messy life, we have a beautiful life waiting to be discovered. It is about the way we choose to live life, the attitudes we choose, the reframing we do of our stories, the way we challenge ourselves to be who we were created to be…AMAZING.
A beautiful life is a way of living, a way of seeing, a way of believing. It is about letting our light shine. As you find yourself discovering this art, you will begin to see and live life differently. Your life becomes what you do. Each day. Life is a special gift, not to be wasted, but to be lived fully. Fully alive. Fully awake.
I am writing on the wall of life that I was here. I came, gave, and loved with gratitude and joy and left it a better place.
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