Slowly, but Surely

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Inspired by "It doesn't matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop." - Confucius

It has been so long since I last wandered
Had time to enjoy the wind's breeze
Many years passed since I last travelled with ease

~It doesn't matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop~

In these past years, I've wandered in self-discovery
Had time to grow and examine my worth
In the years that passed, I've experienced a rebirth

Almost seven years have passed since my life underwent a dramatic change and there are still many abilities that I long for. Though they are not yet possible, I continue believing that a recovery for me is within my horizon. I feel that travel is without ease due to my slowness and uncertainty, but I know that I will never stop trying.
Despite the slowness of recovery, I'm grateful for the self-discovery I was granted in this time. I've grown spiritually, something I've always wanted, and I, now, recognize my worth. I'm not what I used to be or what I thought I should be, but I'm exactly as I should be and unique because of it. I am alive, at peace with life and full of smiles as I've always wanted to be. 🥰

Empty Jars Still Serve

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Empty jars still serve
Storage when buying in bulk
Helps reduce plastic

Our house purchased a lot of jams and sauces in jars and they became the perfect containers when I started getting into snacks, like trail mix and mixed nuts, that I purchase in bulk to fill the jars.

December, Month of Enjoyment

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For the month of December, and my last monthly theme, I’ve chosen enjoyment as my theme.

To me, enjoyment is about connecting to my inner peace. In whatever circumstance I find myself in, I am in enjoyment when I give myself time to be conscious of my feelings and thoughts in the moment. 

Throughout my life, December is the month to anticipate family gatherings. When I was young and excited about presents and hugs, the month was enjoyable. When I became scared of feeling everyone’s concern for me, it was less enjoyable, and it became something I became wary of. When I was insecure of my body, December became a time I anticipated judgement. In acknowledging my present thoughts and feelings, I found understanding as to why I didn’t enjoy the holidays as I used to. As the experience evolves and I become more aware of myself, I know what my thought stems from and how I want to be, and enjoyment is easier when I can weed out what prevents me. I’ve come to enjoy letting the bad happen so I can recognize the good that’s being born.

For whatever reason you feel unhappy, take time to weed through your reason why. Understand yourself and make a choice of where you want to be. Accept that not everything can be enjoyable in the moment and remember to have faith that life will work itself out. Be open to the changes, flow with what occurs and embrace yourself to find enjoyment. Happy loving, everyone! May you find peace as the year comes to an end and you set forth to begin anew.

Sharing Love

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Joanna’s mother, an early childhood educator, spent her free time collecting craft supplies and searching the internet for innovative projects. Joanna was used to being her mother’s craft guinea pig and wondered what made her mother work so hard.

“Joanna! Honey! Will you come with me to the dollar store?” her mother yelled one afternoon. Here we go again. Joanna thought. “Okay, Mom, I’m coming!” she replied.

Joanna stared out the window on the way to the store. What does Mom gain in doing all this? Is she even appreciated?

“Mom? Why do you keep doing all this for your students? Is it worth it?” Joanna asked.

“Love only grows by sharing. You can only have more for yourself by giving it away to others. The happiness my students express make me happy and I’m confident it spreads to make life full of love for all.”

Inspired by “Love only grows by sharing. You can only have more for yourself by giving it away to others.” – Brian Tracy

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