Hope

I figured this was a great quote for Thanksgiving Monday. I really hope that all of our gratitude that we have had for today and over the weekend, will roll over into the upcoming week. I am big believer of expressing gratitude.

I really like this quote because it provides us with a lot of insight of how you should take things easily, and try your best to reduce your stresses.

Self Worth

Here is your weekly quote to help you get by.

I love this quote because it reminds me to always remind myself of my self worth. You are stronger than you think you are. Always remember how truly amazing you are. You were sent to be a part of the world, and the world can’t exist without you.

You should surround yourself with the people who bring out the best of you, not the worst in you. You should hang around with people who see your value and purpose.

Embrace the Uncertainty

“Trust the wait.
Embrace the uncertainty.
Enjoy the beauty of becoming
When nothing is certain, anything is possible.”

-Mandy Hale

I recently found this quote, and it is perfect for what I am feeling right now. I had a bad day today, so I am trying to bounce back. It has been a challenging day, but I am trying to work through this.

I feel honoured to have found this tonight. It is helping stay positive, and remain hopeful of the unknown. It reminds me to be strong, brave and fearless. Good things are on the way.

Thankful Tuesday

I believe the key to life is practice gratitude and being grateful for everything that comes to you — the good and the bad.

You need to have a balance of good and bad days. If you keep on having a great day after another, after another, well you would start to take that for granted. Bad days allows you to appreciate the good days. Good days always follow the bad days, so never lose hope. And if you didn’t have any bad days, how would you appreciate the good days? Like they say you can’t have a rainbow without a storm.

Bad and painful experiences give you the strength to grow, and good days allow you to be grateful when things are good. It gives you a sense of happiness. But regardless, it’s important to express gratitude everyday. Every experience helps shape you in to the person you are today.

Being grateful, and I mean truly grateful, has several benefits, it allows you to be appreciative of the good, it helps you be happier and be a better person. Gratitude allows you to be empathetic to others. When you have empathy, it helps build better relationships. There are studies that show practicing gratitude will help you improve your sleep. With all of these existing benefits, why would you rather be anything but grateful?

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s be thankful.

Hope

“Hope is not a course of action.”

-Buddy Wakefield

I absolutely love this quote! It is so simple but yet so profound. It is truly a great reminder..

Anchor

*Note this is not my tattoo, but I have actually considered something like this later. I think it is too intimidating.

During my shift that I was never scheduled to work a regular customer came in and he had an anchor on his shirt. I have a huge admiration for anchors.

I find that they represent a lot of things. This person’s tattoo symbolizes Hope. Faith and Love. That is important to me. But in general anchors are thrown into the water that is to hold the boat. That means no matter how rough or how stormy it is, you are strong enough to handle anything that comes your way. It offers stability.

It could also be a symbol to represent a loved one where you have been through a lot together. But no matter what tomorrow brings you will still stand by their side because you deeply care about them to not leave.

Setting Boundaries

This week has not gone as planned. Sunday my family didn’t really invite me to go the beach with them. Then yesterday I burned the first fingers on my right hand. Lucky it didn’t hurt that much.

Then today I had quite an overwhelming day, more so than I expected. I guess because I didn’t do anything from my morning routine which to be honest have been lacking terribly. I was going to for a run when I woke up but I figured it would be raining so I had breakfast and then instead of showering before work I went back to bed.

Anyway I got ready for work and I felt excitement to go shopping beforehand.

I bought a Mason jar that I can decorate into a vase for someone dear to me. Then I bought two new dresses that I thought I didn’t want to buy yesterday but then I ended up getting them today.

I started work and it was alright, it could have gone better. I didn’t realize that something got removed from our menu and a customer called in and asked for that. My coworker was already mad and then became even more mad at me. So I had to refrain myself from not talking, that’s something I typically do when people are upset/mad at me.

But then later I saw one of my friends and his friend in the restaurant near the end of my shift which was great. Talking to him brighten my day.

Whilst we were talking, I gave him my blog address and he started reading it. I can tell he thoroughly enjoyed the positive vibes.

I checked my phone which I had received four messages from another dear person which later saddened me to the point where I forgot that I was with my friend and his friend until he later said; “Sooo…?” I felt bad because her and I were both on our phones.

My ma picked me up and then I finally went for shower. My plans were to visit someone after work but those plans got cancelled.

The hardest thing for me to learn is acceptance and maintaining healthy boundaries. I sometimes feel like I’m too attached or either too distant. I could never find a balance. I feel like I’m sometimes unworthy. Before I began writing this post I was rereading my older posts where optimism was present. And now I’m trying to gain back that vibe.

I often struggle to feel like I am good enough. I guess it comes from my own inability to fully accept and love myself. I try not to let the negative take up so much of my time. From past experiences I have trust issues and fears of getting too close to someone for they would either abandon me or do something shady. I do trust people but at first it can be scary. It takes me awhile to fully trust someone. I learn from the past but I try to not let it affect my future.

Today I have learnt a lot. I have learnt that the best way to fix your problems is by not manipulating or controlling an outcome. Instead explain your feelings to the person in the conflict with and let them reply. What is meant to happen will happen. It’s part of the Universe’s divine plan for you so you know it is for the best. You may not see it now but it will be. And no matter what happens I will continue to tell myself that I am lovable. The most important relationship is the one you have with yourself. You must love yourself in order for you to love others.

“Accept – then react. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it” -Eckhart Tolle

“Even if the most important person in your world rejects you, you are still real and you are still okay.” -Melody Bettie, Codependent No More

Oprah Winfrey

I love this girl.

A few weeks ago I was standing in line at a local grocery store and I saw this magazine. I was like; “Ooh! I gotta buy that!” It was the 15th Anniversary of O Magazine!

I’ve never bought one of her magazines before.

It was a really good read.

The last page is what really hit my heart (in a good way).

Oprah was talking about the future and she said…

“Look Ahead in A New Direction

Every farewell offers a new hello. When one road ends it’s time to look ahead in a new direction. And know that as far as you can see, the universe can see farther. That is where we’re headed.”

-Oprah ❤

I’m dealing with a friendship that “died” a few months so this offers me a lot of hope. 🙂