Monthly Archives: February 2013

I Choose Me

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It can sometimes be a challenge to walk away from someone you care about, yet there are times when it must be done.  There is nothing wrong with choosing YOU.  Nothing at all. I have had to walk away from more than one relationship – be it family, friend or lover when that relationship began to subtract more than it added to my life.  While I may still miss some of those individuals, I do not regret choosing ME.  I am worth choosing and so are YOU.

Choose wisely, my friends. Choose YOU.

 

 

 

 

 

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Lean

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tuliplightIt can be a challenge to remember to lean towards the light when things are not going well.  I have a tendency to go to ‘OMG, what am I gonna do??!’ before I chill out and lean towards the light- the Light being a more positive mindset, way of thinking or attitude in general.  It’s easy to get caught up in the muddy darkness of negativity and let it hold sway over you.  I know, I still do it from time to time.  If you can remember that there IS something better and just let your mind rest there, even if only for 60 seconds if that’s all you can muster. Do it.  Just let the light shine on your face for a moment.  Stand outside in the sun for a minute.  Listen to a favorite song.  Read a loved spiritual text.  Lean towards the light, friends.  

 

 

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The Gratitude Jar

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gratitudejar“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is ‘Thank You’, it will be enough.” -Meister Eckhart

One day on Facebook, a post was circulating about creating a gratitude jar.  The idea is to take a plain jar, decorate it and keep pieces of paper filled with things for which you are grateful inside it.  At the end of the year (or whenever you need a reminder) you can take a moment and reflect on how much you have  in your jar to be happy about.

I created the jar to the left and decided that I wanted to write my gratitudes on heart-shaped colored construction paper.  I keep my jar in a prominent place in my bedroom where I can see it every day.  I love that I can SEE all the cool things that have happened to me so far this year.  I also keep a Gratitude Journal and try to write in it daily, but there’s something about the jar and having pretty little hearts that I can pull out and look at whenever I need a quick little gratitude boost.  I think this is a great project to share with children to get them used to the idea of a daily gratitude practice.

It can be a challenge to maintain an attitude of gratitude with so much going on in my life, but I’m getting better every day and any tool that moves me towards that goal is a good thing.

Twitter: @EjayMooreArt