Monday, October 15, 2012


I'm taking a short break from working in the sun to sit in doors and have a cup of Darjeeling black tea. It's soothing to sit here and reflect particularly when my life has recently gotten a bit more hectic.

My very dear friend M came to visit last week. I'm still sailing on the sea of strength that we provide for one another. Her words are comforting. Her insights are uplifting. Her friendship is something I cherish everyday.

Often a similar theme surfaces in our lives and we are able to relate on the topic. The current issue at hand is endurance.

In a race you need endurance and in life you need endurance. Maybe it's to get through a tough day, week or month. Maybe it's a whole season of growth that requires one to endure through and through. I feel like perhaps I'm in that season.

I know there is light at the end but part of endurance is not thinking about the end. When I know I'll be running 10 miles, I often can't even thinking about the finish line until I have only about a mile to go.

Lets call this season a 20 miler....

This season involves a lot of work both physically and emotionally, often from early in the day until late into the night, and in particular this season involves enduring and learning from things I know are not my future callings.

How does one sit in an office they know will soon no longer be their home? How does one participate in work that sometimes contradicts their beliefs? How does one take on new work for the sake of making things a little lighter even though it is so far from their passions?

I'll keep you posted and let you know...

Is there room to grow in these days to come? of course. Will I adapt, learn and even find joy in my daily work? I expect so. Will I have to be where I am forever? Nope.

Part of endurance is not just accepting it, not just going through the motions, not just taking it for what it is like a rock in the middle of a river, water flowing around it's rigid body. Endurance is about feeling it, experiencing it and letting it change you for the better.

I accept my challenge for all that comes with it! What challenges must you endure?

BPositive and BFree!


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

New Insights

You can listen to the same song over and over again. And walk the same path each day without a second thought. Go about routines and daily habits.

But when you stop and listen or really look, each day has something special to offer. On my way to work today I listened to a favorite song for the umpteenth time and a line struck me that had never left an impression before:

"So much I know, that things just don't grow if you don't bless them with your patience."

How had I not heard these words before?

I always need words of patience and these were of particular help to me as lately I have been doing nothing more but yearning for what's next.

So today I bless my life, my time, my tasks, and my words with patience. Things will surely grow from here.

What can you find in your routines that gives you some new insight? Leave a comment!

BPositive and BFree!


Monday, October 1, 2012

Celebrate You Today

I don't like chaos
Or messes in my house
I thrive during times of change
I'm cranky when I'm tired
I'm sometimes independent
But have no qualms in saying I often lean on my husband for strength.
I don't always take criticism well
I sometimes think things are personal when they're not.
I get frustrated when I see my own flaws represented in others
I control things
I live with my heart
I need lists to remember even three things to do.
I sometimes live for tomorrow and not for today
I don't always see things through to the end.

These are my flaws.
These are my forever chances to grow.
These things are part of who I am.
Today instead of putting pressure on myself to be a better me. I am going to embrace everything about me and celebrate it all. They are what make me who I am after all...

Celebrate yourself today. You deserve it. Because you are amazing.

BPositive and BFree!