Monday, July 30, 2012

Monday Meditation

Ch-ch-changes! I learned a lot this past weekend and taking a moment to reflect on the positive (and taking pictures of the simple beauty) surely keeps things in perspective. So I offer these words of wisdom I received recently from family and friends as my Monday Meditation

"It's always darkest before dawn." So keep your face to the rising sun... I am fairly certain I was a plant or flower in my previous life, because sunshine seriously makes the world of a difference to me!

** "It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are." This has been one of my favorite quotes by e.e. cummings since my high school days and I truly think it has shaped my attitude. You can't make someone else have courage to face a challenge or issue, you have to have the faith that you can pull it out of yourself and grow today!
Funny Cry For Help Ecard: I'm saving up for a nervous breakdown.
Ehhh may not be the best idea to save for....justsayin

*** There's a reason you're still friends with people from your youth--they are worth keeping around. Through THICK and t h i n, you can always count on them to come through for you...and make you laugh your face off (the vino helps too)!

Wine Fest with my very first friend I made in high school, Catie
11 years later she's still my homegirl

Funny Friendship Ecard: We're total fucking bad asses.
That f* bomb snuck right in there..Woops!
**** I took my 85yr old Grandma out for fro-yo on Sunday & she shared with me her life advice: You don't have a thing without your family & your health. Period. You can lose it all as long as you have your family & health. It's the simple things in life that matter most.
Wise woman's words. She still plays tennis once a week & baked me a loaf of banana bread & kissed me goodbye. She's got it figured out...
Gram dropping knowledge bombs on me
about how to cook old world style pasta from scratch
***** Gram's got it figured out and she passed a lot of that knowledge (and good cooking skills) on to my Mom. And let's face it...Moms ALWAYS know best. Blessed I gotta good one!
Homemade vegan blueberry pancakes and sausage.
Cook good, feel good.
****** "I love you more than all the leaves on all the trees in the world." My sister said that to me the other day. Sh*t just got real. It stopped me dead in my tracks when I tried to fathom how to even begin to calculate that! Unconditional & incalculable love.
Tremont Ale Fest

Always remember your roots!

******* Kanye's Workout Plan-- "That's right put in work, move your a$$, go wizzerk
Eat your salad, no dessert"
you know the next line...

Despite Kanye's  typical gigantic ego, he is actually onto something with that mantra. Sweat it out and work it out! And listening to a lil Kanye bumping in your ears never hurt during a workout either. Exercising feels GREAT and I am going to COSE's Y Days tomorrow for a free workout--I'll keep you posted.

******** What goes around comes around. Don't make me get the Justin Timberlake song stuck in your head too. Karma, people, is real!
Look at that face, JT don't play no games

********* Somebody very special to me gave me the nicest compliment that really resonated... "You are incredibly resilient."

********** God has a strange way of revealing His plan. Trust in it. It's a beautiful struggle and life always goes on....

So those are my meditations for this Monday. Digest it and embrace it. Feel free to share your own positive points too! Always welcome :) Keep JAMmin!


  1. Let's not forget the quote on the back of your Tshirt. Cyndi lauper knew what the hell was up.

  2. Love it! And thanks for your wise words and advice too girlfriend :)


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