Last week while reading the beautiful blog, The Wellness Warrior, I came across this quote. It spoke very true to me. The women I look up to in life have all suffered great loss, struggle and very big obstacles. When they overcame these battles, they were even more beautiful than before, they move from being a good person to an inspirational person. In some cases, people who suffer can use it as a shield or excuse from living their life in happiness and joy, feeling scarred from the event and never moving on. When we look around it is so true, the events in our lives don't shape who we are, it is how we deal with them and move on.
It is kind of embarrassing, but last week at Body Balance, during meditation, I found it hard to switch off, I couldn't clear my mind. I often visualise an empty beach and soon enough I am blank, but on this evening my dogs and husband were there with me (on the imaginary beach that is!). I just felt so full of happiness, I couldn't wipe the smile from my face and felt a tear form in the corner of my eye. Sure, I have a million things on my to-do list, our bank accounts are quite dismal, I'm in a everlasting battle to lose a kilo or two and we have reno's begging us to be finished, but I am so blissfully happy with my life. I really have such an incredible person by my side and I wouldn't change it for a second.
However, there are two other men in my life, they are both spunky and great company. I was lucky enough to embrace both this weekend.
One is my little brother, we ventured out to a gorgeous country town market (which is quite MASSIVE), in Violet Town Victoria, we hit up the op shops and just hung out. I really need to do that more often.
The second, is my (pretend) nephew William. The son of my gorgeous friend Renee. We met up on Sunday morning to play with William at the park (and I happen to bring along the trusty camera).
The week ahead is open, a blank canvas to do great things. What exciting plans have you got for the week ahead?