I often get emails from readers wondering how I do it all. Or wondering if everything at my home is as perfect as it seems from the outside. So I thought we could sit down and have a heart to heart. I would like to address this with you so that I am not giving off the wrong impression as it is not my intention to seem like my side of the grass is greener. My life is not perfect nor am I…
I do try to have a positive outlook on life and feel like that most of the time I am blessed to have that perspective. I believe that a lot of it stems from my upbringing, my mother and my religious beliefs. And, the truth is that my life has its ups and downs just like everyone else. My family and our extended family has their own unique issues, and problems…whose family doesn’t?
I definitely have moments where I worry about the kind of mother I am, am I doing things right? Am I making the right choices? Am I doing enough? Am I doing too much? I believe every woman, mother or not, has those moments. I think that is normal and healthy. And I believe that it is important as women that we try to join together and uplift each other where we can.
It is so important to support each other in our efforts while raising these future generations. It is a lot of hard work and we need to be kind, loving and accepting of each other despite some differences we may have.
This blog has been and continues to be a place for me to share the good things in my life. I love to share the things that inspire me in hopes that it will inspire others…and YOU! So I choose not to always share the not so inspiring moments. And you need to know that even though I choose not to share them here in this forum, does not mean that they don’t exist in my life.
EVERYONE has a story.
The world is full of criticism, judgement and negativity. We get enough of it. It is all around us.
I felt a strong compulsion to start this blog and create my own little positive space in the world. A place that I enjoy coming to and interacting you amazing women. Women with whom I share common likes and interests. Women whom I would have never had the opportunity to “meet” otherwise.
I have pinned the following quote onto the bulletin board in my craft room–
The world has enough women who are tough;
we need women who are tender.
There are enough women who are coarse;
we need women who are kind.
There are enough women who are rude;
we need women who are refined.
We have enough women of fame and fortune;
we need more women of faith.
We have enough greed;
we need more goodness.
We have enough vanity;
we need more virtue.
We have enough popularity;
we need more purity.
-Margaret D. Nadauld
I love this! And I believe it is so true.
So, I just wanted to share with you some of my thoughts about this. Everyone carries their own personal problems, hurts, worry’s, fears and concerns. These may be public knowledge or known only to you…due to their nature.
As women, we all have the same basic wants and needs. A need to be loved and understood. And a need to live a life of value. And though, I am not oblivious to the negative that is out there, I just choose to focus on the positive.
Thanks so much for all your amazing support and kind comments. I truly love my readers and coming here to share the things that inspire me. I still find it hard to believe that there are so many of you out there who are checking in to see what I have to say. I mean…who are you people ? Haha! Know that I truly appreciate you and love to hear and see the things you are doing as well. And though my time and my ability to visit your sites and comment back to you becomes more and more limited, I want you to know that I read and value each and every comment and email you send. You have and continue to be a blessing in my life.
Okay then…that was a good chat right? Thanks for listening…
What do YOU think?