こういう日は #チェットベイカー の”Look for the Silver Lining”を。
1 week ago
Every day is a new beginning! Yesterday not so great? That’s okay! Look for the blessings of today! I’m part of a small group that utilizes Messenger to share a few things each day that bring us joy. It’s so magical to see how just focusing on recognizing and celebrating a few positives can shift a perspective!!! #lookforthesilverlining#createhappiness#warriorgoddesstraining#selfempowerment
Since I was about 20 years old I have had this daydream about what it would feel like to be an adult. It always involved sitting in a dimly lit room with my feet up, listening to jazz music. Tonight I caught myself living this daydream, sitting alone in the living room of my new home, listening to Chet Baker, feet up, smile on my face, #pocketofpeace. 🖤
11 months ago
Friday means “GOOD THINGS”!! (Real clever name I know...) if you missed my post last Friday, go find it to get the low down! Each Friday I’m going to share 3 good things currently happening in my life and would like for y’all to do the same! This is an exercise I used to do with my high school students each Friday and it was super beneficial for everyone 🤗. Here’s why:
1) Helps us get to know each other & better connect!
2) Prompts us to look for positivity, even if in your day it more resembles a thin silver lining ☀️. 3) Perspective- sometimes taking a step back to look at the big picture can drastically improve your attitude 🥰. .
🌱SO TODAY... here are my good things:
1 - This chamomile on sale at @traderjoes is bringing sunshine into my kitchen and I love it!! Feels like spring 🌼.
2 - It’s the perfect day for a walk outside. As much as I love stormy weather, it’s not so conducive to walks with baby!! Excited to take a long one today!
3) My sister gets married in less than a month and I’m getting SO excited! I’m also starting to work on her speech... send help!! .
✨What are YOURS?? I would love to hear!! Share below 🥰👇🏻.
Regardless of the circumstances in whic we may find ourself there is always something to be thankful for, even if we have to look a little harder to find it.
For example, good health is always something to be grateful for. Equally the roof over our heads, the food on the table and the clothes on our backs.
The British are well known for savouring a cup of tea. Such a seemingly small thing yet something that without fail brings comfort and pleasure.
Perhaps that is the key - enjoy the simple things in life; the sunrise and sunset, views from the train, bus, car, window, nature in all its glory.
If we pay attention to and truly appreciate what we have this will affect our vibrationary field and we will attract more of all the things we enjoy and appreciate.
Let's benefit from the Law of Attraction. Let us always look for the silver lining.
“Look for the Silver Lining”は、このアルバムのラストの曲♪
#チェットベイカー #lookforthesilverlining pic.twitter.com/cagBXGKy1s
I just had to go back and do it again.
We often say, "I wish I could like this post more than once." Well, Twitter is allowing us to do that on this one.#LookForTheSilverLining
The upside to any video game lull is that I get to catch up on the games I haven’t been able to play as much of due to work and college. #LookForTheSilverLining#StayPositive #PlayWithPowerNotNegativitypic.twitter.com/jE051LisKt
1 month ago
There is always a silver lining..... have a lovely day!
A little good news and a little bad. I’ll start with the bad first.....For the past 48 hours I feel like my skin is on fire and so itchy! We met with the team and I have GVHD rash starting on my back and chest. It looks like a sunburn but itches like poison oak. Picking up meds now and hoping to get control of it quickly. Of all the GVHD this is the most mild so I’ll gladly take it.
The amazing GREAT news of the day.....my WBC is up to 3.7 today!! Normal range is 4.0-11.0. I’m finally almost a normal person again! 🤣 My platelets and hemoglobin are increasing on their own. Great numbers today! I’ll be back to the ITA on Tuesday for my bone marrow biopsy. Thinking and feeling positive that the Leukemia will be gone. 🙏🏽 Have a safe and beautiful weekend my friends!
Nothing can happen without God’s permission and God will not allow a difficulty unless He has a divine purpose for it. If you will keep your peace, you’ll pass the test, and God will bring you out better than you were before. #lookforthesilverlining
3 weeks ago at 6 months pregnant we found out the landlord we rent from put the house on the market... We found out by a for sale sign on the front lawn... this was devastating.
We were supposed to purchase this house a few months ago but they got impatient and the deal fell through... finding out you have to pack up and move when all you want to do is nest and decorate a nursery is stressful and takes alot of readjusting expectations and trying to be flexible, optimistic and keep a positive attitude. It hasn't been easy...and yes I've had my meltdowns... but as I write this... the house that would have been our responsibility, just had its water tank go... flooded all over and currently the water is off.. this is after just 2 weeks ago the oil burner decided to give out... so I guess we #dodgedabullet... and really every thing does #happenforareason... on to our next adventure.
This is something that has been a struggle for me. I have tried for years to search for the positive in my life and failing. This is something that I intend to work on this year. I did well up until yesterday when I had a bit of a setback. Today was a struggle for me. But this will not deter me from trying to work on it. Tomorrow will be a better day. .
1 month ago
You guys are MY sunshine! I miss seeing you every day....but I'm working hard to get the new space up & running! Stay tuned & I hope to see you soon! 💞
So after a long day at my office, I get home to my entire neighborhood in total darkness. No hot meal for dinner. The silver lining: I can walk around my backyard naked and my neighbors can't see me! #LookForTheSilverLining
When obstacles show up on your path what do you do? Do you get angry and fearful? Do you freeze and isolate ?Or do you look for the silver lining and the lesson in it for you to overcome and grow and move forward feeling positive. All is Well !#obstaclesonmypath#overcomingchallenges#lookforthesilverlining#lookforthelesson#alliswell#harmonyinmylife#takingcareofme#myserenitea_
60+ and sunny one day then 30 & snowing the next..... what.a.weird.season
Can’t help but smile though because even in the midst of winter God throws in a gorgeous day to remind and reassure that this is temporary. To give hope & encouragement! Even in the middle of whatever circumstance you’re going through, there is a silver lining!
The best is yet to come😍
Even when you can’t see Him, even when you can’t feel Him, just know He never stops working!!! & your story isn’t over 🙏🏼🙌🏻
1 month ago
When I tell people I'm alkaline the first thing they say is, "Oh yeah. That alkaline water. I've heard of that." Of course we know it's much more profound than water.
When you're living the alkaline life - you know you can drink more than just water, right? Start playing around with your drinks so you don't get bored!
On the left, I have chilled chamomile tea with keylime and agave. It's SO REFRESHING. Goes well with my veggie sandwich at lunch or a kale patty for dinner. Good with savory food.
On the right, I have a warm roasted dandelion latte with hemp milk and agave. You can add a tiny bit of clove if you want. I'll either drink this in the morning with a chickpea omelette or have it alone, in the evening after coming in from inclement weather. I'll ask Alexa to play Leslie Odom, Jr's self titled album and I'm chillin' for the rest of the evening! Check that album out if you haven't yet, btw!
Anyway - drinks can help create a mood!
it’s been a February
to say I’d like to go a little “Roadhouse” on the last couple of weeks would be barely scratching the surface of my feelings toward this month.
I’m not going to get into all of the absolute dumpster fire-y, cruel joke that has been February. instead I am going to practice what I preach anytime I try to help a friend going through a tough time or just in a real rut in life.
FIND THE SILVER LINING.
earlier today I was cleaning a bit and listening to @joycemeyer – trying to start off the week on the right foot – and she made this wonderfully simple statement.
❝you can be pitiful or you can be powerful❞
you can CHOOSE to wallow, to dwell to sit in self-pity and just live with whatever your circumstance is
you can STAND UP and push back. you can knuckle down, learn to play in the mud and run it’s all you have towards the “better” you’re seeking.
as Joyce put it, the Devil doesn’t know what to do with people who CHOOSE to be happy. he literally loses his grasp when we choose to look for the silver linings. when, after we feel like we’ve been utterly flattened, the air completely knocked from our lungs and our senses are all over the place, we still get back up and wink at him. we let him know, he might win for that small amount of time, but we’re stronger than his temporary setbacks. our faith is stronger, our hope deeper and our God is so much bigger.
what was the best silver lining of your week? what’s your biggest goal for the coming week?
(mine, obviously, is getting my butt back in gear!)
2 weeks ago
Kate ♠️ Spade
4 weeks ago
EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.
Even when it's frustrating, not fair, exhausting, etc. when I get frustrated, I always repeat what my Dad told me growing up..Nothing worth having is free!
1 month ago
There is no way to deny the uncertain times we are living is as 2020 begins. This week brings the difficulties and challenges into full focus.
Today's Full Moon Lunar Eclipse occurs at 2:22 PM EST, closely aspected by Mercury, Saturn, and Pluto. In all problematic transits, I look for the silver lining, and even with this, I'm sure there is one. However, I am concerned that we aren't going to see it anytime soon.
With Mercury in the mix, the focus is on communication. The rhetoric you hear today won't be warm and fuzzy. Saturn and Pluto bring with them a harsh, cold, and callous tone. Do what you can to protect those who are most vulnerable in your community.
There is a power grab happening right before your eyes. The next few days will tell the story. I truly dislike fear-based astrology and astrologers who peddle it, yet we can not deny reality. It is important to look at reality clearly in the eye.
Uranus turns direct at 8:48 PM EST at 2 degrees of Taurus. Did some story go underground in mid-August that will surprise us now by resurfacing? Perhaps this will be the silver lining.
The Cancer Moon is void-of-course from 6:59 PM EST until she enters Leo tomorrow at 7:17 AM EST, suggesting that what occurs during this time will not have much impact.
As the sun sets on 2019 and the decade I reflect on what has been a year of change. Being 40, overcoming and mostly winning the anxiety battle, SATS, Emma leaving primary school, Emma starting secondary school, moving house, changing up my relationship, changing my job and mostly changing my outlook. I’m not where I imagined to be a decade ago. I imagined I’d have another child, I imagined I would still be in my ‘forever’ home. I ‘imagined many things that are not part of my life. I didn’t imagine divorce, 6 house moves and some of the battles that Emma and I have both faced. What I have learnt is change brings us good things. Many of the good things and people in my life wouldn’t be here if these changes hadn’t happened. Some people have always been with us. Things happen for a reason. I’ve stopped looking for my happily ever after and started appreciating my happily ever now. I can see the silver lining and I have grown into a braver woman that drinks from a cup half full. One thing that hasn’t changed is the centre of my universe was, is and always will be my beautiful Emma 💕 #happynewyear#2019#2020#newdecade#embracethejourney#lifeisperfectlyimperfect#lookforthesilverlining#cuphalffull
We've been sorting through the load of boxes we brought home a couple of days ago. So far, I'm excited about some of the things we found in there. This was in the bottom of one of the boxes....I think I'll keep it as a reminder to #nevergiveup.
1 month ago
#FindMySmile + #WednesdayWisdom: All of us have face some adversity at some point or another in our lives, in fact too many together at times tbh. But I feel smiling is the best way to face every problem, to crush every fear and to hide every pain. Not to say that you keep smiling through the worst situations. There is an issue with constant positivity or as it’s called the #positivity paradox. “Being #positive in the face of impending danger,” and the desire to be truly positive can make you worse, physiologically and/or mentally. But I feel it’s so important to be real with your #feelings. Feel the pain, the hurt, the #sorrow, but then once you’ve realised it, it’s time to deal with it with a smile and positivity. These pictures were taken about two weeks after I was asked to leave my #dream job because of budget constraints, and I felt I would never be able to bounce back. I was started freelancing looking for another job, but honestly, after a point in time I realised that being laid off the job was the best that could have happened to me. I still work as a freelance editor with the same company, I have my own #YouTube channel and so many other respected clients. And truth be told, I think staying calm, believing that something better awaits me, and #smiling is what got me through that phase. Everyday is a new beginning. So, take a deep breath, smile and start again. #SinghSpirational#Wisdom#Happiness#mentalhealthawareness #behappy😊 #lookforthesilverlining #singapore🇸🇬❤️
Hidas aamu dagen efter. Katselen (harvinaisen) rauhallisin mielin aamunsinisen hetken vaalenemista. Tänään sopii juoda kultareunaisesta kupista aamukahvi. Lakaisin jo keittiön lattian. Ehkä jopa otan sinipiian esiin. Hetken päästä. Nyt vain olen. Yhdestä nyt-hetkestä seuraavaan. Sieluun resonoimaan jääneen gregoriaanisen laulun lailla.
“Nobody can motivate himself in a positive direction by continually using negative words.” John C. Maxwell.
I wish I could paint a nicer picture for our environment, the people who are losing their homes and livelihood, and the animals who have lost their lives, or left abandoned without nature as a home. I wish it were that easy. I wish politicians were as generous as the amazing volunteers be it firefighters, or those in refuge centres helping those who have had to flee. All week long, I’ve looked outside and the dry ground surrounding our home has an orange glow. The sun is angry. Our environment is angry. I am so angry, and saddened by the shitstorm that is the bushfires in Australia. And I wish I was in the position to fix it. This said, I simply cannot deal with the amount of negativity floating around on social media at the moment regarding the bushfire crisis. Yesterday I attended the local evacuation centre with Willow where my MIL is chaplain to drop off some colouring in books and pencils we’d purchase for the kids to use whilst their parents were signing up. This is what we should focus on. Not whether the prime minister has done enough, or whether he should have visited the local townships that he did. Not what we think of him as a person. This is Australia - the donations, the volunteers, the mateship for those you know and the strangers who need our help. Make a donation, sign up as a volunteer to local organisations so that you can be there for next time (not that we wish in any way shape or form for a next time). I’ll certainly be signing up so I can increase my capacity to assist in a meaningful way. Australia is burning. Its people are hurting. Lives have been lost and homes destroyed. It’s disastrous beyond belief. But there are amazing humans doing what they can - let’s focus on those little glimmers of hope amongst the irrevocable despair.