Time and Talent

If you are going to do something do it right and do it well through effort, being mindful and diligent. Make it worth your time and honor your talent.

How many days?

I realized the other day as embrassing as it is, I have to stop and really think about how many days are in a month. Just when I remember we are on to a new month. February, February, forget it, are we in the leap year or not? Seriously, it is the little things in life that you just have to laugh at. Yes, I know there is a song and poem, but honestly, I may of been absent the day that was taught because I can’t remember that either. My Mom would joke that I was dropped as a baby on my head, maybe that’s true! I can remember a lot, but the months, forget it. I practice, but rely on my calendar. Did this ever happen to you? My favorite pizza shop closes for a week in the summer, I glanced at the date and thought, that can’t be right because it’s a Wednesday, then I thought that’s right there is 31 days in July. I even said it aloud, I started laughing and thank goodness the cashier laughed too.

My point is, laugh at yourself because you are not perfect, keep your sense of humor and be genuine because the days run short even if we forget how many there are, be grateful for them.

Did you ever think….why not?

Yesterday was a fun day of swimming with my 10 year old niece doing a lot of fun pool activities like I was a 10 year old; handstands, jumps, flips, volleyball. So fun. In the water, it’s like we can do it all, suddenly I am Olympic gymnast, not even thinking or afraid of twisting and turning. Just having fun. On the land, it’s a different story. There is something about the water, sun and kids, just being an Olympian in the pool, having fun and not making excuses; I can’t, should I, does this bathing suit fit? Just have fun and be positive even I am ok with not being a gymnast on land, I don’t want to outshine Simone Biles!

I’ll be honest, people tell me “you are so positive”. I try to be, but in my head, there are some crazy conversations going on, ” I don’t know, should I, will it work”? The answer is yes. Yes, if you make up your mind it will and you work at it. Maybe not how you thought, but for the best. Surround yourself with good people, supportive and keep your attitude genuine. Our attitude determines our success. If you keep saying you can’t, you won’t. I said that yesterday trying to get out of a wet bathing suit, I mean the only option was to walk around with my arm in the boob strap, that wasn’t happening.

I remember when I was in elementary school, my teachers would always says positive comments at conference time, but it was always “needs to work on confidence”. How do you do that? It’s not like multiplication that can be practiced. Confidence comes in time, experience and practice. Confidence comes in ignoring negative, selfish comments and believing in yourself. Embracing the moment and believing in what you are doing and aligning it with your passion and values.

As I got out the pool, closing out my Olympic routine for the day, I remembered I signed up for an hour long bootcamp class. What in the world am I thinking? I dragged myself there, did it and left feeling better. It’s not always pretty, but you too can pull yourself out of that wet bathing suit or at least get a work out trying and come through it better.

Sometimes….

Our hardest prayers are the most important that guide our most pivotal decisions into light! Dig into your darkest moments to seek and surrender to your brightest light. Beauty comes from our darkest moments, seeing it is hard, but look into the distance and you’ll see shimmers of the light. JRS ❤

Picture perfect mindset!

If you are like me you’ve had enough of the cold, snowy, icy winter weather! Enough! Last week during a Nor’Easter, I captured this picture and thought to myself, how beautiful, but then I thought ugh, it’s going to get worse and driving/walking will be a nightmare and quickly the beauty faded. Real quick! Why? A second ago, I thought this image was breathtaking, just like that, gone and forgotten, replaced with my own negativity. Today, as I was driving home in the rain, again, ugh, this weather! I felt annoyed for a few hours, then, I was annoyed with myself! Did that ever happen to you? I think I’ve written about this before, where I get on my own nerves and I neeed to tell myself to shut up and force myself back in the light. Sometimes saying it helps, enough Jennifer, you are so annoying with these comments. Shut it! Weather, really, you are letting that get you down! You know what, the weather can be a visual mindset staring at you or maybe even a mindset test, do you see the beauty? Can you feel the beauty? Maybe you are not a winter person, I get it. You know what you are, a person who can keep their mindset positive! What are you looking forward to? Could it be worse? What are you grateful for? Is it time to recharge? It’s never as bad as you think! God’s plan is never perfect, but it’s always on time. Celebrate what you’ve done and where you are going! There is beauty, look for it and when you are not seeing it, step back and get out of your own way!