Joy

“We simply cannot know joy without embracing vulnerability” by Brene Brown (author)

I adore this quote and the trick is to focus on gratitude and not fear.  I feel immense joy, when my attention is directed towards gratitude.  How about you?  How do you, or can you… show gratitude today and therefore begin feeling more joy in your life.

A short poem, if you will…

JOY

Capture me, take me

But do so knowing

That I am grateful

For you

JOY

Take me over

And know

That I am feeling

Opaque

But that is vulnerability

And this feeling is okay

And the more I am real

Showing Gratitude and living this life of love

The more JOY shows up.

I am present

This moment is vulnerability at its finest.

Only thinking in the moment

Being grateful for each step

And it will lead me back to you

JOY

I changed it up !

My previous blog was about changing the course of a moment, a day, a week and so on.  Yesterday I chose to change the way my day was going.  You see it could have been the usual routine with my 14 month old baby girl.  I had just written my morning post called “Change it up” and began to wonder how I could change my day.  As the day progressed, household responsibilities consumed my thoughts.  And then I began cooking and attending to all baby needs.  I understand that there are things in our day, that must get done.  Yet there are also things we can let go of, at least for a while.  So around 2 pm I was feeling sluggish and bored of the same routine.  It dawned on me that I wrote a post about the very thing I was experiencing yesterday morning.

Yet, no matter how much I wanted to change my day, it wasn’t happening.  Why? I began to ask myself.  And I realized that cognitively I was stuck in the same thought pattern, but emotionally I was ready to move forward.   So what did I do?  I changed my thoughts to match my emotions and “Viola!!!”, I had a much better day.  So did my sweet baby girl!  Why?  Because Olivia (our daughter) and I went outside and had a picnic with snacks enjoying the beautiful weather.  She even got to play with her friend across the street.  Did I mention that I also had a great workout walking with her up and down our drive way.  We both had our needs met enjoying sunshine, play and snacktime.  A win- win!

I must share photos of our beautiful baby girl enjoying snack and her pink swing!  When you decide to change-up something in your day or week, feel free to share on feedback form below!  I’d like to know you changed your day.

Be Well,  Kimberly

Living Out Loud

http://kimberlybeaman.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/livingoutloud.mp3Living Out Loud

VERSE:

I started at the end of the line

There was no cutting or pushing on anyone

Yet I struggled to be patient

Almost, every single day

Then I finally realized that

When my plan took an unexpected turn

That life is an adventure

So I’ve got to live and learn

CHORUS: 

Im living out loud for once in my life

The past doesn’t matter anymore

Because the road I’m headed down

Doesn’t seem so long, like it use too

Because this time around,

I’m gonna listen, to the voice

That’s been yelling so long

I’m living out loud

VERSE: 

Every obstacle brought me closer

To the child I knew when I was ten

See I thought I lost her

And I didn’t, know her name

But then I finally realized that

I’ve always been the same girl

It took a few years

But this time, I’ve got it right

Repeat Chorus

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