With Age and Experience Comes Wisdom

If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands! *clap, clap*

I’m blessed to get to celebrate another year on this earth in great health, with a great husband, beautiful children, awesome friends and a loving family. Life is good–not because everything is perfect. It is because I choose to see past nuisances that I have no control over. Here is what I know:

  • Pain is only temporary. Trying circumstances oftentimes become the very things in life that takes you to a higher level of understanding spiritually, mentally, financially and emotionally.

 

  • There are many things in life that you do not have control over. You will experience losses and hardships; however, your mindset/thoughts are the only things that you can control. They form your mood, habits and attitude. You never have to look at your trials the same with a little practice at positive thinking. When you only see the negative in things, that is what you will attract. I choose to smile & find the silver lining in all things.

 

  • When people show you who they are, believe it. My husband I were having an interesting conversation not too long about this topic. Unfortunately, not everyone in your circle wants to see you happy and successful. You have to protect your dreams and goals from the naysayers.

 

  • Life is really like a blank canvas. You paint your own reality with your thoughts and the decisions that you make. Each day that I rise, I set out to live each day with no regrets. I’m not talking about grand, big things. Oftentimes, its the small, priceless moments that we allow to pass us by because we are so caught up with meeting goals, bills, life and work. For example, I work from home. I also have one child home with me. I can get caught up with the daily grind that comes with my workload. Living in the moment for me would be to yield to her demands of shutting off the computer, playing dress up and having a tea party. She will always remember these moments. I also know this curious, fun, loving and spontaneous little 4 year old will grow up soon. I do not ever want to look back on these years and say “I wish I would have..” My children will be by my bedside in my final hours saying “My mom was awesome! We lived a fruitful life. We traveled, explored, learned and she taught us how to live and love!”

 

So, before I go remember to smile often, live each day fruitfully, love like you have never been hurt and stay positive!!! I wish you all great blessings in 2014.

XOXOXO

Stacey~

 

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