Last week seemed like a wash for anything creative, leaving me feeling as if I was never going to grab ahold of my creative mojo once again. In some ways, I was beginning to feel overwhelmed with all of the various art projects on my desk and looming deadlines. Most of you know life has been quite eventful these past few months, and in that, forcing me to find a new balance between my work and home-life. While going through this temporary growth phase, I was reminded of the things I currently teach in my online course, Hello, Courage - "when things becomes challenging, find joy in the simple things of life" - and that is what this girl did. Uh huh.
Understanding and accepting that life brings us challenging moments (especially ones where we want to pack our bags and take a long holiday) is important to our own personal success and prosperity. Each one creates a deeper strength within our spirit, allowing us to face the next demanding situation placed before us that much more so.
One of the things I've been focusing more on as well is getting back into a healthier lifestyle. After the awful car accident I was in just a little over a year ago, I was faced with months of confinement to the sofa, no exercise and with it, poor eating habits. Now that the doctor has given the green light on moving forward, it's been important to me to start regaining the physical strength I once had, along with a healthy mindset. In that, each day is filled with searching for those simple things to make my heart smile. Today? It was the bowl of fruit on our kitchen counter. Silly? Maybe. But for me, it's a sign of improving my life in every simple way that I can.