love your life.

my son's bowl of spaghetti-o's

::Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

::The difference between something good and something great is attention to detail.

::Alleged impossibilities are opportunities for our capacities to be stretched.

::We cannot change our past.
We can not change the fact that people act in a certain way.
We can not change the inevitable.
The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have,
and that is our attitude.

::We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.
~Charles Swindoll

these are all brilliant quotes. i totally believe {because i have been living it personally lately} that life truly is 10% what happens to you (things are always going to pop up in your life, no matter how positive and joyful and loving you are) and the REAL key to it all is in your reaction to whatever it is that just popped up. it is only YOU who decides whether it is "good" or "bad", it is only YOU who can make it miserable or tolerable or even something you look back on and find the most meaning in, it is only YOU who is in control of you.

trust me, when you are faced with something you think of as bad, take that thing and look at it from a different angle -kind of like you would if you were doing a sudoku or maybe crossword/word puzzle- and choose to react differently. the outcome will also be completely different because of that reaction.

think about it ... the times in our lives that caused us the most strife or heartache or pain have been the times in our lives that we have grown the most from. the beautiful, wonderful, glorious times are ones that make our hearts sing at the time, but we move quickly from them, right? well, try this: take the time to bask more in the beauty AND take the time to find the nuggets of gold in the murky times. life is amazing ... ride the wave :)


i had a fabulous time in the land of enchantment. my heart sings there, and i took the time to FEEL it in my bones. as human beings, feeling is what we do best. open your life lungs and breathe it all in, baby! i have some lovely pictures to share with you in the next entry.

have a wonderful evening.

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