Wednesday, May 28, 2014

My Roots

"Look up. Zoom out from the daily tasks and see the holy weaving of your time and love and action." -Danielle LaPorte 

My mom: She takes on the world; FULLY with lots and lots of questions, no fears (outwardly), no limits, no rules, no apologies. She knows her worth and will fight honorably to defend her strengths and passions. I aspire to be a small fraction of who my mother is every day. 

My granny: Never have I met someone with such soft edges, such grace, such groundedness in her choices, such strength. She constantly amazes me with her depths of compassion, insight, and wisdom. I have and continue to learn so much from listening to her stories, her views and to be a witness to her magic as my grandmother. 

My sister: For her courageous and unbounded life. Kelly moves through the world from a place of joy and wonderment. She takes on every day and finds every ounce of magic in its edges and then fully engages from that place. She is stronger than anyone I know and has such a capacity for warmth, wisdom and kindness. I am so grateful for her wild side, for her magic. 

Take a moment, think about your lineage, the place you started from, the people that gave you roots; Honor them by being YOU. 


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

These small things

"Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in ones own sunshine" 
Ralph Waldo Emerson 

These things light me up: bright, blazing, warm, comfortable, home. 

I am constantly humbled by the life I've been given, the careful crafting that goes into all the small and finite moments that we share and build with others. I looked at this view and thought; this is where joy is found, where peace is found, where breath is found. 

These small things make up every moment of who we are, we just need remembering. 

I hope that you find a moment today to pause, surrender, and truly FEEL. Remember why you love, laugh, dance, sing, create, build, design, surrender.