Special Occasion

I don’t share this to discourage celebration –  it’s a beautiful part of life to celebrate our achievements and create special occasions. 

I share this to encourage you not to hold yourself back by waiting for the right time. 

Evaluate your reasoning. Are you delaying returning to school because you want to be financially stable, or because it’s not the right time and you have a 5 year plan that puts you on track to return to school at a certain age? 

Similarly, it can be helpful to reward yourself for certain habits, like buying that thing on your wishlist as a reward for saving money. But don’t forget to reward yourself just because. 

If you want a nice dinner, a spa day, to see a movie, whatever it is…go do it. Because you’re alive and you deserve to. It doesn’t have to be special. You make it special. 


To start your Monday:

Repeat these every time you catch yourself mid-negative self-talk. Your attitude and outlook starts with you.
You are beautiful. You are strong. You are capable. You deserve happiness.

Have a great day!


We’ve heard it all before, “If you’re going to pray, why worry? If you’re going to worry, why pray?” … “Worrying is a waste of time” … “Let go and let God” … “Don’t worry” …

But how do we actually stop worrying about the things that ail us? 

For those of us that pray, do we not pray for situations to turn in our favor, or the favor of our loved ones? Even if the prayer is “let your will be done” do we not pray that with a silent wish as to what that will is? 

When someone is wrestling with something, telling them not to worry is like telling a terrified person not to be afraid – they’re already afraid. They’re already worrying. 

It makes more sense to me to acknowledge that which worries us, and make a conscious effort to focus on other things. 

What are your thoughts? How do you push the worries away?