Each sucess begins with us believing in ourselves and making the most of each opportunity that comes our way. Use this affirmation for any area of your life you want to work on: career, relationships, health.
Building a homestead from the bottom up it is easy to get overwhelmed but by taking each day and embracing the lessons that life presents in that moment, that is where the growth happens.
I was recently asked if I thought I bit off more than I can chew with this project. 2 acres, 2 homes to completely renovate, a garden to start, learning to raise chickens and other animals, being away from friends and family. It does sound like alot in that context, but I have a clear vision of what I want. The most clear I have ever had. In the past, it was to be the best I could be in the moment. Wife, mom, friend. Now, I clearly see a life that will being me joy, my spouse, my kids and my grandkids. I have a spouse that shares that vision. We are building a legacy. Something I never imagined when I was younger. To become more than you thought possible before, you have to think it into existence. You have to believe it. Pick thoughts that grow your dreams.
In life, as we work towards our goals, it is hard to stay in the moment and appreciate all the abundance we already have. When we are focused on where we are going, it is easy to miss the little joys we have in our everyday life. This week, take time each day for gratitude for where you are and who you are. The journey towards your goal is yours to be proud of and to enjoy.
This morning I am sitting bundled up in a house cold enough to see my breath, by a wood burning stove my husband is using muffler tape to hold together and am listening to the team prepare our driveway to pour the concrete for our new garage. I am writing in my gratitude journal and my husband come in to tell me that our water main has been hit. I look out the window to see water bubbling up through ground.
Another aspect of this house incorrectly done. It is barely below ground and a plastic pipe is all that is bringing water into our home. Without this find, it would have been below our new slab and new garage and when it burst…which is inevitable with it not being copper piping and would have been leaking under the work we are having done.
So now we have trenching and digging and copper piping to buy to make it correct. I have no water to the house, so that will make today interesting but I still sit in gratitude.
I am still warm and safe even though there is chaos around me. I have clean, bottled water to drink. Fortunately, my husband made coffee this morning start my day with as I set my intentions for the week. There is always a silver lining, a new perspective to see, an opportunity to grow.
So it looks like this week, I will be learning plumbing and getting a workout digging. Good thing I have dry shampoo until I can wash my hair again.
Happy Monday!!I hope your cup is filled with motivation and excitement for the week. No matter your goal, find the joy in the journey. That is where the growth happens. By celebrating the small things in life. No one else can do things quite like you. From making the bed or doing the dishes, to how you take care of your health, to how you love your family and friends, to how you impact the world at large, that is all uniquely you. Love the process and be proud of every small step, it will lead you to a place where the outside world will not dim your shine.
At times we feel like when need to already accomplish our goals before we reach out to help others but there is so much learn in the journey and by sharing the journey. When we reach out to others from a place of compassion and kindness and leave judgment behind, we can truly connect with others. Helping others without judgment opens others to hear us without judgment.