I Crave the Rose, So I’ll Face the Thorns

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Yes. That quote speaks volumes to me about my life, and my fears. All my life, I’ve been afraid. Afraid to grasp the thorns for fear of pain or rejection.

But how could I ever expect to smell sweet success, the roses, either personally or professionally without the pain? I guess I was afraid to find out. Fear. That’s been the barrier for me.

I’m no longer afraid of the pain. It’s a fact of life. I can face the pain of the thorns knowing that I’ll smell the roses when I face my fears.

I’m grasping the thorns because I crave the rose.

Wednesday Words of Wisdom

Marriage, marital problems, family, life We all know that life has its ups and downs. It is what it is. Sometimes I find myself incredibly down. Way more down for one reason or another than I let on to the outside world I’m afraid. So each week, mid week, I’ve been taking a few minutes in the morning to just relax, regroup, and motivate myself. I typically find motivation through other’s words and wisdom. A simple Google search can be incredibly uplifting, as odd as that sounds. But from now on, every week (or so I hope), I’m going to be sharing a few inspirational quotes with you in case you find yourself struggling too. Life is hard work y’all, but if you look at things the right way, it’s always worth it.

“Happily ever after is not a fairy tale. It’s a choice.”  ~Fawn Weaver

“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” ~Mignon McLaughlin

“We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.” ~Sam Keen

“Enjoy the little things in life… For one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things.” ~Kurt Vonnegut

“And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.” ~John Lennon and Paul McCartney

Remember that sometimes your internal struggles are put there to remind you of what’s most important in your life. For me, it’s family, always family first. I needed this reminder, and this moment. Happy Wednesday!

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

I usually wait until December to start decorating for Christmas. I have to wait. It’s the right thing to do. We need to celebrate Thanksgiving first. We really should, and we will. BUT Bubby is so excited for Christmas this year that I caved. Last night, B pulled out the tree per my request, and I was initially mortified. 

MORTIFIED. 

My beautiful white tree had somehow yellowed, carmelized let’s say, over the past year. No, no, no…this won’t do. I was about to ask him to take it down and I’d go buy a new one. Until…
Bubby came down the stairs. He immediately ran to our yellow tree (oy…it pains me to even type that) to embrace it. As in literally hug the tree. He loves it that much. What’s a momma to do? The answer is: Learn to love yellow and just embrace the season and his excitement. It is what it is and if he’s happy, I’m happy.
Happy Wednesday y’all. And happy holidays. Let us all embrace and enjoy. Rejoice in the season through the eyes of a child without stress or worry (for a change). I’m going to try, even with a yellow tree. Will you?