Thursday, August 21, 2014

Quote of the Day| Maya Angelou

"A woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself and only herself."
-Maya Angelou

Tall Skirt: New Look (online store)
Top: Forever21
Sandals: Nine West (size 11)
Sunglasses: Thrifted
Bag: American Eagle

The quote above is always such a good reminder to be spirit-led so that I can feel comfortable with just being myself.

But on another note:

Checking in here: It's been a week of many emotions. Happiness, sadness, frustration, fatigue, discouragement- you name it, I felt it. I've been learning the meaning of patience and joy on deeper and higher levels. And that while joy is a state of our spirit, happiness is a decision. And yeah it's true that this is something we hear all the time, but it is so good to actually and intentionally practice it. So this morning- as hard as it was to drag myself out of bed to make it to the gym before work and as much as I wanted to frown and groan my way there- I chose happiness. Today's choice of happiness came in the form music. Man, there is something about it that just gets you goin'- really and literally! So as I put one foot in front of the other on my oh-so-favorite stair-master machine ;) I was pleasantly surprised at how much my mood and countenance was lifted as stepped to the beats of each song. There's something very powerful in being proactive and making a choice- even if it's as simple as deciding to put one foot in front of the other. Those who have done any kind of feat of physical endurance like running a marathon may know this very well.  So today, I'm thankful for the power that comes from having a choice.

xoxo Mary

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