Tag Archive | life

I am not a superwoman – personal

Quotes, Being slow, Life, Stress, Speed, Thankful

I believe in being steadfast in everything that I do, but the past few weeks have challenged my usual enthusiasm that I find myself doing the barest minimum.

It’s been somewhat a bag of mixed blessings, thankful to get up and do the things that need to be done in an automated mode and being thoroughly bored in-between – why I don’t know.

I don’t know whether to blame it on the torrid and melting heat over here, on unresolved problems that tug the edge of my mind or on having to take care of my family members where everyone seems to be sniffling, running temperatures, a bug here and there including myself or is it a combination of all?

There are days like today when I feel totally inundated and I simply want to reach out and chuck everything out of the window, then press the stop sign on the clock just to let life pause while I catch my breath.

I work at taking deep breaths and exhaling through the mouth, repeating it a dozen times, each breath let out to let go of pent-up emotions, anguish, and stress. I recognize that part of my stress is the unrelenting drive to succeed and when it seems that I am slower, I feel guilty for being slow which is absolutely wrong. There are lessons to be learned from being slow.

As I write this post, I take a pencil to my to-do list. I whittle it down to 5 simple things, making a clean slate for today and going slow. It’s a beautiful, blazing hot day today and I am thankful for common sense and to recognize that I’m not a superwoman, that there are days that I’ll be slow.

Today, I will only do 5 things – one of which is this, now it’s only 4 things; cook for my household, read other blogs, format my book, write that freelance post for publishing… already it sounds plenty.

Jacqueline

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Just A Little Thought

Jacqueline's Quotes, Pain, Let go

We can’t sweep our sad moments under the rug just to pretend that they don’t exist and then heap happy platitudes on top of them.

To heal we must bring them to light. Air them out. Cry. Shout. Do what you need to do. But don’t swallow them.

That’s no way to fix what’s broken. Hiding them away is like putting a plaster on a festering wound. It’s not being courageous to bottle it all up, rather it takes courage to seek resolution.

If you are hurting in any way, seek for a reliable, supportive person to talk to, if you have no one to talk to, free write it all out even if it’s anonymously and send it out there.

Be well.

Jacqueline

 

Featured Posts – Share Your Post Links

Sharing, Blogs, Networking, Growing Readership, Connection, Bloggers, Blog Posts

‘PLEASE SEND IN YOUR LINKS.’ 

Today’s featured blogs are:

Way towards happiness

Where do you find your happiness? An insightful article that’s worth the time to read it.

Sophisticated lady bringing back sexy

Deborah is a beautiful sister and her zest for life inspires me.

How sin affects me

Here are my thoughts about this insightful post. May I never get comfortable straying too far from God.

I always know when I’ve trailed away from God’s path. Everything in me becomes stressed out and out of sync. He never leaves us even when we wonder – I feel that he stays at a distance and allows us our free will to come back.

Crockery and Order 

Homey and makes you smile. I like order in the kitchen. It makes life easier.

The End 

This is such a beautiful, profound piece of art that leaves me feeling solemn.

Do step in, explore these blogs and show some love.

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Thank you for your understanding and regards.

‘Remember, we create a cohesive community when we come together.

Jewels of Dew Drops

Catching glinting jewels of early morning dew drops

that would disappear just as the sun rises

brings a smile and

a reminder that everything in life is transient.

That those simple things are extraordinary things,

like a tiny dew drop

being a microcosm of an entire ocean.

©

Jacqueline

grass, dew drops, nature, life, transient, microcosm, poetry, photograph

Evanescent – The Daily Post

Exhale…#SoCS

I am literally pausing and going on the slow this weekend to smell the roses, coffee, freshly mown grass and all the wonderful blends out there.

I have been running on full steam all week, pausing to catch fleeting whiffs of a smell now and again, but the ache in a shoulder tells me that it’s time to apply the brakes, to exhale and pamper myself with a weekend rest so that I don’t grow weary and feel faint, lest I find myself in need of smelling salts.

Keeping it brief, enjoy your weekend. Do find time to put up your feet and inhale the wonderful smell of life deeply.

Jacqueline

Smell – SoCS

P.S. We’ll be having a Welcome to June blog party on 31st May/1st June. Dust your dancing shoes 🙂

Posts That Caught My Interest – 2

I recognize that a lot of bloggers – except few – bother to follow a link to read reblogs and now and again, I stumble on posts that I find myself nodding along in agreement as I read them and wish to share.

I offer these few. I found sense, laughter, reflection and inspiration. Do take a peek. I am disabling the comment button to encourage you to visit the blog sites.Image result for images of sharing

Healing properties of lemon

From homeless to Harvard graduate

Time for us all to bloom

Forgetting to be grateful

Crippling effect of poverty

Thank you for stopping by and do have a great weekend.

Jacqueline