MV Obsession

My obsession with Martha's Vineyard.. phototography..genealogy and life in general and this and that…

Words …


Everywhere you look this time of year there are words of encouragement, hope, and inspiration to help you along with those pesky new year’s resolutions so many of us fail to keep.  We all know the sayings and catch phrases and remember them at least for awhile.

And then the other day I saw this card… it jumped right out at me… I read it… liked what it said and put it back.   Then picked it up again.  Put it back and walked away.  It pulled me back and it was obvious I wasn’t leaving the store without it.

It’s not just the words, I like the colors, the contented look on the woman’s face.. peaceful and all knowing without being all preachy about it.


Some of these things will be easy to embrace, others not so much.

*embrace change – never an easy thing for me, I like things the way they are and fight against too much change… some would say all change but I disagree, I’m trying to accept some change.

*take the journey back to yourself – ahhh, it’s so easy to lose the ‘self’ we are, the one that is inside our heads talking to us.   We lose ourselves and become someones mother, wife, sister, friend.  The essence of our inner self gets overshadowed.  I am definitely encouraging my inner self to stand out and up more often.

*speak of gratitude – I am grateful and do speak of it often and hope that it comes through to those I am grateful to.

*wear yellow shoes –  – ah, now here’s one I’m looking forward to.  I used to have yellow heels and yellow patent leather flats and they made me happy.  They say you should always have a pair of red shoes and I agree with that, but yellow, now there’s a pair of shoes to dance among the stars in.

*unleash your creative spirit –I do unleash my creative spirit… here are two examples… this blog…and my photography blog

*be positive – I’m not generally, I am a pessimist with optimistic leanings but I shall endeavor to switch that around.  Really, I’m positive about that !

*believe in healing – definitely, no doubt about it…mentally, physically and spiritually.. we can heal.

*share your inner light – I try to do that everyday, a smile here, a smile there, it’s amazing how many people react positively to that… see, I’m being positive 🙂

*surprise yourself and do things you didn’t think you could do – I’m always surprised at what I do that I didn’t think I could… I usually need a gentle push from loved ones..okay sometimes a shove.  A few years ago I rode on the subway in NYC with my daughter for the first time, didn’t think I could but it was too bitter cold to walk and so I gave in and did it.

*live as if you only have one chance –we definitely only have one chance at this life, the life we’re living now.

Will see at the end of 2013 how well I have or haven’t done !


Author: mvobsession

I'm married, I have two daughters and two grandchildren and they all love MV. Enjoy my MV blog and contact me if I can answer any questions. This blog started out as strictly about Martha's Vineyard but over the years I've branched out to include other obsessions and interests. I enjoy photography and like sharing my photos here as well. Hope you enjoy :)

3 thoughts on “Words …

  1. I absolutely LOVE this card… everything about it. What a great post, thanks for sharing this. Do you mind if I do the same? WOW. I want this on my wall!!…

  2. you liked that card joan, because the woman on it has that same look of contentment on her face that *you* do!!!!!!! ♥

  3. Joan,

    I, too, love this card! The messages on the card and your relative comments get me “thinking”?

    Right now, telling those around me of my gratitude for them and their work is very prevalent in my mind. So many things are really “right” with the world and still it’s easy to keep the stuff that may need changing in front and center.

    Good New Years thoughts!


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