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Words Of Inspiration and Encouragement …


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 usually 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, and for.

*Wear yellow shoes— 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.  (Never got yellow shoes but I have ones with stars on them).

*Unleash your creative spirit –I do unleash my creative spirit… here are two examples… this blog…and my photography blog, ‘THROUGH JERSEY EYES’  which you can view if you CLICK HERE

 *Be positive – I’m not generally positive, 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, 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.

*Live as if you only have one chance –We definitely only have one chance at the life we’re living now.



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 :)

6 thoughts on “Words Of Inspiration and Encouragement …

  1. I love this Joan! Yellow shoes! Yes!
    Thank you for sharing this beautiful part of yourself.

  2. Still looking for yellow shoes 🙂

  3. Love it. but.. not probably ever going to wear yellow shoes. Not my color 🙂

  4. funny how all the comments are about the shoes!!!! yellow’s not my color either, but i have two pairs of purple boots, two pairs of pink boots…all four pairs suede i might add….3 pairs of silver shoes with rhinestones(!!!), a pair of beaded *Carlos* that i will never wear….BUT I HAVE THEM!! and the most amazing pair of BRIGHT PURPLE BETTY BOOP style high heels with the little toe cut outs…..i’m a thrift store queen…and even if i only wear them once….i can justify buying them!!!!! i keep telling hubby he should be glad i thrift store….i could be really high maintenance and spending all his money on diamonds and designer bags!!!!

  5. Wow, you have shoes and boots for just about any occasion… yay for you. I’d love to see those bright purple Betty Boop high heels… tell me, what would one wear with them 🙂 What’s wrong with high maintenance anyway 🙂

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