Monday, December 7, 2015

Hello Monday.

Hi Peachies. Welcome to Monday. Ugh! I know, right? This Monday is a little different for me. I'm actually looking forward to it. I need a refresh on life lately and Mondays are the perfect day for that. I've had a blog post sitting, waiting to be published for a week now but every time I go to publish it something comes up and I don't get it done. It's coming, probably tomorrow. Hello December will be a week late but today I just need to share some heart stuff.

Here's my post from Instagram and Facebook today.



Hello Monday. I secretly love you. I love the new beginnings you bring. It's a day to start fresh and after the week I had last week, I need this. I need time to sit in the silence w/ the Christmas tree glowing & get re-focused. Last week was hard. Last week anger & sadness took over because of someone else's greed & hatred. I cried so much that my face is still puffy & my heart still feels heavy but i've decided that I'm done with that this week. I even declared it to my husband at the dinner table last night. "I'm done crying over this!" Is what I exclaimed to him because i'm going to be still & let God have it. HE has bigger plans for me & my family than I can ever dream of & while this situation we've been thrown into hurts, maybe there's something better at the other end of it all. Maybe it's not my situation to control. All I can do is close my eyes & pray and be thankful for what I do have. It's funny, because in times like these it used to be my husband I called and cried to, that was when he was my best friend. Now he's my best friend & husband and we get to do this life together. I can do anything with him by my side. I'm choosing not to be sad and angry anymore, but instead, i'm going to be hopeful for the new possibilities in our lives. One of my favorite movie quotes is from Hope Floats; "beginnings are scary, endings are usually sad, but it's the middle that counts the most. Try to remember that when you find yourself at a new beginning. Just give hope a chance to float up. And it will, too."


This quote I found on Pinterest says everything I want to say.

It's okay to feel all the feels but don't allow yourself to break down and stay there. Get up, go get a coffee with friends, run to your mama (i'll never be too old for this), get a massage, do whatever it takes to not stay in that place.

Today I'm choosing happiness. I'm choosing to embrace whatever the future holds for me and my family. I'm not going to embrace negativity and the jealousy and hurt of others though. I'm not going to let that person win. I'm taking today to re-charge myself and come up with a game plan for the rest of the week. One that involves lots of coffee, a massage, shopping, daily devotionals and Christmas spirit.


If you need a friend, i'm only an e-mail away @lesliew21282@gmail.com


Happy Monday, Sweet Friends, Happy Monday.














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14 comments:

  1. Wonderful, heartfelt post. I agree that it's really good for the soul to feel all the feels and allow you to embrace whatever you are feeling at the moment, but to remember there is always space for happiness and choosing joy. I wish you a wonderful Monday and week ahead!

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    1. Thank You Marlynn. It's so true. Sweet comments like these sure do make my day even brighter! Happy week to you, too.

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  2. This made me feel so warm and fuzzy! I even read the beginning of the last paragraph out loud. Happy Monday, and enjoy the rest of your week!

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    1. Acecily, this comment just made my day! I think it's something we all need to hear and remember. I hope you enjoy the rest of your week, too.

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  3. This post really resonated with me, especially because I JUST got through wishing my students a happy Monday, and as they grumbled, I "preached" about the wonderfulness that Monday brings, full of hope and possibility : )

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    1. Lindsay, I love that you are teaching your students to see Mondays in a positive light. They're blessed to have you, even if they don't see it now, they will in the future!

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  4. This post is so uplifting, we will be fine, we are stronger than we know

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    1. Nelo, Thank you for your comment and you are so right. We are stronger than we know and we will be fine. We're resilient and that's something I'm trying to teach my 12 year old but in turn, he's taught me.

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  5. What a wonderful post! Sometimes life just throws us a crappy hand and it is hard to find the good side of it. I applaud you for choosing happiness and knowing that there is a greater plan ahead of you. Stay strong girl!

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    1. Ashley, Thank You so so much. All these sweet comments have me on the verge of tears. It's hard to find the good side sometimes but yesterday I was feeling it so I opened up and put it out there. I was a little scared but this is why I did it. For all the feels my readers share.

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  6. I love Mondays too... Mainly because it's one of Nate's days off! ;-) Your spirit is so sweet! <3

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  7. Oh Mondays! I have to agree with you - it's always exciting for me to start a new week and see what it has to bring!

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    1. Thank You for your comment. I believe that this is the key to having a happy week!

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