Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it. ~ Kahlil Gibran
I was going through my closet looking for a headband in my old kaboodle -don’t judge me. Yes, I just might be a pack rat…so I’ve been told. Anyways, I found this gold-plated pendant of a leaf that I’ve had since I was a child! I’d forgotten all about it, until now. It’s funny how this turned up right as I am making some major changes in my life. Out with the old and in with the new. I think that finding this pendant represents “turning over a new leaf” in my life. I think it’s gorgeous and I may start wearing it again too!
Roughly, every four years, life has always introduced a new challenge for me to tackle. Sometimes it’s a new school, a job, or different people to adjust to. But this time is especially different, because life has brought me to a fork in the road. In other words, I have to make a vital decision. A decision to go left or right. I already know what direction I will go. Yes, it is outside of my comfort zone. Oh yes, absolutely, out of my comfort zone! But I know everything will work out. There will be times I’ll make mistakes, good and bad times, but that’s what life is all about. In order to grow, one must be stretched and faith has to be tested. All things work together for good to those who love him.
As I become reacquainted with my pendant, it feels so smooth on one side, but yet a little textured on the other. I always used to look at it and play with it in school. I’d bite it and tuck it in and out of my shirt. It never broke either! It pleases me to have found my pendant again. Gold was my first love when it came to jewelry and now as my cherished pendant makes its return into my life, I’m excited about turning over this new leaf!
Have you found something from your past that inspires your future?
We’ve all heard the saying that Texas is like a whole other country and I must say, yes that is true! I had the opportunity to see and do new activities in Houston and San Antonio. Houston was great, although I have been there three times in the past, I’d never visited the Galleria. So I had to go! This was my first visit to San Antonio and I loved it! The sights, history, and food were so good! Also, our hotel along the riverwalk wasn’t so bad either. Unfortunately, we didn’t have time to stop in Austin, but I have visited the city a couple of years ago. Austin traffic on a Wednesday was horrific during the midday because of all the road construction! But it was still nice to see the city from the highway.
Vacation…a time to free my mind. A time to relax. A time to explore. A time to try new things. I love vacations! See a few pics from my recent trip:
Focus on what really matters.
I once read that it’s a known fact that 10% people would not like you. Even though they do not know you. It could be the way you dress, speak, and look. However, you should not focus on what others think of you, it’s their issues. As long as you love yourself, that is all that matters. Hang around the people that do love you!
The present was an egg laid by the past that had the future inside its shell. ~Zora Neale Hurston
“People are very open-minded about new things -as long as they are exactly like the old ones.” ~Charles F. Kettering
A new discovery can brighten your day and emerge a new perspective; maybe even if your lucky brighten your day! Being bold enough to try something unfamiliar can be scary. That is why living on the wild side, in terms of food, is so worth it! So, why not take a bite?
Recently, I’ve had the displeasure of unsuccessfully attempting to persuade a couple of people in my life to try different types of food and activities. Now, I must admit that I am a very open-minded individual about most things and it didn’t come naturally for me either. I was cautious. Yes, it was gradual, but once I took the leap, it wasn’t so bad after all! Now please be aware that my attempts to persuade were an effort to better connect and make conversation. However, my ‘thing’ is not for everybody and that’s fine. What’s beyond my comprehension is the absolute pickiness beginning as a child, that still exists well into adulthood with some people? I realize this is a rant, but do you have any experiences with people who will not try any food or activities they’re unfamiliar with? I’m not talking about exotic food or thrill seeking, but something that is different for them. For instance, with food, maybe it’s the texture, color, or simply the fact that a vegetable is on their plate. No matter how well-seasoned, buttered up with herbs and spices, truly a party in your mouth goodness! They refuse to even take a little bite? Does this sound like you? Please share.