If you see this amazing woman, give her a high-five, because she has spent the last 12 weeks taking care of me as a I recovered from 2 hip surgeries. She has done so while also taking care of our new home and working her butt off. Give her a high-five because if you’re lucky some of that awesome sauce might rub off on you. #bestteammate#mywifekicksbutt#unstoppable#countyourblessings
In November, 2018 I got the pleasure to meet the ever so inspiring and one of the most determined people I know of, Mr. Kailash Satyarthi, the Noble Peace Price winner in 2014.
Having spoken to him for a little over a couple of minutes, he gave me the inspiration of a lifetime with just a few words - believe in yourself and you have the power to create miracles. Something we think is so simple, but is really not. I realised this once I saw his heart-touching documentary #ThePriceOfFree and his struggle.
Thankful to @newyorkfilmacademy
For this wonderful and emotional experience to meet one of the greater men in our country.
🌧One step forward and then two steps back. Every parent out there can relate. Yesterday was one of those days and my emotions were running high. 📚My son was napping and I saw all the books laying on the floor, I thought to myself, why not make the books look really nice and sort them biggest to smallest. Knowing they wouldn't stay that way long. 🙄What do you think was the first thing he did when he got up from his nap? Took every last book out and threw it to the floor. This is a normal occurance daily. But I held my breath because he didnt know I just spent an extra 10 minutes organizing them. He wanted to pick the perfect book out and couldn't see them all. He read a few of them but then carried onto another activity.(toddler life) I made myself not say a word to him or get mad, I just thought to myself, I'm thankful I have a little boy that loves books so much. 🙏Sometimes as parents we try to make things perfect and think it needs to be that way. But in reality, we are human and won't ever be perfect. We are perfectly imperfect. We mess up as parents, we are messy, we get angry, we get tired. But what we should really be thankful for is, is everything that God has given us. This beautiful child, home, family,....those books. Be thankful for everything in your life, even if it's a toddler that messes up something behind your back as your cleaning up their previous activity. Thank you God for this beautifully imperfect life you gave me. ❤
Happy Thursday Friends!
Here’s your daily reminder that you are beautiful, strong, and capable of more than you can imagine! I’m getting more into the habit of journaling my goals and blessings everyday and it has such a positive impact on my mood!
Count your blessings
pray to God
transform your life ♥️
Once upon a time there was a guy that lived a hard life. LIFE IS A BULLY. It knocked him down, kicked him while he was down, and spit in his face. And he just kept getting back up. After years of this he became stronger and stronger. Life continued,but he looked life dead in the face and said "give me your best shot"and now when life throws curve balls or send storms or places a flaming ring of fire for him to jump through he says "CHALLENGE ACCEPTED". Life turned this guy into a BAD ASS. Just because you get knocked down doesn't mean you gotta stay there. Whatever life throws at you, YOU are stronger. Believe in yourself and your abilities.
Giving thanks x giving thanks
I had heard them talk about it. People like @oprah and #MayaAngelou. Most recently also @eckharttolle, and when @kirti168 suggested me to start a gratitude jar. But I never quite understood what it meant: giving thanks.
I started making lists of things I was grateful for. Every night I would make a new list in my diary. It helped. It made me go to bed more satisfied or more content. But it wasn’t until last week that I experienced what it really feels like: giving thanks. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I was lying in bed and suddenly felt how soft my skin was. It felt so very soft. Out of space soft. As if my skin was covered with a layer of soft. 🤷🏽♀️ And then, all of a sudden, I felt a deep all encompassing feeling of gratitude. Gratitude for the way my skin felt. For the life I live, for the people in my life, for my experiences. Gratitude for so so many things. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Something had shifted in that moment. I now know: there is giving thanks and there is giving thanks. I have felt like that only once since then. But I’m sure I’ll feel it again at moments. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I’ll be sharing some of the things I’m grateful for the coming days in my story. What are you grateful for? Today I felt grateful for the blue sky (which I happened to capture in my story earlier today). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
📷 @ludmilatolentinophotography ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We had a quiet walk by the sea this evening. No words were needed. Just silence while our daughter was sleeping in her daddy's arms. It was pretty cold but my heart felt warm. The sky whispered from afar - You are blessed ❤ #silence#walk#notalk#countyourblessings
Feeling truly blessed this Tassie trip. Hubby not only is the designated driver as we travel with some of his relatives, but he’s also been very hands on with bub as I’m currently approaching closer and closer to my due date with bub no.2... which means I haven’t been able to do the usual like wear her, etc. Feeling particularly big with this one, second time round and have been sleeping poorly as a result. I have been able to squeeze in some sketching and even practice my calligraphy skills during this holiday.
Last night, I came across this quote ‘the grass is greener where you water it,’ - Neil Barringham. It definitely resonates with me and marriage as it takes hard work, effort, commitment, trust, communication and perseverance. I’ve found that the constant and consistent ‘little things’ has helped ensure that we’re connected in our marriage such as the holding of hands, the expression of appreciation even if it’s just him fetching a glass of water for me, saying I love you, making time even just 10 mins to catch up on each other’s lives etc.
For us, we try to make an effort to have a quick chat over or after dinner about how our day was and we often find time to snuggle with one another before bed. We’ve also said we won’t let having kids stop us from making time for one another and just teaching our children that yes whilst we love them, the world does not revolve around them.
At the end of the day, we see ourselves as temporary keepers/guardians of our children whom we will love, nurture, protect and teach. However, with my spouse - we are partners, lovers and friends and when the children grow up and we become empty nesters 😩😩... our kids will have their own lives to live and families to love. We will always welcome them home with open arms, but the person who will be present in my life through it all will be my partner in crime. 💪 what do you guys do to keep your marriage green especially after having kids?
Just when you think you’ve got it bad....... Many times I may complain about this or that, but then I step back and remember... Count your Blessings!! Just like I mentioned yesterday , right @sgdwyer !!???
. . . . . #eggs#countyourblessings
Why is it so difficult for us to love ourselves? We are so good at recognizing the love that we have for others but when it comes to us...not so much! Loving ourselves should be automatic, right? But unfortunately, it’s not always that easy. I for one was always taught to think of others before yourself, because if you didn’t then you would be considered selfish.
I really don’t remember as a young girl receiving messages about the importance of self love. As a result, I found myself in situations that were harmful to my overall wellness. As an older woman, I am just now beginning to operate from a spirit of self love and appreciation for who I am as a person. Learning to know and understand my own worth changes the things that I am willing to accept in my life. It also helps me to accept that I am not like anyone else and that my journey has been custom made for me.
Each day as I continue to evolve and become the person I’m meant to be, is a day in which I’m truly blessed. Life hasn’t always been kind but to have the chance to make it better is simply awesome. Start by thinking of how much you matter in the whole scheme of things. Never lose sight of all the wonder and magic that is contained within you. Learn to love who you are, one step, one day at a time and watch how much better you will begin to feel!
Here’s to brighter days
DOUBLE TAP IF YOU COUNT BLESSINGS 🙏
When I wake up everyday I tell myself all the opportunities I have:
Driving a car 🚗
Walking Tuney 🐶
Living Debt Free 🙌
Being engaged 😍
I don’t have to walk Tuney, I get to walk Tuney...some people wish they had a dog...some people can’t walk
Instead of counting my problems, I focus on all the blessings and opportunities I have 🙌
When I was in debt I would tell myself “I have the opportunity to go to work today to make money to payoff my debt and create the life I want to live!”
Imagine saying that to yourself every morning 💪🙌
Always count your blessings, because someone out there is praying for what you have 💯
In the end, only 3 things matter : How much you loved, how gently you lived and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you 🌻
•When was the last time you did something that you truly loved and made you feel alive?
•Are you leaving a path of kindness behind or you are just walking through life with no aim or purpose ?
• What about letting go ,do you free your heart and soul of burdens of past?
👉🏻Take some time tog gather your thoughts, track your progress and remind urself of things that matter you most !?💛
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