My Christmas Catch Up
Hope your holidays were fun and you had warm fuzzies all over. This year I spent the Holidays with my family on the farm. It was very much needed and even the weather was warm enough to go out walking through the woods. Though I do love a fire in the fire place on a cold Christmas day, I could't complain. This has been one of the finest holidays I have had in a very long while. My family is like The Griswold's and we don't always see eye to eye. It has been one of our longest standing jokes, that where ever we are or when we did something as a group, that's what we called ourselves. We are usually all over the place, my twin brothers, Mom, Dad, and me. This year was super special, we all got along, laughed, shared in good discussions and for the first time in a long time, we all were completely emerged in having a wonderful time, together. There were four dogs running around, which made me extremely happy as an animal person. Which brings me to my next amazing part to my Christmas story. We have always been a family that rescues animals, we share in wanting to help those that have been given up on. The mass majority of the animals that have been brought to our property, have all been rescues or retired. From race horses to sheep, to llamas, we house them all. Roughly about ten years ago, on Christmas Day, a beautiful puppy came waltzing up our drive and melted our hearts. After checking everywhere we could to see if he belonged to someone, we invited him to stay in our lives. and he has been a major part in it since. This year we had a very similar thing happen to us, a pit bull, boxer mix came to our place a few days before Christams and my parents fell in love with him. A little timid and pretty shy, you can tell has had abuse in his life, but he is one of the sweetest things ever. Of course, we decided to keep him and my mom named him Kringle. YAY! I was super excited to play with four dogs for two days. This Christmas I got way more than I ever could have hoped for, from the Record player I keep talking about to the tea sampler and Books, I will have plenty to tell you guys in the coming blogs.
New Year & Clear Slate
Wow! 2015 is just around the corner...as I'm sure you have been told a thousand times already, on Facebook and other social Media. Alas, even I really can't believe it. I feel as if just the other day I was sitting in 6th grade, calculating how old I would I be in 2015. Here I am, at the eve of my 30th year, (I'm a January baby) reflecting on the past ten years of my life and what the years have brought me.. 2015 is about rythms and cycles as we progress in all areas of our lives. Remember, it's never too late to start with a clean slate. Each year we are given a chance to improve on the previous. Even if others tell you differently, trust what feels right for you, and know that the Universe is on your side. I believe that each year begins a new chapter in the great book of our lives. Life is about experience and learning who you are, trying new things and succeeding where we failed before. I feel that too often we are pressured by society to be something we're not and it's only too late that we figure out life is meant for us. By investing in yourself you are taking so many steps in the right direction towards the future you are meant to live. You are on a journey, and you will never be to old to start a new adventure. I love the fact that Bilbo (even though fictional) was 50 when he began his adventure, makes me not be so scared to begin new things at 30. ::giggles:: This coming year, with the theme of rythm and cycles, remember to be patient with yourself and in all your endeavors.. Tweet: We are not perfect beings but we are perfectly us.
It's a dangerous business, going out of your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no telling where you might be swept off to. -Lord of the Rings
Things to remember going into 2015:
My Findings & Things I'm Loving
Do you have a dream land? An utopia of sorts. This week I got to spend Christmas at my parents farm. I absolutely love being on that property and every time I walk around I often imagine what my fantasy land would look like. I know it would have lots of Tolkien based elements, that's for sure.
Coming soon: my Christmas, New Years and more!
"Let it go, Let go, Let it go!"
So this morning I had one of the most amazing things happen to me and it set off my day into a spiral of happiness. I (if you already couldn't tell) love silly, awesome and sometimes ridiculous hats. This morning while getting ready for work I decided today was a great day to bring Yoda to work. It's a Wednesday, we all need a giggle. So I go through my Wednesday treat of Starbucks and the most amazing thing happened...someone paid for my stuff!
Doesn't that stuff only happen in movies or on FB stories? Well I am happy to say no. I got to the window and was told, "you're all set, the gentleman in front of you paid for your stuff." If I could have had a picture of my mouth dropping open I would have posted that one. Not only did this guy pay for my bill, he upgraded my croissant to one with chocolate inside. All I could say was, "how do I thank him?"
Needless to say all day I began thinking of ways to pay it forward and how one small act of kindness can change a whole day for someone. Then I looked back and how I have paid it forward, what I can do more of and how things are coming full circle for me in so many ways. I would love to know some ways you have had someone pay it forward for you and vice versa. Tag me,@ me, or tell me in the comments below. Let's change the world one smile at a time.
Thanksgiving, going vegetarian and how to be grateful even on a bad day. So much to type, so little time. :) (that's a good thing)
See you soon Wanderers!