Who doesn’t want a beautiful life? We all do. This week I have had the opportunity to really reflect about my life and the life of those around me. My life was touched again this week by suicide, I can now add I have read a suicide letter to my list of life experiences. It has been a long sad week.
So when I saw a reminder today about the 12 month series of “A Beautiful Life” I decided to reflect myself.
My life isn’t as beautiful as I would like it to be, but I’m working on it. I’ll start with the easy fix, I’m a pack rat. I know I have to change this if I want my surrondings to be beautiful so this week I have spent approximately (ok it’s not approximate I’ve kept track) 27 hours organizing. I’m proud.
I have found things while organizing this week that have really made me reflect, a green Roger’s jewerly box with jewerly I couldn’t bring myself to wear seven years ago because my heart hurt so bad. I wore the necklace yesterday and it was just a necklace, my heart is healed from the old heartbreak, that’s beautiful right?
I woke up today and called my Daddy to wish him a happy birthday. He is 63 today and that made Alyssa giggle. I haven’t always been the best daughter and well he wasn’t always the best father, but now we have a great relationship and I not only love him, I respect him, I enjoy spending time with him and he gives me security. I know if I fall on my face tomorrow he’s there for me, that’s beautiful right?
So this week my goals are-
- To continue to work on organizing, I wonder how many hours I’ll spend on this goal between now and next Friday (yes I plan to keep track-there’s a scrapbook page brewing in my head).
- Do something nice and unexpected for Mr. Wonderful (this week I baked him a cake and he loved it).
- Write a letter to someone this week and every week until I have gone through my list telling them what they mean to me. Remember I read a suicide letter this week and I’ve decided to tell people what they mean to me while they are here on this earth. If you sit down and write a list of the people who have made you who you are you’d be surprised at how many people you could write a quick note to and brighten their day. Try it!
- Of course I would be lying if I didn’t add a few trips to the thrift store.
Is your life beautiful? If it isn’t what are you doing to make it beautiful, you do know you deserve a beautiful life right?