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Happy New Year!


It was a fantastic 2012 and I am looking forward to this year…2013!

I have to admit that it makes me feel¬†slightly old ūüôā but then again kind of grown up. If I look back at how far¬†I have come over the past year,¬†I have learned a lot. I honestly never thought I would live to see 2013. It seemed so unreal back in the 90’s, I thought we would have flying cars, teleporting, and laser¬†guns. We may have a few prototypes of these things but I have to admit I was looking forward to things being like the Jetsons.

I didn’t set a new years resolution, gasp, I know right? What was I thinking? I have a few thoughts on goal setting. Mine is usually not set out that far ahead. I like to set daily and weekly goals not yearly goals. And this is why…

There are always goals we jump for and panic to reach in a timely manner, succeeding at times and failing at others. What matters the most is what you have learned along the way and how you have grown as an individual. Did you reach your goals? If not what was the greatest moment along the way, and what would you do differently?

I used to set unreachable goals for myself that I would fail, but what is failure really… and is it that bad to not reach a goal if you have learned something magnificent in the process. Now¬†I could set a goal for myself saying, ” I am going to paint the most realistic painting and have it hanging in a local gallery by the end of the year.”¬†However, while reaching this goal, I start to¬†realize that I have painted¬†over 15¬†abstract scenes, flowers, and clouds but no realistic scenery. At this point should I be disappointed in myself, or should I rest¬†satisfied in the fact that I am a¬†decent¬†abstract drawer/painter? Failure is only failure if you give up and stop trying to reach your goal. Even if you never get the that first designated goal, your journey has led you to a beautiful place of growth which in itself is priceless.

With each step¬†we take towards a set goal,¬†we learn a little bit more about ourself…what¬†we’re made of…capable of…the strength within us… and a clearness of who¬†we really are and how far¬†we can travel on our own two feet.

In the end, each¬†journey is our own to experience. Whether we have people in our lives who step in tune with us, or we are alone…we are ultimately walking¬†the path solo with a singular purpose… finding the answers only our soul searches for.

So this year I will take a deep breath and enjoy the world around me. I will accept the positive and not be blind to the negative for in it there is growth on how to be a better person. I will love my children boyfriend and family with a humbled heart knowing our world will not last forever. Does this sound like a resolution? kinda but it is more like a declaration of independence I will create for myself. ūüôā

Happy New Year Everyone!

~Live love and be happy~

~Msfredrickson~

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~Precious Gifts~


Roses

During this holiday season, I took a step back and really watched the chaos that unfolded at each store we went to. It was amazing to see the people racing¬†metal carts, grabbing at items as if they were starving, piling their carts as high as they could, and¬†running into each other like they were in the Indy 500. The chaos was extreme. I will admit I took advantage of PS3 games, Tupperware, bakeware and a sewing machine during our shopping adventures. But when the day is through, what is it really all about? …Family.

When I look into my children’s eyes, hold their hand in mine, and see their beautiful faces, I am reminded of how very blessed I am to be a mom. They have changed my life into more than just a life…it is a daily learning experience full of joy laughter and love. God gave me two¬†precious¬†gifts to watch over, protect and love more than myself. How does one do that? with great ease and a humble heart. My life would not be where it is today without my little boy and girl making each day a journey in itself.

I was not on a good road when I was young, and I know in my soul that¬†God gave¬†me a little¬†boy as¬†my saving grace to get me to grow up, then¬†my daughter a few years later¬†to really kick me¬†into shape¬†ūüôā It¬†wasn’t until just this year that I actually feel like an adult at the age of 30.¬†God has put a peace into my heart, a calmness in my step, and opened my eyes to the responsibility of so many avenues in my life.¬† I have witnessed how these two beautiful individuals are changing my life each moment we are together.¬†I pray to God that I raise them right.

I am very thankful for the relationship¬†between my boyfriend and I, it¬†is an amazing blessing and I thank¬†God for it¬†each day. He is a great kind man and has¬†taught me so much about myself and the world around me.¬†He¬†humbles my soul and fills my heart with more love than I could ask for. When we are all together, everything feels right in the world…complete and perfect.

My sister said something that stuck in my head the other day. My nephew was drawing a picture and drew my moms new boyfriend in it also along with his son. My sisters smiling¬†response was “Well he has been drawn into the family and there’s nothing he can do about it” ūüôā My son has done the same with my boyfriend. He drew me a picture of our home…me in the kitchen cooking, him playing a game, his sister on the front¬†porch, and my boyfriend downstairs watching t.v. I was reminded of what she said and warmth filled my heart.

 

For all that is in a day…for all that is difficult…for all we go through in life…remember at the end of the day it is all part of the journey. And¬†when you kiss your¬†child on the forehead at night and tuck them into bed, you have been given the greatest gift in the world…¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Being a mom. ~

~Ms. Fredrickson~

 

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