I had a really challenging day yesterday. I was triggered with some past issues and was angry and irritated all day and for silly reasons! I tried all my usual ways to ground myself. So I find myself this morning searching for help…..after this, Im going to go meditate out in nature 🙂 How do you get out of a yucky mood?!
I probably have not written a letter in years! I’ve sent holiday, birthday and thank you cards, of course! What I mean you actually gather paper, or favorite stationary, the perfect pen or pencil. You go buy envelopes and not just to mail your bills out! Now that I think about it, most of us pay our bills on apps or online! Envelopes? What are those?!? Haha! Next, you actually have to go buy stamps. I honestly cannot remember the last time I bought a book of stamps!
So, you’re probably wondering what’s this blog about letters all about? Well, I wrote my first letter in about 8 years last month. The letter was composed to my son who is currently on his sixth week of basic training in the Air Force. It has mostly been our only way to communicate since he is not allowed to use his cellphone. In a world where we usually can instantly message someone or email them, letters have been the main way to chat with him. Ive had to wait weeks to hear from my son and it’s been quite an eye opener and inspired this blog. I feel like the art of letter writing is lost.
Now, maybe some of you reading this write letters plenty! The truth is from this point on, I’m going to make an enormous effort to continue writing. I feel like by writing a loved one or a friend a letter, you can dig deep into your emotions and really express an idea or message that maybe you normally would not through texting. Let’s face it, texting and messaging have become a little impersonal and too easy. (I’m guilty of this too, y’all)It takes effort to sit down and write, get your writing supplies together, make sure you have the correct address on it (if you have a loved one in the military, you know how long those can be! 🙂 ) The art of letter writing is truly a labor of love and takes effort.
The best part of sending/giving letters is that you may receive one back! I have never in the past 8 years, get so excited to check my mail daily!!! My son is super busy at basic training, but he has sent me a few letters and they truly have been the best gifts ever! I’m saving every single one! They are so precious and I can feel his energy and it fills my soul up and gets me through the day knowing we are another day closer to seeing him!
Who would you love to receive a letter from today? Who would you write to? Do it!
It’s interesting because I’ve found that writing my son letters has become a form of meditation for me. It’s become part of my daily routine. I look forward to it everyday and then walking it down to the post drop by 4:45pm to make sure it goes out that day. I’m so happy that my other son and family members have joined in on the letter writing as well. One of the letters that my son sent me stated how much he appreciates the mail and that it’s one of the best parts of his day!!! Even my mom sent me stamps as part of my birthday gift recently as she is aware how important the letters have become to me. Thank you, Mom 💜
I hope this may inspire you to write letters! After all, we are here in the blogger world together and it’s just an extension of writing and expressing our inner thoughts, but just to one person instead! Thank you for reading and sending you all love and light! 🙏💜♾
I came across a brilliant post and wanted to share! I finally read something that expressed how I have been feeling about our current world. I hope it inspires you all as well.
So last week I accidentally posted a blog post called “transitions”. Not sure how that happend, it was a rough draft and I wasn’t sure if I liked it or not. So, I deleted it! Haha! Anyways, the past few weeks of my human experience has been a whirlwind fused with bliss! Some of our plans have worked out perfectly and some have surprisingly shifted me in a different direction and that’s wonderful too! The transition from Florida to Texas has been crazy, fun and a dream come true! The only yucky thing is I am missing my son, Liam, who left for his basic training in the air force, something fierce. It’s a constant ache I try to keep at bay and stay distracted!
One huge lesson I’ve learned this past two weeks is how to listen to the universe not so much with our ears, but feel the universe communicate to you with physical signs. Do you feel extremely energetic? Then, you are in alignment? Do you feel like shit? Like you’ve been hit by a train, can’t move, sore and exhausted? Then you should check in with yourself….you are not in alignment and no matter what, please listen to the universe! The universe is so much better at taking care of you and knows how to handle details much better than we do! This I know for sure 🌠💜
Much love and light to you all!
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Ohhhhhh, I’m really missing the blogging world! I miss writing, I miss reading your blogs and miss the interactions! I’ve been brainstorming fun ideas for future blog posts and I’m looking forward to getting back into the groove of blogging in the next few weeks!
This week however, we have lots of family and friends flying in for my son, Liam’s graduation and grad party! Then next week is our big move to Texas!!! Time is certainly flowing fast around here and then all of the sudden in the mist of my craziness today, I glanced down at my cellphone and bam! As you can see in the picture above, the universe sent me a message through my favorite communication, #synchronicity! Wow! 55% and 5:55! Message received and eternally grateful! Lots of changes are on their way and for the highest good for all! I love the feeling and excitement I feel when I notice these little gifts of synchronicities from the universe! You know you are in the flow and it’s a high five and motivation that you’re on the right track!
I know, I know there might be a skeptic reading this right now. That’s ok! We create our reality, and my reality loves and thrives on the gifts of synchronicities in the forms of numbers, songs, animal guides, random thoughts and serendipitous moments! I hope whatever brings you excitement and child like feelings into your reality, that you receive alot of that tonight, tomorrow and everyday!
Love and light! (Amd I guess I did just do a blog post! Haha!) Thank you for reading! Please follow me on Instagram @begrateful73 🌞♾
Oh, how I’ve missed the blogging world! I have been super busy with getting ready for the big move to Texas, my youngest is graduating and I’m making it a priority to spend as much time as possible with my family and friends here in Florida! However, this evening as I sit on my patio watching and listening to the rain….this popped into my head. 💜
I moved from Ohio to Florida in June 2010. It was time for a change and I was ready for a new beginning! Since I was 6 years old, I had wanted to live in Florida and near the sea. My sons were excited to move and everything aligned perfectly! I am not the same person that I was when I moved to Florida. (THANK GOODNESS!) I am a much better version of myself and I am grateful for that.
Thank you Florida for……
Your healing sunshine! Your sunsets are pure bliss! 💜 (and so are your rainstorms)
Your beautiful habitats and all the magnificent creatures here! I will miss them! I will miss the birds and turtles the most!
Your crazy lightning and storms! You helped me overcome a lifetime fear of thunderstorms within the first month of living here!
Thank you for the heartbreaks and MANY life lessons learned!
Thank you for the amazing friendships that I would never have had, if it wasn’t for you!
Thank you for allowing a dream to come true and calling Florida my home for almost 8 years!
This is not a goodbye, this is a see you later, but now I will be one of those tourists again and returning as a visitor to my family and friends who remain here.
Off to another dream come true adventure with the love of my life and thank you, once again, dear universe! Everything is aligning perfectly!
Thank you for reading! ♾
My oldest son turns 20 today! I feel like it was just yesterday I was in labor with him! He did not want to exit his comfy residence inside my uterus! Haha! It was a 25 hour labor, but the reward was the most beautiful and precious gift in the world.
I ended up needing a c-section, so I was a little out of it when the doctor and medical team pulled Cam out. I remember a nurse bringing him over to me and I saw his wet, and curly hair! I glanced at his small little nose and thought, “Is he really mine?” 💜 It was love at first sight! I just wanted to hold him and I was ready to go home and start the mommy life!
I had all my firsts as a mom with Cam. My son has been one of the best teachers of my life and the greatest love of my life too. I’m grateful for his sense of humor and his sensitive heart. Cam continues to teach me everyday! As a mom, I have always hoped that when both of my sons needed me less as their mom, that my sons would still want to be “friends” with me! 😊 I am eternally grateful for this new phase of motherhood, as Cam and my youngest go forth on their journeys, but still will keep in touch and hang out with their mom. 😊 I am wishing my Cameron all the love and happiness in the world on his 20th trip around the sun!
Thank you for reading! ♾