Today, my mom presented me with this container of vitamin gummies that she bought for us to share.
We were pretty excited to open it because, let's be real...sometimes it's about the little things in life! Unfortunately, they had been forgotten in the car to fend for themselves against the Florida summer heat...
As a result, they melted down from gummies into a container full of goo. We laughed so hard as I tried to scrape the goo out with a knife onto a dixie plate. I thought to myself...
'We can salvage this! When your gummies turn to goo, make something new.' We laughed even more, convinced we had come up with a better version of the saying "When life hands you lemons, make lemonade." As far as we were concerned, our "lemons" had taken on an entirely new form. With that, I was convinced we could bring the gummies back to life by cutting and sculpting new ones.
Now, I did try....
.... but the gummies were past the point of no return.
Why am I telling you this?
Not only because I'm easily amused (it's true), but because it's scenarios like this that remind me of how exciting and unpredictable life is. There are seasons when it's best to wait, and seasons when it's the right moment to take action. And sometimes, when life feels like we're dealing with a table full of scattered puzzle pieces waiting to be assembled (or melted vitamin gummies in a jar)...we must think beyond what we can see before us and consider creating an entirely new path for ourselves; somewhere we had never considered going before. So I encourage you... Don't sweat it!
Choose a new direction, tie that hair back, and run with it!
One of my favorite girls, Joanna Gaines posted on Instagram today for her mom and mothers everywhere. She couldn't have said this better...it's as if she knew what I was thinking and put it into words perfectly; How to express gratitude and love for not only the mothers present with us, but all forms of motherly figures everywhere. Here it is...
Happy Mama's day to the women in this world, for their selfless sacrifices, and loving us fiercely and unconditionally!
Xoxo love you mom
Some days it feels like we are racing to get somewhere fast on this crazy highway we call life. I'm enjoying the journey, but can't help but stop and appreciate the little ones that come into work, or the kids I get to briefly talk to at the Farmer's Market downtown. They're like a breath of fresh air, just bursting at the seams with joy. What I love most is just observing them...completely limitless and always at their purest form of creativity. I get to live in their world for a moment, even if it's only for a few sentences.
Who ever decided to make growing up a thing? Lately, I've been wishing we could put a pause on adult life and just be kids instead. Please!
...Are we we there yet?