Wednesday, January 26, 2011

{Dare to have a Dream!}

Yes, the Dare will have to consist of skills all goal achievers need,
including focus, tenacity, creativity, the urge to discover, a willingness
to adapt, common sense, hard work and a joy for life!

Are you game?

Know you have the ability to accomplish AMAZING and
program into action positive and healthy
possibilities that can be realized!!!!!!

I truly believe this for you and for me! I just do!

I have created this week a life goal list and this week have begun setting many
little actions in motion each day so that success and bright smiles can be obtained.

It makes me smile just to know these dreams
can and will be actualized!

Do you have one? A Dream/Goal list that is?

I hope yes!

I have been inspired by my close peeps to dream again,
so I will in turn wish to kindle inspiration in you too.

What beyond work or your day in and day out would inspire you to live life to its fullest?

What goals lived out would make you smile no
matter how challenging the task ahead when you wake up in the morning?

A challenge you might well even do for free just because it makes your heart sing.
Just something to think about....

Lululemon has a great GOAL Plan of Action. Many articles as well just within their site.
I love it so check it out for yourself and see if you find yourself inspired!

Hoping you find great hope and success in
whatever you touch within your day.

It's a Beautiful Day. Live it well.

Images via etsy and lululemon

Friday, January 21, 2011

{And She Smiles...}

You will keep in perfect peace whose mind is steadfast,
because he trusts in you.
Isaiah 26:3

She is clothed with strength and nobility {Dignity, Valor},
and she smiles at the future.
Proverbs 31:25

...And she smiles brightly in trust, not
because she has to, but because she just does.

Enough said.

It's A Beautiful Day!
Hoping your weekend is wonderful.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

{Gathering Light}

A bit cloudy here in Atlanta today.
With that in mind it just seems like a good day
as any to gather a little bit of light and
do something good with it.

So...throwing you a bit of great soul shine for the
rest of your day,
so catch it please!

"One day in retrospect the years of struggle will
strike you as the most beautiful."
-- S. F.

image via: r hardy

Monday, January 17, 2011

{So True}

“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another” 

(Proverbs 27:17)

image via: Nike

Thursday, January 13, 2011

{Just a Thought}

Thinking today on all that is amazing in this life.

The sunshine is out today and it is beautiful.

Which can I say makes this girl{me}
that adores sunshine, smile so very much.

It has been a couple of days full of
white wonder with beautiful snow in the South.
I have enjoyed the adventure of it all, or found
a sense of humor in the midst.

I mean when else in life does one get to experience...

...The creative adventure of cooking with frozen food in my freezer,
and sharing via cell phone with my life long kindred friend, Paige
the hilarity as I would read through
the steps as if a real recipe. The last step was always
to place the item on a plate so it looked as if from scratch.
Is it just me or do these meals look nothing like
the picture on the box? Just saying it makes one think.
But seriously grateful to have food, period.

...The adventure of pretending I was a Northern girl who knew exactly how
to shovel the snow{ice!} from my driveway so I could drive to Starbucks.
{This probably brought my Northern neighbors a giggle in viewing!}
Starbucks was calling my name as if I could hear the whisper audibly after
working in my home office for a solid three days straight...
today is day four.
And that my friends is what cabin fever and
a bit too much "me" time does to one's mind.
{No, I am not serious, or am I? Just kidding(insert wink}.
Honest truth, this girl needed to see a human smile.
Happy to report with a smile that people do still exist. Whew!

...The gift of having a visit from a kind soul that brought me chicken soup and a smile in conversation, just because.

...and I sit grateful.

So, I am just happy and thankful over the
gorgeous-glow shining {Sunshine} now in the sky!

Hoping your day ahead is full of sunshine
and just wonderful in every way.

poster image via: etsy

Friday, January 7, 2011

Faith is a living, daring confidence in God's grace. 
It is so sure and certain that a 
man could stake his life on it a thousand times.  
-- Martin Luther
image via: papayalicious

Thursday, January 6, 2011

{A girl and her silly self portrait out-takes}

Soooooooo, in the process of taking this self portrait deal for my new profile image, I had to giggle once I began going through my images. I can be silly and love to laugh out loud and smile along this journey of life with my people. I thought, "Kristin, if you are going to show the new image in your profile, you might as well be totally real here to show the behind the scenes out-takes of your self portrait giggles too." There are oh too many fish kiss faces, kiss the sky faces, quiet faces and silly faces because I had a hard time taking this process seriously....and well, the flash of light that became my companion as if smiling too along with me {ahem, smile!}. At any rate, just real, just silly, just whole, just all parts of me.


I just thought today is as good as any day to just shine a little silly, set some great goals and let go of cares.

Happy Friday, Happy weekend. I hope your moments are beautiful for you.

"Dreams come true; without that possibility,
nature would not incite us to have them."
John Updike

I cannot find the origination of this poster, but I love it.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

{Shine Brave}

What if we were to live life with bravery?

I am not speaking of a forced kind of bravery.

What I am speaking of however, is a confident bravery that stands steadfast somehow beyond us.

The kind of bravery that helps us stand in true hope.

I have been thinking about the life of David in the bible much as of late. Often my heart resonates with him. I don't know if it is because I have had to face fears that I never thought imaginable in my life. We all have things of fear we have to face. Not one of us untouchable. I think that it could be that I see and admire that beyond fear that David conquered Goliath, as if to face valiantly this giant with his sling shot and small stones, but without fear. Or, did he have great fear, but trust was bigger...was his faith bigger? It could be that he like us had a life that holds sin, {We humans tend to do that, even though they look a bit different, ugh!} and went to God {finally after much} just honest and with a true contrite heart willing to face his life to change for the better. In the end God used it to show His love in forgiveness, to show His love in strength beyond measure and just His solid grace when we are willing to turn our faces and our lives towards His and create a life so worth living.

I think God then will just wink at us with a smile and allow us to see that our brave was in us all along. That makes me smile thinking that could actually happen.

Just takes a little believing or faith of a mustard seed, you know.

Wishing you an amazing day full of brave and praying you smiles too.

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