Blessings, love, and renewal to you all! Seven days without prayer can make one weak. Today and every day we rejoice and give thanks for the gift of life.
Looking forward to traveling around when the weather turns. Finding new chill spots. Enjoying the freedom. Such a gift.
This pic is from the #moutains in western MA last fall.
There was a time I couldn't get off the block, now I go where ever my heart desires.
A little planning, a little faith... goes a long way.
Sky is the limit.
Freedom is a choice.
Grateful for it all.
If my heart were a garden, the ferns and moss would fill it with each beat, and bloom forget-me-nots and blue poppies. There would be great tangles of blackberries, ivy and a couple of burn heaps needing tending too. There used to be a lot of trash but I clean up as I go now and garbage only hardens ones heart. Saturday was the 20th anniversary of the passing of my dear brother Michael Patrick Kelly. He would have been 45. My parents came to visit from NY, and I made them a proper boiled Irish dinner. One we have every year on Saint Patrick’s Day, tenderloin and cabbage with potatoes and carrots. (Yoso has pizza.) Now, with my heart less filled with junk, I hear God say, I love you very much, be brave, create peace in your life and there will be a quantum shift. Go be of service and love. I love my parents so much. I love my son and my friends. I ended the weekend at Newcastle jumping from rock to rock and for spasmatic, peaceful joy. #love#newcastlenh#createpeace#god#higherpower#ilovemypeople#jumping#liftoff#saintpatricksday#imissmybrother
Many years ago during a coaching course I heard these words, ‘You are responsible for your own happiness’ and ‘Everything you have in your life is a result of the choices you have made.’ These words were so powerful, they literally made me sit up right in my seat and listen to these words intently and with a sense of curiosity. ‘I am responsible for my own happiness and everything that exists is as a result of the choices I have made in my life.’ I pondered on these words for a few moments, ‘Wow! It was so powerful!’ It was probably very straightforward for many other people, of course it’s as a result of my actions but I hadn’t viewed it like that before. I was too busy feeling like the victim, I was busy blaming my lack of finances for unhappiness, we’d moved house to get the boys into school and were feeling the effects, we had a monthly childcare bill of £1100 and it was crucifying us. We were skint and couldn’t afford to do much, we missed holidays, we couldn’t afford to decorate our new house and so on. At that point in our life our boys were only 2 & 3 years old and it was tough, hard juggling work and life in general really and as a result of it I felt like everything was out of control. I blamed our situation, the government for child care being so ridiculously expensive (that I still maintain) and I blamed lots of other things too. Then on the day I heard these words in my coaching session, everything changed! I stopped playing the role of a victim and started focusing on what it was I wanted. I wanted to be debt free, to work on business I love, I wanted to retrain & most of all I wanted a better work life balance for my family . 4 years on, I’m doing exactly what I wanted to and now days Im very aware of the decisions I make
So if you’re out there struggling, or finding it hard right now I urge you to take a step back and start thinking about what you really want. Then start focusing on what it is you can do daily to move you towards it. Small steps at first and day by day you’ll start living a life you
Keep working hard and never give up