Five for Friday: Reflect and Learn

Five for Friday

Hey y’all!!! Linking up again for Five for Friday with Doodle Bugs Teaching. I chose to do a week of reflection…it’s been a doozy!! ┬áHere it goes…

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Four Agreements

Lately, I’ve really been trying to make some intentional movement in my life. It seems so “deep”, but I have come to figure out that it’s just a few small changes that can bring about such big differences! I started reading The Four Agreements and it has really sparked a change in my mind. There are four laws and the I’ve gotten to the 1st and 2nd. It’s been SO hard to get past these two, not because it’s a hard read, but because I keep finding myself taking time to truly reflect and learn. I am almost positive I’ve practiced close reading, exponentially, but I truly reccommend this book if you’re looking to make some changes in your life.

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If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I got into a car accident this week. I wish I could blame it on texting on driving or something else, but I just wasn’t paying attention. I am waiting to hear about damage, but I’m really hoping that the car isn’t totaled. Although I’m upset the whole ordeal occurred, I’m very thankful that my son and I were able to walk away unharmed. Yes, my ego may be a bit bruised but after some reflection…this is what I’ve paid insurance for all these years and I guess I’m going to get my money’s worth either way.

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My Style File

The past two weeks I’ve been taking part in the #trendyruffleprepstyle August weekday style challenges by Ruffle Prep Style! This has been a true exercise in digging deep, in my closet. So much of the time we think we “need” more, we don’t have enough, or you just don’t have anything to wear. This challenge allowed me to see just how much I have and even pieces I thought I’d never wear are coming back to life!!! I spent the summer working out and I’m happy to report that some pieces I couldn’t fit before baby #2 are back in rotation too. It’s an amazing opportunity to reflect on what I have and learn to “make it work”. Thanks for the push ladies!

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I don’t know if I’ve truly had a reaction to a celebrity death as an adult, but that all changed this week. Robin Williams, when I first read about his suicide I thought it was a cruel twitter hoax. Then, I realized it wasn’t. This man…I remember…like yesterday! Mrs. Doubtfire, Jumanji, Patch Adams…those were my movies!!! How could he go? Then the details start coming in. He was suffering from depression and in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease. These are horrible diseases, but it’s so hard to TRULY know what’s going on in the victim”s head. You have to stop and reflect on the people around you. Learn about what’s going on with them. Share a conversation…it could save a life!

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I don’t have any other way to say this, other than to say through taking time to reflect and learn I’ve become a much more thankful person! Even writing this post, I can only be thankful I’m writing right now!!!! People all around us are doing SO much worse, but just take some time to be thankful and say thank you!!!! You never know what your midday text could do for someone else. Stop and enjoy the moment…reflect and learn!!!






2 Responses to Five for Friday: Reflect and Learn

  1. Molly Stahl says:

    I love all of your deep self-reflecting taking place. I need to slow down and take the time to do some myself. I used to write all of the time about everything and anything and I love looking back on that now. But I need to do it in the present so I have something to look back on in the future. I am glad you and your son are okay from that accident!

    • 180daystohappy says:

      Molly,
      I think the best part of it is actually doing it, in the moment. Stopping to realize what’s going on and where I’m headed has truly helped me be better! Good luck!

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