Beautiful Words · Lifestyle

The Year Of The Cat

Hi beauties!  First off, Happy New Year!  There may only be fifteen minutes left in this holiday as I write this, but nevertheless, it is the start of the new year and whether or not you believe in making resolutions, it is something worth celebrating.  It is a time to reflect and be grateful for everything we do have, versus focusing on what we don’t.  The more we appreciate all of the good in our lives, the more good the universe will bestow upon us.  It is a beautiful thing to want to become the best versions of ourselves or follow our dreams, but, it is so, so important to remember to be grateful for all of our blessings and be excited about what is to come, instead of focusing on the lack of whatever it is we think we want (the law of attraction is present here!!!).

I write this so easily but it is something that I have to constantly remind myself, and I am grateful to also have people in my life that remind me that what I think, I attract.  I went into (and even hinted in a previous post) that December was going to be the month that I got GGS going again, and it ended up not going as I had planned.  Why?  I. Had. No. Idea. What. To. Write. About.

I sometimes spend too much time thinking about how to follow a certain path, instead  of taking life day by day and making decisions based upon what will make me happy.  I begin to dwell in the future, and as a result, I miss the present.  My own self-awareness helped me realize this a long time ago, I just didn’t know any other way to go about my day-to-day life.  Kindness is important to me, and I always strive to be kind to others.  Somewhere along the line, I think I confused kindness with pleasing others.  Trying to please others and fit their ideas of what I should be or do to make them feel good is on a whole different spectrum that simply being kind to one another.

This is something I read recently that I found interesting:

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I’m not sure how I can explain why this inspires me for the year ahead without sounding weird, but it does.  I am delicate and kind by nature, but I want to be fierce in the way that I take what I need.  Not in a selfish way, but in way in which I don’t put others first at the expense of what will make me feel happy.  Kindness always equals happiness in one way or another, but, as I mentioned earlier, there is a difference between being kind to others and shaping your needs and wants to fit their perception.  I think that is when I begin to lose myself a little bit.  Doubt creeps in, and it is that self-doubt (not other people), that seems to effect my life the most.  I am so grateful for this past year.  It has been a rollercoaster of ups and downs, but I’ve learned so much.

So here’s to 2018….the year of the cat?  Hehe, I hope all of you are having a lovely start to the New Year!

Much love,

Carly xx

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