Something different

Something interesting happened to me the other day. A tiny little green turtle made its way to my foot when I was walking at the park. My family and I stood there observing the tiny turtle making it’s way down the road.

It was one of the most beautiful things that has ever happened to me. Things like this mean a lot to me. They hold deep meaning.

I stood there watching this tiny little turtle make its way to my foot.

In this case, the turtle reminded me of pace. How sometimes it takes you a while to learn, to grow, or to be honest with yourself. And that’s totally okay.

There comes a time when the life lesson or growth or clarity is right in front of you, and you just can’t keep running away or hiding away from it.

You have to confront it, even if it means losing, even if it means being afraid.


Please note that I will be taking a blogging break yet again. As always, I super appreciate you who have stuck with me since the beginning and you who are new and you who shower me with kind comments.

My plan for when I come back is to continue to share with you uplifting messages of hope, peace, gratitude, and bravery.

Happy blogging & reading,

Andrea

Let go of your worries

Don’t let your worries get the best of you. No matter what’s going on in your life, you will always find the support and guidance to the solutions to your worries.

There’s no need to worry because sometimes things turn out way differently than expected, and this is a good thing even if it doesn’t seem so at first. Other times, things simply need time and patience to happen.


1. You are always supported/guided

Guidance and support may come directly from the people in your life. When you don’t see a solution, the people in your life help you see the solution clearly or become part of the solution.

However, being supported and guided doesn’t mean that you wait for someone to fix your problem for you.

Instead, you are open to receive the signs that will point you to the right direction. Sometimes you are guided to a life lesson. Isn’t there always a lesson to learn from?

The life lesson may be to have confidence in your intuition or gut feelings. There have been times in my life when, in conversation, I have asked others important life questions that I’d been grappling with. Every time, I found that all along the answers to these important life questions were in me.

Someone else’s answer to an important life question, no matter how wise, isn’t yours unless you feel completely aligned with its truth.

2. Things turn out differently than you expect

Worrying is useless because things may turn out way differently than you expected them to. Sometimes they turn out for better.

Other times for your own good even if initially you don’t see it that way.

When things don’t turn out the way you wanted them to, somewhere along the future, you begin to understand why things turned out the way they did.

The possibilities for how things turn out are limitless. Sometimes you have plan A and plan B figured out only to find out that you’re going to need a completely new plan.

Be open to any changes in your journey. Be open for what you didn’t plan for or expect.

3. Sometimes things need time & patience to happen

You can’t see what’s going on behind the scenes, but things are being worked out. There are times when your desire or hope or dream or plan is no longer in your hands.

When the things are no longer under your control, there’s nothing you can do to speed things up or know for sure what the answer or solution is until right time arrives.


Take a deep breath and focus on your surroundings. Become aware of all the goodness present in your life.

May you let go of worry and stay present in this moment.

With time and patience, the answers and solutions will come. And when they do, you’ll be ready to take the next step in your journey.

How Flexibility in Life Helps You Get Things Done

There are weeks when things go smoothly. Then there are weeks that feel chaotic.

The latter applied to my life this week. Because of weather-related issues, some days of my week were affected. Those type of days called for flexibility when things do not go as planned.

Within this chaos, I found myself completing the to-do list as much as I could every day. To get things done, I found a need to be flexible in life. I learned that as flexible as we are in some areas in our lives, some areas can use more flexibility.

Finding flexibility in endings and beginnings

This week was full of endings and beginnings. I’d never thought about how sometimes endings and beginnings share time and space so that the endings continue as some things begin. I had wanted there to be a clear divide between the endings and beginnings as seen in the picture to the left.

Instead, I should have tried to give the same detailed attention and effort to both. That was one of this week’s life lessons: As important as it is to end on a good note, it’s important to start on a good note.

Finding flexibility in communication

Whether we communicate in person, through a video call, text, or email, sometimes communication doesn’t flow. When communication doesn’t flow, we’re reminded to find flexibility in communication.

Be patient as you explain to others what is going on. In one example of phone-call communication from this week, the person I was speaking to became defensive. This was a reminder for me to stay calm and not respond the same way they were responding to the situation.

Remember that the people you are talking with have expertise and experience in specific areas, and there are specific guidelines they need to follow. Be patient and calm as you learn from their perspective.

Then find ways to help them understand where you are coming from. It’s usually easier to listen to each other’s perspectives when we remain calm, patient, and understanding.

Lastly, be patient as you wait to hear back from someone. This week seemed to be a busy one and waiting to hear back from people took patience and time.

How do you find flexibility in life?