I’ve been reading the most nourishing book (soul nourishing). It’s not a new book, but one that was just recently recommended to me. The chapters are short—the lessons powerfully simple to implement and think about throughout your day. I’ve noticed a shift within me since starting this book—a deep sense of peace. This book is a gift I gave to myself, not knowing when I purchased it how badly I needed to read its tenets, and one that I highly recommend that you give to yourself, your soul will thank you.
p.s. i’ve been a bit absent here, but want you to know that i’m always thinking about the beautiful ripple effect community. i’m very private (offline as well) when it comes to my life and what difficulties i may be facing. i’m currently dealing with a health issue that is taking up some emotional energy and focus—hopefully nothing too serious, but lots of waiting which requires a very peaceful mentality :). thank you for being here, for reading my words and contributing your own. this space is sacred to me and for that i am so very grateful.
… i am so grateful for your support of two rubies (thank you, thank you, thank you)! if you haven’t already,you can “like” (i get giddy with each new like!) the facebook page and add yourself to the VIP list :)
ps. thank you for hanging in there as i try to balance my life as a phd student and launching two rubies (one day!) and blogging and simply being… (the list goes on!). i am so grateful for your support as i continue to dare greatly in uncharted waters :).
In my last post, I mentioned not wanting to share too much “heavy” stuff at once. Well, universe, thank you for listening. This morning, my husband shared with me a video from SoulPancake. And my heart leaped. This video makes me smile—each time I watch it, I smile even more. The message doesn’t get old.
It also sparks a deep sense of love and gratitude for everyone in the world who spends time encouraging others. The stranger who smiles at you when you’re feeling awful or the friend who sends you a sweet little gift just because. A sweet comment on instagram or an inspiring tweet. Little moments of encouragement mean the world to the recipient. You can never have too many of these moments or give too many of them either. At the end of the video, there is a call to action: to share the video with those who encourage you. Specifically, send them this video and let them know.
Today, I want you to know, that your encouragement on A Beautiful Ripple Effect means everything to me. Each kind word I receive or comment that something has resonated with you etches a space in my heart. You inspire me to keep writing, to keep learning, and to keep sharing.
I am so grateful for YOU.
Now, give the world a reason to dance :)! Get to it!
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