Monday, October 8, 2012

Words Challenge-Week Two

It's Week Two of our Word Challenge!! So what did you think of Courage last week?? Did you find yourself being more Courageous? Stepping out of your comfort zone and trying new things??

 Keep working on your Courage List this week, girls...and if you feel the need to share...please do so!! We are all here to cheer each other on!!

If you are NEW to my blog and/or our Words Challenge then go here to catch up!! We would really love to have you.

Okay...on to Week Two....

The Word I have picked for this week conjures up all kinds of thoughts and feelings for me...

to take or clasp in the arms; press to the bosom; hug.
to take or receive gladly or eagerly; accept willingly: to embrace an idea.
to avail oneself of: to embrace an opportunity.
to adopt (a profession, a religion, etc.): to embrace Buddhism.
to take in with the eye or the mind.

With so much craziness this past year and down right heartbreak...the last thing I have wanted to do was actually feel anything...I mean so many days it was just too painful. But life is looking up and I have realized that I am done letting life...even the hard to live parts...pass by. I am ready to EMBRACE my life...all of it. Every joyful, pain-filled, icky, wonderful, heart-breaking, uplifting part. 

I want to EMBRACE everything that comes my way....the ideas, the opportunities, the curve-balls, the rough roads...every little part!!

When I sat down to journal this page my heart was telling me to EMBRACE my family...Jacks, Em, Dave and all the chaos and just enjoy.

Sooo many days I am overwhelmed and don't know where to begin or how I can fit it all in. Then I remember that my sweet Jacks graduates this year and Em won't be far behind. 

Soon our home will be quiet and I will have to decide how to fill my days. 

Right now is where the sweetness is. Its the school activities and laundry and work and crazy schedules that I truly love.

“There are ultimately two choices in life: to fight it or to embrace it. If you fight it you will lose - if you embrace it you become one with it and you'll be lived.” 
― Rasheed Ogunlaru

What will you Embrace this week??


  1. Thank you for this word: Embrace. Very powerful. I have done my "Courage" page and have posted it on "motley Soul", hope that is ok? I am loving this challenge!
    Blessings to all,

  2. So powerful in every way, Leslie. My feelings are so much like yours. I try to do every job I have wel,l but don't always embrace the moment. I am really working on this too. I love the word EMBRACE! Hope to get in my studio and do something with it this week. xo, kathy

  3. I finished the first weeks challenge and am thinking on the next challenge. The link to "share" them didn't work. Can you send me a link so I can check out everyone elses?
    Thanks... big hugs,

  4. Such a pretty page you have created here. And a wonderful word you have chosen. It is so much more productive in life to embrace all that comes, dealing with it in whatever way we would, then to try to flee or put our heads in the sand. I love the idea of embracing life, embracing opportunity, embracing our loved ones, and embracing our roles!

  5. YAY! You're up and running into week two! Okay, Courage and then embrace! I will write them down and try my best - I am a bit crazy-busy since having returned from my trip, but if I can do it at all, you know I will ;)
    Love what you've been up to as well - fab blue page! xoxo

    1. Thanks, Kristin!! Can't wait to hear all about your fab trip:)


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