Weekly Mantra //

January 9, 2017 in mantra

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This week will be different. I swear it will be. It has to be! I mean, I’m still totally drained from last week (and the week before; and the week before that…). It just really has to be. And if yesterday was any indication of how this week will go, I’ll say that we’re headed in the right direction!

I’m grateful to have a fresh start with this brand new week. Sure, for most this ‘fresh start’ happens on January 1st. But at this point, I’m fine with pushing it back 8+ days. Ha!


I’m actually content after having a really good family day yesterday. Sure, it was mostly boring. I mean, all we did was go to Costco! But, still, it was the best day we’ve had in weeks. Weeks!!

I wish for health for the remainder of this year. I know, I know. But a girl can dream, right!? Fingers crossed, y’all!

I really am happy that it’s a new year. It came and went with little fanfare for us, but I promise there will be more on my plans for 2017 — soon! I’ve just been too busy trying to keep people healthy to put my plans into words and into actions, but very, very, soon!

Weekly Mantra:

I borrowed this graphic from somewhere this week and it 1000% resonated with me. It still does. I love it. Especially after trudging through complete and utter nonsense these past few weeks. I have to say, it was difficult, but I continued to get up and rise to each day. So when I came across this, I just… breathed. I breathed a sigh of, ‘yes!’ Preach, Maya Angelou!

Have an absolutely wonderful week, friends! xo

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Shela Yount | I Answer to Mom January 9, 2017 at 11:13 am

This was great! Perfect timing! Thank you so much for sharing!! <3


Beth Newcomb January 9, 2017 at 1:04 pm

This quote is perfect!!! A fresh start is a fresh start even 8 days late! 👌


Vicki @ Babies to Bookworms January 9, 2017 at 1:21 pm

I needed to read this today. I will have to put this quote up somewhere in my house so I remember to repeat it to myself. Thank you for the inspiration!


Leah | Five for the Road January 9, 2017 at 2:44 pm

Sometimes all you can do is breathe! The days and weeks can be crazy but enjoying the little things like a successful visit to Costco can make all the difference.


Paige Rodriguez January 10, 2017 at 12:54 am

Sometimes the normal “boring” days with the family (going grocery shopping, errands) are my favorite 🙂 Especially after a rough couple of weeks. Mantras help me so much too! I hope this week is much smoother for you!! <3


Laura January 10, 2017 at 5:15 pm

For a minute there I thought you were talking about my life 😆 I can completely relate. The last few weeks have been tough here too. I hope this get better for you. I love your positive attitude and Maya Angelou definitely has the right ideas. Thanks for sharing!


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