Does anyone else choose their tea brand based on whether or not there are quotes on the tags?


I am assuming that it is a just me thing. Short quotes on the opposite end of a tea bag is such a simple, yet genius idea. I would love to meet the person who thought of it and give them a hug. Most of the time when I drink tea I need comfort in one way or another, so having happy words to dwell on while I enjoy a cup is wonderful.

After I am done with my tea, I try to save the tags. They are great to use in my journal pages or as inspiration for an entry if my ideas a too flustered to settle on a topic. Sometimes when things get too complex the smallest of things have the ability to focus our minds and settle our hearts.

So the next time you need a cup of tea and want to be inspired I suggest getting something with some inspiration attached. Sometimes it really is the simple things.

Tomorrow will be a little bit easier and I will become a stronger me everyday.


The hurt dissolves.

There are times that I think I have nothing more to say, but I know that is untrue. The good thing is that the hurt dissolves a little more every day. At times I wonder if it will every fully disappear or if it will morph into something else. There was once a time that I was holding on to each breath and praying for the tears to stop. Now each breath comes easily and the tears are rare, but I am not sure what direction my life should go.

Every day still feels like another failed attempt to find understanding. Although I know I have reached a certain level of balance, I still feel like I should have that “Ah ha” moment that pulls everything together. I am aware such a moment will never come, but it feels like my mind is forever searching for it anyway.

I am thankful for all the continued prayers, there are times I can feel them lifting my spirits and giving me strength. As much as I would love a greater sense of understanding, the truth is all I really need to know, is this is the path I am meant to be on and I will walk it with greater strength every day.

Tomorrow will be a little bit easier and I will become a stronger me everyday.

So very fortunate.

We are all a work in progress, like wet clay being shaped. Each person we come in contact with leaves their mark on us. Whether we know each other in person, from social media, or you simply follow this blog for one reason or another, my hope is that some of you reading this can say I have been a positive influence on your life. When I started this blog my main reason was to crate a form of mass communication and attempt to alleviate questions. I had secretly hoped a byproduct of my words would be to help others in pain, and I think at times I have.

In my recovery process there were many times that woman have stepped out of their comfort zone to tell me their own stories of loss. Each one had a particularly special impact on my life, because they showed me that the other side of this pain is full of possibilities. It is because of them that some days have been less difficult, and my hope has never faltered.

Every day I am thankful for the amazing women in my life. From friends to family there are many role models and inspiring woman who have been through thick and thin with me. I have been so very fortunate, and I hope each of you can say the same about the woman in your lives.

Tomorrow will be a little bit easier and I will become a stronger me everyday.

A creative outlet.

Although I work at a job that I create all day, sometimes I feel like I don’t spent any time being creative. This week for example, I know I have done many creative things at work, but I have not really made anything at all. I love what I do, but I often miss the feel of a paintbrush in my hands and ink under my nails.

In college I took a figure drawing class and we used wet charcoal. It was the messiest medium I think I have ever used. My hands had black streaks on them most of the semester that refused to disappear no matter how much I washed my hands. I am not one to want to go back in time, but sometimes I think about sitting in that class and I wish I could go back to having charcoal streaks engrained in my skin for a short time.

I know it is my own fault for my lack of creative outlet. It is a problem with an easy solution, and right now I like things easy solutions. So much of life is too easily bogged down, but to create with your hands gives you a world of endless possibilities.

Tomorrow will be a little bit easier and I will become a stronger me everyday.

Focus on good.

A few times I saw this quote pop up in my facebook feed about bad days and it was inspiring. I will be honest, I am often annoyed by posts and re-posts on facebook, but at the same time I am sometimes very inspired by them. It is no secret that I have had some bad days, some very bad days. There were some that I had a good five minutes that I did my best to milk all day, and others that I had a horrible five that I did my best to move past.

After the first time I saw this quote I did my best to keep it in mind. I think to often we let ourselves get carried away by a bad five minutes and let it dominate everything. I wish I could give an answer to eliminate this problem, maybe it is simply human nature. No matter what the roots of it I hope the next time something bad happens you give yourself a few minutes and let the bad pass. We have all known bad days, truly horrible, awful days and survived, but that does not mean we need more of these days to prove our worth. Enjoy the good moments and let them spread, once you shift your focus you create a brand new world. A world focused on good is a world worth living in.

Tomorrow will be a little bit easier and I will become a stronger me everyday.

Happy mail Monday.

Monday’s are the best day to receive happy mail. Today, I was double lucky and had two letters waiting for me in the mail box. One from my little cousin, arguably my favorite pen pal, and the other from a new west coast friend. Writing letters is such a fun way to get to know someone. It is like having a long drawn out conversation with no end in sight. Each envelope holds a new chapter in the relationship.

Both of these lovely pen pals are amazing, and I love seeing their return address on unopened envelopes. Until we started writing my little cousin and I knew each other mostly from holiday get togethers, now she has become a huge part of my life and I hope that connection continues to grow. Her creativity and ability to push boundaries is inspiring to me. My new friend is someone I would have never known if she hadn’t asked to be my pen pal. I am so honored and glad she did, because she is an amazing person who I can not wait to get to know more with each passing letter.

I hope every once in a while my letters make it to their destination on a Monday to brighten up someones day, because everyone deserves a happy Monday.

Tomorrow will be a little bit easier and I will become a stronger me everyday.


One of my weekend goals is to be able to start the week with a clean apartment. Usually I am not overly successful, but this weekend I was on a roll. There are a few dishes that need to be done and my dining room table is as lost as ever, but the floors are clean and visible everywhere they should be. It is always nice to feel like you accomplished something worth while when all you really want to do is curl up on the couch and do nothing.

Unfortunately I did not get everything checked off my goals list. But I have decided that I will be spending the last few glories hours of this weekend relaxing, and trying not to think of what the new week might hold. Sometimes you have to reward yourself for the little things.

Tomorrow will be a little bit easier and I will become a stronger me everyday.