While reading one of my favourite blogs the other day, I came across a post with some really thoughtful words and quotes that completely inspired this post. 

I think we can read blogs and can live vicariously through someone else or simply envy or wish our life was as glamours, busy, expensive, fulfilling, creative... the list goes on and on and on.  And while it's a terrible thing, to be envy, and to feel envious, it happens.

I have gotten some pretty nice comments from you in the past, and comments even about how great my life looks and how my weekends, 'Seem so awesome;' which is really sweet, and I appreciate that.  That said, my life isn't all roses, and I wouldn't want anyone to think I don't go through hard times or have hard times.  I certainly do, but I don't always talk about them on here (imagine me posting a vlog of me sobbing over my problems?!).

I know there are so many people going through difficult things right now, and I have been there, I've been so low I didn't know how or where I would find the strength to come back out, or up.  Not everything is what it seems, when it's happening.  I know what it is like to feel sad for days, weeks.. months on end and I wanted to remind you that you are not alone.  Whatever you're going through, do not forget that.

We are all human, and experience highs and lows.  Sometimes I cry for no reason.  Sometimes I just feel down.  Sometimes I can't figure out why I'm feeling sad, and then sometimes the moment passes.  I promise this won't last forever though, and know that I'm thinking about you and sending you love

I wanted to share some of my favourite quotes that helped me through my difficult time in the past.  Sometimes I had nothing more than these quotes, and on days where I could barely get out of bed, they managed to breathe some life into me, and I hope they can for you too. 

* When I found these quotes, every time one 'spoke' to me, I typed it out and printed it.  I kept them all paper-clipped together for the days I needed a boost.  It really helped, and over time I added to my little stack and have shared a few with friends when they needed a boost too.  I hope if you're having a bad day, week or month (or months) this has given you even the tiniest boost.

There are two days in every week about which we should not worry.
Two days which should be kept free from fear and apprehension.
One of these days is yesterday with its mistakes and cares,
Its faults and blunders, Its aches and pains.
Yesterday has passed forever beyond our control.
All the money in the world cannot bring back yesterday.
We cannot undo a single act we performed.
We cannot erase a single word we said. Yesterday is gone.

The other day we should not worry about is tomorrow.
With its possible adversities, Its burdens,
Its large promise and poor performance.
Tomorrow is also beyond our immediate control.
Tomorrow’s Sun will rise, either in splendor or behind a mask of clouds,
but it will rise.
Until it does, we have no stake in tomorrow, for it is yet unborn.
This just leaves only one day . . . Today.
Any person can fight the battles of just one day.
It is only when you and I add the burdens of those two awful eternity’s -
yesterday and tomorrow that we break down.
It is not the experience of today that drives people mad.
It is the remorse or bitterness for something which happened yesterday
and the dread of what tomorrow may bring.
Let us therefore live but one day at a time.

-Unknown author

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“There’s something sacred about reading a blog post on someone else’s site. It’s like visiting a friend’s house for a quick meal ’round the breakfast table. It’s personal — you’re in their space, and the environment is uniquely suited for idea exchange and uninterrupted conversation. In many ways, we should be treating our blogs like our breakfast tables. Be welcoming & gracious when you host, and kind & respectful when visiting.” – Trent Walton

(via Cup of Jo; via Swiss Miss)

"If you get kicked in the rear, 
it's because you're out at front."
       - Joel Osteen
Don`t ask a man what`s important to him, 
just watch how he spends his time.   -unknown

Thanks Natalie.