March 31, 2013

Happy Easter & Turning 2...

The Lady & Her Pen turns 2 today....and it is Easter! Happy Easter fellow readers!

I love Easter. I love the sense of renew and rebirth. The changing of seasons, the smell of the first hints of spring in the air. Where I can still wear a light jacket, but later on take it off when it gets too warm. Going to church today was like watching everyone come out of hibernation for the winter. Young girls had on their white tights and even some had on cute little darling hats. Bows in their hair. Most of us left the long dark wool coats in their closet and opted for a light tan trench or topper.  Women were wore light pants or dresses and everyone seemed to have a little more life in their step.  Everyone just seemed happy for the hour, and 'lighter'. The birds have started to chirp, the sun was shining, spring is definitely in the air.




Print, here.

March 23, 2013

Stronger

Loving this song.... peppy, faithful, fun, and puts me in such a good mood. Makes me feel like I can do anything.


Hey, heard you were up all night

Thinking about how your world ain't right
And you wonder if things will ever get better
And you're asking why is it always raining on you
When all you want is just a little good news
Instead of standing there stuck out in the weather

Oh, don't hang your head

It's gonna end
God's right there
Even if it's hard to see Him
I promise you that He still cares

[Chorus:]

When the waves are taking you under
Hold on just a little bit longer
He knows that this is gonna make you stronger, stronger
The pain ain't gonna last forever
And things can only get better
Believe me
This is gonna make you stronger
Gonna make you stronger, stronger, stronger
Believe me, this is gonna make you stronger

Try and do the best you can

Hold on and let Him hold your hand
And go on and fall into the arms of Jesus
Oh, lift your head it's gonna end
God's right there
Even when you just can't feel Him
I promise you that He still cares

[Chorus]


'Cause if He started this work in your life

He will be faithful to complete it
If only you believe it
He knows how much it hurts
And I'm sure that He's gonna help you get through this

When the waves are taking you under

Hold on just a little bit longer
He knows that this is gonna make you stronger, stronger
The pain ain't gonna last forever
In time it's gonna get better
Believe me
This is gonna make you stronger

March 9, 2013

Go with the Flow

I had my whole day mapped out to the minute. It was perfect.  Morning at the gym, afternoon  of pampering, a night out with good friends... Up at 6:00am, the day was off to a totally different start than I had planned.

Life turns on a time and the day decides to go much differently, and family priorities take over.

Sometimes life is like that. No matter how carefully you mapped it out and planned it and calculated your weekend by the minute, what will end up happening will actually take over and you just have to go with the flow and let it take you there. Whatever the reason, you may not understand it now, sometimes you just have to let it be, it's not yours to understand or make sense of.




This is a Daily Meditation, from the book "The Language of Letting Go" by Melody Beattie. It's an oldie, but a goodie...{1990}.  It is one of my favorites and I feel compared to share it and I come back to it often as a reminder to do so, to 'go with the flow'... to enjoy the place of the flow and the present moment even if it's outside of the calculated planner.

Going with the flow

Go with the flow.

Let go of fear and your need to control. Relinquish anxiety. Let it slip away, as you dive into the river of the present moment, the river of your life, your place in the universe.

Stop trying to force the direction. Try not to swim against the current, unless it is necessary for your survival. If you've been clinging to a branch at the riverside, let go.

Let yourself move forward. Let yourself be moved forward.

Avoid the rapids when possible. If you can't, stay relaxed. Staying relaxed can take your safely through fierce currents. If you go under for a moment, allow yourself to surface naturally. You will.

Appreciate the beauty of the scenery, as it is. See things with freshness, with newness. You shall never pass by today's scenery again!

Don't think too hard about things. The flow is meant to be experienced. Within it, care for yourself. You are part of the flow, an important part. Work with the flow. Work within the flow. Thrashing about isn't necessary. Let the flow help you care for yourself. Let it help you set boundaries, make decisions, and get you where you need to be when it is time. You can trust the flow, and your part in it.

Today, I will go with the flow.



Waves, here.

March 7, 2013

It's in the Eyes

I cannot lie at all....I don't mind if you know that.


Beautiful drawn picture of eye, here

March 2, 2013

Fireworks

Life should be like this...not just on the 4th of July...but whenever possible.

Give yourself a chance to experience the beauty of a firework.

{PS These were my favorite when I was a child!}



Fireworks, here

Cozy Spot for my new favorite show

Recently got hooked on the series Downton Abbey....certainly would not mind curling up here and fnishing up season 3 when I get home!{Watch season 3 until tomorrow through the link above and catch up!} You won't regret it...




Chaise Lounge sitting area, here