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Living without drama

The past couple of weeks I have dealt with unhealthy family dynamics. The lack of boundaries and communication can have a negative affect on relationships.

These incidents were not with me personally. In my family I realized I am moral support to many. At times it can be very overwhelming.

Living uncomplicated is an intentional thing. It is thoughtful, and forgiving, and requires work. I have decided I will live without the drama.

If I find myself in the middle I will choose to remove myself. I will continue to be listening ear to my family but will speak up when the conversation goes into circles, or when I feel that an individual isn’t interested in having a conversation, but merely wants to talk without wanting to change. I’ll be mindful to live without feeding into the drama. And, I will also choose to surround myself with individuals who aren’t weighed down by complaints, anger, and competition.

Living lightly is more than just possessions, it is living light in our souls, too.

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Simple Pleasures

 


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1, 2) Went on a business trip and stayed in a beautiful hotel. This was the view from breakfast. They made their very own doughnuts, and they were delicious.

3) Watched the sunset behind the Smoky Mountains next to AH, and our friends with their beautiful new baby.

4) Woke up to the view of these trees and watched the fog roll over the mountain.

5, 6) Walked around a new city with our friends. It was hot, humid, and full of history.

7) Visited an arboretum, and walked through admiring all the plants. Noticed a lot of calatheas and philodendrons.

8) Walked to the park with our favorite little. She couldn’t wait to get to the playground, and courageously climbed through everything there.

What a week!

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Dear Reader,

Sorry it has been so long since I last updated this blog. My intention to write was for accountability, and inspiration. Since my last post AH (awesome husband) and I went abroad for a couple months. When we returned I became awfully ill, and the majority of last year was recovery, and ‘taking it slow’.

Since my last post we continue to walk towards our goal of living simply, in whatever form that looks to us. In our case its to enjoy life and live with less stress. We work hard when we have to, and we savor the still moments of enjoying simple pleasures, too.

Anyways, I hope to be more present here, and continue to grow towards a life full of enjoying the simple things, health, and joy.

With love. Xx