Food For Thought Friday

sweater || skirt (old, linked similar) || sneakers || jacket (old, linked similar") || purse || sunglasses || necklace

Who else is welcoming fall with arms wide open? (insert Creed singing voice) I think the season of pumpkin spice and cozy sweaters has finally arrived in Lexington- at least that’s according to the current 7-day forecast :) Besides a much needed change in temperature, I’m also ready to embark upon a new season full of positive intentions.

I can think of no better time to start a new chapter than at the beginning of a season; being able to hit the “refresh” button, create new goals, revamp various aspects of my life, etc. I think it’s important to self-reflect and evaluate yourself often. How can you better your mind, body, and spirit if you don’t take a good, hard look at yourself? You can’t.

We live in a world where people are quick to judge others for so many different reasons. I think if we all did a little more self-evaluations and soul searching, then we’d learn to be more patient and understanding of others….myself included! We also live in a world of comparison; comparing your worst moments, to someone else’s best. This is a steady negative in the blogging world.

I’m sharing this because I’ve recently started to realize more and more how important self-care is in relation to just being a good person to others; whether that’s towards your spouse, your children, a neighbor, a friend, and even a complete stranger. I’m sure that’s obvious, but I think when I’m in those negative ruts, I tend to not take care of myself and unknowingly stop thinking of others in the process.

As much as I love to pamper myself, buy new clothes, and go on trips, I mentioned in a recent post that I’ve neglected my spiritual relationship with God. In doing so, I’ve managed to put myself into several tailspins of self-doubt, jealousy, bitterness, etc. While being in that negative mindset, I’m quite sure I’ve unintentionally lashed out towards the people I love the most.

I’ve spent the last several weeks diving back into my daily devotional, spending time in prayer (even if that means 10 minutes in the car), but most importantly - to me - listening to music that truly heels my spirit.

I grew up listening to Christian music. I’ve felt what spending time in worship can positively do for my spirit, and dedicating time to that again has truly centered me.

I’ll play it while I put my makeup on, or while I cook dinner….or even as I type this. It’s something so simple that brings my closer to God- that nourishes my spirit, mind, and heart.

I just wanted to share this….some food for thought on this Friday- because you also might have gone done that same path as me, or currently are on it. I’ve linked a few of my favorite songs that I turn to in times of need. They, too, might speak to you as well.

Happy Friday, gang! I hope you all have a great weekend :)