Summer has been pretty good to me this year. It has had it’s ups and downs emotionally, but overall, not too shabby. I’m definitely not ready for it to be over…summer is my favorite season and it always seems to go too fast.
One thing I have had the opportunity for is reflection. Turning 30 at the beginning of the summer, I’ve looked a lot over who I want to be. Two thoughts: Focus outward, and do not focus outward. I’ve considered that focusing  outward, on others, instead of myself goes a long way in the scheme of being happy and joyful. I’m talking about feeding others’ needs, being a blessing, being an encouragement. This definitely isn’t a new concept for me. It’s something that I have always been taught and tried to do. However, it’s not always the easiest thing to do. The other part…not focusing outward. Focusing on others can also take away from my happiness. At times, I get caught up in looking at others; what they have, what they do…Or, maybe, what I don’t have and what I don’t do.  The comparison game is always a trap, and it never benefits to my happiness and joy.

So as I sit on the “porch of life” and reflect over things, I want to be a blessing. To my family, my friends, and my clients. I want people to walk away from spending time with me feeling refreshed and feeling that they are important and cared for.

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