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I’ve been getting lots of amazing quotes to create into something beautiful. Thank you so much and keep them coming!! They inspire me everyday ❤ The picture above has the quote: “Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up.” This was the first quote I was sent and I absolutely love it. Even more I love how it helps her because it now helps me in that way if not more. 

Her explaination as to why it helps her: “This quote helps me get through my hardest of days. It reminds me that sometimes just showing up is a big step, and you should recognize that instead of getting down on yourself that you can’t do more. It helps me not expect too much, and reminds me just to be present and in the moment.” 

I love this so much. I would always beat myself up for my darkest days that it would end up making it all worse. When you know that you are having a tough day awknowledge it and know that it won’t be that way forever. If all you can do today is show up. That is okay. If all you can do today is breathe that is okay too. You shouldn’t have to feel quilty or shame if you are having a bad day. Those are bound to happen. Approach those different. Know it won’t be there forever and that tomorrow will be better. 

Being brave takes a lot of courage. It doesn’t happen overnight and it doesn’t have to. You can be brave by just getting out of bed. That is okay. When you allow yourself to be brave so many things can fall into place. Things can change that you didn’t expect. I love this quote because I try to take it further. That sometimes the bravest thing you can do is just show up. But sometimes when you show up, wonderful amazing things happen. You surpruse yourself and find out things about yourself you didn’t know were there. Don’t ever be afraid of being brave and the possibility of what could happen today. You create your life and your world.. be brave today ❤

PS: I have some new postings in the shop!! I’ve been working really hard on this and have so many paintings that will be added within the coming days!! I will be making a post more about loveyoursCA and what is to come!! If you have any questions about it please message me and I will clarify and write more about it in my next post.. Thank you for the support! ❤ https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/LoveYoursCA?ref=search_shop_redirect

Love yours,

Michelle xo 

Surprise yourself –

 

Lately I’ve been having out of body experiences.. I use to have these feelings, but it was always negative.. Now as days go by I find that I’m surprising myself. I am doing more and enjoying it without the worry or stress. A couple weeks ago I went to a ‘stay and play’ at a local rec centre with my daughter. It’s been something I’ve been wanting to do for months but I couldn’t find the courage or the resources. The first time I went I felt excited and eager, but one familiar feeling was missing… my anxiety. I found it weird that it wasn’t there and I ended up trying to search for it. On the walk there, when I had to socialize, etc etc but it never came. Looking back I wanted a reason as to why I wasn’t feeling anxious. I realized that the want to do something for my daughter was greater than my anxiety. It overpowered it. The happiness and excitement my daughter felt… the fearlessness she had meeting a group of strangers… the laughter and joy she gave to others really made all the difference. I didn’t need to feel anxious. 

There are still those days that I feel anxious, but I don’t let it control me anymore. I approach the feeling of anxiety differently. I awknowledge it’s there, feel it, and move on. It’s easier said than done and it doesn’t always turn out that way but i’ve found that it’s easier to deal with my anxiety when I treat it like any other emotion. I don’t give it the power it use to have over me.. It’s SO important to know that you’re worthy of all the possibilities today has to offer. Your anxiety doesn’t have to make you feel stuck or isolated. There are so many things that you are capable and worthy of ❤ know and embrace that.

Love yours,

Michelle xo