Monday, April 13, 2020

Hang in There

I hope everyone is doing well, staying safe, staying home and healthy these days.

I am working the day job from home, and still working evenings freelance editing etc.--really odd and a little overwhelming some days having both work jobs all in the same place now.

It took me a few weeks to finally come to the acceptance that nothing was going back to the way it was anytime soon, and probably not that same way again, and figuring out new routines all around was the only way to keep sane. Finding what works and what doesn't and making changes in small, manageable ways week to week.

The first week was figuring out how to get a handle on the Quarantine 15 I'd already gained LOL, so I started a bit of a fitness routine first thing in the morning, which being home made it easy to do--always have to look at the positives, right?

That is basically the secret, always finding the positives.  For me, the biggest is extra time with the kids that we lose when they are in school all day and you are at the day job, then they go play with their friends or start dating etc. and you see them less and less.  But right now, I feel like I am being given a huge gift with this extra quality time with them.  And we've adapted our own routines both together and separate that gives us all space but mostly some wonderful family time together.

My husband and one child are both in service industries and working out there (that's what I've come to call it as it all seems very apocalyptic some days) so always praying for their health and safety 💕as well as our communities front line workers in so many areas 💞💞💞.

If you are one of the frontline workers whether healthcare, grocery clerks/stockers, police, community service, helping neighbours out, or simply staying at home as much as absolute possible, I thank you.  THANK YOU.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Li'l Pears of Sunshine: Royalty

Sometimes your tiara might get tilted or tarnished, but that DOESN'T mean you are any less WORTHY AND IMPORTANT to wear it. YOU were born with a majestic soul, with grace and strength. It is all right there--you just have to believe in YOU to reign to your potential!

So straighten your shoulders, fix your tiara, and hold your head high, Sunshine. Royalty comes from within.

🌞  🌞  🌞  🌞  🌞

For the full L'il Pears of Sunshine series, check out my Instagram page @lilpearsofsunshine 

Friday, March 06, 2020

Li'l Pears of Sunshine: Take the Stage

Let's face it, it is a lot easier to watch, to wish, to dream, and stay behind the curtains out of sight. But YOU have so much to give, to show, to share--unique perspectives all yours that make you shine, and in turn, inspire others.

Sometimes behind the curtain is where you need to be at the moment, but make sure you challenge yourself to take the stage, too. It's okay to be nervous and unsure, but you were Born to be a unique star, to dance your dance, share your creativity, your movement, art, baking, sewing, compassion, your point of view, your UNIQUE YOU.

So, take the stage, Sunshine. YOU were born to dance!

🌞  🌞  🌞  🌞  🌞

For the full L'il Pears of Sunshine series, check out my Instagram page @lilpearsofsunshine 

Friday, February 28, 2020

Li'l Pears of Sunshine: Somebody's Rainbow

Somebody waits eagerly for your smile, for your daily/weekly chats, for you to simply say hi or pick up something they didn’t know they dropped. Whether you know it or not, each and every single day YOU are somebody’s Rainbow 🌈. The bright moment of colour in their day...a hug, a smile, a helping hand, an unexpected kindness, or even simply being near.

But also in other ways—because you sought them for help or advice that you needed but, in turn, made them feel special or confident by giving them the opportunity to support you like they’ve been wanting to do.

Rainbows are rare and special, just like YOU. And there is someone right now just waiting for your bright colours to shift their day into the positive❤️🌈🌞, because remember, Sunshine, YOU ARE ALWAYS somebody’s rainbow.

🌞  🌞  🌞  🌞  🌞

For the full L'il Pears of Sunshine series, check out my Instagram page @lilpearsofsunshine