Browsing Tag

quote

Wednesday Word

November 4, 2015

tumblr_nj6vr2VJqd1qasgxco1_1280

I had a wonderful weekend, which included fun times with my bestie, a smashing success of a Halloween costume, brunch with the boo la las, a brisk but beautiful lakeside stroll, local-made ice cream sandwiches, reminiscing about my younger days, great conversation, fake marshmallows and a construction-paper campfire, bad horror movies of the ’80s and ’00s, oodles of laughs and lots of reminders that I am loved, among other things. But me being my typical sensitive Cancer self, I always get sad when it’s time for the fun to end. Can you relate? I was at the Oakland Airport on the verge of tears (which wouldn’t be the first time because goodbyes are the worst) and dreading the week ahead. As cliché as it is, I have to tell myself, “don’t cry because it’s over; smile because it happened.” That Dr. Seuss, getting it right every single time. In the midst of my pity party, something major dawned on me. The best is yet to come! And I don’t mean the fact that I’ll be in Las Vegas this weekend. Think about it, I have so much to look forward to: even more memories to be made with my friends and family, marriage, motherhood, career advancements, the books I have developing in my head, becoming a homeowner, growing old with my guy and so much more. My glory days are still to come, and that makes me very happy and confident about what the future holds. May this Wednesday Word No. 39, courtesy of the darling doodler Eugenia Clara, remind you that even greater things are in store.

To get inspired by previous Wednesday Word posts, click here.

ashley ♥ adores

Wednesday Word

October 21, 2015

mgz020110_07

If you can’t tell by these Wednesday Word posts, I’m a HUGE fan of hand lettering. I just love how each artist’s personality shines through with every pen stroke. This Wednesday Word, courtesy of the amazing Dwellephant, is a wonderful example of the new, dynamic and creative life that words can take on once written. Here, the artist takes a quote from late actor-comedian (and wife of Gene Wilder–who knew?!) Gilda Radner, which reminds us to live in the moment. Things aren’t always handed to you wrapped in a pristine package with a behemoth bow. No, life is full of mistakes and missteps. It’s full of disappointment and discomfort. Life is, essentially, that sweet spot where you color outside of the lines but marvel at the masterpiece that such unrestraint creates. It’s OK that things don’t go according to plan; it’s all about how you handle situations that don’t go your way. Admittedly, I’ve fallen into the trap of feeling like I’ve lost because something took a different turn. However, I’m working on learning the lesson from a perceived failure. I’m telling myself not to be so hard on myself, and am striving to find peace in not having all the answers. I’m working on my outlook, y’all. Can you relate? Let me know in the comments section below!

To get inspired by previous Wednesday Word posts, click here.

ashley ♥ adores

Wednesday Word

September 30, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-09-29 at 9.02.43 PM

This Wednesday Word No. 34, courtesy of MotivationK, comes on the heels of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which, as you’re probably aware, happens every October. When I reflect on these words spoken by author Linda Poindexter, I’m reminded of the strength exhibited by the women battling the disease. That goes for any cancer or life-threatening disease, really. I recently read a statistic that in 2015, an estimated 231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the United States, along with 60,290 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer. Although these brave women may be up against the toughest fight of their lives, I’ve heard tremendous stories of resilience, hope, courage, determination and triumph. It makes me think of my own scars acquired from a couple of minor surgeries, which I wear like a badge of honor. It shows that you’ve been through some real things but you’re still standing. To all those who have experienced a crack or two but didn’t let that break them, I celebrate and honor you. Your resolve is inspiring. And to those in the middle of their fight, I speak victory over your life.

To get inspired by previous Wednesday Word posts, click here.

ashley ♥ adores