I know it is only Thursday, but I’m posting my Beautiful Life Friday post a little early. Why? Because I have something exciting to share with you today that fits with Beautiful Life Friday. Pretty efficient of me to combine posts, huh? I thought so. I’m saving some paper on this one.
This was another one of THOSE weeks. You know the kind. The ones where the laundry has piled up so high that you can’t open the door to the laundry room so you just dig out a pair of socks that don’t smell too bad from the dirty clothes (looking around really quick to make sure no one saw you) and you tell your son to put them on.
Oh, stop. I know you’ve done that too.
This was the kind of week where you forget to fix dinner until 8, were late to an appointment and lost your keys, all in the same day in reverse order. And maybe even on the same day as the sock incident.
It was the kind of week where you wanted to hug a hurting friend across the internet, needed someone to hug you back and dropped the ball on a half dozen things you should have done but just couldn’t get to. It was one of those weeks where you said yes when you should have said no, and said no to someone else and then second guessed yourself for not being able to do it all. It was one of those weeks. The kind of weeks us women have at least every now and then.
But it was also the kind of week where I was reminded once again to look beyond myself. No matter what kind of a week I am having, someone else is probably experiencing the same thing. Or worse.
Reaching out to someone else is sometimes the best way to gain perspective and find encouragement. While I know you cannot trust everyone you meet on the internet (that sweet gal you thought was a blogging friend might turn out to be a fat bald man in middle America, just sayin’ you’ve got to be careful), there are some amazing women online I do trust and go to for support and encouragement. I know they are who they say they are. They are real, they are authentic, they are unique — and they have the gift of encouragement.
Do you have the kinds of friends you can go to for encouragement? Whether in real life or online?
Today, for Beautiful Life Friday, I have the privilege of introducing you to some very special friends and an exciting new project for women. I’m humbled to be one of the 20 bloggers for the new site, (in)courage. It will be unlike any site you have seen before, a mixture of beautiful creativity and inspiration. I’m very excited to be a part of this!
If you need a little (in)courage-ment in your life, and who doesn’t these days, I know you’ll love (in)courage!
I hope you’ll be there, the (in)courage site launches on Monday! Would you like a sneak peek at some of the other bloggers for (in)courage? Ok, psssst…take a look at these faces, recognize anyone?!
That is all I can reveal for now, but I’d like to introduce you to another of the (in)courage bloggers so you can find out more! She is a new friend of mine named Jennifer, an extremely talented mixed media artist at Studio JRU! So scoot on over and introduce yourself to this lovely lady and tell her I sent you!
Even though I am posting this a little early, when you are ready to share your Beautiful Life Friday post, go ahead and link up! For those of you new here, I hope you’ll join in! Beautiful Life Friday is our way of recognizing and savoring the beautiful moments each week.
Beauty amidst chaos, beauty in the ordinary and beauty right in front of us.
You can share your beautiful moments in a post or in the comments, either way I am glad you are sharing them with us!