An Enlightening Reprieve: When life says stop… you stop.


Hey Beaus and Beauties,

(That’s your new nickname in my mind. Hi Bloggers! Thank you for reading and subscribing! )

It’s midnight. I return to work tomorrow and figured now is a perfect time to drop a line or two. I slept 4.5 hours earlier today (around 5 pm) so I’m actually pretty alert. i’ll force myself to sleep in a little while so I can get started on a good foot and be in a GOOD MOOD tomorrow when I return to work.

When life says stop, you stop. And stop I did. I’ve been out of work for about 2-3 weeks recovering from surgery. Im thankful to finally say I’m feeling at least a little better now – more human and functional. i’ve learned a lot about myself in the last few weeks. I’ve learned that if you smile when you feel your worst, sometimes there is a way to find a little joy even in the hardest moments- and sometimes you just need a nap.  I’ve gone through the gamut of emotions in this period of time. I’ve been pulled from guilt about needing time off, to boredom that I had to sit still and allow myself to heal, sadness, pain, disappointment that people are often insensitive and crass -unless the issue affects them of course, then back to happiness to have a break from feeling overwhelmed with things that are out of my control, then over to an inability to actually “relax” – you mean a moment actually doing NOTHING… ? , and  finally (thankfully),  of course momentary feelings of freedom that brought me a peaceful sense of joy.  This reprieve has been more than enlightening, and though no one wants surgery, it is awesome when you have a positive outcome in more than one area of life!


Life has a way of giving you what you NEED whether you want it or not. Reminds me of Psalm 23. That is my earliest recollection of attempting to memorize a scripture.

Psalm 23 King James Version (KJV)

23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadet h me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

I will meditate on this scripture as I bring my 12+ years of education post high school to a close this month. Then next month, I TURN 30!!!!!!  My heart is full of hope, joy, happiness, and a thirst for more fulfilling experiences to leave a lasting legacy of (you guessed it) happiness, joy, positivity, LOVE, taking chances (calculated risks that lead to a MORE FULL life) and living life to the fullest.

Oh and guess what!? I wrote the opening paragraph of my first book today. That was a step in the right direction. VERY happy about it. It came to me in less than 5 mins. I guess my muse is moving today. I am grateful.

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-Listen Closely and Live BeautiFULLY,


5 thoughts on “An Enlightening Reprieve: When life says stop… you stop.

  1. Yes yes twin! I completely agree. We have to find joy in all things. For the troubles that we do endure, don’t last forever. Happy you started the first paragraph to your book, guess what? I wrote two pages of mine 😁😁 love ya and I will re-blog this!

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