Feel Good Fridays!

A storm in the mountains
Storm in the Mountains by AlbertBierstadt

Sorry I’ve been unable to blog lately.  I simply haven’t had the time or energy.  BUT, it’s Friday. And I’ll always try to make time for Feel Good Fridays!  Today’s quote is a doozy and it hit me right in the Feels:

“The storm is out there and every one of us must eventually face the storm. When the storm comes, pray that it will shake you to your roots and break you wide-open. Being broken open by the storm is your only hope. When you are broken open you get to discover for the first time what is inside you. Some people never get to see what is inside them; what beauty, what strength, what truth and love. They were never broken open by the storm. So, don’t run from your pain — run into your pain. Let life’s storm shatter you.” 
― Bryant McGillSimple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

For any of us facing troublesome times, or scary times, or uncertain moments, or trials and tribulations, or even just a moment of sadness…this one is for you.  And I.  May we hold firm, weather the storm, and pass through it.

Have a wonderful weekend.  And I wish you strength and peace.  Love, Lisa

Feel Good Fridays


Good morning! We made it to another Friday, albeit a rainy one here in San Diego. I’ve always loved the rain.  I grew up in Arizona and we had some whopping monsoon seasons.  San Diego rain doesn’t compare to the glorious beauty of an Arizona lightning storm and downpour…but I still love it.

Ever since I was a child in my first science fair, I was fascinated with the water cycle:  how rain falls, cleanses the air and earth around us, and it evaporates back up into the clouds, leaving a beautifully fresh and clean feeling around.  Only to be recycled and fall again.  And have you ever had the pleasure of smelling the desert after rainfall. It’s glorious!

Anyway, I digress.  It’s FRIDAY!  And that means today we have a quote!  John Geddes, a fellow blogger has said,

“…I don’t just wish you rain, Beloved – I wish you the beauty of storms…”

Rain can symbolize many things : dark times, sadness, or depression, but also renewal, a fresh start, and beauty.  It’s all in how you perceive it.  And if you’re going through a hard time right now, try to find the beauty in the moment; cling to the hope that the storm will pass, leaving a fresh and uplifted you.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Yours, Lisa