As fall enters its full swing, I am reflecting on the process of the autumn season in my October Thoughts to Inspire. As plants start to wither and change, it is important to remember that there will be renewed growth in the spring. Our lives tend to take on similar changes at times. One cycle ends and another begins. We can approach it with a positive attitude and strong character, helping others as we go, or we can live in a glass half empty state and let us lose ourselves in the process. This serves as a reminder that everything balances out in the end. Take the good with the bad, and try to remain positive.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
It’s okay if you fall down and lose your spark. Just make sure when you get back up, you rise as the whole damn fire.—Colette Werden
You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think—A.A. Milne
If we do not feel grateful for what we already have, what makes us think we’d be happy with more?–unknown
We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone—Ronald Reagan
We are all broken, that’s how the light gets in—Ernest Hemingway
I hope you have found some at least one quote that inspires you. I look forward to reading some of your favorites in the comments section!
I’m April, a wife and mother of two. Since the end of 2010 I have been battling autoimmune diseases: and facing those have left me with limited physical abilities, limited energy, and limited funds; so I created this blog to document my journey : to simplifying my life, hopefully finding tips and tricks and resources to help save me time, money, and energy. I am hoping not only to share my journey, but to inspire others with similar challenges. Personally I think everyone would welcome ways to save time, money, and energy, but to some it is imperative. The content you can expect to see includes life hacks, organizational and time management resources, tips and tricks to saving money, ideas and resources for making money doing simple tasks or passively, and simple inexpensive gift giving ideas. To those of you who may be concerned that this may just be one big pity party, I want to be clear. I have conditions that have altered my abilities, but this is about taking as much control over my life as I possibly can, and to make it a positive experience. I will not however, turn anyone away if they ask about my illnesses specifically. Perhaps they are newly diagnosed, and need some advice that I haven’t shared. I encourage those individuals to contact me any time. I want people to be able to positively bounce ideas off of one another to make it a blog that everyone can benefit from.