Enjoy the Journey, Happy Good Friday!

Today is the one year anniversary of my blog thriveveryday.com, and it just so happens that I have had plenty of time to reflect...

My recent recovery time from my hysterectomy is coming to its conclusion.

I have had a few bumps in the road throughout this period, mostly adapting to the essential slow down ( not so easy for us Ladies), but at the end of the day what I have uncovered is Grace.

Grace in the quiet, in the simple, in the silence. Peace filled up my soul and met me exactly where I was. It took a total surrender of my life's current circumstances to achieve this gift.

Believe me, I didn't do this without a fight, as a matter of fact it took a few setbacks for me to realize that I was not supposed to be doing the usual things right now. This is not my usual routine.

The divineness and faithfulness of God, helping me see that it is in the hard that we find ourselves, our true selves. He shares my journey, day by day, step by step.

Over the past several weeks, I have finished several books I had wanted to read, spent some time writing, as well as painting. While I am not a gifted painter, or writer, I have certainly felt the calming effects of putting our thoughts to paper. Finding our souls is so important to a joyful happy life. Worldly successes and achievements are important, but they will never be enough to sustain your inner serenity and peace of mind, that is an inside job.

On this Good Friday I am happy to report to you, my friends, how I have touched upon a precious gift of Self-apart from the continual rush, noise and endless activity.

Soon, I will reenter that world.

But for now, I hold dear the timeless lessons I am learning-and savoring the silence.

In Peace and Love,

Barbara xo