isleofviewHappy 14th Birthday sweet Alexis! I love your cheerful laugh, ready spirit and constant joy. I remember waiting in the hospital for you to arrive (honestly, it took for-ever), and how happy we all were to finally hold Alexis Lillyanna in our arms. Celebrating the gift of you!! We have to plan as adventure soon! #iovlife1d
isleofviewA couple weeks ago this awesome surfer dude came up to my Mom, my Sister and myself and asked if we wanted a picture in front of this artsy wall. It was great and unexpected! The best part was his parting comment: Be Well!! Isn't that great? Instead of our normal catch phrases, this one was refreshing. #bewell#payitforward#2014goalsetting3d
arthellimus I hear that's a common phrase among health nuts!
bethy_face So where is the picture of you all and the artsy wall?
isleofviewDo ALL things #withgreatheart. My March wallpaper reminder that even when things get tough, they are still worth doing. Someone told me recently "be Confident and never self-deprecating." What does this have to do with great heart? When you do things with your heart engaged people notice, even if you are sincerely wrong, don't be afraid to say "oops, I messed up, let me fix that." Be confident in your strengths and your willingness to learn. We learn from our mistakes and they make us stronger. If we beat ourselves up, we hinder our forward movement. Learn, unlearn, apologize, move on. Give, love, BE with your whole heart!! Colossians 3:23 speaks of doing things as unto God. Completely. Fully. 100%!! #2014goalsetting#iovmusings#iovgoalsetting // background via @emilyley March newsletter . Text #madewithover6d
isleofviewLast day of February...final Valentines decorations being put away and losing a bit of the red around to put in place spring colors. A fresh start with spring! A line from my reading this morning caught my eye. "Love makes you kind. And kindness makes you likeable. When your kind people want to be around you. They see you as being good to them and being good for them...kindness thinks ahead and then takes the first step." -The Love Dare // the first step. That can be hard sometimes can't it? To reach out, possibly to someone you've never met? Riding public transportation this week made me realize how many people we see everyday who need the love a small act of kindness can bring. A smile. Eye contact. It brings value to life. LOVE makes you kind!!! (Ephesians 4:32) #iov28#journaling28days#lovedare#2014goalsetting1w
isleofview“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.”
Henri Nouwen // #iov28#madewithover#vsco#journaling28days2w
isleofviewIn a time when authenticity and transparency is valued, we cram ourselves into metal tubes and avoid eye contact and conversation lest someone should find out who we really are. A smile begets joy, a friendly face finds friends. #iov28#iovgoalsetting#whatmattersmost2w
isleofview“Excellence starts with getting very clear on the end state you wish to achieve (winning) and relentlessly driving towards it every day. Excellence requires knowing when to push on (even when you don’t have all the information or the perfect solution), but doing it well and constantly refining as you forge ahead. Excellence means accepting only the best, and understanding that when it is not given that you, as the leader, are at least partly responsible." -Holly Green #catalystleader#iovgoalsetting#makeithappen2w