What beauty surrounds you?

Some mornings, we don’t need long posts. Rather, we just need silence to appreciate the beauty around us.

What beauty surrounds you?

In other news, one year ago Valentine’s Day, my valentine came home. He is part of the beauty that surrounds me. Here is a take back to my Valentine’s homecoming ❤️

Happy isn’t normal? Say what?! Let’s fix that!

So I lost my wallet. And I heard twice now, in searching for it, the reply, “But you seem so happy still.” Well, yeah. And also, why is this surprising????!

Did I get worried? Sure. It’s hard to be without ID or money just as business hours are ending for the week and I am beginning my call at the hospital. And it’s a hassle. I doubt anyone loves losing these sorts of possessions.

But I can’t change what has happened. In fact, I get how it happened – have you ever been a much too tired resident/student/parent/human? If your energy goes to your patients or other responsibilities, less is left for, quite simply, you.

And I can’t worry it to appear. It is somewhere in this universe and for some reason, it’s not meant to be with me 🤷‍♀️

Accepting what is relieves a lot of stress. Forgiving yourself handles the rest.

But truth be told, in so many other ways, I am happy. I am having a good day. I am safe.

It’s lost opportunity to smile if I let something I can’t control affect me.

So yup. Hey there Neighbor and Friend. I did lose my wallet and I’m not letting even that keep me from all the reasons I have to be happy today ☺️

Here’s wishing you a weekend where you can let those little things go. For joy in the moment!

(And some clever input I received in sharing this story:

I love learning through creative discussion!!!! What creative discussions have inspired you lately?

Self Care Saturday

Something *strange* happened just moments ago … and it felt wonderful enough to share. In fact, it resonated with the flick of a sticky note memo flashing in my mind the reminder: This is important. Hold this memory near.

I was simply sitting in the bookstore in Tucson, Arizona, this afternoon, enjoying my surroundings when *BOOM* I had two new friends. The neighbors on either side of me had me engaged in conversation that lasted so long I hadn’t even noticed the time pass.  What wonderful self care!

There’s a lot of hurrying here and there in life (and especially out East or in an academic setting) but THESE are the simple, beautiful moments that remind us to slow down and enjoy the journey.

This moment, right here, is a part of your journey. How will you honor and cherish this moment?

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© 2018 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.

Simple Tips to Live the Mindful and Present Life of Your Dreams

We are surrounded by the message to “live in the moment.” But sometimes, the moment just seems too hard to manage. Our breath shortens and muscles tighten, and all we want to do is break free from the present. But with some simple steps, we can learn to live in the moment, and experience the present life of our dreams.

I Want You To Shine was just published on PsychCentral and offers fast and effective tools use can use to build a mindful, joyous life.

CLICK HERE to read the full article, and share this uplifting reminder with loved ones.

I want YOU to shine.


© 2018 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.