June 20, 2010

Just breathe...

Sometimes when things seem grim, I stop and I remember the movie Ever After.
As she takes a step into the ballroom, knowing her life is about to change forever...
whispering the phrase "breathe...just breathe..."


If ever there was a movie more inspiring to live life
it would be this one.

Life has thrown me a few curveballs these past few months,
but I know years from now I will look back on this time and smile.
Smile because Spencer and I only grew stronger through it all.
Smile because it marks the beginning of a new relationship with my father.
Smile because it was a turning point in my life. A time where I began to let go of the past.
Smile because through it...we survived.

I know good things are coming...
Our insurance agent brought our first bought of good news in a long time.
As long as everything goes through, we are getting enough money to cover all damages.
No news on the job front yet, but at least I know im still in the running
Hopefully i'll know more next week
and if not...well, there's always tomorrow
and there's always another job.

Life is funny.
Sometimes you love it.
Sometime you hate it.
Sometimes  you wonder if it could possibly get worse.

but, thats life
and in the end...it's pretty wonderful.

This post is dedicated to a few amazing women
women whose blogs I read today
that reminded me of the beauties that surround us all.

Simone, who reminds me of "Happily Ever After" with her beautiful photos
Chloe, who is a never-ending example to keep the silly in your life, and love will persevere
Micaela, for her amazing outlook and hope in the face of pain
Tracy, for her beautiful wedding video, and a shining example of love
Annie, for introducing me to beautiful new music
Summer, for her friendship, love and amazing attitude. I'm so happy she got to go home.
Marian, for her engagement pictures. Never have I seen photos so personal. Such a sweet goofy love.
Belen, for her sweet disposition, encouraging words and lovely attitude.
and last but not least...
Rasha, for this quote, and her always inspiring words.

To all of you,
and anyone else who feels life is letting them down...
it's going to get better.

Jenni

7 comments:

Tracy-Girl @ Then I Got To Thinking said...

You are so sweet. Life is so strange, you are exactly life. Just remind yourself always that life isn't just about the cards you are dealt, but how you play the game. Smile, love... and believe in yourself! :)

Marian said...

Um, have I told you how much I love you?!?!?! because I sure do!! That was so sweet pretty lady!! You too are one of the most amazing women EVER!! YOU are beautiful! YOU are perfect. And regardless of what happens today or tomorrow, things will turn around for you because you believe they will!!

Love you lots!!!

And if you ever need another laugh...just let a girl know and I'll share some more pictures with you;)

xoxoxoxo

Rasha said...

Great post!!! Thanks for mentioning me and you're right... things always get better :)

Kayla said...

Thanks for showing me all these great bloggers. You're so right about being inspired; inspiration comes from everywhere.

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SogniSorrisi said...

Glad things are looking up!

P.S. I adore "Ever After"

bananas. said...

I know those feelings and let me tell ya, i've been there before. Hope things get better soon. I have a feeling they will.

Xoxo...m.

Simone said...

I know I am always saying this to you but you are such a special girl Jenni....thank you so much for this xoxo