I started a 30dayinstagram challenge a couple of weeks ago thinking I would just be taking and posting fun pictures but what I’ve been finding is that it is doing so much for me…It has been pushing me to see inspiration and motivation in places I didn’t look before, it has been helping me see things on a deeper level and see love and happiness in beautiful places…Let me show you what I mean…

Day 1 – post a picture of the skyI included a beautiful quote that reminded me how connected I am to the world and to the universe – 

the sky ig challenge

The Sky #30day#instagramchallenge#30dayinstagramchallenge
“Look at the sky. We are not alone. The whole universe is friendly to us and conspires only to give the best to those who dream and work.” ~ A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

Days 6 & 8 – Something that makes me Smile/A Happy PlaceI find that I have happiness in many places, true happiness can not come from something superficial…and many and most times it will come from places and people than in things – 

something that makes me happy ig challenge

#30dayinstagramchallenge☆Something that makes me smile – writing in my journal, it is my sacred place, my release, where I write my dreams, my motivations, and I work on me. ♡ #30day#instagramchallenge

happy place ig challenge

#30dayinstagramchallenge#instagramchallenge “A Happy Place”. – my happy place is painting… I did a set of these paintings for a friend and myself to remind us that we are lifting our wings again and setting ourselves free; that we can rise out of anything and be beautiful. 

Day 21 – My Bed – nothing like the love of a pet; they teach us true unconditional love…

lucy Lou my bed ig challenge

#30dayinstagramchallenge#instagramchallenge – my bed…puppy in my bed ♡ always can count on snuggles from Lucy Lou ♡♡♡

Day 12 – A Wall – 

walls ig challenge

A Wall – #instagramchallenge – I couldn’t pick just one wall…I believe in surrounding myself with inspiration and motivation! ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆#30dayinstagramchallenge

 Day 23 – Anything – My ah-ha moment in my instagram challenge…

anything ig challenge

As I prepare to start my day I remember how lucky we are to have new days, how each day gives us opportunity to get closer to where we want to be in life. Today’s Daily Affirmation is “I am in control of my life.” Though we may not be always in control of our circumstances we do get to control what we learn and take from them and what we are going to make out of all situations. It can be redundant to hear “stay positive” over and over especially when you’re in a tough place but what I ask and remind you to do (and always tell myself too!) is to keep your head up, look for the light at the end of the tunnel, and always find a silver lining. ♡ Today’s quote for the wall is “your scars are a story that piece together like constellations” ~ R. Mia
Couldn’t be any truer; our stories, our trials, our experiences help shape us into who we are and who we need to be, take pride in that and in yourself.
#instagramchallenge#30dayinstagramchallenge – today my theme was “anything” so I decided to share inspiration ♡

I started this challenge for something fun to do each day, I enjoy these challenges in all honesty, I’m kind of quirky like that, but what I’ve found is that they have deeper purposes in our life and if we open ourselves up we can see so much in our daily lives. I’ve included the link so you can join the challenge too if you’re up for it! Unfortunately the direct link is down so I’ve included my link to my pinterest post but it should give you the details (sorry I am not able to give original credit!)  https://www.pinterest.com/pin/474777985695988452/    As I’m coming to an end of the instagram challenge (which I have some catching up to do) I find myself even more excited to start my next challenge – a smashbook challenge I’ll be starting on December 1st.  

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