Thursday, March 22, 2012

breathing space

Oprah has a couple of pages in her magazine called Breathing Space. It's one of my favorite features. Here is my breathing space picture. I took it a couple of years ago, and I will always feel happy when I see it.
I love my texas bluebonnets.

I am in need of some breathing space.
My mind is full of too many things.

church and religion questions.
potty training issues.
school concerns.
my baby boy growing up.
so many decisions.
so many choices.
wishing i could fix everything, always.
a full calendar.
missing my dad, and my dog.
no sleep.
a tooth ache.
ringing phones.
text messages.
emails.
anxiety.

i also know how lucky i am.

good coffee.
baby boy kisses.
a supportive spouse.
loving family and friends.
a roof over our heads.
meals whenever we want them.
a lot of laughter.
ceiling fans.
america.
healthcare.
new mattresses.
a warm bath.
running water.
jesus' love.

Life is such a roller coaster. It never slows down, our inbox is never empty, and it doesn't always go the way we had planned. I know all this.
Breathe.

What does your breathing space look like?

19 comments:

julia said...

I just got some bluebonnet pics from a Texas connection. I need to be there RIGHT NOW!

My breathing space is the beach. For sure.

Heather said...

Keeping you in my prayers, Nicolle. Sometimes it all gets to be a bit much, doesn't it?

Michele said...

About 5 years ago the bluebonnets were spectacular. I don't ever remember seeing them in such abundance.
I can relate to this post in so many ways. You know you can email anytime. You definitely have a blogging community that supports you. Thanks for being you!

Dana @ Bungalow'56 said...

We all have our days don't we? Sounds so familiar. I am currently reading a book called The Happiness Project and am really enjoying it. It's given me so many things to think about. Just reading it is making me feel happier. Enjoy your weekend, and some breathing space : )
Dana

Kris said...

Those bluebonnets are beautiful! Life can be sucky sometimes. But luckily, those times pass, and the great times over shadow the not so great times. Hang in there kiddo.
Oh, I missed the last post too about Boyd's boo boo. OUCH!!!!

Kerri said...

What a beautiful picture....I don't know if we get bluebonnets around here...maybe, just not in big batches like that!
Oh the roller coaster of life...I think we all have those times where we are thinking so much and worrying...and wondering. Life is so complex sometimes...yet so good too. Call me!

Angela said...

my breathing space is a rolling horse farm, which i fully intend to have one day. until then i drive 10 minutes west and stare at everyone else's.

call if you need to.

Nicolle said...

ya'll are sweet!

I feel better this morning. Just getting that off my chest helped a lot.

love each of you.

Genn said...

Oh I love Oprah.
I just said I miss her show yesterday. ;)

We all need breathing space, and don't take it for ourselves often enough probably.

I'm hoping things seem simpler to you very soon. One day at a time right?

Hang in there.
Thanks for your email this morning, I am getting the girls off to school and speech but I will write you this afternoon. Wanted to say a bit more too. :)

Genn said...

ps- gorgeous bluebonnets photo!!

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

I adore that shot...gorgeous! My breathing space would include sand and surf. There's something so soothing about the sound of the waves.

Hope y'all have the most amazing weekend, my friend! XO!

Lollipops & Pig Tails said...

Yesterday was this kind of day for me too. Will say a prayer for you, hugs!

Kim said...

I so understand. I love that when things start bringing you down you look at all the positives in your life. You are going to live a long, happy life choosing to focus on the good things. :)

The Frat Pack + Me said...

I feel ya. If I can help in anyway, I am a text, e-mail or phone call away ;-)

Holly said...

You even make stress look pretty!
(great picture)
I'm glad you are feeling better today!!

Megan said...

I feel this way so much of the time. It is just a lot and it keeps coming so fast. I think that is why I stay at home if I can, it just feels more peaceful to me. I hope you find your breathing space this weekend...catch a break by yourself if you can.

sealaura said...

mine looks like the Central Coast of California. I am having such a hard time here in Texas.

I can totally relate to needing some breathing space.

I miss my old life but your lists put everything in perspective.

Hugs.
L

Seneca said...

I feel ya Nicolle. Heck, the thought of slowing down and keeping it simple gives me anxiety. So many things I want to do get in the way of the things I need to do. Crazy!

Anonymous said...

Thnking bout ya, I seem to be late to catching up here. I hope you are doing better. I love your honesty!
XO
Erika