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The people in Japan have filled our thoughts and prayers lately. I'm taking off early this week to focus on ways to help, to take extra time to pray for them as well as a few other people in our life that are in need of support right now.

Last week I started planning ways to improve my time and energy used between my work and life. After my medical scare last month, I'm focusing more on my health and have started evening walks and plan to begin yoga. It feels really good. After all of the tests, we haven't found any answers but I feel ready to move on, to take better care of myself, and just trust in God for the rest of it.

Thanks as always for reading and visiting here, your support means so much. Wishing you a restful weekend, and hope to be back Monday to share one of the projects Andrea and I worked on recently (see a peek here!).

(photo above: tulips we've been enjoying - is spring here yet?)

14 comments:

Krystle Rose said...

Yoga is such a wonderful thing. It's helped me tremendously to slow down and take more moments to reflect on life and listen to my body. I can promise that it will help you find a better balance. :)

Bethany said...

sweet post. prayers your way - take care of yourself! also, beautiful photo. <3

satsuki | zakka nouveau said...

def. agree w/ krystle + yoga. yoga and meditation has helped me tremendously over come some physical/spiritual mountains + hope that it can bring peace + balace into your life too~ please do take care of your body + to know that whatever you are doing is just right for where you are in your life right now. no need to push as things will flow~ really love your blog + truly enjoy reading it. thank you for sharing~ have a great weekend!

drollgirl said...

yoga is a good thing! and helping those in need is pretty much a great use of time and energy. lawdy knows there are so many in need.

this free bird said...

yoga (any stretching) is great for the mind and body. i understand how you must be feeling. i spent 6 years knowing something wasn't quite right before they discovered the celiac. i hope nothing at all is off and this is just a little bump in the road with a simple answer. in the meantime...i just listed the blanket details over on the fb page. it's facebook.com/thisfreebird - and the blanket is on sale! it is truly wonderful and maybe just the little pick me up you need :)

also participating in silence for japan tomorrow. the devastation has really shaken me.

xo,
carrie

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Claire Gibson King said...

sending you good vibes, enjoy your walks and yoga and just moving more. Everything will fall in line as it should. have a wonderful weekend and thanks for just being you.

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Kimia Kline said...

Oh Alli I am in full agreement. Sometimes the pace of life just speeds up without my consent, and it's always great to take pauses and reflect. My heart is so full for all the suffering in Japan right now--I love your idea of taking extra time to pray for them. Maybe we could team up for some relief efforts/ideas? xo.

Kayla Poole said...

I just spent four days mostly offline and it felt amazing. I've been feeling similar thoughts about finding balance, and I think I felt it more than usual this week because of what happened in Japan. But, the sky is blue and spring officially starts tomorrow. Above anything, I'm feeling grateful that I am able to appreciate those things.

Jazzy E (hivennn) said...

so lovely. x hivennn

Colleen / Inspired to Share said...

Great plan Alli! You're going to love yoga! Hope you had a restful weekend. xo

Heather said...

I hope you are feeling better Alli! I am keeping you in my prayers! :)
love & support- Heather

Alex T said...

Here's to a bit of self-care in 2011 - you are not alone in this very important goal.

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