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Pumpkin Spice And Everything Nice

Pumpkin Spice And Everything Nice

Received an unexpected good news recently, and everything that I am doing right now is to accomplish all of the goals that are connected with it. Unfortunately, I came across another setback, but I’ve just decided to keep moving forward with what I can work on instead of worrying too much about it. And so far, I am able to resolve everything that needs to be taken care of. There may be a delay, but I’m setting my eyes on fulfilling my destiny. Because getting this is a clear sign that it is meant for me. As I have prayed about it, many times.

As I have mentioned before we make plans but life happens and we sometimes need to do a detour or we may have to pause for a little bit. We cannot get everything that we want at all times. So the need to be flexible and understanding is a life skill that we all need to develop more of. And that is exactly what I am trying to do as we speak.

What I really like about life lately, is that I am discovering so many pleasant things around me. And that includes people, strangers even. When you finally set yourself free from a place of insincerity and deceit, light will shine again from within. Yes, we need darkness to appreciate light but we need not stay there. When something doesn’t feel right, it most likely is not right for you. Choose who you want to become, and decide on your place of growth. Think of yourself as a plant, find a nice soil with all the nutrients that you need, and an area where you can get both sunlight and rain, and a good air supply to breathe in. Give yourself the best that it can get. Love yourself enough, to do so.

And so I also started experiencing new stuff again. I’ve given myself a new hairstyle, yes, I’ve cut my own hair. Was thinking of grabbing some DIY hair color product before heading home, but the queue at the shop was too long. I’ve also tried the New Pumpkin Cream (with a dusting of pumpkin spice) Cold Brew from Starbucks’ and, surprisingly, I liked it! Very much. I’m a dark-black coffee kind-of-girl, so this does not come very often that I would actually appreciate flavored coffee. Their Sticky Cinnamon Bun is equally good but I wasn’t able to finish it up. I am planning to lose some weight and get the look and body build that I want back again. Still trying to return to my workout routines. And worse, I keep craving for food! I guess I am PMS-ing. I am struggling with this goal, but I keep trying anyway.

I’m turning a new leaf (again) and very excited about this new chapter in my life. I am always excited to experience something new and different. And since this was an answered prayer that gave me exactly what I have asked for, it’s giving me a nice sense of energy that I have lost along the way. Unfortunate events, people, and things happen but they are temporal. They should be temporary. We sometimes go through such unpleasant things to balance us out and to prepare us for bigger and better things. Or to appreciate the opposite that should keep us nice and kind.

Don’t get me wrong, not everything in my life is rosy right now. But it’s not as bad as it used to be. And that is what matters most. To feel better, to feel happy, to feel free, and to feel alive is not just a want in life. It’s a need. I am looking forward to all of the nice experiences that I will be having moving forward. I also have new additional items for my business. The excitement has just begun. I am so inspired to do a do-over at such as time as the pandemic. Instead of moping around, I am mapping my future out. Faith is an active word, not passive. And things are just naturally falling into place for me.

This pandemic has only magnified what I want and what I don’t want in life. Tolerance is good, but choosing which ones to tolerate with is better.

How about you? What’s your new journey story? Or what story would you like to write sooner or later? Would love to hear about it, too.

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32 thoughts on “Pumpkin Spice And Everything Nice

    • My story that I’m wanting to write now is to get back in shape. Both of my parents suffered heart attacks in the past couple months. And I know that I don’t want that for me. So I am working out little by little, a bit more each day. I am also devoting more time and energy to my writing. I want to publish my first book soon. Maybe even by the new year. These are goals I put off for way too long. And now I’m taking the leap of faith into them.

      • Just like you, I need to go back to working out for health reasons. How are your parents now? Wow! Excited to see your book launch! I’m very happy for you! 🖤

    • Sounds like you have a great attitude toward not only your goals and all that is positive going on but also any slight hiccups along the way. Sometimes life is more about perspective and you can often find rainbows or lattes sprinkled with possibly pumpkin spice amid the most challenging times! Also love that you are hoping to regain control of your physical health to balance your mental growth too. I know it can be hard, especially with giant sticky cinnamon buns but in the long run it can bring you a lot of strength to your overall health! Keep up the good work!

      • Thank you for the kind words! I am doing my best to become better every day. And part of that is also choosing my environment. This past few weeks, I’ve learned to become patient again. I love the way that you have stated your perspective using the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew and the Sticky Cinnamon Bun. You are indeed a good writer! 🖤

    • “Don’t get me wrong, not everything in my life is rosy right now. But it’s not as bad as it used to be.” THAT is what I need to keep telling myself, every single day! I can tend to get caught up in the bad things every now and then, but I’ve been through some truly awful things, where every day of my life was an actual nightmare, and I need to remind myself that no matter what I’m going through, at least my life isn’t like THAT anymore! 🙌

    • This pandemic has taught me many life lessons in just 8 months. I am planning to write them down and remember it forever as life after 2020 will be totally different. I really liked this post as it made me think about my goals…perfect journal prompt for me.

    • The pandemic has illuminated a lot for me as I think it has for many people. Glad you have a sense of acceptance for your journey!

    • This is a very inspiring post – I believe the pandemic has put life in perspective for many people. You can’t always have everything you want but you can work towards your goals a bit more each day.

    • All this time by ourselves has really given people (myself included) the opportunity to learn about us.

    • Thank a lot for sharing your journey with us, it is great! As you said, there is a lot of positives around us, yes there is the negatives as well but it all depends on what you chose to focus on….

    • I’m glad things are going well. I do love my pumpkin spice. I’ve gotten a few pumpkin drinks from Starbucks.

    • Faith is active word, indeed! Changes might be hard but always come with great, new things ahead!

    • “Faith is an active word, not passive.” This is just what I needed to hear today! I start to doubt when I don’t get the answers to my prayers in my time frame. I need to keep my faith active and not doubt. Thank you for sharing this positive message!

    • There will always be setbacks in life. I’m glad you always move forward and see the light. That’s so inspiring! BTW, i love pumpkin spice! lol It’s so strange to see how empty starbucks in Cebu is!

      • Most coffee shops in Cebu are almost empty right now. People still don’t want to go out yet. Even I don’t stay out too long. Shops rely on online orders for deliveries. It’s kinda sad.

    • I think the pandemic has changed a lot of us in ways we never expected. I started growing more of my food this year.

    • I’d love to write about some better times, when everyone is happy and healthy again. I wonder if there’s some life after the pandemic. BTW Pumpkin spice is my favorite! 🙂

    • It can be frustrating when we come up against detours, but they’re all part of the journey and can lead us down paths we might not have otherwise thought of! In every detour or no is an opportunity x

    • Especially after this difficult year that kind of robbed me of the summer, it’s really difficult to get into the mood of autumn and winter. Therefore it’s nice that there are also things to look forward to and to keep our spirits high. Pumpkin and spices are a big first step 😉
      Thanx for sharing these positive thoughts!

    • It is great to hear someone elses perspective through this difficult time.For me keeping myself busy and taking timeout to enjoy the nice weather, when we get it.

    • Liked reading about your life journey and happy that things are better now. We must be positive, agree with you yet sometimes struggle to do it. Atleast I am currently with this pandemic gripping us.

    • I love your outlook on life. I think we’re all dealing with situations that aren’t ‘all great’ right now… The global situation has us all dealing with new challenges and changes. However, focusing on the reasons we have to be happy is key. That’s what I take most out of reading this. You could be focusing on the challenges, but you’re not, you’re focusing on the positives and everything that you have to look forward to. Thank you for that reminder!

    • You summed it up nicely with this “This pandemic has only magnified what I want and what I don’t want in life.” That is totally how I feel about life right now. Especially 6 months in!

    • You can’t beat a Starbucks. I wonder if my branch has the same, I’ve a sudden craving for one since reading this!! I love the name of the post too, “Pumpkin spice and everything nice”, would make a good name for a blog even!

    • I try to be positive as well. last month has been very hard on me and I still try to find myself steady

    • That flavor is perfect for this season. I should try that in Starbucks soon. I also like what you said about seeing darkness to appreciate the light.

    • It sounds like you have a lot going for you right now! I am true believer in signs too – so when something tells me I should go for it, I do it! I’ve heard really good things about the pumpkin spice cold brew at Starbucks. I’m going to have to try it for myself!

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