Simply Thoughtful…

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Every morning when I drop my son off to school I tell him I love him and then some little saying that goes with the day of week. For example, on Mondays I might say, “Have a Magical Monday!”. Thursdays tend to be the same, “Have a Thoughtful Thursday!” I don’t tend to stray from this saying. For one reason, it can be a little hard coming up with different words that begin with the same sound as the word Thursday. But mostly because I want to instill the value of being a thoughtful person.

So what does being thoughtful mean? For me, thoughtful means being considerate and well-meaning towards others. However, it also means being mindful and giving thought to what you say, what you do, and how you live. I don’t mean this in a self-conscious way but simply having an awareness of your choices and how they can affect others and our world. Even the items I bring into my home tend to be items that are thoughtful in nature. For example, thoughtfulness may be conveyed in what the item symbolizes, how it was made, or maybe it’s the artist him/herself who I know to be a thoughtful person.

One thing I love are thoughtful sayings or quotes. They can be brilliantly simple in their words but profound in their meaning.

So today I thought I’d start to present simple thoughts on Thursdays. This allows me to start collecting on this blog some of my favorites and at the same time being able to share them with you.

I love this first quote, “never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do”  So simple but it can bring up some tough questions & ideas that really make you think.

Are you doing what you were meant to do? If the fear of failing were not there what would you be doing? Do you let the opinion of others get in the way of your dreams?

Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments. :)

live SIMPLY, live LOVELY