Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Can't See the Forest For the Trees by Jennifer Kacey

You know that adage, you can't see the forest for the trees?
It's one of my favorites to keep everything in perspective.
Being so lost in the details of life that "life" gets lost along the way.

In my bathroom, above the pretty bathtub I hung a painting that reminds me of this every day. Multiple times a day. Red trees that form a beautiful canopy of MY forest.

I have so many irons in the fire I've lost count. Between being a mom, owning two businesses that are SUPER busy, writing how many books at one time, traveling, and trying to stay well (hardee har har) there are literally not enough hours in my day to get everything done. There just aren't. I've requested more but haven't heard back from Father Time yet. :)
But every morning before I plow into my day to kick it in the ass and every night when I'm ready to stare at a blank wall and I'm thinking about all of the things I did or didn't get done - I see my forest.

So everybody stop and take a breath. Back up for a second and take a look at "all" of you. All that you're handling, all that you're accomplishing, ALL of the people you're loving and supporting and helping be....better. Family, friends, employees, lovers, children, strangers. Everyone.

That's who you are. That's your life. Not the burnt toast or the couple minutes you were late to an appt or the blog post you didn't get up on time. That's just trees.
Focus on your forest and make that your goal and it's amazing how far you will go!

Love being a part of all of your forests, and adore you being a part of mine.

Decadently Yours,
Jennifer Kacey :)

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Jennifer Kacey is a writer, mother, and business owner living with her family in Texas. She sings in the shower, plays piano in her dreams, and has to have a different color of nail polish every week. The best advice she’s ever been given? Find the real you and never settle for anything less.

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  1. Great advice. Thanks for posting this!

  2. Thanks, Cris!! I know how lost I get in the small stuff sometimes. Sometimes everyone just has to step back, breathe and remember all of their awesome!!