Wasn’t planning on posting today, that was until I read this post this morning. It resonated with me. It lingered. It made me… happy.
You see, if you had asked me a year ago what my plan or ambitions were for life, I would have said something that had to do with an end result. I would have said that I was striving for this, that, and so on.
Today I have to say that I am happiest to just be.
We tend to focus so much on a PLAN A that we never just B (be).. hehe, get it?
We’ve had several plan A’s and several plan B’s. But it wasn’t until we let go and Let GOD that we could really just BE!
Be content with what we have and where we are.
Sure, we’re still wandering around wondering what plan we need next, but I think God will be in charge of that path. We’re just here to follow.
Sure, I want Healthy Bites to take off and the hubs to be racing again. But if not, there’s somewhere else or something else that we’re suppose to BE. I’m thinking we open vineyard in New Zealand. Maybe we’ll focus on Shiraz and my first bottle will be called Sherpa Shiraz.
Sure, I want get back to running more, building speed and stamina. But right now, that’s not meant to BE. Right now I rebuilding ME.
And you know what?
If you stop… look around.. and just BE…
You might see a lot more blessings.
You might just feel at peace.
I don’t have a recipe today. I don’t have a thirty minute Thursday. I don’t have any big news or updates. I’m just gonna let it be.
Melissa @ Live, Love, & Run
You and Jess have hit the nail on the head with just being…and this post reminded me of a post I’ve been meaning to write for my birthday. This was a beautiful post and speaks everything of what I want in life.
well i can’t wait to hear it. I know its a thinker but so worth the process, yes?! hugs!
Paige @ Your Trainer Paige
I can TOTALLY see you two owning a vineyard in New Zealand. Totally 🙂
you’d be our fist visitors, right?
What a beautiful post! In definitely guilty of always looking to the next thing and forgetting to enjoy the present! Sooo important!
Stop, look around, just be… love it and great reminder!
i know, i think we need to make shirts! LOL
oh, today you are the queen be(e) 🙂 and i’m basking in that inspiration! j and i both pulled 50 hour weeks this week but we are also remembering to lean our heads together, let our hands touch, and just … sit. sometimes sitting and looking in the same direction (forward) is the most important aspect.
i hope you are just BEING right now. NO work, no plan, just relaxing with J.
I really love this. The mindset you’ve arrived at is hard to get to, but you’re right….it seems like this circumstance is the one we are meant to be in–as challenging as it can be. Enjoyed reading it and looking at your photos! 🙂
it is challenging, and maybe thats why is it so fulfilling too, ya know?
so poignant.. I just read an article.. can’t remember where now..
but two mantra’s this writer swears by:
“where I am right now is exactly where I need to BE”
” Everything is going to BE okay”… interesting as they both use the word BE
got my healthy bites today.. am in love 🙂
oh i want to read that article. Send me the link! and yea for healthy bites. THANK YOU!
Laura @ Mommy Run Fast
Beautiful post. Your so wise, my friend. We’re in a time of life where we are learning to let go as well- things are out of our control… next job? Whether or not we’ll get pregnant again? Where we’ll be moving from here? I need this reminder to let go and trust God daily.
yes yes, let go and Let GOD. Easier said than done, but at least we know that’s what we want.
Love this! I am def. working on this… especially as school is starting up. It gets tougher, but it’s worth trying my best 🙂
oh enjoy that Allie. It’s going to BE a quick year.
weee 🙂 loved this post! i’ve definitely been in the same mindset lately – just letting things go a little bit more and living in the moment instead of planning – what’s the point right?!
Exactly what I’m working through these days…. loved every word. Thank you!
no thank you, it’s always great to hear that we are all in the same boat.
Beth @ Miles and Trials
I love this post. So beautifully said. Thank you.
I do so love your posts! They just make me HAPPY TO BE ME! I have not always felt this way but I do now. I have had to learn to let go and let GOD as you said :-). I can’t stress over things I cannot change but I can live with ACCEPTANCE & with HIS grace and mercy be happy with what I have and also the great things that their are about being ME & just being still, yes? :-). Thanks friend :-D!
i’m so glad! His MERCIES are new every morning, amen!
love this. yesterday was one of those days where everything felt like it was going wrong, and i just had to stop and count my blessings. be grateful. and realize how good i have it despite everything going on!
yes, because we really do have so many blessings. More than we can even see!
cheers to to just being! we will do the same 🙂
love love love this post! you always seem to say the right words just when we need to hear them the most, love that!
we would love to open a vineyard with you 😉
oh lets do it. New plan, vineyard in NZ!!
Heather @ For the Love of Kale
Amen, my dear! Gratitude is the attitude. LOVE THIS POST! You’re so eloquent with words. I always find my mind saying “YES! YES! YES!” throughout your posts. Squeeeeeeeeeze! <— That's me hugging you. 😉
oh squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeze right back friend. I love your words too.
And to just ‘be’ is fabulous! Great post, as always! Love your inspirational and beautiful posts like this!
love you. Thank you for always inspiring us to BE and BE happy!
Just be…seems so simple huh? I definitely struggle w/ this as I’m sure many do. Great post 🙂
Happy Friday dear <3
i know, so simple yet we fight it. wonder why? Happy Friday friend.
Such a simple but powerful posts, I swear every single one of these moves me! Love it, and exactly what I needed right now too!
oh good. It’s sometimes easier to take in when some else says it, yes?
beautiful post <3 love you girl
much love right back at you this HIGH FIVE FRIDAY!
“Be content with what we have and where we are.” That is so true!
ain’t it. Yet so hard to remember at times. Let’s not forget the truth here. Yes!
Yay for YOU taking care of yourself!!
it’s about time too, eh? happy friday Jan!
Loooveee. This was so neeeeded right now! Thank you lovely!! My goal this week will be to just..BE!
it’s always needed. Well for me at least. hehe. now go BE! xoxo
I absolutely love this post. Thank you 🙂
LOVE this –> I so needed this today! Love it LC 🙂
i’m glad we can all relate and just let it be, ya know?
oh my friend, I needed to hear this today! I’ve been stress mess and panic central for the last couple of weeks trying very very hard to create the “life plan” and this was just a perfect read for me today. love it! 🙂 p.s. can I join you on the allergy bandwagon…ragweed & grass are slowly killing me here!
oh man, i feel ya! are you ready to escape here yet?
umm I’ve been ready for months…logistical nightmare.
Liz (Little Bitty Bakes)
Love this post! I (like so many others, I’m sure) have such a tendency to get caught up with day-to-day stresses, worrying about this or that. And then, occasionally, I’ll just stop myself and remind myself of all of the good things in life, and just let it all be — just like you said. 🙂
PS – I will totally support your New Zealand wine business, if you’re steered in that direction. 😉
and yes, you got it. just be. Easier said than done. and i’ll start on that vineyard.. wanna visit?
I’m right there with ya, sister! My mom has always said that, “Just Be” …and I’ve been practicing it for a long time. Sometimes I do well, and other times I don’t do so well. But right now in my life, I definitely feel the importance of being and not trying to control outcomes. After all, the universe knows better than I do—I think I’ll just be open to the best possible outcomes and let them happen. What if I wished for something specific, and there was something out there that would be even better that I just don’t know about yet!!
Thanks for this great reminder 🙂
you got that right. Being open to change, to adapting, to embracing! Your mom is so right, but we knew that. right?
I really need to be still more often.
i bet we could be more still back at the beach. hehe, yes?
Laura @ LauraLivesLife
This is something I had to learn the hard way – and I’m still learning it – but with my PhD program, being so disappointed when I wasn’t accepted immediately and then life just worked out (and I started my first doctoral class tonight). I need to let it go and have faith!
and look where’s it’s led you, a whole new path. and a good one too!
I’ll cheers to that! …hang on just a sec and let me go grab a glass of wine! 😉
go get it! cheers!
imma be, imma be, imma imma imma be….
Man. Some days, I swear you are in my head. After getting home from vacation, where I spent every day just “being” and relaxing, I had a super stressful day yesterday. Why? I have no idea. Nothing was pressing, nothing major needed to be done, nothing was life or death important, and yet I rushed around all monrning and early afternoon. I had plans to go for a bike ride with a friend, and I almost bailed on her, and then realized that would be pure SILLINESS. So, I went for an hour long bike ride and talked her ear off instead. It was great!
Now, how do I remember this every time that must do everything right now feeling hits. Because it will. Likely tomorrow.
its routine. And that’s what you have to fight. I know, i read your mind. 😉
I’m not just saying this because you complimented me on my post, but I totally view you as someone who is at peace with where she is right now. Sure, you’re a constant work in progress and you have your daily challenges, but don’t we all? It’s a matter of realizing that and accepting the journey instead of stressing about where we’re not quite at yet…
Great post, as always. 😉
you got that right. But i don’t think i realized it until you posted your thoughts this morning. so thank YOU!
Stacie @ Snaps and Bits
Beautiful post Lindsay! A winery in NZ sounds sweet 🙂
I love that you have a wine lover’s devotional. 🙂
doesn’t everyone? LOL.
Christa @ Edible Balance
I adore this post. This very idea has been on my mind for a while now, and I am finally starting to let go and let God. It’s been far too long since I’ve trusted in the path He has chosen for me, I’ve been relying on myself.
Thank you for such an inspiring post 🙂
let go and let God, easier said than done. yes? xoxo
Love this! What a great post and what a great writer you are Lindsay.
Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile
Love love love this post! <3
and love you Britt!
Beauty in just being. Lovelovelove. 🙂
yes yes, you got that right!
I JUST read Abby’s post and then clicked right over here. Me too, sister, me too.
i loved her post. hit home for us all perhaps?
YESSSSSSS. This is exactly what I’ve been striving for lately too – learning to just be, in all areas of my days. Just being me, just being true and faithful and loyal and confident…in being me, just being. It’s such a calming concept, isn’t it?
well you are doing it well friend. Keep being!
Brittany @ Delights and Delectables
Oh girl! I totally feel ya! I’m trying to just “Be” too! I loved this post, and I so needed to hear these words today. Thank you!
and i think we are also on the same page. Letting GOD be our BE. yes?
Oh wow do I love this. I have been striving for this more than ever too. Ever since I have started to let go of the comparison, the push more, run farther, do more, do do do, it is helping me set my own pace according to me, in life, not what I think I should be doing etc. Sure I still like goals, sure I still like structure, but I think I rail against ‘just being’ because it scares me as it’s completely opposite what I am used to. But that means I SHOULD do more of it. It’ll help me grow. beautifully put my friend, and so true. PEACEFUL.
danielle @ Clean food creative fitness
Such a great post! I am definitely guilty of spending just a little too much time worrying about the future rather than just being where I’m at right now!
aboslutely so perfect! i am learning with you. it is tough to not always plan for the future and think about what to do better or how to be stronger. instead to just be. i must learn and think about this and take it with me. maybe a blog post about it from me too 🙂 thank you lindsay….just ate three healthy bites-apple pear crunch and love the health and the flavor!
i loved your post. It was perfect. perfectly YOU!
Ashley @ Freckles & Spice
The most perfect post!
Sometimes we do have to take one step back and just “be”. Read a book, relax, sleep, and enjoy just the normal paces of life – without trying to accomplish something every minute of the day. (Definitely a quality we all need to bring back, finding peace in just the regular moment.) 🙂
well said. Taking a step back to be. Love it Christina!
Christine @ Oatmeal Bowl
Nice post, Lindsay. And nice reminder. Lately, I have learned to live as is. And its nice just to be – especially when spending time with my daughter (which is never enough). but I also am crazy about this plan – because I feel like a rumblin’ and changes occuring, but I am just as ancy cuz they are not happening fast enough and also anxiety cuz I fear the change, but am gonna flow with it cuz it leads to my goal. 😀
it’s hard not to have a plan. but maybe our plan needs to be no plan. yes?
She Rocks Fitness
You inspire me every day! I love this post and what I think most of the time, you say it in your posts and LOVE IT! Made me smile on this exhausting day. You rock woman! xoxo
that’s cause we’re always on the same page. Love it!
I’m-a be today, too.
thank you for sharing your heart with us, it is such a blessing.
i knew you’d like that. I’m-a be me. xxoo
Amanda Perry @ Sistas of Strength
What a beautiful post. I am trying so very hard to live in the moment (at least more often) and just enjoy one little thing at a time. So much easier said than done, but so very important. With my little man almost 15 months old it’s true what they say that time goes too fast. I’m trying to just BE and embrace him every day at every stage. 🙂
oh yes, enjoy those months before the big 24month mark. Mom days are precious.. so i hear. 😉
Heather (Where's the Beach)
Beautiful post me friend BEautiful 😉
Love this post!
Love the “just” you you are!
Also love that picture of you – your facial expression is so darn cute! (The one next to you and Lindsay)
oh and i love you. BEautiful YOU!