Monday Mantra 70

Sometimes it's okay if the only thing you did today was breathe Monday Mantra via lawhimsy“Sometimes it’s okay if the only thing you did today was breathe.” ~ Unknown

Go easy on yourself, for you are only human. You are allowed to be tired. To be cranky. To simply just be. Some days you kill it, are on top of everything, and are feeling as fly as can be. And that is awesome! Other days are just blah and it feels as though nothing gets done, and your accomplishments are nil. And that’s alright. On those days you need to remind yourself that it’s okay if all you did was breathe, because you know what? That means that you’re still alive and so you’ll get back to doing and accomplishing and being your awesome, badass self again. Maybe tomorrow, or the next day, or even next week. The important thing is knowing that You Will. This life is all yours to make of, and do with it what you will, and if some days are spent just breathing know that it’s okay and perfectly, wonderfully permissible. So just breathe and relax into your bones.

Namaste ~ Ella

~ Monday Mantras are positive words of wisdom, insight and joy to add a bit of cheer to the start of your week and any day you need a bit of a pick-me-up! For even more inspiration please check out my Monday Mantras Pinterest Board and my Quote-spirational Board!

Word Nerd: Gambol

Word Nerd Header 2015 by LaWhimsyWord Nerd is an on-going feature that shares and highlights unique, whimsical and sometimes forgotten or overlooked words. It’s dedicated to the logophile in us all.

gambol  Word Nerd definition via lawhimsyTo gambol about is to frolic and cavort in a playful, totally in the moment sort of way. Gambol is a word much like balter – it’s all about uninhibited, light-hearted movement, and don’t we all need a lot more of that in our everyday lives! Children and animals tend to gambol by nature by simply following their heart’s and bodies as they move about thoroughly enjoying themselves. They are not self-conscious as they gambol about, filling the air with their laughter and thrill-filled shouts.

gamboling gif via lawhimsyWild and crazy gamboling!

gambol disney bo peep and humpty dumpty gifOkay, so this sort of gamboling is more my style (creepy humpty-dumpty not a necessity)!

I think we should all take note and perhaps add some gamboling time to our lives. I know I certainly shall be!

Namaste ~ Ella

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Monday Mantra 69

I allow love to fill my body and soul. Today I am love. Monday Mantra via lawhimsy“I allow love to fill my body and soul. Today I am love.” ~ LaWhimsy

Love is the purest essence of life, of living. To truly live is to love. To share, inspire, and create love is the human experience. Love is reason we keep going, the reason we survive and thrive. Love is what is left when everything else is gone. Love is what allows us to heal, to lift our heads again and again, to move ever onward. Love – four little letters, one simple word, yet love is complex, more layered and nuanced than one mere lifetime could ever discover. Love is divine. With this in mind I give you this simple mantra and meditation. Stop for a moment, read these words and let love wash over you…

Love fills my heart, my soul, my spirit. With each breath love caresses my body, with each heartbeat it pulses through my veins. I feel it opening in my core, blossoming and bursting forth, enveloping me with an effervescent warmth and joy. Love infuses my very being. I am love and love is me. I allow love to fill my body and soul. Today I am love.

Namaste ~ Ella

~ Monday Mantras are positive words of wisdom, insight and joy to add a bit of cheer to the start of your week and any day you need a bit of a pick-me-up! For even more inspiration please check out my Monday Mantras Pinterest Board and my Quote-spirational Board!