Monday, August 27, 2012

* Why Not Me vs Why Me *

Have you ever looked at some one and thought... why him/her and why not me?
I can do it too, if not better.
Just give me that chance. I'll show you. 

I used to be exactly that way.
Just waiting. Wanting. Wishing. Dreaming.



But from my experience, to get to where you're meant to go ... you'll have to learn how to crawl first before you can walk, run and eventually... soar.

Even if you believe you're ready, you have no idea. Because once that "preparation meets opportunity" moment comes along, you'll be tested to your limits and beyond. For things never quite happen the way you imagined them to.




When you look back on the path you took, you'll begin to understand that all that time you were "waiting" was actually training. Training of patience, strength, understanding, commitment, humbleness and the openness of heart and mind. All the basic qualities to take on the amazing challenges that will inevitably come to pass. Because in order for phenomenal things to transpire, you'll need as much inner strength and courage you've managed to muster up throughout all this time.



Only then will you get to the point where suddenly the "why not me" shifts to "why me?" Because you'll realize only you were specifically chosen to take on that particular role at that particular time. Out of the billions of qualified people on this earth.. why were YOU the one? To be so lucky. To be so fortunate to be in that position. 

Because...

YOU were MADE to do it and you were trained specifically for it. 




You were given that innate yearning, passion and endurance to see it through to the end no matter what. When you're fighting an uphill battle, those seemingly impossible hurdles will never end. But that's when you know you're doing something right. For you're always seeking to be better and you'll fight for it like no one else on this planet will. And you'll never stop. 



Because you believe in it too much 
to ever stop.


And that's the answer. 

That's why you.


So take a moment and smile.
Because it's you.


xoxo,
christine


Sunday, August 26, 2012

Saturday, August 18, 2012

* Rules of being a Gent *


Well there you go.


In other words..
"How to Get Ladies to Look at You like You're JGL"


Nothing quite as sexy as a gent <3

Thursday, August 16, 2012

* Take it and Have Gratitude *







 Kinda heart this.
A lot.

"Take it and have gratitude."
"Give it and feel love."


So wise Zooey. So wise

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Empty

Incredible..

How such immense joy can turn into immense pain.

Everything hurts.
My mind. My body.
My soul.

Although our time was short together, she's made an everlasting impression on my life. She never spoke a word, yet she said everything at the same time.

She encompassed the essence of existence and how life could and should be lived.

.. Now she's gone. And she's left only emptiness.
Emptiness that will always be a void.
I know. I've experienced it before. And I'm still lonely in that part of me.

Life will go on as it always does. And we'll continue living as we always do.
But... I still feel sad.

My heart is mourning.






Saturday, August 4, 2012

* Week 1 Giveaway!! *

Hi again!
Sorry for the delay in the birthday giveaway. 
I got distracted by her (my newest love!)







SORRY!


BUT BACK TO THIS!! 
Let's do week 1!! 
Soooo excited!!




Details:

WIN: OPRAH 20th Anniversary DVD

TO ENTER: Submit a short youtube video or email (1 paragraph) telling me if you could:

Choose to pursue anything as your dream
and get paid a living for doing it, 
what would it be and why



(Simple!) 
I love asking this question and hearing all the different and lovely responses!


SUBMISSION TIME: Saturday, Aug 4th - Friday, Aug 10th
I'll announce the winner Saturday, Aug 11th!

HOW: You can tweet me the link to your video and/or email me if you're too shy for others to see

Email: christine@peachielove.com

*Real submissions please!*


GOOD LUCK!



xoxo,
christine