And here we are again...Friday. Did you hear that? I think it was a big collective sigh of relief. I feel a cold and aches coming on so I am looking forward to fighting the germs off this weekend.
Enough about me though. Fridays are for pointing out the bloggers that shared posts that I loved or inspired me this week. This wonderful concept of Blogger Love / Friday Favorites is courtesy of my good blogging friend Meagan of All the Joys. If the fact that she created a link up just to highlight others' posts doesn't clue you in on how sweet she is nothing will.
Here were my favorite posts this week (in no particular order).
10 Ways You Know You Are Not a Failure by Anastasia Amour. We all have days when we feel like we can't do anything right. Anastasia points out 10 ways for us to know that we are doing ok. Great pick me up for the days where we are knocking ourselves down.
Another Person's Success is Not Your Failure by Something Winnderful. The title of the post says it all. Read this post and truly focus on the last line of the post. She hit the nail on the head. This needs to be our mantra in the blogging world.
Early Morning Thoughts by Life Is. Katie is a frequent flyer on my Blogger Love posts. Her writing is amazing and heartfelt. Honest and true. I love this message: "I am mine before I am anyone else's." How powerful are these words? We all need a reminder to take care of ourselves and treat ourselves well. Another must read from Katie.
When Marriage is Hard by A Beautiful Little Adventure. It is a common theme in Blogland and social media outlets that lives are perfect. The little snapshots we choose to show the world often tend to show the rosy side of life. What we don't see is the real life behind the lens or the keyboard. Marriages and families are often portrayed as perfect. Katie reaches out and tells us that her marriage takes work and it is hard work at times. Guess what? She is 100% correct. All marriages (and relationships in general) are tough work. We all have our moments and we all have our disagreements. This post was a nice reality check and a great reminder that you are not alone.
A Love Letter to the Parts of Me I Hate by A Mama Collective. I loved this concept....finding something to appreciate and embrace in the parts of ourselves that we do not like. What a great idea!
So those are five posts this week that I loved. Be sure to check them out and then link up with All the Joys and share your favorites from this past week.