just breathe

"this is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." -- psalm 118:24 

It is so easy to get caught up in that endless monotone of busy. You rush off, from one thing to the next, & sometimes you forget to simply step back & just breathe. Look out the window. Feel the wind. Close you eyes for a couple of seconds. Gaze at the stars. Watch the sun come up. Listen to some music. Smile just for the joy of being alive. Relax. Let go. Rejuvenate. Refocus.

Don't let busy take over. Take a few moments & absorb yourself in the wonderful beauty of God's creation. And when you go back to your tasks, don't let the joy escape. Hold onto it.


p.s. thank you all so much for the lovely birthday wishes! you are sweetest. <3
p.p.s. the music playlist above was created by yours truly & contains a whole set of favourite tracks which I find both relaxing & inspiring. the mixtape is entirely made up of movie scores, but please keep in mind that I have NOT seen ALL of the movies these tracks are from. some, I simply found via the names of the composers, & thus do NOT, in any way, promote the movies they are from. just wanted to make that clear. :)


  1. Oh.. this is so beautiful and authentic. And I just can't stop listening!

  2. Great post!! I love the Romantic Flight (from How To Train Your Dragon) so beautiful!!

  3. i swear, i keeled over crying when i hear the first track.
    because you know what?
    i am
    locked. ;)

  4. oh you. thanks for taking my rec. :) your'e pretty cool.

  5. Oh my word. I just about died reading your about me. You were born in Bulgaria?? We adopted my sister from Bulgaria! She was 9 when she came home and still has an accent. :) I went with my parents to pick her up in Sofia and loved it there! So cool. Nice to 'meet' you!

  6. Love this!! <3


    ps ~ OHMYWORD WHO DESIGNED YOUR BLOG? It's amazing. <3

  7. OH, MY GOSH...SHERLOCK MUSIC! I. love. you. *squeals* Sorry, em... *cough, cough* It's just that anything relating to that show is rather, well, as a fellow Anglophile you know. ;)
    This post is absolutely lovely, m'dear! xoxo | grace

  8. i needed this, thank you :)


  9. great playlist... for soul searching and relaxing.. :D

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  10. Lovely post, perfect!
    Just what I needed today.

    Enjoy your beautiful weekend ;)



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