Friendship · Living with Intention · Motivation · Relationships

Let Go of Those Who Are Already Gone

10 years ago I posted this, and felt inspired to share it now since it popped up recently.

Positivity can come in all forms, even if it’s masked at first as feeling a bit yucky.

I think it’s really cool to know that some of the most incredible relationships you’ll ever have may not have even started yet… and that others you treasured most maybe weren’t meant to last forever. The journey of life is really amazing, because it all unfolds as it should 🤎

This is posted on my Facebook page that is solely meant for inspiring, connecting, making those who follow think a little deeper, and maybe even laugh. It’s been 8 years of inspo, and I’d love to have you join 🙂 You Can Join It Here

To the adventure 💕 Cheers

Aurora

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Your Journey is Yours, Darling

Woooosh… that’s how I feel reading this. Like my hair has been blown back with words the universe needed me to hear.

You’re on No One’s Journey but Your Own 💡

Talk about the reminder you didn’t know you needed.

I’ve read many times the saying: “Comparison is the thief of Joy,” and heck, I may have even written about it here before, but let me tell you how much lately I’ve been in my head and in comparison mode. And I’d say, comparison isn’t only the thief of joy, it’s also a thief of time, motivation, self appreciation, inspiration and self LOVE.

What if we took the energy we’re spending looking at someone else’s grass, grabbed our own hose and watered our own a little more? OR, better yet, stopped to see if it even needed watering. And while we’re at it, (because why stop now haha), what if something that works for someone else isn’t meant for us? Just as we have our own journey, others have theirs too. We can applaud someone else’s successes, life, happiness, whatever and still stay on our own path.

So let’s embrace our journey, and love it- every ounce of the good, bad, exciting, frustrating, enjoyable, difficult- ALL OF IT.

Our journey is OURS, and how unique and cool is that? No need to explain pieces of your journey to anyone, or gain approval from others- because it’s not theirs, it’s yours.

Cheers to wherever you are in your journey, and I pray that you are trying to love it. Time goes by too quickly, and before we know it, we’re looking back at a life that passed us by all too quickly, wondering where it all went.

So why not enjoy the blessing of life, compare ourselves a little less to the ones around us, and appreciate where we are, where we’re headed, and the people surrounding us on the way.

To calming our minds, and focusing on our own journey ❤️

xo Aurora

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No Validation Needed

Checky, check, CHECK ☑️

Your success depends on what you think of yourself and the belief that your sky has no limit! ☁️💭

Let me ask you, how much more could you accomplish if the validation of others meant Z-E-R-O to you?!

Welcome to my brain, have a seat 🙃🤭

What others think about you is none of your business! Man, the amount of sadness I would have surpassed in life if I grasped this concept years ago! Anyone else? The sooner you can get to a place where you realize the only one who needs to accept you, is YOU, the sooner you’ll reach inner peace my friends ♥️

So cheers to us- enjoying life, moving mountains and making all the bold moves that make US happy and feel fulfilled. Let’s be confident in our decisions and actions, and work to seek internal validation only.

Xo Aurora

PS- shoutout DarylAnn Denner for the awesome quote inspo! ✨

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Happy Valentine’s Day ♥️

I have always believed that Valentine’s Day should be celebrated to appreciate all the love in your life- not just the romantic kind ♥️

I’ve thought this because each of our lives are built by the love that surrounds us- whether it be from family members, friends, a pet, a lover- this is a day I think we should celebrate whatever love looks like to us, right where we are, right now. Maybe you’re married, maybe your single, maybe you’re dating, maybe you’re not; it doesn’t matter what category you find yourself in, you are loved!

Daily life just feels better when you focus on the love around you and the love within you! So cheers to the love you have and the love you give away, because it’s all worth celebrating 🙌

This year does feel a little different for me personally, because we have our little angel here earthside 🥰 Who knew I’d have a Valentine this year that I would have never expected!

Thank you God for our angel Valentine this year 💞 You broke the mold with this one! 🙏 Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! 💘 May you feel and remember how loved you are today!

Xoxo Aurora

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2.22.22 (On a Twosday)!

How amazing is it that today is 2.2.22!? 🤯

From the moment I woke up this morning, I felt like today was special. It’s different, it’s unique, it’s once in a lifetime! But then I thought, as cool as the repetition in the number was, isn’t every day different, unique & once in a lifetime? 🤔

My point being, when we have these awesome examples of unique and special days, let’s remind ourselves that any day can be the kickstart to a fresh & exciting feeling- we just have to shift our perspective to see it!

Let’s use today’s reminder to be patient with ourselves and our journey, and know that any day, no matter the date, can hold the spark for just what we’ve been waiting for!

Happy 2.2.22 everyone! Cheers 💖

Aurora ✨

Appreciation · Community · Expectations · Family · Journaling · Living with Intention · New Year · Uncategorized

Happy New Year!

Hello Sparkle Fam! HAPPY 2022!!!

Ahhhhhh I’ve missed you guys! It feels absolutely WEIRD to be excitedly typing in the way I am right now (legit have a smile on my face)! It’s been too long and I am so excited to be EXCITED to write here again. It’s a new year, and I’ve gotten some new fire in me to write and share my heart with everyone again.

If you recall, 10 months ago, I became a first time mama! EEEK! What an amazing, exciting, overwhelming, scary and fantastic journey it’s been so far. Ms. Oakley Gray is the light of my life and truly such an incredible blessing. Ok Ok, here is a pic, because AHHHH she’s the best:

Becoming a mom, to no ones surprise, created such a perspective shift for me. Once you get your head back on straight (can takes weeks or even months), it’s eye-opening to see how much your mind changes- what’s important, what takes your time, what you worry about, what you’re excited for, it all shifts. Feeling a little more in tune with who I am as a mama, I got to thinking a lot about the things and people in my life that make me happy and deserve the limited time I have, outside of being Oak’s mama. One thing I’ve always loved is connecting with all of you, around the world, and seeing the commonalities we all have, even if across the country or in an entirely different one.

I started reading “Take Back Your Time” by Christy Wright, recently (LOVE HER) and it’s really put into perspective where I spend my time, and focusing on the important things in my life. All that said, YOU guys, and The Weekly Sparkle, absolutely make that list for me. I hope you’ll visit here weekly or my Weekly Sparkle Facebook Page for some pops of inspo and a little escape to either get inspired or realize you’re not alone in the crazy, happy, sad, insane times! SO HAPPY 👏you 👏are 👏here!

So Let’s KICK OFF 2022 in the right way shall we?

P O S I T I V E – V I B E S – ONLYYYY!!

Next Topic to come: Imposter Syndrome

Happy to be back,

Xo Aurora

Appreciation · Faith · Living with Intention · Pregnancy

Gratitude During Pregnancy

Gratitude 🙏✨

A friend recently asked me how I’ve kept such a positive attitude throughout my pregnancy. The answer was easy: I’m grateful.

After praying for our baby, trusting in God’s timing and having patience, I don’t see any other way to view this season of my life than through a lens of gratitude and overall happiness. The aches, pains, tiredness, tough moments, it’s all been worth it & is a part of our story as we await for baby girl to arrive- and I’m just so overwhelmingly grateful.

This isn’t just a mentality if you’re pregnant- this is a way you can choose to live your life every single day. I’ve found, through my own experience, that every day I lead with appreciation and gratitude for the blessings in my life, the happier I become and the more blessings come my way 🙏✨

I encourage anyone to make a conscious effort to try and practice gratitude as much as possible ♥️ Cheers to blessings in our lives & being grateful

xo Aurora

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A Year At Home

I think about all that’s passed since March of 2020, and I can’t believe we’ve had an entire year of holidays, life changing events, postponed occasions, and time we’ll never get back or get to do again. Heck, I myself got pregnant this year, and will have my baby during Covid times.

Isn’t it amazing (or even crazy) how many of us have been home for a year already? Like many of you, I can remember what it was like to leave work for that last time, thinking “we’ll be back in 2 weeks after Easter.” So much for that, huh?

In the time I’ve been home working, and by the time we go back (whenever that may be) I would have grown a child inside of me, birthed it, started raising it, and no one I work with would have ever known or seen me pregnant haha. {I mean I did tell them, and they threw me a beautiful zoom baby shower, but you get the point}!

I remember when Covid started, and I felt as though the “break” would be really great for my mental health, and that it was the perfect pause that many of us needed but never took for ourselves. Never did I think the virus would actually affect the people in my life or result in personal loss of family members or friends that we love and didn’t expect to lose. It was certainly a way more challenging year than I think any of us had anticipated.

So as we enter month 12, and many of us have begun getting vaccines, I pray that the light at the end of the tunnel continues to get brighter, that the loss of life we’ve seen begins to grow less and less and that whatever the new normal is comes, and offers grace and patience to all of us as we get used to (once again) a change.

If you’re reading this, you’ve survived the pandemic to this point, and I’m grateful you’re here… I’m grateful I’m here too & get to interact with you all. If you’ve lost someone, I’m sorry, we have too, and it was extremely difficult. My heart goes out to you. ❤️ Sending you lots of love and light as we walk toward the end of the tunnel.

Xo Aurora