I am Thankful For...


So I can't believe its already Thanksgiving 2018. How, why does time go so quickly? For me, the faster time seems to fly, the more intentional I want to be. I am trying to take advantage of every moment I have in a day. Like really think about what I am doing, how I am spending my time? Who am I talking to or NOT talking to. Everyday we have countless organic  opportunities to connect with people, places and create new memories, lasting relationships and make beautiful choices that fill up our cups so completely. Be awake, moment by moment. Step outside for a walk because you have an open window and don't know what else to do.Take in the fresh, chilly air. Make tea and sit with a book and learn about something new instead of turning on your TV. Go up to that long lost friend you just saw out of the corner of your eye. Talk to her, really listen to her. You never know what that conversation may lead to... 

As I start to think about my Thanksgiving table, who will take up all 14 chairs, I can't help but feel supremely grateful. Grateful for everything. Grateful for the grace I have received, day in and day out. Grateful for the friendships I have made over my 31 years in spite of my zany, all over the place personality. Grateful for my two hands that allow me to type out this letter to you. 

I can't wait for tomorrow. Another gift. Another day to say hello to the people I love and sit and chat with my family. Set the table with my mom and just take in the unknown moments that come. Free of controlling my moments and over -planning my moments, rather choosing to plant my feet in trusting that moments will come to me. I think by living moment by moment we feel more. We become more connected to our little worlds and can't help but feel tremendous amounts of gratitude. And gratitude? Provides a full healthy, happy heart. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!!  

XX, Molly 

Look For The Rainbows!!


Molly Says…

To know quiet 
is to feel the sun
and understand where rain comes from.

We move fast. Let me rephrase that, I move fast! Most days have their usual routines with a side of surprise. The most routine factor in my day happens to be moving fast. I have to check myself every single morning as my natural speed tends to be 100 MPH. I have learned from past train wrecks and experiences in order to feel the sun and see the rainbows, I must slow down.  

I was hanging with one of my GF's the other day and we both agreed with the fact that it's hard to seek quiet. It's hard not to feel lazy, distracted, guilty about sitting down and reading a book or taking the time to draw on your dining room table? WHY? These types of activities are what feed our soul and point us towards the sun! 

Personally, I am this confused ball of scary because on one hand I crave the sun and rainbows and peace, but on the other hand my mind seems to travel at the speed of light making it extremely difficult to just be. I think lots of us struggle with this, no? To make matters more layered, our "daily surprises" often leave us confused. I say to myself weekly, "OVER IT!"

What am I getting at? I think the trick to all of this is quiet. Stillness. Being alone, with yourself, letting your mind settle and be and wander. This time allows us to process the rain, the clouds looming or recognize the crazy rainbow we just experienced! Stillness brings peace and peace points to our sunny, rainbow like moments that create in all of us a sense of joy, hopefulness and connection! Here is to seeing SO MANY rainbows this week! 

XX, Molly 

feelings. seasons. change. growth.



I think because it's now officially September and Starbucks put out pumpkin spice lattes and I planted my mum's already, mentally, I am living in October. Living in October means I am ready for pumpkins on the porch and waking up to a chill in the air. I want to sip my coffee on my rocking chair with thick socks on and bundle up in a blanket. Seasons amaze me. Does that sound kind of weird? Maybe. Either way, I think every single human hopes for newness. I believe we were all born to evolve and that process creates inside each one of us a hope for change, a newness. We all tend to find ourselves in unexpected places at times and that's OK. Personally, I am thankful for those places. I think those unexpected places force us to dig deeper. They encourage us to find the strength within us to step out and pursue something new. 

If you scroll down I leave you with a quote from one of my favorites, F.Scott Fitzgerald. To summarize, his quote motivates us to never stop hoping for that thing inside of you that says, "There is more!" There is more. You, me, all of us have crazy potential, dreams, desires, gifts and talents. Don't ever doubt that for one second. Take this fall season to step out and do that "thing" that you have been putting off. Do it. Don't worry about what anyone will think or how it may turn out. After all, aren't the things that scare us the most usually the things that end up changing are lives forever? 

XX, Molly