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At times the direction of our next steps can seem obvious and clear, other times they can seem clouded and seem unknowable. It’s in these times we discover who we are, where we need bravery and wisdom.
It’s times like these where discernment is crucial, temptation for the new can make us impulsive, but we must rise above. Don’t only fit in, and don’t only be a rebel, find the way that is only for you.
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#fall #autumn #decisions #next #steps #path #optoutside #original #discernment #wisdom #direction #tree #georgia
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At times the direction of our next steps can seem obvious and clear, other times they can seem clouded and seem unknowable. It’s in these times we discover who we are, where we need bravery and wisdom. It’s times like these where discernment is crucial, temptation for the new can make us impulsive, but we must rise above. Don’t only fit in, and don’t only be a rebel, find the way that is only for you. • • • #fall #autumn #decisions #next #steps #path #optoutside #original #discernment #wisdom #direction #tree #georgia

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I have so much to be thankful for. More than I even realize. It comes to natural to all of us to now take for granted the things, the people, the experiences, and the circumstances we previously pined for.
On this day where gratitude is at the forefront, let’s take a moment to be thankful for all of those things we take for granted.
We wouldn’t be ourselves without everyone in our lives. And we wouldn’t be where we are were it not for our circumstances.
I have so much to be grateful for.
A lifestyle of gratitude is what keeps our minds focused on what matters, and not on what we can’t have in that moment.
In gratitude is where we discover our contentment. I can’t wait to be even more thankful tomorrow.
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#thanksgiving #gratitude #thankful #thankful #leaves #fall #depthobsessed #red  #autumn #weloveatl #thursday #thanks #thanksall #thanksalot
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I have so much to be thankful for. More than I even realize. It comes to natural to all of us to now take for granted the things, the people, the experiences, and the circumstances we previously pined for. On this day where gratitude is at the forefront, let’s take a moment to be thankful for all of those things we take for granted. We wouldn’t be ourselves without everyone in our lives. And we wouldn’t be where we are were it not for our circumstances. I have so much to be grateful for. A lifestyle of gratitude is what keeps our minds focused on what matters, and not on what we can’t have in that moment. In gratitude is where we discover our contentment. I can’t wait to be even more thankful tomorrow. • • • #thanksgiving #gratitude #thankful #thankful #leaves #fall #depthobsessed #red #autumn #weloveatl #thursday #thanks #thanksall #thanksalot

It’s easy to make excuses. We can find ways to give ourselves permission for just about any behavior. We’re good at placing blame, finding a way to say “well I had no choice”, though we almost always have a choice. Even if you choose not to choose, it’s still a choice.
Often times it’s not that we need to be given a choice, it’s that we need to give ourselves permission to take charge of our own circumstances—our own lives. Don’t give the control of your happiness or success to someone else. Decide and move toward it. Be empowered. You are in control.
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#choose #decisions #itsyourchoice #responsibility #autumn #fall #leaves #yellow #autumn🍁
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It’s easy to make excuses. We can find ways to give ourselves permission for just about any behavior. We’re good at placing blame, finding a way to say “well I had no choice”, though we almost always have a choice. Even if you choose not to choose, it’s still a choice. Often times it’s not that we need to be given a choice, it’s that we need to give ourselves permission to take charge of our own circumstances—our own lives. Don’t give the control of your happiness or success to someone else. Decide and move toward it. Be empowered. You are in control. • • • #choose #decisions #itsyourchoice #responsibility #autumn #fall #leaves #yellow #autumn🍁

Even the smallest of bridges between two places is valuable. Taking the leap would be possible, but it’s still more risky than necessary. Not everyone is suited for big leaps in life, their career, relationships, etc.
I know for me I love adventure, but not being blatantly reckless. I would rather build a bridge to the next season than take a reckless leap.
I’m grateful for those that blaze the trail ahead of us, as they leave paths behind, but sometimes you gotta blaze your own trail, and build your own bridges. It’ll take a lot of deliberate hardwork, but it’s worth it.
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#babybridge #fall #autumn #georgia #bridge #nextsteps #optoutside #goforth #growth #strategy #strivingiswinning #leaves #leaveschanging #autumn🍁 #fall🍁
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Even the smallest of bridges between two places is valuable. Taking the leap would be possible, but it’s still more risky than necessary. Not everyone is suited for big leaps in life, their career, relationships, etc. I know for me I love adventure, but not being blatantly reckless. I would rather build a bridge to the next season than take a reckless leap. I’m grateful for those that blaze the trail ahead of us, as they leave paths behind, but sometimes you gotta blaze your own trail, and build your own bridges. It’ll take a lot of deliberate hardwork, but it’s worth it. • • • #babybridge #fall #autumn #georgia #bridge #nextsteps #optoutside #goforth #growth #strategy #strivingiswinning #leaves #leaveschanging #autumn🍁 #fall🍁

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Reflection is intimidating. It forces us to face the things within ourselves that aren’t perfect. Though none of us are perfect, so what are we afraid of? Do we think we are fooling everyone else—or even ourselves?
Self-reflection is how we find growth, how we improve, how we learn to see the potential that God created within us.
The reflection seems familiar but is a new perspective that we don’t normally give attention to. The pursuit of that new perspective is the happiness we each seek. It is not a destination, it’s a pursuit. If we were to reflect on who God is in us, what would we discover about who we are—or better yet, who we could be?
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#reflection #fall #perspective #newviewnewyou #personalgrowth #journey #pursuit #thepursuitishappiness #autumn🍁 #autumn
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Reflection is intimidating. It forces us to face the things within ourselves that aren’t perfect. Though none of us are perfect, so what are we afraid of? Do we think we are fooling everyone else—or even ourselves? Self-reflection is how we find growth, how we improve, how we learn to see the potential that God created within us. The reflection seems familiar but is a new perspective that we don’t normally give attention to. The pursuit of that new perspective is the happiness we each seek. It is not a destination, it’s a pursuit. If we were to reflect on who God is in us, what would we discover about who we are—or better yet, who we could be? • • • #reflection #fall #perspective #newviewnewyou #personalgrowth #journey #pursuit #thepursuitishappiness #autumn🍁 #autumn

A day of rest. Do we even remember how to rest? To actually slow down and quiet our minds and actions to the point where we are aware it’s an investment of (and not a waste of) time?
Self-care is incredibly important. Take time to recharge, to learn more about yourself, to discover how you can grow, and to rest—to really rest.
❝Maybe the reason you can’t find joy is that it can’t catch-up with you.❞ —@bobgoff
Slow down. It’s not a luxury, it’s a necessity. Rest.
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#hurryslowly #rest #selfcare #selfcaresunday #sleep #recharge #energy #quiet #shhh #autumn #fall #weloveatl
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A day of rest. Do we even remember how to rest? To actually slow down and quiet our minds and actions to the point where we are aware it’s an investment of (and not a waste of) time? Self-care is incredibly important. Take time to recharge, to learn more about yourself, to discover how you can grow, and to rest—to really rest. ❝Maybe the reason you can’t find joy is that it can’t catch-up with you.❞ —@bobgoff Slow down. It’s not a luxury, it’s a necessity. Rest. • • • #hurryslowly #rest #selfcare #selfcaresunday #sleep #recharge #energy #quiet #shhh #autumn #fall #weloveatl

Recharging our mental batteries is an important part for each of us. I’m discovering that the more of my life that I spend outside, the happier that I am.
This isn’t only wandering and walking, but also reading outside, running, answering email on the porch, yardwork, outdoor restaurants, whatever.
Just so long as it’s outside, it makes me happier, and is recharging for me.
So here’s to a weekend of recharging.
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#optoutside #fall #tree #autumn #autumn🍁 #roswell #georgia #leaves #park #recharge
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Recharging our mental batteries is an important part for each of us. I’m discovering that the more of my life that I spend outside, the happier that I am. This isn’t only wandering and walking, but also reading outside, running, answering email on the porch, yardwork, outdoor restaurants, whatever. Just so long as it’s outside, it makes me happier, and is recharging for me. So here’s to a weekend of recharging. • • • #optoutside #fall #tree #autumn #autumn🍁 #roswell #georgia #leaves #park #recharge

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Standing out amidst the rest can be difficult. It’s hard to not conform, even though it would be easier. Learning to communicate in a way that might be in opposition to the consensus of the majority can make you feel crazy at first. It seems too risky, because what if you are completely wrong?
I can struggle with finding the balance between trying not to care while hating that aloof feeling, and caring too much while feeling alone in that mindset too.
Though I believe the struggle is worth it. It teaches me to choose my battles, know my place, and has helped me refine what I am truly passionate about.
The risk of taking action is often worth it, if something is deemed worth doing, then I passionately believe it’s worth doing well. Making that a reality requires fighting for what you believe and communicating it well—even when it’s hard, and scary, and lonely. Even if it gets no where, I can be grateful I gave my best.
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#tree #vine #weloveatl #fall #growth #risk #chooseYourBattles #youtried #strivingiswinning #thestruggleisthejourney #thestruggleisthegoal #goforth #optoutside
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Standing out amidst the rest can be difficult. It’s hard to not conform, even though it would be easier. Learning to communicate in a way that might be in opposition to the consensus of the majority can make you feel crazy at first. It seems too risky, because what if you are completely wrong? I can struggle with finding the balance between trying not to care while hating that aloof feeling, and caring too much while feeling alone in that mindset too. Though I believe the struggle is worth it. It teaches me to choose my battles, know my place, and has helped me refine what I am truly passionate about. The risk of taking action is often worth it, if something is deemed worth doing, then I passionately believe it’s worth doing well. Making that a reality requires fighting for what you believe and communicating it well—even when it’s hard, and scary, and lonely. Even if it gets no where, I can be grateful I gave my best. • • • #tree #vine #weloveatl #fall #growth #risk #chooseYourBattles #youtried #strivingiswinning #thestruggleisthejourney #thestruggleisthegoal #goforth #optoutside

❝There is no such thing as motivation, only gratitude.❞
I can’t remember where I heard that (or if I made it up), but it sure has stuck with me.
What I mean is waiting to do things until we feel motivated to do so seems like a reasonable way of thinking, but what if the motivation doesn’t come? We can certainly make a lot of excuses as to why we didn’t do something, we justify our behavior, or we tell ourselves we “just weren’t feeling it.” But when it comes to the things I want to do, motivation doesn’t always show up ahead of time.
I find that, for me, motivation is actually just the anticipation of gratitude that I’ll have at the end.
I’ll be thankful I ran, even if I don’t feel like it at first. I’ll be grateful I cleaned up the kitchen, even though I don’t feel like it right now. I’ll be so glad that I took the time to write or create, even when I don’t feel like it at first.
I could wait for the ever-elusive motivation and miss out on who I want to be, or I could be thankful I took action even when I didn’t want to start.
So I think that’s why, for me, there is no such thing as motivation, only anticipation of gratitude.
What do you want to be grateful you did?
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#fall #autumn🍁 #leaves #tree #tree #trees #motivation #autumn #gratitude #thankful #thankfulthursday #motivationalquotes
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❝There is no such thing as motivation, only gratitude.❞ I can’t remember where I heard that (or if I made it up), but it sure has stuck with me. What I mean is waiting to do things until we feel motivated to do so seems like a reasonable way of thinking, but what if the motivation doesn’t come? We can certainly make a lot of excuses as to why we didn’t do something, we justify our behavior, or we tell ourselves we “just weren’t feeling it.” But when it comes to the things I want to do, motivation doesn’t always show up ahead of time. I find that, for me, motivation is actually just the anticipation of gratitude that I’ll have at the end. I’ll be thankful I ran, even if I don’t feel like it at first. I’ll be grateful I cleaned up the kitchen, even though I don’t feel like it right now. I’ll be so glad that I took the time to write or create, even when I don’t feel like it at first. I could wait for the ever-elusive motivation and miss out on who I want to be, or I could be thankful I took action even when I didn’t want to start. So I think that’s why, for me, there is no such thing as motivation, only anticipation of gratitude. What do you want to be grateful you did? • • • #fall #autumn🍁 #leaves #tree #tree #trees #motivation #autumn #gratitude #thankful #thankfulthursday #motivationalquotes

My heart is heavy. A close friend of mine has recently gone through something immensely difficult. Something I would never wish on anyone. It’s so hard to watch someone you care deeply for hurt so much.
Though it’s the difficult things that helps us appreciate the great things, it doesn’t make the difficult seasons more easy in the moment.
We have to embrace that it’s ok to not be ok, even when we can’t let ourselves believe that’s permissible, we must. 
It’s the hope within us and those around us that hold us up through those difficult times.
Encourage someone today, be a light in their world, we may never fully understand how much someone is hurting, but we can still show them they’re loved. And if you’re the one who is hurting, don’t go it alone.
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#hurt #restoration #challenge #seasons #gratitude #thankful #autumn🍁 #autumn #fall #love #lovedoes
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My heart is heavy. A close friend of mine has recently gone through something immensely difficult. Something I would never wish on anyone. It’s so hard to watch someone you care deeply for hurt so much. Though it’s the difficult things that helps us appreciate the great things, it doesn’t make the difficult seasons more easy in the moment. We have to embrace that it’s ok to not be ok, even when we can’t let ourselves believe that’s permissible, we must. It’s the hope within us and those around us that hold us up through those difficult times. Encourage someone today, be a light in their world, we may never fully understand how much someone is hurting, but we can still show them they’re loved. And if you’re the one who is hurting, don’t go it alone. • • • #hurt #restoration #challenge #seasons #gratitude #thankful #autumn🍁 #autumn #fall #love #lovedoes

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Early mornings are tough to make my brain wake up for, but always worth it. 
Desiring to be an early riser while enjoying staying up late has been quite the challenge, though it has been a good lesson in becoming aware of how my present decisions affect and/or steal from my future.
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Early mornings are tough to make my brain wake up for, but always worth it. Desiring to be an early riser while enjoying staying up late has been quite the challenge, though it has been a good lesson in becoming aware of how my present decisions affect and/or steal from my future.

What do you believe about bravery? Do you believe you have it? Do you believe you are capable of it? Do you tell yourself that you’re probably not brave enough to be brave? When we all look and do the same, no one stands out. For good reasons, or bad.
The struggle of knowing what is best for you between “what is expected of you” and “what you are capable of” is a seemingly lifelong pursuit. But that is what life is, a pursuit, a struggle, the great adventure.
Fitting in is easy. We are often more afraid of success than failure, because our success comes coupled with responsibility. Though that’s how we grow. New adventures, new successes, new responsibilities, new challenges, repeat.
If you always do what you’ve always done, you always get what you’ve always got.
Here’s to being brave enough to be ever-pursuing new adventures—it’s in the unknown riskiness where living truly begins.
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#fall #adventureculture #adventurethatislife #autumn #autumn🍁 #autumn🍂 #🍁 #🍂 risk #bravery #worthy #whynotyou #whybeaveragewhenyoucanbemore
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What do you believe about bravery? Do you believe you have it? Do you believe you are capable of it? Do you tell yourself that you’re probably not brave enough to be brave? When we all look and do the same, no one stands out. For good reasons, or bad. The struggle of knowing what is best for you between “what is expected of you” and “what you are capable of” is a seemingly lifelong pursuit. But that is what life is, a pursuit, a struggle, the great adventure. Fitting in is easy. We are often more afraid of success than failure, because our success comes coupled with responsibility. Though that’s how we grow. New adventures, new successes, new responsibilities, new challenges, repeat. If you always do what you’ve always done, you always get what you’ve always got. Here’s to being brave enough to be ever-pursuing new adventures—it’s in the unknown riskiness where living truly begins. • • • #fall #adventureculture #adventurethatislife #autumn #autumn🍁 #autumn🍂 #🍁 #🍂 risk #bravery #worthy #whynotyou #whybeaveragewhenyoucanbemore

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