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Friday Finds - Discoveries



Welcome to Friday Finds..... 

Let's celebrate what we have found, discovered..... uncovered...this past week.

If you are new here.... please say hello....share your finds below.... Welcome..... so glad you are here.... 

What is Friday Finds ?.... You ask....

Friday Finds is a place to gather and share your finds with fellow creatives....

So many find possibilities.....unique treasures...... special moments..... life's lessons......little things.....big things too...... nature's beauty..... heart shaped stones, a special cup.....a pretty flower....wise words....
it's endless.....

To play along... post your find on flickr or your blog... share the story behind your to Friday Finds (feel free to grab the button below).....then pop over here to link up.

Simply put..... you are invited to post a fabulous find of any kind..... 

My wish for Friday Finds.....that we stop .... pause.....simply.... cherish life's simple pleasures......

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Kim Klassen dot Com

My Friday find.......A Much Needed Message

I've read today's quote before.... but when it popped up on my daily calendar ... it was like reading it for the first time.

'what you see...depends on what you're looking for.' so many ways.....don't you think?

Interpretation... so dependent on the time and space we are in......

Perhaps, it's more meaningful from the other side of it all.... or maybe it was simply that day.... that moment.... a message I needed ...... it spoke to me.... 

I love when that happens..... Don't you?

I've been in a bit of a dark space this past few weeks... Not always...not every hour, every day.... but at times it's been difficult.

Home should be amazing....... Right? I mean of course it should....and in many ways it is!!

But, the re-entry has been tough .... not what I anticipated. Worry.... piles of many things..... Part of me wants to curl up and sleep....a day, a week..... under the covers.... Seems like a lovely thought....

It seems all 4 of us are in a transition of sorts....... Individually...yet together. Finding our way back.


When I read these words....'what you see...depends on what you're looking for.' It hit me.... I've been seeing .... the wants and have nots..... the shoulds and the coulds....the past not the now....... seeing what's wrong...rather than what's right.....

I've been feeding the darkness..... far too often. I must see the light.... 

A call back to gratitude.... truly...the only space to dwell......

And so... I move forward.... today's a new day... one step forward (at times.... two steps back).........

It's all okay.....

What does this quote mean to you?.... what comes to mind... Anything in particular?

Or perhaps you discovered your own gift this week.... 

If you'd care to share... I'd love to hear.... 

Until next time.....Love.... and gratitude....

Link away.... lovelies....



Reader Comments (21)

Hi Kim,

I am sorry you are struggling with what you thought would be the end of the tunnel. Allow yourself time to just crawl under the covers. A day of this may be what you really need right now. Just don't stay there too long : )
February 7, 2014 | Unregistered Commentercathy @ ma vie trouveec
One day at a time my friend you will all get there. x
February 7, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterViv Halliwell
You have been so strong in the past ,so now it is the time your soul wants to be pampered, so she can heal and rest.
Dear Kim be good to yourself , sleep , read, walk, simply live ,it is your time now , give yourself the permission!!!
February 7, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPatricia
Hang in there!! Hugs and greetings!! <3
February 7, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPieni Lintu
Kim, you have been through so much and I think it's only natural that you will still have days of struggle...please know I'm thinking of you. And please be gentle on yourself - you are entitled to have days of feeling sad or stressed amidst the gratefulness and healing. You are in my thoughts - please give that precious Ben a hug, OK? xo :)
February 7, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSherri B.
Sending hugs and love. xoxo
February 7, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterkelly
hi dear Kim...i have walked in your shoes is the time to be kind to yourself. You have given so much these past eight has left you drained. Go slow and will come.
February 7, 2014 | Unregistered Commenternancyjean
always such lovely inspiration over here
February 7, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRese
Kim, you were forced out of your comfort zone and even it was so hard
all those months at that time it was your comfort zone ...
it takes a while to settle down again, for all of you ...
Great quote ... something to think about !
February 7, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSylvia
You've be strong and held yourself and your family together for a long time. Now, you need some time to rest. Maybe a day under those covers wouldn't be so bad! Thinking of you and your family!
February 7, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCathy H
Oh such a great quote find! You and your family's past 8-9 months have been like a fast ride at the theme park - the kind the driver says "do you want to go f a s t e r"? and everyone screams and the ride goes faster and faster…then stops! Upon their departure, getting acclimated to walking and seeing straight takes some time. Keep your dreams attainable Kim, one day at a time…moment to moment. Start small. Give yourself the freedom and space to acclimate back into your home life. Hugs!! xxoo
February 7, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBeverly
One of my favourite quotes "It's always darkest before the dawn". No night lasts forever. The light is there, you'll find it.
February 7, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKaren, Pixel Posts
I contemplated that quote and decided I LOVE IT! It really made me stop and evaluate my attitude and what I'm seeing around me. Perhaps I'm looking for the wrong things too. Sometimes re-entry can be rough. After all, you all have been through a nightmarish ordeal. Your mind, body and soul need some downtime to heal.
February 7, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterlisa
Beautiful photo and quote, thank you Kim.
February 7, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterbiti
Dear, Kim, it is so hard not to live in that world that our expectations build for us. There have been {very} few times in my life that an event, place or person has lived up to the expectations I've made about them.

I'm not saying you can't dream, oh, no - dreams are important. But different, I think, than the expectations we build around people and events. One of my favorite quotes is "It is what it is, but will become what you make it." Our attitude and what we choose to focus on with people and in situations is so important. Many times it's up to us to uncover the JOY in the moment. It is always there. . . somewhere. Gratitude is he key to unlocking the door to JOY.

My prayer for you this week, Kim, is that you find it :) Blessings.
February 7, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJune
oh how i love reading these comments and seeing so many people loving you well... :-)
February 7, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLisa
I love the quote !!

Don't be too hard on yourself, you've all been through a lot and getting back into a routine in your own home will take a while., but you will get there. HUGS,

February 7, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCaz
Thank you for this quote. It was exactly what I needed to hear. That happens quite often with your posts!

Be easy on yourself during this re-entry. When I went through a tough period a few months ago (not nearly as difficult as what you've been going through), I made a list of ways I could take care of myself. Not what I had usually considered self-indulgent like getting a manicure or a massage, but more basic things like taking five minutes out to sit quietly with a cup of tea when I could feel my anxiety building, or going for a short walk with my camera (fresh air plus a jolt of creativity!). Even though these things felt small, they made a huge difference and were very easy to incorporate into my day. When I felt as if I was taking care of myself, I felt more able and blessed to care for my family. I hope my experience is of some help to you. Take time for yourself and know that you are worth it. =)
February 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAnnie
Kim your words are such an inspiration. . Thanks so much for sharing. I missed this week but will catch up when back from Vacation.

Sending Hugs
February 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLisa RedWillow
I think most people think it would be a piece of cake coming back to home but we all know that isn't the case after such a life attack on all of you. It really just couldn't be on mind, body or soul. Take your time my friend we all love you and we all go through ups and downs in life but we have to move forward and you do with your thoughts. You are one person who just lays it all out there and so glad you are able to do that here. Give Ben a good snuggle and go for that long walk. Tomorrow or even the next day down the road will be even better we all have to hope that. RIGHT....I know I do......Bless you my dear friend. I wish I could give you one big hug.
February 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBarBbara Hurst
Such a lovely image as always! I'm so glad to hear that things are feeling a little more normal :) Enjoy your weekend...
February 11, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterkaren c

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