Peace From Within…


It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work.
It means to be in the midst of all those things and still be calm in your heart.


I found this poignant quote from one of my favorite blogs, A DESIGN SO VAST. I so often find myself in a state of overwhelm; work, people, phone calls, emails, cleaning the house, barking dogs. It is difficult to keep yourself from bristling, hardening, growing more agitated with every bark.

But then I take a step back. I take a breath. I take it all in. I accept that I am not wonder woman. I can’t do it all. But I can try my hardest.

Life is messy. Nothing is neat. You get your hands dirty and you keep moving forward. Because you know, this too shall pass. It’s cliche and it’s been over used but it’s true. It’s why we all keep getting out of bed every morning and trudging through our days. Because we know (even if we forget, from time to time) that life is a miracle, that the chance for beauty and luck and happiness is all around us.

Find the peace within…even if the dog won’t stop barking. Because eventually…he will.

{image via Abby Leigh}


  1. Stopping in for the first time from ivy league insecurities.

    So very true. It is easy to become overwhelmed by little annoying things yet so important to remember in time they will not matter.

  2. Jocelyn says:

    Thanks so much for stopping by. Peace is definitely something you have to work at, but when you find it, it makes the journey so worthwhile.

  3. Love seeing this quote here … and love what you said about it. xox

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