My New Happy: Motivational Monday XLVIII

Monday, April 25, 2016

Motivational Monday XLVIII

Motivational Monday - I believe I'm here for a reason and my purpose is greater than my challenges.

And I also believe that our purpose changes as we travel through life.

My purpose for over twenty years has been to grow my two sons into good young men. Mission almost accomplished.

So now what?  I've been giving it so much thought lately, you'd think I would have an answer.

I was inspired at the BAM Conference to believe that maybe I really can be a writer. Hopefully that's part of my new purpose.  But what else?  There must be more.

Our challenges are great, but our purpose is greater.  It's out there, and I will find it.


Time for Monday Moments of Gratitude with Shaunacey.  This was one of those really strange weeks - amidst great sadness, there was also much to be grateful for.  Such as:

  • An entire weekend with my favorite guys.  Saturday morning track meet, followed by shopping and dinner in Ballard, where we had the most delicious Mexican food at Senor Moose.  Sunday we saw "The Jungle Book", and it may have moved into my list of top ten movies of all time.  Visually stunning and perfectly acted, it's a must see on the big screen.
  •  Cupcakes.  Is it okay to be grateful for cupcakes?  Because I am.

Head over to The Blended Blog today, where Christy is sharing spring fitness. And don't forget to join us on Wednesday for Style Perspectives.  Up this week is a plaid look with Alison!


  1. I'm grateful for cupcakes, spending time with the "men" in the house and YOU!!! My your Monday be marvelous pretty lady!!

  2. I'm definitely grateful for cupcakes! Sounds like a perfect weekend with the men! I can't wait to see Jungle Book! Have a great week!

    Doused In Pink

  3. Haha Lana I too love cupcakes. It sounds like you had a nice weekend. Enjoy your day and the week. :)
    Julie xo

  4. I was thinking of watching the Jungle Book with the kids, but was wondering if it would be too scary?? Those cupcakes look great

  5. My sister also saw that movie and loved it. I was wondering if it was any good.

    Have a great week!

    BTW...did you buy anything at that vintage shop?


  6. After almost raising your 2 boys to become independent, good, well adjusted humans, the most important job in my opinion and the hardest,your next career path will be easy! I will head to see Jungle Book!

  7. Cupcakes! And a restaurant with Moose in the title!
    I really want to see Jungle Book, but Des is too young, I worry. I will take Scarlet soon.
    And yes, we all have different purposes and jobs throughout life. It's fluid.

  8. Yes Lana our purpose is so much greater than we know and I totally agree that it changes through time... also with which path you take... I am sure you will find your greater purpose xox

  9. I'm so excited to see where this stage of life takes you Lana! I can't wait to read what you will be writing.

  10. You will make a great writer if that is what you want to do once those wonderful boys are raised! I am all about following your dreams and goals!! Those cupcakes look SO good right now! Yum!


  11. Oh, I'm so glad you shared about the Jungle Book! Now I want to see it "on the big screen!" Like Abbie said, can't wait to see where this next stage leads and what great things you'll do!
    Making the Most of Every Day

  12. I'm grateful for cupcakes! And you Lana!! Have a great week!!

  13. You really are a writer already Lana - - and a very good one, at that! Hoping this week has no sadness in it - and I'm eager to hear about your purpose when you find it, because maybe it will help me figure out what my next step should be too!

  14. I am always grateful for cupcakes! Yum!!


    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

  15. Of course it is ok to be grateful for delicious frosted confections full of delight! ;) Ya gotta love a cupcake now and then!

  16. You are an amazing writer Lana! I can't wait to see where you go in the next few years.


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