On Being Full of Feelings...

Did you think I forgot about you this week?  

(NEVER!)

I know I’m popping in a bit later than normal, but it’s been a busy bustle-y (and somewhat emotional) few days for me so I’m trying to go easy on myself, you know?

In place of sharing my regular reflections today, I’m writing directly to a heart FULL of feelings, and allowing for some introspection that bears the honesty of a magnifying mirror.*  

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Hello, you little beating beauty.  I’m popping in to say that I know you're heartsick about leaving California on Saturday...  

Heartsick, but SO SO grateful that we turned this total daydream into an actual thing.  What a full and blessed adventure it has been!

I know you're feeling stressed out by perfecting the plans for our upcoming Pepper Brunch in Kansas City...  

Stressed, but totally excited to see the details come together for an amazing experience with so many sweet Pepper Girls.  (Having YOU there would make the whole thing SO much more fun. - Serious!)
 
That lurking overwhelm is from the upcoming speaking and teaching opportunities that you're honored to have... 

Acknowledging the overwhelm is fine, but the camaraderie from the community always blows me away -- and if we show up ready to spread the love, the gals at Go Blog Social will handle the rest. (If you’ll be there, please come find me for a giant hug, and PUHLEASE let me know if I have anything stuck in my teeth!)

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Taking a closer look at the situations at hand made me to realize:  It can sometimes be SO easy to let the yucky stuff crash in and drown out the good.  

I try with all my might to focus on the best bits of whatever I'm facing (which usually takes a chat with my Mama and lots of hugs from Mr. Pepper), and then I strap on those newly uncovered truths before wading across to the other side.
 

Clinging to your truth will keep your head above water, and your heart where it can breathe.
— Jessie Pepper

I promise that you’ll see the sunshine when you reach the other side, and can personally vouch for the fact that it get easier every time.


I'd LOVE to have you tell me what you’re feeling right this very morning...  Doesn't matter if it’s one word or a thousand words - Just hit reply, and let me know what’s on your heart.

Our interactions here are so precious to me, and I pray for you and send hugs every time a treasured note pop into my box!

XOXO - Jessie Pepper

*Can't live with 'em OR without 'em.  Very handy for plucking eyebrows; HORRIBLE for ignoring tiny wrinkles.


GILDED GIRL:  One of the oddest purchases I've ever made in my entire life happened TODAY... Are you ready to be totally perplexed? 

Gold foil BeautyMarks from one of my favorite blogs -- Mr. Kate!  

Planning to try them out the moment they arrive, and you KNOW I will report my findings over on S&P.  Stay tuned! ;)