I'm Failing — Soulful Wednesday's

I have days when I feel like I can conquer the world, take life by the horns and charge on.

But in this moment, in these days, I feel like I am failing.

Failing.

Failing at motherhood.

Failing at being a wife.

Failing as a friend.

Failing as an entrepreneur.

Failing as a photographer.

Failing as a creative.

Failing as a human.

Failing at breathing life into my soul.

I know there will always be things that I could do differently. Do better. But here, now, I'm doing the best I can. I'm taking everything one day at a time, sometimes one hour at a time. And for today that's ok. If that's how I can get through the days of 'failing' then that's ok.

Many times I expect too much of myself and think that I have to carry it all, alone. 

But I'm not alone.

And when I remember that 'failing' really only happens when I stop trying.

When I stop putting one foot in front of the other. 

When I stop loving up on the people that mean the most to me.

When I stop giving everything I am to everyone and everything.

When I stop being me.

That's when I have failed.

But for today, in my moments of feeling like a failure, I find the things that speak to my soul and soak them up. I breath life into my soul and I carry on.

I remind myself, 'you are enough.

What do you do?

What do you do in your days of feeling like you're failing?

I hope you keep on keeping on.

And I hope you know that you are enough.

Be You — A Reminder

Last night I saw this new commercial. When it started, I had no idea what they were selling, or who the brand was. But I was drawn in right from the start. When the first text line appeared, "a piano has 88 keys" I didn't know where they were going with this commercial. But when the third text line appeared, and the pianist switched pianos, the message was clear. 

In a world of billions of people, we try hard to 'fit in' and be like other people. But what makes this world so amazing, is the differences in all of us. We each bring something so special to the lives we touch each day. And maybe we just need a little reminder of that. I know I did.

This was a brilliantly thought-out commercial, and excellently executed. It's more than just a commercial, it's a piece of art.

This second video is how they created the commercial and an extended version of Ji playing the piano.