To be inspired

Be happy!

I just started reading Marianne Williamson’s “A return to Love” and I simply can’t put it down. I love it! I’ve been reading several books by her, and they have all been as good as this one. I can highly recommend all of her books!

Marianne’s books have really touched my heart, I have come across these books during a difficult time in my life, and I am forever grateful for that. The same thing with Dr Wayne Dyer’s books, they are amazing! When you feel like you’re about to hit rock bottom, like you’re not worth anything, or that it doesn’t matter what you do because it doesn’t make a difference in the world, or to anybody for that matter… That’s when you need to read these books! They will change your life, slowly but surely you will realize that all you need to do is to change your thoughts and to have faith in yourself.

I am truly happy and grateful that I came across these books when I did, I think it’s God’s way of showing me a new direction in life. That’s how it happens, you ask God to show you the way, and in unexpected ways, he will show you the way. It may be through a book that falls into your lap, the lyrics in a song, you attend a seminar or maybe you hear someone talking in the line at the grocery store, saying just the right words that will make you go; “Yes, yes of course, that’s exactly what I needed to hear to get me back on the right path.”

At least that’s how these books have worked for me… I have had people come into my life to help me guide me through my difficulties, people who have told me about these books… I’m hoping to be that same kind of inspiration for you, to make your day brighter and your life a little lighter.

Happy monday!

XOXO Lena

Longing for sunny weather…

Venice Beach 2014

Venice Beach 2014

When Sweden is freezing cold and it’s snowing sideways, California is the place I long for… It’s funny how, when I’m in L.A. and it’s warm and sunny all the time, I long for the cooler weather in Sweden, and when I’m in Sweden, I always miss L.A. Is there a way to have the best of both worlds? I think I need to figure something out… Just MAKE it WORK!

Have a lovely monday my friends!

XOXO Lena

When life changes

©Lena Jolly Photography 2014

©Lena Jolly Photography 2014

In a blink of an eye, life can change… Just like that… Without any warning what so ever. You leave for work in the morning thinking that you will see your family at dinner time as usual. But God may have other plans for you…

For a little less than two weeks I’ve seen my step daughters life change from happy, to a life full of sadness, pain and a chaos of feelings. Her mom had a stroke, and passed away a few days later. God bless her soul. I wish I could take away my step daughters pain even for a minute, that she didn’t have to go through this yet. She’s too young. Her mom was too young!

I met some of my step daughters family and friends at the hospital, and she is surrounded by so much love and support. She is very blessed, and it warms my heart knowing that she’s never alone.

But it shows just how fragile life is. You never know what’s going to happen. So please, tell your loved ones how much you love them, and do it now. Later may never come.

XOXO Lena