I’ve been thinking some heavy thoughts this week. One moment I’m on top of the world and the next I’m all up in my head worried about things I have no control over. …⠀

Anyone feel me?⠀

It’s easy to do, especially when you share love so freely. ⠀

I’ve been reminding myself these two important lessons:⠀

1. Nothing has meaning, until YOU place meaning on it. ⠀

Have you ever heard the phrase, “life is empty and meaningless”? Did you instantly think that that is a negative statement?

If so, why?

Likely, it’s because when you think of the word “empty”, you think of that as something that is lacking something. That is the meaning that you put on it.

And maybe when you hear the word “meaningless”, you equate that as something that isn’t worthy of anything. That is the meaning you put on it.

But could it be possible that if something is empty, it could mean that there is infinite room for greatness and possibility?

If something is meaningless, could it mean that it is available for us to put all the color and life we want into it?

The answer is yes. It CAN mean any of those things but it is up to YOU to decide which one it is.

In that spirit, it’s also up to you to decide what it means when someone walks past you without saying hi.

It’s up to you to decide if something your boss said was a jab at you or not.

It’s up to you to decide if that broken promise means anything about what you are worth.

It’s up to you to decide if your last try at something meant success or failure.

It is all up to you – so choose carefully how you decide to color your world.

#2. Life is all about experiences.

Both the ups and downs.

Everything is happening FOR you, for your growth, for you to remember to rely on the strength that is not your own and have UNSHAKABLE faith. ⠀

So if things are rocky right now, look around and try to see your circumstance through a new lense.

How could this be for you?

What gold is hidden underneath the mess?

I’m sharing because I know that I’m not alone and I want you to know that you are not alone either.

Could you use someone to chat with? Email me at carmen@carmenohling.com if you need some help putting new meaning on the life happening around you.

Wishing you a ton of light and love,



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