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Patience. Persistence. Perseverance.

PATIENCE. PERSISTENCE. PERSEVERANCE. 

Happy February! Hope your weekend was a peach! We spent some time at the beach shooting stuff for our biz, which typically turns into a date for us. We work long hours and weekends, and you'll never hear us complain because we feel incredibly grateful to still be growing on our entrepreneurial journey which started in 1991, the same year we married. In truth we've never felt more grateful than now, or clear about us and what is takes to keep moving forward no matter what. So much patience, persistence + perseverance it's almost mind blowing. We've been through loads of skinned knee, beaten ego, shame-oneself, scared-to-pieces-hard stuff. The stuff that makes you dig so deep you wonder if you'll ever find the other side. But you have no choice...so you keep going.  Along the way...after you see inklings of light...you realize this is how you find yourself more, love yourself more, love and appreciate your life partner more. The hard stuff while painful + not something you'd wish on anyone, is where you learn the most, about pretty much everything. So, if you're deep in or going through hard stuff...hang in there my love. Believe in yourself no matter what you might feel like on the hardest days. Love yourself to the ends of the earth...to the marrow of your bones...the edges of your soul. I'm waving your flag + sending you love from the countryside xxx

A FEW TIPS TO KEEP MOVING FORWARD THROUGH THE HARD STUFF

  • Practice patience. Sounds easy, but it's not. In fact it's incredibly challenging unless you work on it daily. Patience with yourself, with others, with waiting for the feelings you want. Try to practice being patient with everything you are challenged by or waiting for. Try it once or twice a day and work up to more moments until you feel you are super patient. Then keep practicing. It's a never ending thing...growing ones patience.
  • Envision goodness. This might sound like a bit of silliness, but it works for me. Try it. Close your eyes and be still, then see yourself moving through things with ease. See conversations that are usually challenging as peaceful. Watch yourself doing things that may typically stress you out, with grace. I have done this since I was a teenager, it helped me so much with everything from sports to relationships. I still do this all the time. It's a daily thing I find great comfort in. 
  • Find tidbits of inspiration all around you. When things are hard it's often the smallest specks of light that are necessary to lift us. Do all you can to find them. I look to books, podcasts, Pinterest. Build a toolbox that you can go back to time + again. 
  • Routine helps. I have always found having little things in front of me that I look forward to help me get through tough days. Going for a walk is a big one, no one regrets getting outside and moving. Nature is so healing. Find an inspiring podcast to listen to while you walk or just practicing breathing, I only breathe in through my nose when I walk, then exhale through my mouth. It's super calming. I also find so much comfort in warm beverages, tea is my go to. I look very forward to my next cup so I try to go low caffeine when possible. Sometimes just hot water and mint leaves is perfection.

15 Responses

Rebecca myers

Rebecca myers

February 06, 2021

I just sent a pair of pants back… hated to have to do so!!!! Were too tight n the waist for me! More sit ups!!!!! 😝
I will definitely be ordering from you again in the very near future… keep up the great clothing styles…

TRACY PORTER

TRACY PORTER

February 03, 2021

Hi Linda,
Such a nice note! Thank YOU for the goodness! Cheers + love! xxx T.

TRACY PORTER

TRACY PORTER

February 03, 2021

Hi Rose!
So kind of you! Much thanks! Cheers + love! xxx T.

TRACY PORTER

TRACY PORTER

February 03, 2021

Hi Delena,
Thanks for taking the time to share! We appreciate it so much! Sending you love! xxx

TRACY PORTER

TRACY PORTER

February 03, 2021

Hey Cherrie,
Thanks so much for your kind words and for appreciating what we do. I can’t tell you how delighted I am to read what you wrote! We appreciate it so much! Cheers + love! xxx T.

Cherrie’ Peterson

Cherrie’ Peterson

February 03, 2021

Hi Tracy,
I just have to write a note to say thank you for your amazing line! I now own about 20 pieces and love them!
I’m a Christian marriage and family counselor and I so appreciate the comfort of everything I own!
Your heart shows and that is equally a magnet to keep buying the beautiful clothes! I love your videos as they make me feel like I’m supporting a friend!

Keep up the excellence,
Cherrie’ Peterson

Delena

Delena

February 02, 2021

Happy February! Thank you for such an uplifting and inspiring blog. Bless you for being who you are ( and for your awesome clothing collections)!!

Rose Merrill

Rose Merrill

February 02, 2021

No wonder you have such a beautiful clothing site. You are a beautiful person, inside and out!

Linda Saunders

Linda Saunders

February 02, 2021

Thank you for echoing the message I send to my amazing friends who work selflessly, relentless and with passion and purpose in our nursing homes and senior living organizations. They are true testimonials of living their mission and leading their lives with such grace and compassion…..because they have a calling to make a difference in the lives of those they serve. Thank you for always being a goodness seeker!

Gwendolyn

Gwendolyn

February 02, 2021

There are words that can actually tear down ones spirit, but thank you s-o-o much for the HEALING WORDS ! Many Blessings !!! :)

Gwendolyn

Gwendolyn

February 02, 2021

There are words that can actually tear down ones spirit, but thank you s-o-o much for the HEALING WORDS ! Many Blessings !!! :)

Tracy Porter

Tracy Porter

February 02, 2021

Hey Suzeshoes,
Great points + I’m right there with you. Gratitude + giving…yes yes! Much appreciated. Cheers + love xxx T.

Tracy Porter

Tracy Porter

February 02, 2021

Hey Tammy,
Thanks so much! Cheers + love! xxx T.

Suzeshoes

Suzeshoes

February 02, 2021

Nice thoughts of inspiration. I would like to add two other essentials: First, practice giving. Many of us are out of work or facing reduced income and may wonder how to do this. It’s not about writing a check, it’s about giving of yourself. There are neighbors, friends, elderly people in assisted living or nursing homes—-people who are isolated or simply lonely. Reach out to them, give them a call, or better yet, write a card. A note of support and friendship is always appreciated. And practice gratitude. Begin in day and end each evening remembering what you have to be grateful for. Those two “G’s”—gratitude and giving, will get you through the darkest days.

Tammy Konarski

Tammy Konarski

February 02, 2021

These are wise words. I enjoyed reading this blog. Take care, Tracy 💗

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