Thankfulness day #7 - Starbucks red cup! (Taken with instagram)
Thankfulness Dump…Days 4-6
Day 4- my new book club where no one seemed to judge that I didn’t actually finish the book. Lots of interesting ideas and thoughts from a great group of ladies.
Day 5- sleeping in and going out to eat a late breakfast for lunch with my favorite people who just so happen to also be my family.
Day 6- (today’s photo) nap time cuddles
20 weeks on Flickr.
Thankfulness Day #3 Lilys First Drawings (Taken with instagram)
This spoke to my heart
I know how heavy life can feel. I know that sometimes it can feel literally insurmountable. I know that there are times when our circumstances threaten to CRUSH OUR VERY SOULS … I know you’ve felt this before, and perhaps, you’re feeling it now.
At the end of the day, all the worry in the world doesn’t change a solitary thing.
We simply have to wake up every day and face our circumstances, no matter what. We have to pick up the pieces of a broken relationship, chisel away at that debt, figure out how the HECK we’re going to pay our mortgage, deal with the repercussions of betrayal, pay those medical bills, forgive, face fear, swallow pride, clear clutter, stand up for ourselves… andonandonandonandonandonandonandon.
The war we wage is not for the faint of heart.
But worrying, won’t take it all away. It only aggravates the situation. Worry.only.makes.things.worse.
“God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” - Timothy 1: 7 I love the idea of overcoming fear with power and love, but I especially love the concept of overcoming with a sound mind, because this is something that I’ve always struggled with. My amazing mother is constantly reminding me, “Baby, don’t borrow trouble.” She’s right. Worry is nothing more than it promises to be. It doesn’t change a thing. It doesn’t cure a single ill, and it certainly doesn’t promise rest to a weary heart.
“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” Dale Carnegie
You deserve to be out from under the fear, worry, anxiety and chaos that hold you captive, and so do I. Today.
Get out a pen and paper.
1. What is the most horrifying source of stress in your life right now?
2. What’s one thing, one tiny little thing, that you could do to take action toward changing things, TODAY?
3. Will you?
Don’t try to tell me that it’s completely out of your control. I love you to the moon and back again, but if there’s one thing I’m NOT, it’s an enabler.
Dig deep. What is ONE THING you can do right now to step toward freedom from this heavy burden you’re carrying? Even if it’s as simple as committing to changing your thought patterns that surround it, it’s a significant improvement.
I really don’t believe we’re meant to be miserable. I really, truly believe we’re meant to be happy and hopeful, empowered and full of peace.
I believe that from the bottom of my heart.
You may not ever be able to change your circumstances 100%, but you can ALWAYS choose your reACTION to them.
With so much love, and from a heart that cares,