Monday, April 12, 2021

More things I'm learning...

Praying with hope and expectation is far better than praying with fear and doubting that God will actually come through.  And it makes the waiting much more bearable.

Things don't have to be perfect for me to enjoy and embrace them (my house, my body, my story).  

Gratitude is powerful.  It is stronger than discontent, destroys envy, breaks down depression and builds a joyful heart and life.

Be present.  Be fully in the moment you are in, and with the people you are with...without distraction.

Do what you can.  Even if you feel like you want to do more, even if you think it's not enough to make a difference, do it anyway.  It will.

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Things I'm learning, in no particular order

Doing things for others when you're in a funk is the quickest way out of it.

It's not only ok to pamper yourself (do things that bring comfort, happiness and relaxation), it is essential for a peaceful heart and life.

It's ok to let others think they are right when you just know they're not.  Peace is happier than proving someone wrong.

If I'm not satisfied with what I have today, what I want for tomorrow won't satisfy me either.

When what you had dreamed of isn't matching up with what is...don't give up the dream, adjust it.

There is joy in every season of life.  Don't spend too much time mourning when a season ends (raising children), embrace the one you are in (empty nest) and make it joyful.