When the world is dark and heavy, taking a minute to be grateful can make a world of difference. Thinking about all the small things you DO have can change your outlook. Before I got out of bed this morning I took inventory. The coffee I have to make a fresh pot and the foodContinue reading “Gratitude”
Almost exactly 3 years ago now a friend of mine passed on. A friend who was like 35 years older than me. I had grown up in church with him as a leader. He lead us in Sunday school, in youth groups and in mission trips. Jim was one of a kind. My heart stillContinue reading “Good Day”
Each morning the first thing that I try to do is open up my gratitude app. It starts with a quote and then I journal all that I have to be thankful for. It is quite simple really and usually takes less than 2 minutes. That 2 minutes fuels me for the rest of myContinue reading “Grateful Heart”
I don’t know about you. But, without my struggle I wouldn’t be half as happy as I am today.
Nearly every morning I write in my gratitude app. Starting my day on a positive note. Sometimes I just poor out a list of words. Other times it is more complete thoughts. I have many, many things to be grateful for all the time. It is natural for me to worry. To fall down aContinue reading “The Tide”
Is there anything that you know you know, but in the moment it just goes out the window? When I am able to be calm and rational, I know that my past doesn’t have to repeat itself. There are moments where I take long looks at my husband. Actually, nearly every single morning. I thinkContinue reading “Sometimes we forget”
Every day may not be good, but there is good in every day. I’ve heard different examples of this used. The point is, it’s all in how you choose to look at it. What good has already happened for you today? Can you see that you opening your eyes, drawing breath and even reading thisContinue reading “Good in Every Day”
I have felt like this for a very long time. My husband and I have conversations about this regularly. When you’re focused on blaming something or someone for your problems, you’re missing out on what’s right in front of you. You can’t control all the things happening around you. Often you don’t have any sayContinue reading “You Control You”
Every single step is going toward something better. You can only get there if you keep moving. Sometimes it can feel like we are at a stand still, but we aren’t. Keep working hard with a grateful heart.
Remember what this is all for. Treat yourself with Kindness and remember that YOU matter!