Wow, I have gotten wayyyy behind. Ive thought about posting more and doing this more, but I guess I lost the drive to do it. Basically I have this blog to look back on for myself and ponder about what has happened over the past year (or however long I do this). Clearly I have slacked way off and I have found other things more important than writing a blog. Forgive me, please..lol. Anyways, for day one hundred and thirty six out of three hundred and sixty five days; I say go for it, that means anything. If taking away anything from this blog, its that life is wayy to freaking short to worry about what is going to happen tomorrow. I say that while cringing because I am a planner, however.. anything can happen and it is our job to try and navigate through life the best we can.
Find a reason EVERYDAY to be thankful. Even if it is a small thing. I woke up this morning, I was thankful I was able to sleep a restful nights sleep in a warm bed with blankets. Its the little things.
Is it so bad to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton and every pure wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood-Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Share your part of the story that you think no one else wants to hear. I promise you, someone will listen, there are people who care. You are NOT alone.
You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them-Maya Angelo
No matter how chaotic things can be, wildflowers still spring up in the middle of nowhere -Sheryl Crow
I have missed quite a few days of my “365” trend. But I am working on catching up with them, so bear with me. Today the post will be a quote
God knows the journey you need to take before you do..
This is a simple quote reminding us that we are not alone in this. It is also cliche…but you know what, I dig cliche stuff especially when it speaks the truth. It can be hard sometimes to think that there is a greater plan and journey that you’re on. But we need to remember we are here for a greater purpose than our own.
Just a little God wink; yesterday I was getting gas in the small town that I grew up in. I looked over on the corner and there was a person standing there with a sign. I immediately started judging here because no pan handeling should be happening in my conservative little town. But as I zipped up my coat and turned on my car to stay warm; I realized that I need to stop having this close minded way of thinking. I don’t know this persons story, and I shouldn’t care. This person was out in the cold and was looking for help (regardless if they really needed it or not) but nevertheless I went into the gas station and bought the person a hot chocolate. I asked the attendant who that person is and if they know the story. The attending rolled her eyes and said that they have offered the lady on the corner a job twice. They didn’t know her story but clearly didn’t want her there. I bought the hot chocolate and drove up to the lady and offered her the hot chocolate. Her eyes immediately lit up. I don’t know if she was fake, or if she really was in need. But I felt the calling to treat her how I would want to be treated on a cold day 🙂 I am not posting this for my ego to be built up or anything. I am just reminding everyone that there are so many different ways to show love as a Christian to others. -keep on keepin on people 💕
I typically try to stay clear of politics because I don’t know much about it all, and I try my best not to offend people. However, I feel called to just talk a little about what is going on within politics and religions lately. I find it facinating that many parts of politics are based on religion and differing beliefs. There is no denying the fact that we are becoming a broken country here in the US because of radical views and opinions. I will be honest here; I support our current president. I supported him while he was campaigning..not because of what he ran his whole campaign on, but because I find that he was the lesser of two evils. My mindset as I voted..was not that one person is better than the other, but that God clearly has a plan and he is in control! There is a common Christian saying that I think holds a lot of truth when it comes to how the world is running today; and that is that God does his best work when we are most broken. I think that God is doing something great here in the world and we just aren’t able to see it all yet. So, setting politics aside -as christians we need to LOVE one another and watch what we say or believe in before pressing prejudices or opinions on anyone. It is our job to continue to be the light in this world and to fulfill Gods plan for each of us.
February 14; A day known for lovers, relationships, roses, chocolates, and an overabundance of cheesy sayings/posts. Also a day that is made up. Its a cute “hallmark holiday” but what does it really entail? Every year I see some that are celebrating their love with one another, but I also see others who are hurt and shamed for not having a significant other. Why does this happen? Why are people so fixated on finding their “true love” to celebrate little holidays like this? For one; in relationships there shouldn’t be just one specific day to declare love for one another, for two; there is absolutely no rush to find love. I admit, when I was single I too was fixated on getting a boyfriend. And before I started dating my boyfriend I finally was able to figure out what I had to do to get a boyfriend. I realized that I need to STOP TRYING. I left it up to God, and I tried to have zero expectations. Yes, I did put some effort forth because God is not going to do everything for me, but I just let him do his thing and it led me to finding the love of my life. So this Valentines day, if you find yourself single or in a relationship or whatever; remember that we have a father who LOVES us and will do anything for us. I don’t know about you but that sounds better than any earthly relationship. Take time today and this week to really reflect on Gods abundant love, eat some chocolate, focus on your relationship with our creator. Lastly; remember to show our Christian love to others. Happy Valentines day!