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Month: January 2016

We are all indelible

Indelible

The dictionary defines the word indelible as “impossible to remove or forget” and “lasting, unforgettable and memorable“.  It can be used to reference something you see, as in “That Broadway play left an indelible impression on me”.  It can reference a place you go to, as in “The trip we took to Mexico was my family’s most indelible experience”.  Another way this word is used is to describe a person, as in “I met the most amazing person.  He left an indelible mark on my life”. Continue reading

How to keep going when you feel like you can’t

HowToKeepGoing

There are some days when we feel like we just can’t go on any longer.  No matter what, we just CAN’T.  There are a thousand problems with no answers.  Some are small but some are of great magnitude.  We feel the weight of the world on our shoulders and it gets heavier by the second.  We try to lift the weight off but we can’t.  We feel defeated.  These are the days that we feel deep in our core like just giving up. Continue reading

If you don’t try you’ve already failed

IfYouDon'tTry

There’s a quote by Joseph Campbell that says “The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.”  I love this quote because it’s so spot on the truth about what fear is.  Fear literally keeps us from all the good things in our life if we allow it.  We fear failure.  We fear rejection.  We fear being told no.  We fear being shunned, ridiculed or laughed at.  We even fear fear itself.  Fear can keep us in a stranglehold if we let it. Continue reading

Finding joy amidst the chaos

FindingJoyAmidstTheChaos

In life it’s really the little things that bring us the most joy.  It’s not the big things at all like one would think.  It’s not the big house, the expensive car or the vacation to an exotic island.  Instead, it’s the smile on your child’s face when they excitedly show you the artwork they created.  It’s the supportive text from a dear friend that comes right at the exact time it’s needed with the exact words that are needed.  It’s having your husband tell you he still looks forward to coming home because of you, even after 30 years together.  It’s having your dog get excited when you come in the door, even if you were only gone for an hour.  In the madness of our everyday life we must stop and appreciate those little things despite all the craziness going on around us.  We must find joy amidst the chaos.  Continue reading

Graciously receiving

Graciously receiving

We’ve all heard the phrase “It’s better to give than to receive”.   This means that it’s better for you to give something than expect to receive something.  That phrase is so very true but it also leads to the question “If everyone is giving then who’s receiving?”  Well, the answer is simple.  Through giving, we are ALL receiving.   Continue reading

Creating your own miracle

Creating your own miracle

I remember reading a story years ago about someone who had played Santa and gave gifts out to some underprivileged yet very deserving children.  I can’t remember all the details of the story but there were not enough presents in the big bag for all the children that were there anxiously awaiting a gift.  The person who was playing Santa knew there were a very limited number of gifts in the bag and that some of the children would receive nothing.  After the last gift was taken out of the bag there were still children waiting.  “Santa” knew when he reached in the bag again it would be empty.   Continue reading

Faith cannot be repossessed

Faithcannotberepossessed

Faith is defined in the dictionary as a strong belief or trust in someone or something.  It also means having a firm belief in something for which there is no proof. Faith is not something you can see.  You can’t touch it or hear it.  You can’t hold it in your hand and you can’t capture it and save it in a jar.  Faith is not tangible.  Faith is instead something that is felt inside you. Continue reading

The darkness before dawn

Darknessbeforedawn

There’s an old saying that goes like this; “It’s always darkest before the dawn”.   That saying can mean different things to different people. You may take it literally as in it’s really darkest just before dawn breaks.  While that may or may not be true what most people take it to mean is that it always gets worse before it gets better. You will see the darkest hours of your life right before the light breaks through, bringing with it relief from what is troubling you. Continue reading

Patience is a virtue

Patiencevirtue

Patience.  That word was the bane of my existence for many, many years.  Why? Because I had NONE.  I was so far in the negative for patience it wasn’t even funny. I used to say that when they were handing out patience I didn’t even get in that line.  I stood in other lines repeatedly, like the impatience line and the negative line (I kept getting back in line for this one–I have no idea why).  I felt like I stood in all the wrong lines.   Continue reading

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