Even when I was up to my elbows in diapers, laundry, and crying babies, I knew time was precious and I needed to treasure each moment.
From the time we are small we are taught to be nice. Our parents and other teachers in our lives encourage us to make good choices and to be kind in our interactions with other people. This is for a good reason. Kindness not only benefits the recipients of our actions, but it also has a positive effect on us …
Loyalty. A fairly straightforward word, attribute, and characteristic. We expect it from those we are closest to, but how often do we contemplate our loyalty to our beliefs, values, and others.
While the triggers may be different, any situation we perceive as threatening, or that requires us to adjust or change, can set off stress. It often creeps in quietly through the back door and before we know it we feel overwhelmed with the burdens that have seemingly mounded up from nowhere.
Since comparison is the thief of joy, and that is what makes life so fulfilling, let us stop missing out on life! Let's be brave and dare NOT to compare. Let's embrace the gift of being who we are!
It seems like pure madness to think about wedding planning at the first of the year, but about this time last year, our oldest daughter got engaged. I learned a few tidbits of wisdom that I wish I had known from the get go. So, for all you parents that have a daughter’s wedding on the horizon - this one …
Sometimes we are our own worst enemy. Our discouragement and doubt can drown out our desire to find success.
There is something about the clean slate of a new year that causes most to reflect on the past and determine what we would like to accomplish in the year ahead.
The busier we become the less time we spend focusing on what will draw us closer to God.
As I reached the top my daughter saw my labored breathing. I told her that I felt sick and thought I was going to pass out, to which she replied “Mom you’ve just got to breathe.”
We enter life with the ability to think, reason, and to achieve – with minds that have greater power then we allow ourselves to believe.
As the sun first peaked over the skyline it offered a bright light to our journey, but nothing compared to what we could see from the top. Life is full of opportunities to seek after and pursue the things that matter the most to us.