encourage · Monday · Random Stuff · Random Thoughts · Uncategorized · Work-job

Holes

know your circle

A little Monday reminder (to myself) to be aware of who is in my boat.  We need to be aware of the people who surround us especially when times are difficult.  I have the tendency to rely on those who I think support me.  I am very trusting, and believe everyone is supportive.  Eh, oh well, I just keep rowing.

Do you have rowers or drillers?

Blessings.

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2019 · Affirmations · Disney · encourage · friends · Grateful · leadership · Princess · Random Stuff · Random Thoughts · Strong · thankful · Uncategorized · Work-job

Princess

It was such an honor to be a part of this event on Friday evening.  David was the announcer for the strong, amazing princesses (and Queen). I love these women.

These were his introductions:

Good evening! To Your Most Royal Highnesses, and your steadfast and devoted Escorts, I offer a warm and heartfelt welcome! It is my great privilege this evening to introduce your honored visitors. A gathering of Princesses from across the worlds of magic and imagination.

Kind, elegant, shy and sophisticated, as well as a hopeless romantic, this princess was named by her parents after the goddess of the dawn, because she filled their life with sunshine. Put into a cursed sleep by the evil Maleficient, she was awakened by “true love’s kiss”. I am delighted to introduce the Sleeping Beauty herself, Princess Aurora.

Recently freed from the tower of evil Mother Gothel, this Princess is spirited, clever, kind, and very adventurous, with an amazing hairdo and a mean iron skillet. The true princess of the Kingdom of Corona, I am honored to present Princess Rapunzel.

Our next princess hails from the far kingdom of Agrabah. This daughter of a sultan is caring, strong, independent, and unafraid to speak her mind no matter what. Your Highnesses, I speak, of course, of Princess Jasmine.

img_2017Afraid that her power to create ice and snow could hurt the people she loved, she hid herself away, until she was rescued by her loving sister. Born a princess, but now the true Queen of Arendelle, please join me in welcoming Queen Elsa.

Born on the island village of Motunui, this daughter of Chief Tui inherited a love for the seas and voyaging. Loyal, strong-willed, and practically fearless, she is a true friend to her allies and the ocean. It is my privilege to present Princess Moana.

Raised as a scullery maid in service to her evil step-mother and step-sisters, our next Princess found her true love with the help of her Fairy Godmother… and an abandoned glass slipper. Your Highnesses, please join me in welcoming Princess Cinderella.

This next princess is near and dear to me. The loving, if headstrong and mischievous, daughter of mighty King Triton, she left her underwater kingdom to explore her love of humankind. Brave, curious, and blessed with a beautiful voice, I am particularly proud to present to you Princess Ariel.

I love this man.

I love where I work and what I am able to participate in.

The people that work this hard for so many–who make it seem effortless. I am truly in awe of their spirit.

Blessings.

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Rowing

know your circleI am so very grateful for my circle, my friends, and my family.  However, being aware of possible sinking isn’t a bad thing either.

Do you know who is rowing in your boat or drilling the holes?

Blessings.

 

 

decisions · Seasons · Uncategorized · Work-job

Choices

Choices are difficult. You never know if you made the right decision until it is done.

Simple choices of what to eat for dinner, isn’t as much a suffering from the consequence, as is changing jobs.  Weighing out the pro’s and con’s is always advisable, but regardless of the choice, you have the consequence.

Making changes….and staying the same.

Blessings.

2018 · Anxiety · blessings · Christmas · Depression · Empty Nest · family · Holiday · memories · Merry Christmas · Random Thoughts · thankful · traditions · Uncategorized · Work-job

Merry Christmas Eve

This picture was from last year. Everyone was home and we were able to celebrate as a family.

Stephen’s work schedule (and now that he has moved out) it is harder to see him. When we spoke about it last night, he wasn’t sure that he would be able to come by to celebrate Christmas until New Year’s Day.

It’s hard for those who work in the holidays to be able to spend time with family and friends. I don’t normally think about those that are working when I shop or eat out until I have someone close to me that is going through it.

Holidays are not always a happy time for most. It is stressful and typically has disappointments from unmet expectations. When the kids were small, they shared the holiday with my ex husband. I really didn’t want to even have a tree up if they weren’t home but I knew that when they did get home they would want it. Being separated from loved ones over a holiday is so very difficult.

All of this to say, hug your loved ones. Enjoy the moments you are able to have with one another, and remember the greatest gift.

Blessings.

Beth Moore · Bible verse · Random Stuff · Random Thoughts · Sunday · thoughts · Uncategorized · Work-job

Sunday Thoughts

“Some things don’t need to be handled.  They need to be unhandled.  Nothing requires more self-control than withdrawing the attempt to control.” – Beth Moore

“Let Him have all your worries and cares, for He is always thinking about you and watching everything that concerns you.” 1 Peter 5:7

How often do you give everything to God, but in the next moment you are worrying about it again?  You take it back because you feel you have to maintain control over it.  I do.  Life happens.  There are things that we HAVE to do:  like taking items out of the oven before they burn, putting gas in our car before it runs out, keeping up with our finances so you can go on a trip or buy groceries.

Life happens, right?  We have to keep up with it, the day to day stuff.  But I get lost in the simple stuff sometimes.  I remember that He is control of every single hair on my head, yet I wonder what tomorrow will bring.  I a big picture thinker, a worst case scenario person.  This pays off in what I do for a paycheck as people count on me for my detail thinking.  I like to be mindful about the smallest detail.  But at home, it can become overwhelming.  There are days I just want to let it all go, and not think about the details of life.  I let them go, and let God deal with them, only a hour or two later to take it all back.

Today, and everyday I need to remind myself to withdraw from the worry.

Blessings.

 

Affirmations · meal · Meal Prep · Random Stuff · Random Thoughts · Uncategorized · Work-job

Meal Planning

Nope.  Not this week.  Have I cooked?  Nope.  Not this week.  I so needed to, but with traveling back on Saturday (15 hours in the car), and unpacking, and laundry on Sunday (yada, yada, yada), I am happy to functioning with my new job this week.  Adult lunchables, and Taco Bell (protein bowl-no rice!) have been my friends.

So, real life, right? Not all of social media is happy – mine especially!  I post things that try to encourage myself, and hopefully you as well!

But today…truth…I didn’t meal plan for the week.  I didn’t do much to get through this week.  Oh, well, so goes life, right?  So, happy Thursday!!  And…this weekend I will meal plan, well, there is hope.

Blessings!