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My First Blog Post

Just Be Brave….

Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken.

— Oscar Wilde.

This is the first post on my new blog. I’m just getting this new blog going, so stay tuned for more. Subscribe below to get notified when I post new updates.

CHRISTMAS MAGIC

Christmas is a very special time of year. For Christians it is a celebration of Jesus birth. It is also a time when families and friends all over the world come together to celebrate long held traditions. Great joy fills dinner tables as loved ones catch up with each other’s life happenings.

Gift giving, children laughing and Christmas carols fill the air. These are precious moments. May we all remember how important it is to take joy in the gift of our families and friends.

CHRISTMAS GIVING

When I was a child my thoughts were focused on MY presents at Christmas. As I grew older, I began to experience a different kind of joy, the joy that comes from giving to others. For me, there is nothing better than seeing someone’s face light up from a gift that is given with much thought and care for the recipient. May we all take the time to not just give, but to give with purpose and intention.

A SEASON ENDS

Well friends, it’s been a while since I have written a post. Some of you may have noticed that I have not been interacting on my blog. The reason is that I have reentered the working world and honestly, time has been hard to come by.

Back To Work

As a “task oriented” person, I have desired to return to the working world for quite some time. However, the right doors simply haven’t opened. That all changed in October. The “stay at home mom” season came to an end.

I am working 4 days a week and Robby has been a terrific help when he works from home, but adjusting to the new routine has definitely been hard. Poor Silent Charlie doesn’t know quite what to think, he misses his momma!

Best Of Intentions

Of course, I intended to continue consistently writing for my blog and interacting with followers and those I follow. My intentions were good, but I quickly found that I simply did not have enough time to keep my creative juices flowing late in the evening.

In fact, I was doing good just to keep the laundry done and some food in the fridge. While I truly enjoy working and know it is the right thing for me, I’m not as young as I used to be. In my younger days, I could get myself and my kids ready and a load of laundry in the wash all before heading out to work. Then pick them up, cook dinner, put up the laundry, give baths and still have time to read in the evening.

Clearly my energy level has changed!!!!!!

Change and Sacrifice

Realizing that I couldn’t keep the pace, I began praying and thinking hard about what needed to change. It’s no secret that change (good and bad) often comes with sacrifice. I spent weeks mulling over what to do and finally landed on the answer. I would have to give up my blog.

I felt sad and disappointed. I’ve spent 3 years sowing into this blog. Three years interacting with wonderful people in this space that was solely mine. Yes, it hurt my heart, but I knew it was the sacrifice I must make.

The Ending Of A Season

The day I’ve dreaded is here. This will be my last post. My Wednesday “wisdom” posts will continue through December and then I will officially close my blog.

I want to thank all of you who have followed me, taken the time to read my posts, “liked” my posts and commented on them. You are the ones who encouraged me to keep at it, to learn and write better posts.

I have enjoyed reading your blogs as well and will truly miss the interactions, the laughs and things learned from each of you. Words cannot express how much I appreciate the relationships developed on this platform!

As my season comes to an end, I want to wish God’s riches blessings on you all. So, for now, take care and be well!

THANKFUL AND GENEROUS

I love being around generous people. I imagine that you do too. One of the most wonderful traits of generous people is that they are thankful and willing to share what they have with others.

I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that thankfulness and generosity go hand in hand. As we enter the Thanksgiving Season I hope that generosity will fill our hearts as well.

THANKFUL AND CONTENT

I love the wisdom in this quote. Likely most people would agree that being thankful produces happiness. But, what about being content? To be content means that you do not allow circumstances to influence your emotions. You are happy where you are on the way to where you’re going!

If you can master this mindset, then happiness is definitely within your grasp!