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Being A Grownup

Anyone else struggling with this Adulting business?

Calvin and Hobbs

I feel like this way too often!

Sandra Boyton

Where to start?

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Important Role of Teens in Family AND Society

I came across this Blog post on Pinterest. I believe in the premise of both the highlighted article and the accompanying Blog about the article.


http://gloryitches.blogspot.com/2012/11/teen-expectations.html?m=1


As a parent and of a teen, I know that it’s a constant balance between towing the “parental line” by enforcing the rules; and learning to let go of some rules in favor of allowing more freedom to make their own choices and mistakes (in a safe environment).

Food For Thought

You don’t like me? That’s OKAY!

One of my most difficult life lessons has been accepting that it’s ok that not all people like me. I don’t like everyone either!

More important than that lesson is that it is ok to disagree AND still like and respect another person or not 😉.

More often than not, something that bothers me in someone else, is a BIGGER version of a failing I see in myself.

Let’s all try to spend some time thinking about this:

Difference of opinion and experience is what makes us each unique. We can learn from each other, disagree with each other, even not like each other… and STILL Be respectful.

Being polite does not have to be connect or equivalent to liking or agreeing with another person.

Compassion is key.

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Your Trials~A Survival Story

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Your Trials~A Survival Story

Food For Thought · Personal Growth

Riding the “Struggle Bus”

There are Days. Weeks. Months. Where the only thing keeping me going is my dark, sarcastic sense of humor… and :

  • Prayer
  • Meditation
  • Gratitude
  • My Family
  • Nature
Minions Humor

These keep me hanging on when I’m struggling hard with my twin monsters: Depression and Anxiety.

2020-2021 has been a B**** Of a year! The struggle to keep moving forward is DAILY.

I don’t know who else needs to hear this:

If you got out of bed today, you’re wining.

If you kept going despite your trials, you’re wining.

If all you did was move from bed to couch… good for you!

If you made a gratitude list and you felt it for even a few minutes 🎉.

If you reached out for help ⭐️⭐️⭐️

If you showered and got dressed, YEAH!!!

My LOVE and Prayer go out to everyone who is on the “Struggle Bus” with me and doing what they can to not give up the fight! ❤️

HUGS!❤️❤️❤️

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Integrity: Where Do YOU Stand?

Integrity. Such an important word.

found on Pinterest

I have been feeling as though our society has lost all perspective on Integrity: it’s meaning and importance to our daily living.

As our culture has lost faith in the foundations on which America has always stood, we have lost belief in our leaders’ integrity; and therefore lost our belief in its very existence.

Integrity is a personal value that is extremely important in how we live. Integrity influences our choices, decisions, and actions.

Take some time today to contemplate your views on Integrity: is it a value to you? Do you believe it is important? Is it important to teach your children? To model for others? To be a leader?

Food For Thought · Personal Growth

LIFE IS MESSY: Do It Anyway

So… this past week my time-management skills and work-life balance were a little (a lot) off kilter.

I “glanced” at my Make Art Everyday book, everyday… but I was so brain tired and emotionally drained that I did NOTHING.

Saturday came and work had slowed some, I’d processed some emotional upheaval, and 15 had a BFF over. Suddenly, I found myself at loose ends with a wandering mind and restless hands. Voila!! Time for some ART PROMPTS.

So I didn’t make art everyday, but I still made ART!

Make Art Everyday:Week 6

Lesson for me (always): progress not perfection.

Did I follow My Plan perfectly? No.

Did I stumble and procrastinate? Yes.

Did I get it done? Yes.

Life is messy. Some days my “Best” is not so great. Some days my “Best” is Awesome! … and some days I just show up and make it to bedtime without creating a bigger mess.

Those really “messy” days are full of pain and “shoulds” and “I’ll never be good enough”…. and THOSE are the days I have to work really hard to love myself, so I can make it to my productive, awesome days.

This week had more messy days than usual, but I got in my Awesome on Saturday and made it up to myself with Art ❤️.

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What Inspires YOU?

Longwalks App

This is such a hopeful, happy quote to start off a new week and Daylight Savings Time (extra coffee??)

Lately, I’ve found myself interested in drawing, painting, and watching BIRDS.


Inspired by artist creating art using birds.

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Personal Growth

He Reigns: Newsboys

youtube.com/watch

This song has been so uplifting.

If you haven’t already, watch “God’s Not Dead.” It’s a powerful movie, an amalgam of court cases between schools and faith organizations.

It speaks loudly of faith being a choice we all have in a free society, just as we have the choice to not have a faith. It speaks to the battle ground of today’s society’s fear of supporting people of faith.

The Newsboys music is featured and the movie ends at Newsboys concert.

You’ll recognize many famous faces in this movie.

I hope you find it as powerful, moving, and uplifting as I did.

Please share your thoughts!