It’s been a long week, full of the unexpected. Everything that happened was out of my control. I must be learning my lessons well friends, because they made me better for it.
Pausing and reflecting upon what’s in front of me. That’s where I am. Not reacting; only a response when needed. I’m an Encourager. That’s what I do. Yes, I have a part-time job, and I’m a Mother to my 16 year old daughter, but my gifts are Encouragement/Hospitality, and Teacher/Preacher. This week, I finally admitted how tired I really am. That was painful.
That is why we quit. We get tired.
It’s very simple really, but it’s been difficult for me to embrace. Have felt it coming on for some time now, but chose to hit the ignore button continuously until it broke. I saw an encouraging post from a friend early this morning, and clicked the ‘Like’ button. She replied with, “Always the Encourager. Thank you!” I sat at my desk and wept for a moment.
I was tired.
Today has been ‘take care of me’ day. Not doing anything special really, just moving at a slower pace. Listening to what my heart and body are telling me. Stopping by Starbucks on the way from dropping my daughter off with her Dad, and getting a really good cup of coffee. Bringing some recommended k-cups home to start my day off right tomorrow.
I was starting to notice how being tired was effecting my quality of life and creativity. I was moving at a fast pace and doing things in a hurry. I had stopped cleaning up behind myself in the kitchen and it was a wreck. I went from making my own Memes once a day, to once a week, and then once a month. After I dropped my daughter off, I stopped and got very still.
My phone buzzed, and it was a lady from my Letitgocoach Facebook page. She is ready to make changes in her life and has asked for my help. I have a beautiful life! Has it always been this way? No! Can I help others have what I have? Yes. It took time and patience, but I get to enjoy this life and I want others to have it too. That is my mission, and my passion.
Today, I’ve spent time tapping into my creativity. Tapping into my desire to touch people and let them know they are beautiful. Learning new ways to put something in front of them that resonates with them and where they are. A beautiful life is right in front of us, it’s just a matter of removing the clutter from our minds, and opening our hearts and souls to see.
One of my favorite verses is Luke 6:38:
38 Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure—pressed down, shaken together, and running over [with no space left for more]. For with the standard of measurement you use [when you do good to others], it will be measured to you in return.” Luke 6:38 Amplified Bible.
So, sitting here writing at 10:30 at night, with all these wonderful ideas to implement tomorrow must mean….I’m not tired anymore. I still might sleep in because tomorrow I’m still taking care of me, so I can better care for you. Have a beautiful evening Beautiful Souls.
Barbara is a writer, Entrepreneur and Mom to her 16-year-old daughter. She loves dipping cookies in her coffee in the morning and has a pretty healthy obsession for chocolate. When she started this Blog in 2014 Letitgocoach was what stuck. She enjoys helping people Let Go of what is holding them back from having a beautiful life. Her life today is an example of Letting Go and Letting God. You may connect with her via email. Letitgocoach@gmail.com