My daughter has left for the weekend.
The house is still and quiet. The dogs just came in from a full day of playing next door. They come home around the same time each day. I appreciate how they know they’ve had enough for one day.
Watch and learn from the doggos.
Yesterday, I found myself physically tired.
This weekend I’m going to take care of me. This month I’ve been giving away more of myself than usual, but cannot pour from an empty cup.
Yesterday, my daughter noticed I was being quiet and she knew. Mom is tapped out for a bit.
I changed my theme for this site and forgot about it. When I typed in the address to come here and write, I didn’t recognize the site as mine, but thought, ‘Wow. That’s so pretty.’ 🙂
That is what we call dog tired.
Self-care weekend in full pursuit my lovelies. Looking at my dogs in this moment, I see rest.
Yesterday, I was pondering God’s plan for my life. I wanted to know I’m on the right path. If I’m really doing what God wants me to do.
Well my daring, there’s one thing I do know.
Either way, He’s going to use it for our good and His glory. It’s all part of a greater plan.
In particular I was thinking of my Chemo treatments for Breast Cancer. It was scary enough having Breast Cancer, but Chemo was the worst thing I’ve ever been through. Toward the end of my treatment I wasn’t sure I was going to make it, but God pulled me through.
It felt like Chemo was killing me, but God was using Chemo to kill the Cancer, not me.
Looking back I can say, “Breast Cancer was the best thing that ever happened to me.” It brought me heart to heart with the King himself.
I woke up this morning at 5:30 am.
It’s a new day, so God’s not done.
I receive strange looks at the pizza place.
People don’t know how to respond when they see me standing behind the counter. I’ve been asked by customer’s, “Why are you here?”
The only answer that fits is, “It’s all God.”
When we pray to be used by Him, be willing to just do it. I’ve questioned why I’m there many times, but now I’m starting to see why.
To interact with actual people.
Working from home has it’s positives and negatives. I love the time freedom it offers, but I interact with people through email.
Over time, I lost my actual people skills.
Being a writer, I can respond to emails all day long, but when was the last time I gave someone a hug, or laughed so loudly it echoed in the room? I was comfortable sitting at my desk, which is a big red flag for God.
It seems when I’m comfortable in life, I’m not doing His will because that is usually scary!
I posted this on my Letitgocoach FB page.
For my stat loving peeps, it’s received almost 800 reactions, but what’s interesting is the shares. It’s been shared over 600 times.
The struggle with self worth is real.
Lastnight, a man made a sad attempt at conversation while waiting on his food.
He said, “I guess they’ll hire anybody here.”
I raised my eyes to him and could feel them light up with God’s love as I gave him a smile. He began stuttering trying to back his way out.
Know your worth my darling.
If they can’t see it, it’s on them.
My daughter and I keep our bath towels in a wooden, tower cubicle. I used to roll the towels thinking that was the best way for them to fit.
It bothered me the way they looked.
Today, I washed towels and linens.
As I was getting the towels out of the dryer, I paused before rolling. It was like God wanted to show me a better way. I began folding them in a square.
I slid them into the opening and have never seen a more perfect fit! I smiled at how smart God is.
Are you wondering where God is?
Let me assure you, He’s everywhere.
Even in folding towels. It’s that simple.