The Big 100

It’s amazing that I’m posting my 100th Blog. What a fabulous year it’s been! This is proof, if you love what you do, it can be done with ease. I love to write and this Blog has taught me how to do so more effectively than before.

openIt started out as a terrifying experience. One of those things you make yourself do afraid. Just writing about everyday life and what God was doing for my daughter and me. We have a beautiful life today and all the glory goes to Him. We have done nothing but walk through every door He’s opened, and laid down every crowbar to the ones He’s closed.

The doors and windows of life are fascinating. Everything in life is all about God’s perfect timing. His timing is never my timing but He’s never late. It gets frustrating at times when I don’t think He’s moving fast enough. I am grateful I don’t get everything I want right now. If something is not happening, then it must not be the right time for it.

This has been a hard lesson for me to learn and is a daily faith walk. Believing God’s got my back and has an awesome plan for my life is all I need to know. Do I want to know more? Of course I do! Right now, I’m just going to be open to whatever comes next.

Thank you for being with me these 100 Blog posts. I hope you will continue to follow this journey into the next 100.

 

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Barbara is a writer and loves being a Mom to her 15 year old daughter. It’s a dream come true for her to be a Let It Go Coach and helping others enjoy their lives. She hosts Workshops, and does one on one Coaching. You may connect with her via email. Letitgocoach@gmail.com

 

 

Enjoy The Plan

I love how life flows. Sitting here at my desk, looking out the window, and seeing a beautiful day in store. Texas has had a lot of rain, so the sunshine feels good. The house was perfectly still a moment ago, until Gus, our Blue Heeler,  decided to jump up and start barking at something unseen by me. It can be still and become startling  in an instant.

reasonI saw this post this morning and thought it was just beautiful. I tried to post it full size so you could enjoy every ounce of it’s splendor along with me. That didn’t work too well.

Coffee in hand and bread rising in the oven is the start of a great day. Taking a peep out the front door, I see Gus has lost his spot on the front porch. It is has been taken by Mama cat and her four kittens. They are learning to play together.

Typing these words is what I’m doing now. The house is still once again and so am I.

Being still and enjoying each moment is my sweet spot. I don’t have to have a plan because the day already has one. It was planned out before I woke up, but I get to walk through and enjoy what I see. Noticing the mini Grandfather clock sitting by the door has stopped swinging it’s pendulum, tells me it’s time for a new battery. Make a note.

My desk has a reasonable order to it this morning. My morning devotional sits beside my left arm with my reading glasses resting on top. It was read hours ago at the very start of my day.

To the right is my cell phone, coffee, notes, books and my vaping supplies. Yes, I quit smoking last year and now enjoy vaping. It’s still a habit but I believe it’s healthier and cleaner than cigarettes.

I am surrounded by several of my favorite things on my desk. It is much like my life in general. Surround myself with people and things who will love me, help motivate me, encourage me, inspire me, enhance me and bring happiness to my world. This is as far as I’ve gotten into today. There are things I want to accomplish, like setting up a schedule for my daughter to continue with her home school courses through the summer. That is work and not needed here.

If we stay in the present moment and enjoy the plan before us, it’s not a lot of work. I love the verse that says, “Be still and know that I am God.” Today’s devotional from Jesus Calling by Sara Young said, “Let Go, relax, be still and know that I am God.” I love what He is doing and I love the people He has placed in my life to share the journey.

 

sefieBarbara is a writer and loves being a Mom to her 15 year old daughter. It’s a dream come true for her to be a Let It Go Coach and wants to help others enjoy their lives. She hosts Workshops, and does one on one Coaching. You may connect with her via email. Letitgocoach@gmail.com

 

 

Happily Ever After

Time goes by quickly. My daughter is driving with her permit and will have her license before long. She’s looking at cars, has a boyfriend and I just want her to be five again. Maybe it’s time for some of those Sun Stand Still prayers.

I saw this picture and thought it was beautiful. My daughter would love it because deep down, I think that is every girls dream. To live Happily Ever After, just like the princesses in the Disney movies. I want her to know, she can do that but she will need to start out living that way with herself. No one can make you happy, it’s up to you to be happy.

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I can be happy all by myself. My life is sweet just going though with God as my guide. It’s when other people come into my world that throws things off balance. God wants us to have a life with people involved, so it’s finding that daily balance of self and self with others. It works best if I can walk in love.

The world pushes the opposite image on us throughout the day. We are not complete without a mate. Kids are having sex and babies at an extremely young age. It saddens me to think what kind of generation we’ll have in a few years. Babies having babies. They are looking to fill a void and the world has told them sex will fix it. I wonder what goes through their minds during childbirth.

Our happily ever after is within us all. We can get real happy with just us and nurture it. Interacting with others throughout the day, can be draining, so be careful who you interact with and for what length of time. I do believe God has the perfect mate for everyone, but we need to stop looking. It doesn’t need to be our primary focus. Love God, love yourself, and love others. Take care of you and let God take care of the rest. You be you and live happily ever after.

biopicBarb is a writer and loves being a Mom to her 15 year old daughter. She has been an Entrepreneur for 25 years and has run several successful businesses. She gave up that life to write and become a Let It Go Coach. Barb has experience, strength and hope to share, and wants others to enjoy their lives. She hosts Virtual Workshops, that you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home. The sessions last 8 weeks and were instrumental in giving Barb the beautiful life she enjoys today. You may connect with her via email. Letitgocoach@gmail.com

 

Cut Them Ties

I love mornings. It’s the start of a new day and is full of possibilities. Sometimes it’s easy to feel the effects of the previous day. A conversation with someone didn’t end right, or a misunderstanding may need resolution. Try not to bring yesterday into today. Look at this day for what it is, a new day and realize that yesterday is in the past.

touchThe past can ruin your day. Choose to stop dragging it around with you. If someone hurt your feelings yesterday, or made you mad, Let It Go and move on. If you are an important part of their life, they will reach out and let you know you are loved. The past doesn’t define us but it will refine us.

Don’t hold a grudge. A grudge is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die. Try not to let the sun go down on your anger. When I go to bed angry, I always wake up feeling miserable. We’re not responsible for anyone’s words or actions except our own. Be the best you can be, and trust in knowing you are more than enough. Give the rest to God.

Enjoy this beautiful day. If you’re not seeing the beauty, it may be time to clean up your playground. Cut the ties that bind you to negativity and unhealthy relationships. Your life can be beautiful if you choose carefully. Treat yourself with the respect and kindness you deserve. If others cannot then they shouldn’t be there. Let them go.

 

biopicBarb is a writer and enjoys being a Mom to her 15 year old daughter. She has been an Entrepreneur for 25 years and has run several successful businesses. She gave up that life to write and become a Let It Go Coach. Barb has experience, strength and hope to share, and wants others to enjoy their lives. She hosts a Virtual Workshop every other month. The sessions last 8 weeks and were instrumental in giving Barb the beautiful life she enjoys today. You may connect with her via email. Letitgocoach@gmail.com

 

That’s A Lie

I love my Let It Go Facebook page! The opportunity to reach people in real time with encouragement brings me fulfillment! Recently, I noticed a comment about one of my postings, and viewed it as a cry for help. Hence, this Blog.

The comment said, “Thts a LIE.” The first thing I noticed was the woman must have been so distraught, she didn’t go back to fix the typo. This drew my attention to the comment, as it made me wonder why she wouldn’t go back to correct once posted. This picture is what prompted the comment, and I am going to share my experience.

lieWe all have a past. I have not yet met a person that said, “I love my past!” Each day is a new day and we can choose a new path. If we are enjoying the right path we’re on, it will need to be cleared of debris. If you are living your life, it can get messy! The storms will pass or blow over. It’s up to you to watch and wait or, break out the leaf blower to help it move along a bit.

There are symptoms for me when someone is not having a healthy effect. I am normally a happily, fulfilled person, so the red flag is sadness and discontent. If I’m feeling sad, then I am allowing someone or something to steal my joy. You will see the signs. Pay attention to your body language.

If you don’t pay attention, someone else with for you. My daughter used to watch me as I spoke on the phone. After I hung up with this one person in particular, she would point out that I always looked sad while talking with them. Feeling the sadness in my heart reflected in my expression and she saw it more clearly than me. That person is gone.

letting-go-moving-on-past-quotes-Favim.com-1864595Shut the door. The only way it reopens is if we react to someone knocking from the other side. Any response prolongs the inevitable for both involved. When you have an unhealthy relationship, feel free to tell the person why they are no longer invited to your party called life. They may not enjoy this, but that is not your problem. You are responsible for your life, not theirs.

Walk away and don’t look back. There is a reason it’s called the past and a reason it falls behind us. My experience has been, when one doors closes, another door opens and it’s always something better. We have to close some doors to allow room for others to open. When we see what’s behind the door, we decide whether it’s good for us or not. Some doors close quickly and some close slowly. The effectiveness and speed are up to us.

 

biopicBarb is a writer and enjoys being a Mom to her 15 year old daughter, Bailey. She has been an Entrepreneur for 25 years and has ran several successful businesses. She gave up that life to write and become a Let It Go Coach. Barb has experience, strength and hope to share, and wants others to enjoy their lives. She hosts a Virtual Workshop every other month. The sessions last 8 weeks and were instrumental in giving Barb the beautiful life she enjoys today. You may connect with her via email for more info. Letitgocoach@gmail.com

 

 

 

Assume Your Positions

Love is a fabulous feeling. I carry a lot of love inside and with me throughout the day. It brings me joy to share it, especially if a friend is having a hard time. I have a fabulous friend I stop by to see once a week just to give her a hug.

loveEveryone loves differently. They feel and display it uniquely in their own way. This can be confusing when you’re in a relationship. I know what my love looks like, but it takes time to see the other persons. Going headstrong into life, patience is a difficult discipline for me to acquire. It can be done, but it’s not very graceful. I have found it to be rather painful.

I will be the first to admit, I am spoiled. The people of my past have stepped out of my way and allowed me to move forward down my path.

Eventually, God will place a person in your life that doesn’t move. They stand strong in the middle of your path and just smile. It’s highly annoying for me and I can have a fit, but that person doesn’t mind. They will allow the fit and wait for it to subside. You see, they have acquired the skill of waiting and are a master at waiting patiently. It’s highly annoying.

The benefits outweigh the negatives. The only negative is on me and my flesh. You will always know this person is waiting on the path. They are not far out of reach and are always there if possible. That is comforting for me in a relationship, just knowing they are there. Just like disciplining a child, they will wait for the fit to be over, put you in a timeout, or even threaten to spank you. At my age, I don’t think about being spanked, but I hear it can be done.

My life may be beautiful, but if God thinks I’m too spoiled, He will fix it. It takes a strong man to stand up to me and not budge. I will wait a long time for that kind of man. One who loves me enough not to give me what I want right now all the time. Nothing worthwhile in my life has ever come easy. I don’t need easy, just possible. In the meantime, I will continue to have my fits and get those out of my system. My love and having that man to love is worth the wait.