Present Moment · Quality of life

Use Your GPS

We have a fenced yard, and there has been a plastic bag blowing around it for a week. The wind blows it to a different location, and it sticks to the fence. Everytime my little dog goes outside, he sees it, and charges toward it barking his little head off. I may not know much about the direction of my life, but at least I know, that’s the same plastic bag!

I don’t have a good sense of direction. When I am planning to drive somewhere, the GPS gets plugged in. Even if I have driven there before, I will still turn it on, and click ‘recent destinations.’

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I get distracted easily. While I’m writing this Blog, I’ll think, “I’ll pull up messenger, and say ‘Good Morning’ to Seymour.” The conversation starts, and an hour later…”Oh yea! I was writing a Blog!!!” If you are a Blogger, do you have unfinished pieces in your draft folder?

I do. They start out good, like something I believe God wants me to share, but then I get distracted by everything going on around me, and I lose it. Maybe we should just hit ‘Publish’, on those unfinished pieces, and see if they sound complete to others.

When we stop writing our story, WordPress saves it as a draft, kinda like God.

It’s unfinished, and we pause to reflect on where we are. We have an internal GPS that we need to follow. I will use the Tom Tom I had plugged in yesterday as an example.

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It was cloudy yesterday, so my GPS didn’t have a clear signal. When it announced an upcoming direction to take, it started stuttering. I laughed, but that upcoming direction makes me stutter sometimes too.

I love the ‘rerouting’ capability of the GPS. My daughter and I were driving the other day, and while I was using the GPS, it wasn’t telling me where to go. I asked, “Why is it so quiet?” My daughter said, “Because you passed your the street, so she keeps rerouting.” I get quiet too.

How many times have I driven by somewhere God wanted me to turn?

God is our GPS. Sometimes where He wants us to go, is uncharted territory, and it makes us stutter. My Tom Tom has gotten me lost before, by giving me wrong directions, but those times landed me right where I needed to me. Feeling lost doesn’t last. If we continue not to listen, or stay distracted too long, God is always there. He just clicks, ‘Reroute.’

 

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Barbara is a Writer, a Mom to her 17-year-old daughter, a recent Breast Cancer survivor, and she loves God. When she started this Blog in 2014 Letitgocoach was the name that stuck. She enjoys helping people Let Go of what is holding them back from having a beautiful life. Her life is beautiful, and an example of Letting Go and Letting God. You may connect with her via email. Letitgocoach@gmail.com

Unbecoming 2016

Stay the Path

So Beautiful Souls. Today is my last day on “the job.” I received a text lastnight saying they had hired someone to take my place. It’s a good thing I don’t get offended anymore. Lol

I knew it was only temporary. Stepping in when it was needed, and helping to hold what was in place, in place. My life is already full, so doing this alongside everything else was a challenge. A friend once told me, “I can endure anything as long as I know how long it will last.”

That is refreshing, isn’t it?

Knowing it was a temporary assignment, I was able to do the best I could, seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. You may laugh at this scenario, because I did, but picture this. I had two laptops set up in the house. One was my own personal laptop, that I write on, encourage others on my Letitgocoach Facebook page, and nurture my world through.

The other was one from this job. It housed everything work related to the job, and made a lot of noise. It dinged everytime an email, or voicemail came into that office. When I first took it into my possession, the lady that had it before me had the sound muted. Now I know why. It constantly beckoned for my attention if I was sitting at my laptop across the room.Isn’t that how life can be darlings?

It can be noisy, and distracting, but I jumped back and forth, trying to take care of both. A juggling act of sorts.

Today I take the laptop back, and hand it to the new girl with glee. Even though making extra money was nice, it was not worth doing it for any longer than I did.

My personal laptop brings me so much joy! There is no price tag for that. Everything I do on it, is because I have a yearning to do so. It houses my passion.

Mr. Smith took this photo when he was out on a walk, and sent it to me. I love it because it gives the idea there may be two paths becoming one. Can you see it?

Sometimes we veer off the path to learn new things, or to help someone out. I am grateful today that I am quicker to get back on my path, and that I still choose joy over money. Stay the path beauties.

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