When my daughter was small, I imitated Martha Stewart.
She doesn’t remember much of the grand lifestyle, but the one thing she remembers, and misses, are the stars on the Christmas tree every year. I find it humourous this would be the one thing to stick with her. The stars were made of paper, and sold in a kit created by Martha Stewart.
During my mammogram appointment, they asked me to lay on a table for the sonogram. I did so, and looked up to a view of paper flowers hanging from the ceiling. They were simply beautiful, and reminded me of these stars.
When I left my marriage, Christmas ornaments were not a priority, so the box of stars were left behind. There is no telling where they are today, but the great thing about a material object is… It can eventually be replaced.
A year ago, I searched, found and purchased a kit on Etsy.
It has been 20 years since making them, so I had to follow the instructions, and refresh my memory. It went smoothly until the part came where the paper stands up in fours points. I couldn’t get it to do it, and it was very frustrating.
God placed people in my life who taught me patience.
I’ve been sitting in the middle of my bed making stars.
My daughter will have a Christmas tree full of stars again.
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I have missed writing this week, so had to stop and do so. I was noticing how delightful it is when our actions line up with God’s plan. Keep a steady, consistent hand on your passions, and don’t give up, especially when you feel like it.
It’s easy for life to cover up our dreams. We come to a realization when we’re not sure of our purpose anymore.
My daughter had stopped playing music and doing covers which is a part of her dream. She had become discouraged without me realizing it, until one day I didn’t hear the guitar playing anymore. Dreams do not become real overnight.
We want them to happen quickly, but thank God they don’t. If God had given me everything I wanted, when I wanted it, I’d be in a world of pain. God is patient, and we learn patience by practicing waiting.
My daughter is slowly reaching out toward her dreams again. If it takes a baby nine months to be ready for birth, it makes sense to me to lay your hand to your dream for at least that length of time. I give it a year.
Any venture worthwhile taken is going to take time. I applied a yearly goal to this Blog and my Letitgocoach page. At the end of the year, God shows me if I’m on the right path. My views will increase drastically on this Blog, and someone on Facebook will share a part of my page to touch more people. God encourages me so I keep going that direction.
The opposite is true when He is done with a certain dream. If we are not supposed to be spending time in a certain area, it will go nowhere. It will feel like a huge struggle and not bring us joy.
Today I am wearing a shirt that says, “Do what you like and like what you do.” Let’s change ‘like’ to ‘love’ and do that.
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