Hey everyone! It’s late! However, I promised a post a week- so here it is. I hope that those of you who read this are well, and surviving these days of all the changes!
Often we see posts shared about keeping a schedule and a routine. And I am one who needs structure , or at least I need to feel like I have some. Over the last week- that has just NOT been the case.
Unknowingly- that could cause one to have big feelings of anxiety or even depression. Insert prayer, and oils. I have been praying since before the world changed and if you pray it’s important to remember to continue to do so. If you don’t share these same beliefs- it’s important that you surround yourself with those things that make you be your best self.
I am consistent with the great day protocol. It is a short process of applying oils and saying positive affirmations over yourself! I’d love to chat about it with you!
Try to stick to a routine , if you can - but if you cannot - ITS OKAY! Give yourself grace. Take this time to reflect and look inside yourself. Focus on things that you GET to do, rather than those that you can’t. Live in the moment. Take everyday one step, one minute at a time. Try to be a blessing to those around you. In whatever ways you can.
Until next time.
“Even when I don’t see it You’re working...”
Good morning! It’s barely 7 AM- and the sun is just beginning to rise. I had this post on my list of things to do today. However, I find that I write better in the moment. As we prepare to celebrate Easter this Sunday- I am reminded that the Lord is always present with us- even when we don’t feel it, or see it. That’s faith right? The tomb was empty - Jesus is Risen. Last week- several people in my neighborhood and areas surrounding were posting pictures of the rainbow that came after the storm. I ran outside to take a look- and I couldn’t see it! No rainbow here. I’ll tell you what I did see, better yet- I’ll show you-
I saw the fresh new blooms on a tree right beside our deck, and the sun setting beautifully over the water- meanwhile noticing everyone else posting the rainbow after the storm. Y’all- we are in this season together, it does not look the same for all of us. And still, we are not alone. Enjoy the day, embrace it- listen to some music and just let it help calm you. My favorite oil right now is peace and calming. Constant meditation on the peace that I am so confident, that God wants us to have during this time.
Easter Weekend Plans
We are going to keep it simple! I am going to boil some eggs this morning to paint and decorate with Matt & Liam. If I don’t get out to the store, I will hide those in the yard for him to find on Saturday. On Sunday- we will watch church online, and give Liam his Easter basket that I am filling with things we already have here at home. Chocolate, undies- because I need to get him excited about using the potty, Lavender oil, and a bear that will aid with aromatherapy while he sleeps. I’m sure I’ll find some other goodies too!
Of course there will be FaceTime calls with family/ loved ones- and this mama will submit Chapter 2 of my dissertation.
I also have the Bible App for Kids on my phone that has a fun story called “A Happy Sunday” about the empty tomb- and some activities that I will do with Liam if I can get him to sit still long enough!!
Definitely check it out!
Have a wonderful weekend, and a blessed Easter! Remember , you are stronger than you think!
“and so it is with you, and how you make me new- with every seasons change, and so it will be as you are re-creating me- summer, autumn, winter, spring.”
How many would say we are in a different time right now?
If you don’t think so, then I wonder where you’ve been the last few weeks. Schools are closed due to CoViD-19. Seniors are missing out on some of the most important times of their lives, people are losing jobs- small business owners are working hard to stay open. Essential personnel are reporting to work each day to help care for the sick, or provide a service that is needed in the community. Thank you for all that you do. I realized last week when the site was in the planning stages that I was just starting a new job, that was like a dream to me. I pinched myself daily to make sure I was awake, and that I was actually getting to live out something I wanted for such a long time. By the time the site was published, that had all changed. I’ll get it updated, I promise!) That’s when I knew I had to write this post. You guys- all together we are going through many changes, some unexpected that are rocking our worlds. No doubt. But our REACTION to things in the short term, often determines the OUTCOME in the long term. So I say this to say - don’t be afraid of the change. Embrace it.
As many of you are already doing, enjoy time with family. Spend more time on the hobby you love. Organize the heck out of your living space. Continue to pray and seek His face. I did an in home workout this morning with an amazing instructor via FB live, and it was JUST LIKE I was in the gym, except I didn’t have to drive there- and everyone was SAFE at home. The state that I live in has now issued a stay at home order- and we have a two year old! So we are coming up with creative ways for him to play inside when days are rainy and cold - like today.
Grab the ball pit, and set it up indoors. This goes for the bounce house too, if you have one. I found some awesome paint pens at the store the other day that were awesome! So easy and made for kids! A lot of things are uncertain right now- but the way we react to this current situation doesn’t have to be. React with love, with grace. Help one another, check on each other. Im a message or phone call away! We are in this together. Adapt to the change. Be the change.
Much love to you all.
Until next week.
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