Isn’t it great when you come to that point that you can acknowledge that you have indeed grown? I mean life is all about learning new things…not forever stagnating in your comfort zone. And how do I know that I grew (even just a smidge)? I came across a situation just recently that would’ve reduced me to a massive pile of stress, cold sweat and tears. The stress was there, the sweat was not as cold though and the tears didn’t come. (Though I did have a slight headache after). That is not to say that I will never ever cry over a stressful situation ever again. Or that I will never have buckets of cold sweat again. But for that one moment, I made it through with a little more “maturity” (and a whole lot of dignity) than I would have a week earlier. So, yeah!!!!
If you’re not pushed, how will you grow? True, being pushed to your limits can hurt like a b*tch. But afterwards you get to look back and see just how far you’ve made it to the other side. These past two months have seen me pushed and broken and pushed some more. Trust me, I felt like giving up almost everyday. But by God’s grace alone—I managed to hang on. Now here I am, a couple of steps further along than when I started. Ready to see how much more God will let me push this.
You know those in between times when you can just breathe and do nothing? Even for a little while? Precious commodity, that. I have never been more grateful for that moment than right now. I’ve been so busy lately I haven’t had a moment to enjoy a scribble. Until now. So when you find a moment to breathe in between toxic projects, don’t spend it grumbling about how busy or tired you are—it leaves a heavy feeling. Instead take a deep breath and say thank you for that moment. You’ll feel more energized to move on to the next task.
When all 4 girls start chattering at the same time I have to pray that my sanity remains intact. When they all start to argue—Lord, send me a mega dose of patience. And when my husband gets in on all the hoolabaloo…heaven help me keep my hands out of my hair (and theirs). But at the end of the day I would never ever trade it for anything in the world. Because when my day is bad I know I have 5 pairs of arms to hug away the bad day. I have 5 funny faces to enjoy. And I have 5 blessedly loving hearts to let me know I matter. And it is this group of funny people I call family that helps me see what is truly important in life.
Yesterday I started on my new job. And while it’s part of the industry I used to work in years ago, I am now on the other side of the fence. Which makes me somewhat of a newbie. And at this point there are so many out there younger than I am. And quite a lot who probably have more experience doing what I will be doing. But it’s a new company so in a way we’re all fledglings. While some may look at it as a risk, I see it as an exciting journey ahead. This job landed on my lap so I take it this is where God wants me to go. So I’m going. Taking with me whatever good I have learned in life so far and my appetite for adventure.
P.S. Sure I’m scared but it’s scarier to live my life regretting missed opportunities and wondering what if.
Sometimes something happens and it hits you… I’m actually okay where I am. Unfortunately that something is usually some bad thing that happens to someone you know. I don’t know why bad things happen to good people. But they do. So that means none of us are exempt. So while we can, let’s take stock of what we have. Focus on what we have been blessed with and be grateful for them every single minute. Because as we waste our time on what we don’t have, we lose the opportunity to enjoy what we have right now. I don’t want to live with “If only I had”, do you?
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