My farm

I would love to live on a farm someday. My daughter wants us to move to Italy. Maybe. I’m open. But back to my farm. I don’t want to be a farmer. I love open land and there are certain aspects of country living that appeals to me. I want a few farm animals, I want to have a big garden, and I want to wake up early and bake bread. I really do.

When I sit and visualize me being on my farm I smile. My body feels light and I’m so happy and fulfilled. This is where I’m supposed to be. It’s time to make it happen.

What have you been dreaming about, visualizing, that makes you feel pure bliss? Are you doing anything to make it a reality? I don’t know about you but I’ve seen my farm in my mind too often to keep it there. It’s time to make it happen. I’m going to read my post about digging ditches again. You should to. Let’s go dig ditches. READ DIG DITCHES HERE

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Happiness is…

Happiness is being true to you. It begins with knowing what you want and allowing yourself to acknowledge it. Will you be true to you? If you know there is more to life than the way you’re living it but you don’t know what to do about it let’s talk and create a strategy for getting you there. Schedule a complimentary call with me HERE.

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Enjoying the holidays when you feel alone and abandoned

I was speaking with a friend who is in a very difficult season of her life right now. We were talking about Thanksgiving and she was lamenting that she wasn’t excited about cooking this year because it seems like everyone has abandoned her. I told her that she doesn’t need to be around a lot of people to enjoy the holiday. She has children and they can have a beautiful holiday meal with each other. I do it all the time with my children. So, here are some tips for enjoying the holidays when you are feeling alone and abandoned.

Tips for Enjoying the Holidays

  1. Change your perspective. Instead of thinking of what you’re possibly missing by not spending the holidays with friends, focus on the benefits of spending the holidays alone or with your children. You can cook together, play games, watch movies, talk, go for a walk, go for a drive, have an at home spa day, read, decorate, write out goals, or do something you’ve been putting off. You can do whatever you want to do. Think of the possibilities and go for it!
  2. Be Grateful. Seriously, this may sound like one of the corniest “tips” but it works. Write down 5 things (or even 1) that you are grateful for everyday. I guarantee a shift will occur and you will begin to view your circumstance differently. Try it.
  3. Do something for someone else. Helping others takes the focus off of you; not only do you feel better, you have also made someone else’s day so much better. Bake an extra pie, make some extra rolls, or give a plate of food to your neighbor. I’m feeling happy just thinking about it.
  4. Take action. Sometimes feelings of abandonment on the holidays may be alleviated by taking action to live life the way you really want to live it. When you’re just going through the motion, living life on auto-pilot, it can be easy to feel sorry for yourself during the holidays. By taking back your life, being an active participant in it with clear goals and focus, the holidays (and everyday) can be more enjoyable. If you’d like clarity and are ready to live the life you really want I’d love to have a conversation with you and show you how to map out a strategy for making it happen. You can schedule your complimentary conversation here: SCHEDULE CALL

Happy holidays!

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Hiding

  

I have a confession to make. I’m ashamed of myself. I’ve been hiding someone so wonderful from you all. Keeping Him safely tucked away, showing glimpses of Him every now and then. Don’t misunderstand, He is in no way forgotten. He’s my constant companion. It’s because of Him that I am. 
I’ve been hiding Him because I didn’t want to turn people off before they even had a chance to see all the good stuff I have to offer (yes, I know). I figured I’d keep Him low key and if people wanted to know more I’d share more one on one. 

I can’t hide Him anymore. Every post that I want to write every product that I create He’s in there. He’s so intricately wrapped up in who I am that I can’t separate the message from the One who gave me the message. 

So today I’m going to introduce you to my Source, my Hope, my Redeemer, my constant Companion, the Lord Jesus Christ. The triune being, my Father, who sent His Son Jesus Christ to die, be buried, and ressurected from the dead, so that we can live. The Holy Spirit, sent by the Father so that we can be comforted and receive guidance while here on earth. 

Say hello and like the psalmist David, I too pray that you taste and see that the Lord is good. 

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I Hate My Life

Have you whispered these words before? I know that I have whispered some variation of them more than once. It wasn’t that I hated my life. I didn’t like the way that I was living my life but I wasn’t doing anything about it. That’s what I hated. The inaction is where my frustration lie.

If I was so frustrated with the way that I was living my life why wasn’t I doing anything about it? Good question. After all, if you don’t like the direction you’re headed change paths right?  Easier said than done. You see, I struggled with the following:

1. I did not know what I wanted my life to look like? Because I had not figured out what I wanted my life to look like I didn’t know which path to take.

2. I didn’t know where to start. I didn’t know what I wanted my life to look like and I didn’t know how to figure it out. Can you imagine how frustrated I was?

3. I wanted someone or something (a book an article) to give me a plan to follow. I knew that if I could find a book or an article or someone to show me what to do I could figure it all out. I needed a plan for figuring out what I wanted my life to look like.

Well, I found out that everything that I needed was available to me. However, it was up to me to use them. In order to use them I had to:

1. Make a decision. This sounds so simple but it is one of the hardest things to do. It wasn’t until I made the decision to change the path that I was on that I started to see things differently. It’s one thing to say that you don’t like the path that you are on, but until you make a decision that you’ve had enough of that path and are ready for something else, your mantra will remain the same, “I hate my life.”

2. Get clear on what I wanted my life to look like. Once I made the decision that I was ready to change the way that I was living my life I needed to figure out what type of life I wanted to live. I have to tell you, the only one who knows the type of life that you want to live is YOU. Yup, that’s right. You are going to have to have to take time and ask yourself some questions and answer them too. This can be fun. Answer questions like what do I want to have, what do I want to do, what type of person do I want to be, what do I want to learn, what do I like?

3. Take consistent action. Once I had an idea of what I wanted my life to look like I had a starting point. I chose something from my list and did what I could towards making it a reality. Sometimes the step I took was as simple as buying a book or borrowing one. The important thing was that I took action. No matter how small, you have to do something. Action causes momentum to build and momentum is what you will need to make the life that you want a reality.

So, if you’ve been saying “I hate my life” more than you care to admit I want to encourage you to do the following: make a decision, figure out what you want your life to look like, and take consistent action to make that life yours.

Let me know how much fun you’ve had mapping out your new life 🙂

 

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