I’ve recently witnessed something that solidified one of my core beliefs as the adult I’ve grown to be. A few weeks ago, I knew one of my co-workers was going through a rough season in her life. That she has experienced substantial heartache, and I have been lucky enough for her to share some of her life stories with me. So many of them funny, and sweet stories about her family. Well, one day we were working one on one together, and she was sharing with me that just a couple days prior she was having a very tough time.
One afternoon, she was plagued with helplessness. She is the cornerstone of her family, so she had to pull herself up by the bootstraps, wipe the tears, and keep it moving. Which I saw an incredible amount of strength, and feminine power in. Well right before I had found this out, she had given me an early birthday present. It was 2 very cute coffee mugs, which just so happens to be one of my favorite things to get as a gift. I was so thankful, warm n fuzzy, and surprised by the kind gesture. I felt a sense of lightness come over her while we talked about some of her goals that she wants to accomplish in the near future. I felt a lightness come over her as well after some back and forth idea bouncing, and it honestly motivated me.
So the moral of the story is when she was down in the dumps, struggling, and felt overwhelmed… she let herself have that moment. One, because we all need to sit in the reality of where we are sometimes, so we can let out our emotions and truly give them to God. Then, she muscled forward. While she muscled forward, she filled her soul by filling up others. I was reminded of one of my core beliefs, by just watching a coworker. That belief is that when you’re, reallllllyyyyy going through it. When you’re feeling lost, helplessness, etc… one of the quickest remedies is to reach out, and love on someone that you come across during our day to day. Find something in your community to donate your time to. Have conversations, and not the empty kind. Take a break from social media. Give a friend a phone call, and really hear them. Listen to each other without preconceived judgements. I have witnessed (and experienced) even once you start thinking about giving/spreading joy, you will have ideas come/flood your mind.
Giving also doesn’t always mean gifts, or money. If you have hands that can help, eyes that can see, ears that can hear, or legs that can walk? You can give. I just know from when I’ve personally done this, it’s one of the best medicines for depression I’ve ever seen in my life. So try and take the Sunrise’s advice this fine saturday, and spread a little love around. Will ya?
There is strength in numbers.
God bless and happy saturday, you beautiful creatures.
or something like it at least. The sunrise is actually here again today to suggest something before you start your (hopefully AWESOME) Friday. Whatever has you occupied today, remind yourself to stay in the moment. Please, don’t miss out on the things god has in store for you. I know that life is full of some of the highest mountain tops and the lowest valleys, but I have found the road much less hard (and lonely) when I learn to ask e v e r y question I have to GOD. It is so much easier said than done, but once you start it is definitely hard to stop. You crave to seek out his answers. You want to listen for what your next move should be.
So today take in easy on yourself.
Literally, cast your cares to the lord above.
Stop. Breathe. Stretch. Look around. Maybe not while your driving, but you get what I’m trying to say here.
You can only control, what you can control.
Have a gratitude filled Friday, and remember you have a divine God that wants you to ask him for his help.
Why yes, I have been SUCKED away from social media (unfortunately that includes the sunrise). Why do you ask? The good Lord above letting me know I needed to, yet again. This time I decided to listen.
When I start to feel the weight of others opinions, it is refreshing to reconnect with reality and plant my feet firm on the ground with God’s word. Today, the scripture above is what I am deciding to meditate on.
I will not meditate on where I am failing.
I will not meditate on the past.
I will not meditate on how I feel I am not enough for this world some days.
If you ever feel this way, you’re never alone. Rest in the arms of your redeemer, and heavenly father. I start with worship music, it always leads me to resting in him. It’s necessary guys, to get your face out of your screens and into real life. Including me. I want to be fearlessly, who God created me to me. I can’t do that worrying about who, what, when, and where I am not good enough for. Remember who he says you are. Shake the dark off (real hard).
If you start to swirl (what I like to call overthinking), naming what is happening with your 5 senses really brings you back down to reality.
Have a beautiful wednesday you beautiful creatures. Glad to be on this journey with you all.
Life has really just been, SLAM PACKED lately. I will be back to pumping out my own content ASAP… so stay tuned for that. In the mean time here is an awesome vintage blazer find on xtrafluff’s poshmark. Check it out, or wait a little while for some words from yours truly. Have a beautiful thurday!
I truly believe people change constantly, some for the better and some for the worst. I’m definitely not the person I was a year ago, let alone the person I was a decade ago and I find that very interesting because in that moment, you don’t really see yourself changing. You go through experiences that […]