Your Best Teacher!

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There was a time I perceived struggles in my life as negative. I would go around with a “victim” mentality asking “why me?”  I lost sight of the purpose for my life, the bigger picture, and so I allowed myself to be consumed by my struggles and ultimately that led to feeling defeated.

Going down that road, the one thing it taught me was that I had choices. And although I didn’t choose my difficulties, I wasn’t completely powerless.

You see, I had the choice to either allow my struggles to destroy me, define me, or strengthen me.

Looking back now, I wouldn’t change one single thing. It is because I chose to be strengthened by them that today I remain grateful for all of it.

And so, I would like to share just a few experiences that allowed me to grow in strength.

My sorrow taught me to appreciate joy that much more.

Stillness showed me that there was never a need to search for answers outside myself.

As for feeling anxious by trying to live in the future, that anxiety taught me to live in the here and now.

Moving forward, be mindful of the fact there is always something to learn from this earth school.

For experience is your best teacher!

 

 

 

A Mother’s Love

images.jpg       Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.  You see being a mother is so much more than genetic makeup.  And although conceiving a child and all that it entails is truly one of God’s greatest miracles, the journey of being a mother takes much commitment, strength, and LOVE!

It is said that a mother’s love is a reflection of God’s love. A mother’s love is eternal, pure, and unconditional.  She rejoices with her child’s happiness and cries with their disappointments.

A mother’s love never fails or falters. It is deeper than the ocean’s depth and infinitely wider. She is her child’s first friend, and more importantly the most genuine. She instinctively knows when her child feels sad or burdened by struggles, without ever having to exchange a single word.

A mother is the constant and the rock on which her children stand.

When feeling down, she is their up.  When feeling low, she is their high.

A mother’s love is the soft pillow for her child to land on and their sunshine on cloudy days.

A mother is the wind that carries her child when they can no longer fly, however will unselfishly give her child wings once they decide they can.

Today, in honor of Mother’s Day, I would like to close with a quote that perfectly sums up what my mom means to me and the legacy she left behind.

“All that I am or hope to be I owe to my angel mother”

Thank you mom for filling my heart with enough love to last me a lifetime!

 

Ten Things to Remember!

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TEN THINGS TO REMEMBER WHEN GOING THROUGH STRUGGLES . .

1.  This too will pass.

2.  Pray or worry, don’t do both.

3.  Allow yourself time to break down, but don’t stay broken.

4.  You are stronger than you think.

5.  Experience is a great teacher.

6.  Don’t lose hope.

7.  Guard your mind from negative thoughts.

8.  Surround yourself with people that help without judgment.

9.  Spend time outdoors.

10. God is walking alongside you.