Hi Peachies. Welcome to Monday. Ugh! I know, right? This Monday is a little different for me. I'm actually looking forward to it. I need a refresh on life lately and Mondays are the perfect day for that. I've had a blog post sitting, waiting to be published for a week now but every time I go to publish it something comes up and I don't get it done. It's coming, probably tomorrow. Hello December will be a week late but today I just need to share some heart stuff.
Here's my post from Instagram and Facebook today.
Hello Monday. I secretly love you. I love the new beginnings you bring. It's a day to start fresh and after the week I had last week, I need this. I need time to sit in the silence w/ the Christmas tree glowing & get re-focused. Last week was hard. Last week anger & sadness took over because of someone else's greed & hatred. I cried so much that my face is still puffy & my heart still feels heavy but i've decided that I'm done with that this week. I even declared it to my husband at the dinner table last night. "I'm done crying over this!" Is what I exclaimed to him because i'm going to be still & let God have it. HE has bigger plans for me & my family than I can ever dream of & while this situation we've been thrown into hurts, maybe there's something better at the other end of it all. Maybe it's not my situation to control. All I can do is close my eyes & pray and be thankful for what I do have. It's funny, because in times like these it used to be my husband I called and cried to, that was when he was my best friend. Now he's my best friend & husband and we get to do this life together. I can do anything with him by my side. I'm choosing not to be sad and angry anymore, but instead, i'm going to be hopeful for the new possibilities in our lives. One of my favorite movie quotes is from Hope Floats; "beginnings are scary, endings are usually sad, but it's the middle that counts the most. Try to remember that when you find yourself at a new beginning. Just give hope a chance to float up. And it will, too."
This quote I found on Pinterest says everything I want to say.
It's okay to feel all the feels but don't allow yourself to break down and stay there. Get up, go get a coffee with friends, run to your mama (i'll never be too old for this), get a massage, do whatever it takes to not stay in that place.
Today I'm choosing happiness. I'm choosing to embrace whatever the future holds for me and my family. I'm not going to embrace negativity and the jealousy and hurt of others though. I'm not going to let that person win. I'm taking today to re-charge myself and come up with a game plan for the rest of the week. One that involves lots of coffee, a massage, shopping, daily devotionals and Christmas spirit.
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Happy Monday, Sweet Friends, Happy Monday.