Tag: raising teens and grey hair

That’s Not My Job

“That isn’t my job” can be such a horrible phrase unless you know that there is someone near that has the abilities and talents to do the job in the way it should be done. Then it just takes humility to step aside and let them do it. There is joy in it.

The Fear of Failing

The fear of failing is strong, the knowledge of your worth and that God loves you is stronger. Failure is part of life, but so is learning and growing and being a better person because of it.

Change is a Constant

It’s crazy how change is more of a constant than, well change. Looking at change with “joy lenses” will make whatever is changing better.

To be Needed

To be needed means there is an importance a purpose for you. When that is taken away it is a blow to the ego and it can hurt, which is why we fight so hard to keep what we have, even if what we are given may not be the best for us anymore.

Joy Abounding

Joy comes from above. It is so fun to watch in a playful puppy and it is so comforting to know it will be there in the hardest of days. Joy is really abounding.

Being Patient Joyfully

Being Patient is hard enough without adding the joyfully part. This means letting go of what we think life should be like and giving to others what they may not deserve. This means doing it with joy and without judgement and resentment

Finding the Joy Breaks

Finding the Joy Breaks sounds hard at times especially when life seems out of control and always busy. It’s at these times when even a sunset seen on the way home can be joyful. Don’t forget that joy doesn’t have to be just in the big things.

They are Comfortable with you

Teenagers, they are like cats. One wrong move and they either run and hide for the rest of the day or take your head off, and you never really know which way it will go. If they are comfortable with you, you will eventually find out.

A Whole New Year

A whole new world of adventures, of sorrows, of times when your faith will be tested. By embracing what will come you will be tested and growth will come. This growth will bring strength, it will test, but it will be worth it.

Will It Ruin Your Day?

Sometimes even the little things seem to get under our skin and can threaten to ruin our day. We have a choice though: Change our thoughts about it and move forward, or let it rule our thoughts and ruin our day. The choice is ours.

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