I took an unplanned blogging break -- the Lord knows I needed it. I got busy living Life with a capital "L." I'm learning firsthand that we can't do it all, all the time. We must decide what we give our time and energy to. Everything has a season including blogging regularly. ;) Right now my focus is on the family I live and work with, caring for their children and doing it to the best of my ability.
Below are some photos of the past few weeks. To see all my photos, follow me on Instagram or view my "home" page which updates automatically with my Instagram feed.
Also in honor of December 13th, I'm re-posting a blog I wrote exactly one year ago (12/13/2014) entitled "10,000 Days of LIVING." Last December 13th I celebrated 10,000 days of LIVING. Yes, you're probably wondering how and why I calculated that….to find out, scroll down to read the article.
I hope it encourages you. It sure reminds me of how much I've grown in the past 365 days….Wow! Hard to believe all the twists, turns, ups and downs I've experienced….So here's to day 10,365 of Life on planet earth.
Today is a milestone for me. I've been alive and breathing on planet Earth for 10,000 days. Yes, that's right! That's a little less than 27.5 years. Wow!
When I say 10,000 days, it's hard for me to wrap my head around it. That sounds like a big number, but it's also really small in the big scheme of life. Weird how that works--it can be big and small at the same time. It's all about perspective, right?! :)
Like other milestones in my life, I make a point to ponder and take stock of where I've been, where I'm at and where I'm going. I can say with sincerity of heart that I look at my past with GRATITUDE; my present with MINDFULNESS; my future with HOPE. I've lived 10,000 days and it's gone by in a blink of an eye (well, some of those days seemed to last forever, I will admit!). I hope I have many more days ahead, but God only knows that number. That's not for me to fret over. My job is to LIVE each day.
God gives us LIFE as a gift. Receive it! And our gift back to Him is fully LIVING each day He gives us. Don't shrink back. Don't shutdown although it can be very tempting at times especially when the tide comes rolling in and we feel like we just can't go on.
But when we realize that God entrusts to us the gift of LIFE each day that we wake up breathing, that fact right there has weight to it. That can empower us to walk a little taller--God trusts me with LIFE today! He gave me breath to live, move and have my being. Wow! I don't want to waste TODAY cause it is a gift (as cliche as it might sound, it's true)!….