Hi, friends! A new post from me… Say what?!?!?!
Man, have I missed you all!
I don’t plan to blog as regularly as I used to, but I am happy to be back in the swing of things.
I have missed this community so much and all the wonderful interactions with my friends!
I have many things I want to share with you all, but today I want to talk about something that has been heavy on my heart ~ JOY
Have you ever thought to yourself and wondered where the JOY went in your life?
Wondering why everything is getting you down lately or upsetting you lately?
So busy you just feel like you are going through the motions and wondering what impact you are leaving on people?
No? Just me.
Well, these are just some of the thoughts I’ve been having lately.
I don’t know what my problem has been???
I’ve been having such a hard time with finding joy and “purpose” out of my life and just feeling overwhelmed with so many things.
Believe me when I say, I’ve had things happen to me where I can justify being a little bitter and unhappy.
However, that is NOT the type of person I am at all.
My breaking point was the other day when Emily asked me to fix her a simple snack after school and I got ANNOYED at her asking that because I just wanted to go sit down and get on IG!!!!
I knew instantly that I was in the wrong. How could I get mad at the very girl that I brought into the world and loved more than anything?
I told Emily I was sorry for losing my patience with her, fixed her the best snack she’s ever had, and went to my room.
I asked God to please help me to find the joy in my life again and to quit letting such negative thoughts consume my life.
To quit feeling like everything is going against me and start realizing everything I have to be thankful for.
I have SOOOO much to be thankful for. I am healthy, I have a beautiful family, I have a great job that I love, a beautiful home, and a great group of family and friends.
I know I will be a work in progress, but I am claiming right now that I will get JOY back in my life.
There will always be things that go wrong~ but happiness is a choice we make and I choose to be HAPPY!
Here are some things I plan to do to help me with this:
DO WHAT I ENJOY:
- Get back to blogging. (It’s therapeutic for me)
- Get back to walking. (Hello, 10 pounds I’ve gained since this summer)
- Spend more time with my family and friends.
HAVE AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE:
- Every day write down at least one thing I’m thankful for. (Use the app Gratitude Journal 365 for this)
- Putting my phone down.
- Writing one nice note to a student every day.
- Did I mention, putting my phone down?
If you are feeling stressed or unhappy and just need to find joy in your life again, please reach out to me.
I don’t have all the answers, but I do know that through some simple steps and with God’s help, it is possible.
Thanks for letting me share my heart with you all today!
It feels so good to be back publishing a blog post.
Hope your Thursday is great!