i was browsing through some old posts when i ran across this one.
i came up five 6-word memoirs of advice to live life…let’s review and edit shall we:
still rings true.
every. single. day. i want my life to be centered on Christ.
i want to wake up thankful, joyous for another day to see God’s grace/mercy/& goodness and share that with others.
this no longer rings true as good advice for me.
i said “sometimes that piece of cake is just calling your name from across the room…” and man is that true (i made a quick 2 minute mug cake last night because i wanted cake so badly haha) but i can’t justify living like this anymore. i believe in being healthy and making good choices – sure you’re going to cave here and here for something unhealthy – but it is all about balance.
still resonates with me.
taking a moment to assess my hearts current state is always a good thing.
it shows me what i need to work on/tinker with.
it shows me how i’m healing and where i’m offering grace.
it reminds me where i’ve come from and where i might be heading.
listening is so incredibly important.
yes, yes, and yes.
“stop dwelling on so much negative.”
thank you past amy – i needed to hear that today.
i am so thankful for each and every morning the Creator blesses me with.
this life is fleeting, a vapor, and i want to grab each and every day and use it to the best of my ability.
“allow yourself a moment to break down, be broken open, and vulnerable…don’t worry about people’s reactions or the fact that you’re off-pitch…just release whatever is inside of you and let it breathe. sing loudly…always.”
i find this to be true in the pain and struggle of life.
just this past sunday a moment of worship resonated so loudly within my soul that i didn’t care how loud i sang or how horrible my voice was – it was all about crying out to God and being open with where i was. i am always most drawn to the people who are the most honest and open with their pain and still manage to sing. so keep singing friends….keep singing.
two new additions:
i like feeling strong, and i don’t mean that in a weird look at me kind of way.
i like pushing my body, strengthening it, expanding what i thought i could do.
i love seeing results of “man i couldn’t do 10 real push-ups two weeks ago”
this one is a challenge for me.
i can hold a grudge (even with myself) a lot longer than i want to.
looking back and digging through my past mistakes/failures often only brings one thing: self-deprecation.
i just keep digging hole after hole for myself to fall back in…and there is nothing productive about it.
realizing i made a mistake is important – coming to terms with that mistake, learning, and moving forward is even more important.