Letting Go in Mom Transitions

We all need to learn from others who have gone before us. I’m so thrilled to share my friend Christa Hutchins’ words of wisdom today in our letting go series for all of us Moms with a bit of anxiety as we let go of our kids… “Fall” is a relative term below the Mason-Dixon …

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Change of Plans

Plans change. Sometimes it happens to us and other times, we need to let go to change. But letting go takes trust and courage, which I don’t always possess. Holding onto what we love or are comfortable with is easier. Letting go requires faith in something new or trusting in someone else. Failure is an …

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Letting Go of Perfect

We’re not perfectionists. Maybe not, but sometimes,  it felt like we were, or at least I was. It’s one thing to expect perfection (or as close as possible) from oneself. But when these same standards are now being applied to our children, they felt harsh, maybe dare I say, perfectionistic. I mentioned it to my …

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Are You Busy?

Are you busy? Depending on who is asking, my answer varies, but there’s no denying, many of us are busy. Seasons of life make our busy look or feel different, but busy is abundant in our lives. As we continue our summer of listen, learn and let go, it’s time to let go of busy. …

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Choose Joy!

Choices.

We make literally hundreds to thousands of choices daily, many of which impact our future. We may not even be aware of their effect in the moment. But choices are powerful. One of mine, in particular, has had a lasting impact not only in my life but many others.

I chose joy.

A cloak of grief and sadness covered my life. I lost both Mom and Grandma within weeks of each other and it sent me reeling. After a year or so of navigating the heartache, I longed to be free of sadness. My life was ahead of me with a young family who I needed and needed me. So, I chose joy.

At the time, I didn’t recognize it as joy as much as choosing to let go of negative. I was tired of grief and regret and craved happier. I chose to purposefully seek positive.

When younger, my glass skewed half-empty with negative go-to reactions and worry as the norm. But in my twenties, I had shifted to being more positive. It was a willful choice, but soon I was seeing the world as half full.

Then in a blink, the two most influential women in my life were gone.

It was a deep, bruising blow and revived my negative nature.

To read the rest of my post and what I happened when I chose joy, click to see it on my friend Alisa Nicaud’s Flourishing Today blog!

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Linking with the #Salt&Light ladies and Brenda at #ChasingCommunity 

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