Hello on this wonderful night! I was just thinking about the time I spent with my son on last night. I was working on an art piece while he was finishing his art project for school and enjoyed seeing him explore his creative side. I could not forget about earlier when he created a song for his music class and dancing to it while I told him how well he did on it. Of course, those are “mother moments” but it made me realize that I want more moments of cheerfulness and joy. Sometimes I allow my struggles to keep a “dark cloud” over me instead of doing whatever is necessary to overcome them. I do believe that we all come to a point that we want better. The other side of that is actually doing the work to have better.
If you are like me, you struggle between going forward or staying comfortable in the past. Living in the past requires no effort and it may appear more peaceful to just swallow the pain instead of confronting it. Going forward requires work and coming face to face with the issues that held you back. When it comes to growth, you have to break out of some things and shed off old mindsets. Growth does not happen holding on to the same things. Confrontation makes me nervous sometimes because I have to deal with the truth that usually comes with tears. But when I think about it….what hurts more: Dealing with my issues and gain my peace back or allow my pain to continue robbing my joy and peace until a breakdown happens? I did not mean to sound overdramatic at the end of that last sentence but when we do not deal with things, it will soon deal with us. Making a decision is the key. Some decisions will be easy and others will be hard but its worth walking in the direction of wholeness. So my next steps… Work through the painful process. Maintain the discipline to keep going forward. Walk in freedom and never look back.
So hopefully I gave you something to think about and feel free to comment…until next time, rest well!
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