Monday, June 30, 2014

It's A Choice





Each day we have choices to make about how we will handle the day and what  we do with our time.

What will you choose?



Friday, June 27, 2014

Fresh Start



Each day is a fresh start.  

Don't live in regret.  

Make the most of each moment, they are all gifts! 




Thursday, June 26, 2014

Your Choices Matter






You have the power inside you to overcome the fear and doubt that lives in  your mind.  Take the chance and step out of your comfort zone!









Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Comfort Zone



Are you living in your comfort zone, or are you stepping out of it, and really living life?  Live a life of no regrets, think you can do it, and reach for some goals.  Leave behind the fear, and live a life of purpose and passion. 




Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Friendship Challenge


TODAY’S CHALLENGE:  Do a Facebook audit.  Are there so-called friends in your feed who are driving you crazy or causing you stress?  Unfriend them.  Remove yourself from groups you’re not interested in, unlike any pages you are no longer interested in, and challenge yourself to only be on Facebook for 10-15 minutes a day!  Set a timer if you need to.  

Now, spend some time thinking about the people in your real-life circle.  Think of two people that you care about and respect that you’d like to cultivate deeper friendships with, and write them down.   Pray for that person, invite them for coffee, send notes of encouragement or short texts or emails.

Make your real life circle, your real life relationships much more important than your online circles.  






Monday, June 23, 2014

Words




Are your words poison or life giving?  Start speaking life in your words today.  





Friday, June 20, 2014

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Learn To Laugh



Learn to laugh at yourself and at the world. Instead of getting bogged down in the mud of worry and fear, laugh and be happy because I am by your side. Just as parents delight in the laughter of their children, so I delight in hearing you laugh. I feel happy when you trust Me enough to enjoy your life." -Jesus Calling for Kids by Sarah Young




Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Let.It.Go



There is enough heartache and sorrow in this life without our adding to it through our own stubbornness, bitterness, and resentment. –Dieter F. Uchdorf   

Seeds of bitterness, left unchecked, can harbor into a full-blown anger that consumes us. It festers and eats away at us.  It destroys our happiness and steals our joy.  Ultimately, bitterness only hurts ourselves, and not the person we are angry with.  Letting go of bitterness is a conscious, intentional act.  Letting go of bitterness restores our joy, and gives us freedom to truly live life again.  











Monday, June 16, 2014

Your Legacy



What legacy is most important  to you that you leave-possessions and money or love and time?  

One matters.  One doesn't.  

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Friday, June 13, 2014

Live Without Regrets


Get out of your comfort zone, take chances, overcome your fears, and leave the regrets behind. Live life, don't waste it!




Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Little Acts Of Kindness, Bring Big Smiles To Others


Random Acts of Kindness idea:  Send a note and $5 gift card from your favorite coffee place to someone who needs a thank you, a pick me up, a word of encouragement. 

Pay for the person behind you at a drive thru.  

Little things bring big smiles to others faces.






Take A Break



"Take a break. For a little while, put aside your to-do list. Stop trying to figure everything out, and hang out with Me. I created you to need rest. Not just the kind of rest that comes from sleeping, but the kind that comes only from spending time with Me—rest for your soul." -Jesus Calling by Sarah Young




Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Offer Hope-RAOK



Random Acts of Kindness can change a life. 


A smile, or a kind, caring word spoken to someone, can give someone hope. Hope changes people. Share something as simple as a sweet word, a thank you, a smile today with someone. Look at people, not through or past them. Make sure they know they matter.






Random Acts Of Kindness







When is the last time you did a random act of kindness? It will not only bless those you give to, but it will bless you. Involve your kids, grandkids, neighbor kids, nieces, nephews, friends and teach kids about kindness & unselfish giving while you do this. 



I am issuing a challenge for the rest of the summer, approximately 13 weeks, to think of RAOK (random acts of kindness) and to implement at least one a week. I will post some ideas, please join me in posting your ideas & results.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Do You See It?








Stop.  


Put your phone or tablet down.  

Step outside.  


Take a deep breath.  


Now, look around.  


Do you see it?  



Do you see the flowers, the clouds, the green grass, maybe a butterfly or bird flying by?  


Don't miss the beauty that surrounds you, everyday. 


Relax.  


Take it in, and let the stress of life go as you breathe in the simple, yet oh so complex, 
beauty of creation.  






Friday, June 6, 2014

Life Purpose



If someone walked up to you today and asked "What is your life purpose," what would you say?

 Do you know? 

Are you living out that life purpose, or wasting it?

Share below what your life purpose is, and how you are using it.







Thursday, June 5, 2014

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Priorities In Life

We spend too much time trying to keep up, with everything, everyone, and social media. 

Our lives move very fast. 

Too fast. 

When we give in to keeping up with the world and the speed it moves at, we lose a lot. 

We lose precious moments that can never be recaptured.

We lose memories that can never be relived.

We lose the ability to have meaningful conversations, face to face. 


We lose relationships. We forget that real life friendships matter.

We lose joy. 


We lose hope. 

We forget that people matter because the tasks of busyness take over.

Take time to disconnect, slow down, and say no, to say yes to what really matters in life.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

June Joy Dare

Sorry this is a couple days late.  My nieces spent a long weekend with us, and we were busy making memories and enjoying the daily adventures of life.  I hope you take time to build precious memories with your loved ones, as well.

June Joy Dare, find the joy in the every day life around you!