You know what makes life have a lightness to it? When you feel loved. So many times I ignore my “low battery” warning feelings and just try to plow through my daily tasks. Then I have days like today that make me feel full to bursting with love all because I plugged myself into the things that make me feel loved.
Here’s what made my day so full of love:
- The sun was shining
- My house was clean by 11:30am
- I babysat great behaving kids
- My hubby ordered me to gifts just because he wanted to and they both came in the mail (SHOES!!!CLOTHES!!)
- I spent meaningful time with my mother-in-law
- I spent the whole late afternoon/evening with my grandparents, who also decided to treat me to lunch
- My parents and my little brother all FaceTimed me for a little while tonight
Knowing what energizes you and makes you feel loved are keys to lasting joy. It’s been pivotal in making changes in my marriage and friendships. If I know what I need I am then able to communicate it and they’re then able to meet that need. However, if I never explore that area and never communicate that need with others, but I still expect to feel full over love and power, I’ve set myself up to be disappointed.
Tried something new today. Or is ‘tied’ something new today?! lololol
[This isn’t perfect and it’s not something you’ll see me wear everyday, but it was a lot of fun to try.]
It’s great to look at the next season of our lives with hope. However, it’s easy to idealize it and gain unrealistic expectations. We all want spring flowers, but hate the rain. I’m gonna try making more pro and con lists, that might help…
First New Recipe of the Year: French Dip Sandwiches; five stars
[Anyone else ever get into a food rut? Adam and I felt like we should get back into trying new recipes more often and this one did not disappoint.]
Livin’ dat sabbath life.
Adulthood: Saturday Becomes Choreday
Might sound silly, but I made dinner for myself and ate it. When I’m the only one eating I have a difficult time feeling motivated to prepare something healthy. Tonight I broke that and enjoyed my meal!