Just as I need the continued reminder about making a difference through love, I also need frequent reminders how daily actions, interactions, decisions, choices, habits, and routines can have an impact on those around us and, in turn, can ripple out far and wide.
Throwback: Unexpected Moments of Unrestricted Joy
So now I watch for them, my little unexpected moments of joy where my face hurts from so much smiling and the mess-free glitter flies around me. I no longer take them for granted. The ordinary moment that is filled with joyful power no longer gets left as ordinary, but I capture it in my mind for rainy day remembering.
Throwback: Candid Moments of Inspiration
Lately, I have found myself frequently getting bogged down in a frustrating pattern of struggling to tackle my overwhelmingly lengthy to-do list before succumbing to mindlessly scrolling perpetually negative news updates. The mundanity was causing me to feel despondent. I realized I needed to switch gears and instead refocus on the candid moments of inspiration that continue to happen all around me.
Welcome to the Moment
I allowed myself to get caught up in the simple act of making plans, basking in the highly anticipated full schedule of activities and gatherings, that I almost forgot to stop making plans and start enjoying them.
Looking Ahead to a Season of Hope – Wendi’s Experience (Part 2)
Hope has brought renewed opportunities to reflect on and process the past season; to leave the lonely routines of COVID uncertainty and create new rhythms of joy and hope.
Looking Back on a Season of Uncertainty – Wendi’s Experience (Part 1)
As a stay-at-home parent, some of the biggest stresses for me throughout this pandemic have been adjusting to a wide-open schedule, concurrently fulfilling multiple roles, and dealing with a perpetual avalanche of thoughts and emotions.
Thankfulness (even in 2020)
Thankfulness that is punctured by sadness can still have a sense of peace and gratitude woven throughout.
Enjoy the Small Moments
I can’t enjoy every single minute of the day. I can, however, enjoy moments, even small ones, throughout the day.
Candid Moments of Inspiration
Appreciation, joy, kindness, laughter, praise - I hope to continue to learn important lessons from these candid moments of inspiration.
Where’s the Do-Over Button?
Some days I wish I could hit a “do-over” button and start the day again.