I constantly My husband constantly has to remind me that I can’t conquer the world in just one day.
This reminder creates a bit of a problem for me because I would REALLY, REALLY like it if I could:
-Reupholster all our furniture
-Landscape our yard
-Build a pergola
-Tour all of France
-Get six-pack abs….
…all in one day.
This morning, I was reminded yet again that life s p a n s more than it speeds and that I must embrace the process; must embrace the journey:
“We’re not trying to change the world in a day. We’re scattering seeds. Where they take root we may never know. Our job is to plant. And to keep our priorities in line with our heart so at the end of the day we are encouraged and uplifted by the fullness of our cup and not discouraged by our lack.
We leave the process alone and get out of the way. We practice obedience and gratitude. We foster encouragement and dare one another to dream. We be easily impressed and hard to offend so that we don’t turn into one of those creeping thorns for our friend. And we be honest and real.
We can’t do it all. But we can all do something.
We can dream our dream and live our lives in the best way we know how, one day at a time. The path is set before us and we only need take a little step each day. Soon we will look back and be amazed at how far we’ve come. And we can do it without sacrificing those things that matter most in our life and our heart: the main thing. keep the main thing the main thing. Rest in the simplicity of your dream and let it unfold. Be patient and grateful for each step of the journey. You’re on your way.”
-An excerpt from Grace Uncommon
(Thank you, Tammy, for your beautiful words. I needed that!)
Do you ever wish you could be a finished product RIGHT NOW?
Does this wish ever blind you from seeing the achievements you have made thus far?
Back in August, I asked for your vote to become the next Taste of Home’s Mrs. Holiday. I posted this video and you all voted.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR DOING THAT!
Even though I did not conquer the world and win the title, I was chosen as one of the ten finalists.
However, when my wee bit of prize money came in the mail yesterday, I was not content to celebrate.
Instead, I immediately began stressing over where I could put the money to where it would make the most impact.
And again, the hubs was there to remind me that I didn’t have to figure it all out that evening.
To those of you that also like to look ahead more than you like to look around, we are in this together!
Thank you to all of you who love us and support us and whop us on the head from time to time.
We really need it.