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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

You Only Live Once- False!

You only live once.

I came across a funny quote yesterday that read....
You only live once.
You live everyday.
You only die once!

It was meant to be funny,
but I found truth in the words.

I don't want to just live every day.
I want to give my angels a show to enjoy!
Joyce Meyer said something cute, 
"The 20 angels watching over you sure are bored to death when you 
go about living each day like it's another ordinary day."
Each day is a gift.
Don't let "The Joy Thief" steal it away!
Get up in the morning telling yourself,
I am going to make this the best day!
I am going to overflow with joy, love, happiness, excitement,
even if I just go to the grocery store!
I will not let anyone steal my joy!
We have only ONE life to live!
Every day is another chance to give it all you got!
Living, breathing, going after your dreams, making a difference!
Find the beauty in each day.
It will become a habit.
Make your angels dance for joy.
Give them a show.
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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

It's Simple.

Love this.
Do not chase people.
Work hard, live life, and be you.
The right people who belong in your life will come, 
find you
and stay.
Do your thing.

Don't live in fear of being 100% you.
That is all I can do.
Be me
and smile,

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Monday, August 5, 2013

Standing On A Mountain.

This song is just amazing.
Since I was introduced to it, I have had it on repeat about a million times in the past week.
The words are so empowering.

This weekend I went to Oklahoma with my family.
The mountains are gorgeous and I always find solitude when I am near them.
I had a lot of quality alone time with God.
I always feel closer to him on top of the mountains.
Not physically, but spiritually, I feel closer in my heart.
I see Him in the mountains.
I realize His power.
I watch the sun peer through the trees and hit each leaf and branch,
 and life seems
to glow.
It is my favorite part of nature.

I am taking on life with a completely different perspective this morning.
I see life as a mountain.
I trudge up the mountain, trying to endure it as the altitude increases.
The ascend is difficult.
I lose my breath.
I find myself descending when I start to lose strength,
but something forces me to look up to the top.
I can start to see His beauty.
So I carry on.
And when I reach the peak the view is just incredible.
Every ounce of me takes it all in.
It is a little piece of Heaven.

I can finally stand on the mountain.
And with faith...
I will move mountains.

Matthew 17:20
"...I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

If Nothing Changed We Wouldn't Have Butterflies.

I was at my new school this morning
when I saw this quote on the wall...
If nothing changed we wouldn't have butterflies.
How true.
New school? You may ask.
I have some beautiful news to share, I am the new Head Start teacher
at a wonderful Elementary school!
As a lot of you know, I tried pursuing a career in the military.
When that did not work out a career in teaching sort of 
fell into my path.
I could not be more thrilled!
This summer, oh, one to remember.
Honestly, I really struggled with trust,
trusting God and his plan.
I could not see the bigger picture.
Why had He changed my plans?
How could this be what is best?
I just didn't get it.
I kept trying to understand.
I don't know if I was meant to understand.
I had to learn patience in the waiting.
It was a roller coaster of emotions.
Every day of rejection felt like an eon!
I had no idea what kind of toll it would take.
Interview after interview, rejection after rejection...
my head was spinning
and my spirit was bruised.
But like every time before, I learned to cope.
I had finally found the peace..
and the not even a week later it happened.
Not only had I got the job,
but it was better than I had even imagined.
The school, the principal, the teachers
are all so wonderful!
You cannot wipe the smile off my face.
And I know God is smiling too,
He is looking down at me, knowing His daughter finally gets it.
I absolutely cannot wait to love on all my children!
I feel like I am adopting about 20 kids.
I no longer can question God.
He knows my heart's desires, even when I don't.
God has been planning and molding me for this specific path,
and He will continue to keep molding me along the way..
For the beautiful journey has not ended but just begun.
To have the opportunity to influence the lives of children and show them love
for many years to come,
this is my hope
and this
is my rainbow!

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