things to love 🌹

I’ve been feeling lonely lately. I decided to make myself a list.Things I loveHomemade bread 🍞Crunching through Fall leavesNuts <except walnuts–they make. My mouth hurtFirst snow ❄️❄️ rare hereTaxes done , good feelingChristmas lightsHot drinks in the morning 🌄Dishwasher running in a quiet houseWiped off countersMaking snowflakesGetting through something hard and realizing I like myself… Continue reading things to love 🌹

Lonely season 🎄

I bless my lonely seasons of life. 

They are teaching me to go deep with You Yahweh.   You are the God who sees me.  

They are teaching me that I need community; to value others. #bellyfullofalonetime

Practice loving ❤

Verse…just a sec.

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Holiday resolve 🌟❄🌟❄🌟

Holidays.

Painful at times, aren’t they?

Ive got some family challenges, too. People who died. people who left me. People who are hard to be with.

Let’s be good to ourselves, shall we?

I want to Squeeze every last drop of holiday goodness out of the next few weeks anyway.

Christmas is in my heart.

I want to keep it well, like Scrooge at the end of A Christmas Carol. I want to be good to all people.

Leave the 🌎 a better place than I found it: like cleaning up the camp site before I leave: remember , from boy scouts?

I trust You God. You’re good for it.

Meanwhile…I’m going to act like it’s Christmas or something!

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Blue Christmas 🎄

Unmet holiday expectations.
Misunderstandings. Hurt feelings.

Ok. Deep breath. ________ are people of good will. Doin’ the best they can. They don’t know how to do better. And part of that is on me. (But not all of it.)

#12 step

#amendsarehard

Hurt peoplehurt people.

Am I the only one? I wonder.


https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/stress/art-20047544

Stress, depression and the holidays: Tips for coping
Stress and depression can ruin your holidays and hurt your health. Being realistic, planning ahead and seeking support can help ward off stress and depression.

You know what?

They’ll get it together.

Or not. That’s up to them.

But I’m not waiting for that to happen.

We’re gonna make new memories. Me and mine. Make our own Christmas sunshine.

Jesus please help me to help other people who hurt on this day. In Jesus’ name Amen

#letssticktogether