Just me and my quarantine crew enjoying some coffee.
I am sure I am not the only one who has joined or done things that I normally wouldn’t do if things were “normal”. I joined a virtual book club, joined a devotional group, do instagram live fitness classes. These things have become wonderful parts of my life & I am thankful for them. This morning reading today’s devotional, the words jumped off the page and right into my heart. I decided to go through other quotes and verses that I have saved not only during the past few months of the pandemic but when I felt my life was in it’s darkest moment.
You’ll see a theme: Be grateful. Even when it is hard to see, there is something to be grateful for. Dig deep, you’ll find it in your heart. Be hopeful. Trust me hope is key to getting through the storms of life. Life is hard. Life isn’t meant to be sunshine and rainbows all day every day. When life is hard, and we are getting through it, we are living and learning. We are not alone. Even when we are physically alone, God is with us.
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.“ – Isaiah 41:10
“A grateful heart is a magnet for miracles” -unknown
“One day this will all be over. And we will be grateful for life in ways we never felt possible” – Matt Haig
You don’t learn and grow when it is easy. You learn and grow when it is messy, when it is most difficult. – Dhiman
“Hear this: You are not stuck. You can be moved. You can change. More hope is right around the corner. More possibility and further direction.” – Today’s devotion on the Bible app.
“Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like, and celebrating it for everything that it is.” – Mandy Hale
“We can do hard things“. becomes my hourly life mantra. It is my affirmation that living life on life’s own absurd terms is hard. It isn’t hard because I am weak of flawed or because I made a wrong turn somewhere, it is hard because life is just hard for humans and I am a human who is finally doing life right ” –Glennon Doyle, Untamed
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? – Matthew 6: 25-27 (my mantra)
“Will it be easy? Nope. Worth it? Absolutely.” – unknown
I wanted to share these for anyone who may needed to hear them today. I hope that you all enjoy your Friday! I am now off to walk about 50,000 steps because ya’ll I may or may not be dead last in my work challenge… I haven’t checked this week, but I know how much I have been not stepping haha.