“Feed My Sheep” But wait, I’m kinda Hungry!

Have you ever had those days where you feel a little empty? Maybe Spiritually or temporally hungry?

It is often at these times of emotional want that we find our “emotional well” tapped the most. Well meaning family or friends need or want something from us, but sometimes I feel I have nothing more to give. I’m tapped out.

Somehow, someway there is a needed window open and I’m able to squeak by with the needs of others. And , afterwards there is such a good feeling! Knowing I did some good in the world no matter how small.

It is in those moments of personal need, when we choose to reach outward, instead of inward, that we really become the most “Christ like.” We get a small taste of being close to the Savior.

When we make a sacrifice, no matter how small, heaven and angels around us are aware. No good deed goes UNNOTICED!

If you are emotionally tapped, hang in there!! All good things are ahead for you!!

Love,

M

Yep, I’m enough!

Have you ever woken up, and started to feel like you are not enough? Well, if you have you are definitely not alone. Our society can be brutal and harsh. The level of personal, professional, and social competition is savage!

I have already come to terms with knowing that I am a work in progress. Knowing this small fact has helped me cope with all that society has thrown at me.

I have decided that first, to be my personal best, it is best not to compete with others in unhealthy ways. I must first compete with myself, ever striving to overcome my personal weaknesses. Doing this is not that easy to master, and I work on this everyday.

Second, I have chosen personal mentors in my life. First is my Savior Jesus Christ, and others have been those who have succeeded in spite of personal affliction. Too many to mention.

My husband Ron, is one who I greatly admire. He is one who pushes through no matter what; and, he has given all six of my beautiful children a work ethic that I have not mastered yet. I’m still a work in progress!

But it is in my desire to be better and greater than I am today, that pushes me forward.

If you are feeling down or that you are not enough, pause and know that you are not alone in this and that if you are proactive in your desires you will see success eventually.

Have a wonder day from the inside out!

M

How to have a sunny day no matter what!!

I have spent the majority of my life pulling myself in and out of sadness and depression. By the way, might I be the first to say “Thank You!” for modern medicine!

But this past year, I have thankfully stumbled across a trick that has helped me tremendously! It’s my brain!!! Who knew that small thing in my head, that I had taken for granted for 50 years is coming to my rescue like a knight and shining armor!

After a a abnormally hard day one evening, I made the conscious decision to “tell myself ” that tomorrow I was going to have a great day.

I wake up at least a hundred times in the night, and each time I woke up, I told myself that same thing. I didn’t know what the following day would bring but I decided to tell myself that anyway.

When the alarm clock went off, I did feel differently! My day was the same, but my mind changed to see things in a more positive light. When something went wrong, or someone was rude, I reminded myself to keep all things in perspective.

Our beautiful, God given minds are so powerful that from that point on, I was going to use mine to better myself and always strive to say one kind and loving word to someone else.

I hope each of you have a wonderfully happy and sunny day made from the inside out!

Love,

M

Say what!?

Recently my husband and I were in a very sticky situation. We came to the defense of someone we dearly love. In doing so, we took the verbal pressure off one and planted it straight upon ourselves. We were left feeling stunned and stung at the same time.

After a couple of days of feeling like we were verbally “B” slapped, tensions calmed down and relationships restored, I got to thinking heavily, how interesting it is that one’s actions for good, can be completely wiped clean because of poisonous words.

Is that possible?! Yes, because most people encounter in our daily life will never remember what we say, but will always remember how you made them feel. Not going to lie, some words stick around a long time!

The more I thought about it, I realized just how much power we have within us to heal, uplift, inspire, or tear down and destroy. Who knew our mouths had so much influence!

I was reading my scriptures the other day, and came across a few verses that really stuck.

Proverbs 4:24. Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.

Proverbs 6:17,19. A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood (you get the picture on this one)

A false witness that speaketh lies, and soweth discord among brethren.

And lastly, Proverbs 15, it’s too long to write out, but really worth reading! I think these bible verses are telling us how important it is to the Lord, that we, his children, speak with love and tenderness.

So, I have decided to start with myself, to use my words for good, to help, inspire and cheer! Starting within your own home is where all change begins❤️

Oh yeah, Watch your mouth!!

M

Everything-Happy.com

Oh Hello!

All my life I’ve been attracted to all things pretty, or things that make me feel pretty.

As a young girl, it was clothes, make up, and anything that attracted my sense of Beauty or what I thought was beautiful.

As I’ve grown up, had kids, and now grandchildren, I have come to know or most importantly come to feel, that all things “Pretty” is more of a feeling than something that I can physically hold on to.

Here’s the zinger! Pretty and beautiful is a state of mind, much like being “popular.”

What is pretty or beautiful to me, could be vastly different of what that means to you.

What is beautiful to you?

Here is a small list of what truly beautiful things are to me:

  1. The moment when I get a FaceTime call from my kids, and I hear a sweet little voice on the other end saying “Hi Gigi!”
  2. A mid day phone call from my husband Ron, just to tell me “have I told you today how beautiful you are?” Yes, my heart melts!
  3. Waking up in the morning to the kitchen perfectly clean.
  4. When Spring arrives and I hear the birds tweet for the first time.
  5. Having my family home (all of us) and we are all getting along

My list continues, but until then Stay Happy!

M