Be Authentic- Things I Wish My Younger Self Knew- Lesson 8

identity, self, refection
Authentic means genuine- truly what something is said to be.  Being who you were made to be is a beautiful thing. God did not make any mistakes. He knows who you are, loves you, and wants you to be you. His desire is for you to be your authentic self. Making no apologies or excuses,…

Things I Wish My Younger Self Knew- Lesson 2

Things I Wish My Younger Self Knew- Lesson 2
Life is full of experiences; as we go through them, they create the wisdom we carry into our later years. We can then share the wisdom with our children and the younger generations. Lesson 2 When I was 12, I tried out for my middle school cheer team. For days, my friend and I practiced…

Things I Wish My Younger Self Knew- Lesson 1

Things I Wish My Younger Self Knew- Lesson 1
A few weeks ago, I began writing a letter to my younger self about lessons I have learned. It is filled with things I wish I had known when I was younger. It is full of the wisdom I have gained from life experiences. Rather than share the letter, I have chosen to focus on…

Gratitude meets God’s presence

gratitude god's presence
  Last Sunday, I encountered a moment that filled me with God’s presence; all I could feel was deep gratitude. I ran into someone I had not seen in about 18 years. She was connected to me through my first husband, and when we divorced, I lost contact with a large group of people, not…

A Lasting Impact

A positive impact leaves an imprint on our hearts
Who has made a positive and lasting impact on your life? Is it someone who is still in your life? Is it someone who was there during a specific phase of your life? Did their impact make a difference? Have you taken the time to tell them? If you haven’t, what if you did?  In…

Gratitude in the Small Moments

Gratitude
How do you make sure to incorporate gratitude into your life? Do you take time to notice and appreciate what may be right in front of you? How do we cultivate an attitude of gratitude in a world full of distractions? Distraction can shield us from the important things in life. It can consume us…

Gratitude in the Classroom

Practicing gratitude everyday magnifies the blessings in our lives.
Since I started focusing on and teaching gratitude in my class, it has made quite a transformation, not only for me, but for my students. I observed more thoughtfulness and appreciation for each other and for things around us. I witnessed students being more kind to each other and mindful of their actions. It definitely…

The Ripple Effect has Begun

ripple effect
In order for me to be intentional about my #oneword2019 – Gratitude-  I decided to create a list of all the people who have impacted my life. Each week I think of more people to add to this list and it keeps increasing. I love that it keeps increasing because it means that I have…

A Kind Gesture

 It’s simple…..My daughter, Grace went to an Alzheimer’s walk with her cheer team a few weeks ago. All the participants had a different color flower on their shirts depending on the involvement with Alzheimer’s- Blue- a person with Alzheimer’s, Purple- someone who has lost a loved one with Alzheimer’s, Yellow-people who are currently supporting or…
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