Enduring the Storm

The clouds are dark, there is thunder in the distance and the heavens are just moments from opening up. As the first few drops start to fall, I think “I really don’t want to get wet. This is going to ruin my plans. My hair is going to be so frizzy. It will be so humid after this.” Notice how there isn’t one positive thought in there? Not one good thing to say for something as cleansing and invigorating as a summer rain.

Rain brings renewal. Storms make you thankful for the sunny days and the calmness that follows. Still, when you are in the midst of your own personal storm it’s almost impossible to have the foresight to anything beyond those dark clouds.

God brings us trials and storms in our life to make us stronger. To teach us lessons. So we come out on the other side stronger than we were before. His timing is absolute and perfect in all things.

The next time the rain threatens to ruin your plans. Or things look more daunting because of the storm that is brewing in your life, as soon as that first negative thought creeps into the back of your mind counteract it with two positive thoughts. Always look for the good. If you are always looking for the sunshine that is peaking out from behind the clouds you will soon notice that your negative thoughts have completely ceased.

Happy Sunday!

What are some positive thoughts that about the storms in your life right now?

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Something to Write About

There are no less than 10,000 thoughts that go through a woman’s head every hour. Did I put the laundry in the dryer? Do I have what  I need to cook dinner? When am I going to find time to finish all of the things I have going on? As women we are in this together and I hope by sharing my tips, tricks, successes and failures I will be able to give you ideas to make your life simpler, or at the very least offer humor and inspiration in your day!

This week I have been working on trying to stay away from my husband. Yes, I have been trying to keep my distance because he appears to have gotten the flu. We took him to the doctor on Monday and they did a flu test and it came back positive. (Eeeek, I know!) We both have just been being lazy and trying to stay as healthy as possible over the last couple of days. Thankfully the Doctor was kind enough to give me Tamiflu as well so maybe I can avoid getting sick all together! I have my fingers crossed that it works.

I have gotten a chance to start using and learning more about the Cricut Expression that Kyle got me last week. I have been wanting a Cricut for the last couple of years and he found an amazing deal at a local store in Murfreesboro. I have been playing with it over the last couple of days and I cannot wait to share some of my future projects with you!

Until next time!

-Amanda