are in control
your thoughts and
how you feel.
Choose to smile.
Choose to live
with more JOY.
The choice to be
happy is all
This message has been hitting me a lot lately. My choice!
I have IBS and PTSD. (for those of you who don't know)
If you see me in person I have a bright smile on my face and I glow so no one who sees me knows either. I learned today during my Bible Study time that both comes from God living inside me.
When I open my mouth to share what's in my heart, people (flesh friends) are quick to offer advice and not to listen which has lead me to live under legalism. I am learning that I am no longer under legalism but under God's grace. Right now it is so hard to see the difference.I get so frustrated and it all causes me stress. Stress is a huge factor with IBS
Last night I started to cry as I watched a show. As I cried, I felt better emotionally and my stomach didn't feel so bloated. My parent's and a lot of people I grow up around felt crying was wrong. I think when I cry during a TV show I am letting out years of built up tears and a little 'thou shall not cry' inside of me.
I got thinking, maybe along with learning the cook from scratch, exercise, trying new things, and my goals, I should go back to trying at least one stress reliever a day!
What choices did I make yesterday that made me proud and happy:
*I washed clothes. I even striped my bed and washed my bedding!
*I choice to go barefooted!
*I choice to save son a huge piece of brownie!
*I choice to watch the final Kids Bake off Championship show.
*I choice to do 10 minutes of Wii Fit Step
Over all I am choose to take steps to make me happy!
What did I do to relieve stress yesterday:
*I cried during watching the TV show 24
Today so far
*My neighbor's BF told me his GF forgot to tell him about my breaks. He shoveled out my drive of 10 inches of snow and offered to help my son fix my breaks if my son needed help!
My 2018 goals:
read for 30 minutes-no
learned something new, try a new food or recipe-I learned about fondant last night. I knew nothing about fondant before. The challenge last night was to make a cake for the cover of the 10th anniversary issues of food magazine. I also learned a lot. How you can make a cake moist. I've never made one from scratch so that was new to me. So was the fun the kids had decorating the cake with fondant.
Do one thing daily related to the month, season, holiday-It is National frozen foods day and for the 1st year ever I am not celebrating it and indulging in frozen foods!!!
My monthly goal-Marching out off my rut-I tried Zumba for the 1st time!!! I did a seated chair one. It was fun and made me feel alive inside.
Monthly Memory verse-Proverbs 16:16-no
Today is Day #76 of winter! 2 weeks until spring! We got 10 inches of snow! My wonderful neighbor shoveled me out. The temp is 31.
3 days until my son's 'Spring Break'. I can't wait until he is home.