Posts Tagged ‘finances’

“When I grow up, I want to be. . . ”

I’ve finished this sentence in so many ways over the years. . .

I remember there being a time when I wanted to be a singer or musician (I played French Horn & Clarinet in middle & high school). That dream was dashed when I realized the impracticality of it all. What were the odds that something like that would work out? And, if it did, what were the odds that I would really make it big? Odds were, I would barely make enough to survive! (more…)

I’ve been feeling a little down lately. . . Not quite in one of my funks yet, but on a downward slope, nonetheless. Ugh. At least I am getting to a point in my life where I can at least recognize that I am slipping, right? (Thankful #1). And, I suppose I should be thankful that my funks (as I like to call my lower points) are not as bad as some you hear about. . . There’s never been a time I have purposefully wanted to harm myself. . . & I have never thought of ending my life. . . I have participated in or initiated some pretty self-destructive behavior of varying degrees at different points in my life — but nothing that would typically be considered downright suicidal. (Thankful #2). (more…)

When life starts to seem over-bearing, mundane, or just downright too difficult, it is helpful to pause & remember all of the blessings that are present, but sometimes overlooked. One of my favorite sayings is “What you think about, you bring about.” (I don’t remember where I heard that first? Mary Kay, maybe?) Anyway, I firmly believe it is true. . . Whatever you let take over your thoughts will eventually manifest itself in your life. . .

“I can’t do anything right!” Well, eventually, you won’t!

“Today’s going to be just as bad of a day as yesterday. . . Why should I bother?!” Well, with thoughts like that, of course you’re not going to have a good day!

“I am not a domestic person.” This is one I tell myself a lot — & while, to some extent, it is true, I am limiting myself by putting this thought in my brain so frequently. . .

If you had someone following you around, whispering in your ear all the same things you tell yourself on a daily basis, would you let that person keep following you around? I’d think not! So why do we allow it of ourselves? (more…)