Friday, December 04, 2009
Sometimes life seems as if we are living the Navy motto of "Hurry Up and Wait"! I remember being a young Navy wife that would jump through many hoops only to wait another three hours for the Navy to get it together! Early on in my husband's Navy career, I would fuss and fume and grump and gripe. It made me downright mad. Then one day it dawned on me that my being angry wasn't changing anything. With time, I learned to mellow out and learned a new Navy motto: "Improvise, Adapt, and Overcome". This motto fit me much better, and I still do my best to live by it.
Life isn't always easy. There are ups and downs. (I am sure you didn't need me to tell you that)! What brings me joy during the rough moments? I am learning to count my blessings instead of my troubles. I keep a gratitude journal filled with thoughts and scriptures. I pray. I often times will find a child and give him or her a hug. If a child is unavailable, I look for an animal. The English Mastiff is always willing to share some love! I keep good friends. Walks on our farm almost always provide me with time to think and remind me what is really important in life. My husband is a rock in my life and we share everything together. These are just some of my favorite ways to help make "lemons" into some "lemon aide"!
grace and peace,