Every time my birthday comes around I get all sentimental and my melancholic side takes over and I’m all “booo… another year went by…. Did I make the most of it?? Am I more mature? Am I wiser???”
My voice cracked as I said it and tears began to stream down my face. It was 5:30 in the morning on the day we were leaving to move to California.
In case you scroll through social media and begin to feel sad that your life doesn’t look like anyone else’s feeds. Remember, people share the highlight reel, not the behind the scenes of their every day.
It will change your life, help you to be a healthier, happier person. Boundaries are part of what God intended for our lives, and this book explains the what, why, and how perfectly.
Be patient with growth and change and transformation. That’s what I have to tell myself. I am a work in progress.
Our pain will not stop when a rescuer comes, but when we take responsibility for ourselves and stop our own pain.
For me, oftentimes my emotions are expressed through tears. Once I identify the emotion, then I can feel it, surrender it to God, and make a choice of how to deal with it.
I used to be the kind of person who would let others walk all over them. I was a door mat. I was reactionary, allowing my emotions to be blown about by every little wind.
What I learned this week about fear, vulnerability, and how wonderful a small group of grandmas can be…
I am a different person than I was 5 years ago when I started going regularly and I know there are lots of factors… but therapy is a huge one. I would not have learned the things I have, or grown in the ways I have, or let go of things, or healed from any past wounds, or learned how to be a healthy, balanced adult if I had not been in consistent therapy with an amazing counselor.