How do you feel?

How do you feel? How does that make you feel? What are you feeling? These are questions that get asked everyday, especially when something bad happens. We ask others how it makes them feel or we ask ourselves how we feel. For some they can tell you right away exactly how they are feeling, others however can not.
It is important that we express what we feel. It is ok to be angry, sad or confused. There is never a right or wrong answer when you answer how you feel. No one should be chastised for how they feel. If you are someone that is not able to share your feelings, I encourage you to write them down. Don’t hold back, use words that describe how you feel. Getting these out whether verbally or on paper helps us to heal and grow.
It is important for children to express how they feel. Maybe they can’t write yet but encourage them to draw a picture of what they are feeling. Journaling is such a great outlet. You don’t have to fill a page every time you write. Even if it is just a few words, you are expressing yourself.
I challenge you to try to journal everyday for a week. Write about anything you want to and just see how inspired and emotionally free you can feel. Encourage your little ones to do the same. You can make it a family thing as well.
So tell me how do you feel?

Peace, Joy, Gratefulness

There are three things we need to live fully…peace, joy and gratefulness. When you have peace this brings joy to your life. When you experience joy you will in turn be grateful for all you have. Find any way that you can to achieve peace. It may be going for a walk, doing meditation or even just taking a minute to take a deep breathe. We need to take the time to find our peace so we can find joy and then be grateful.  That is your challenge for today.

Soul on fire

What sets your soul on fire? I have seen so many people become so complacent about life. They are just going through the motions with their work, marriage, family, and beliefs. We need to find our passion. What do you like to do? What gets you fired up? Wake up thinking about those things and get moving. If you don’t like your job, work towards getting one you are passionate about. Put a spark back in your marriage. Go on a date, a real date, where you dress up and go somewhere nice. Run and play with your kids, don’t worry about who is watching you or what the neighbors will say. Go outside and worship in all that beauty God has given us. Get that fire back in your soul and live life the with passion it deserves!!!

The low wave

The low wave. If you are a motorcycle rider, you know what that is. If not let me explain. There seems to be an unwritten rule that if you ride a motorcycle you are to do the low wave to any other rider you pass. My dad did this. I would be riding behind him and when we would pass another rider, my dad would put his hand down and wave. It was always given back. It seems to bring all these riders together. They are all on the same page just for that moment.

We all need the low wave in our life. We are all on this world just trying to do the best for our family and ourselves. We are all on the same page. Let’s help each other through this journey we call life and give out many “low waves”.

Kindness

Kindness can spread quickly. When one act of kindness is done, it has the tendency to create another. Kindness doesn’t have to be a big gesture. It can be as simple as holding the door for someone. Let’s spread kindness through our family, work and community and watch it grow.

Be Still

Be still. That is very hard to do in these days. There is so much “noise” and “activity” going on in the world today. It is very easy to get caught up in the swirl of it all. Soon we feel so drained and defeated that we lash out in many ways. Maybe to our families, friends or at work.  We all need to find a time to be still. Maybe it is in the early morning or late at night. God is always there.  You just need to be still and know Him, pray to Him and most importantly listen to Him.  You will be amazed of how calm you can become when you do this. So at some point today, take time and be still.

Just listen

Just listen. When someone talks to you today, take a moment to truly listen to them. We sometimes have a tendency to bring the conversation around to being about us, or we just nod in agreement while thinking about other things. Listening is an art and we need to constantly work on it. Work on your art today.