Motivation Monday: One Way Trip

Finding encouraging words today is difficult because so many hearts are still heavy and broken over recent events.

I won’t speak of tragedies today because there are far too many of late to comprehend.

I won’t try to guess, make sense of , … or operate in a space of bewilderment  because at times life’s viciousness is inescapable.

Fear is a one-size-fits-all cloak,  an uncertainty  ready to wrap its dark blanket around anyone willing to accept its covering — truly a one-way trip to hopelessness I’m not willing to take.

So, let me say this:

  • Stand where you are.
  • Never allow the uncertainties of life to throw you off balance because it’s your balance that tips the scales in your favor.
  • Live every moment, whether good or bad, to its fullest capacity because it’s only within these parameters that we learn to value life.
  • Truly love yourself, so you can truly love your neighbor. In this we honor GOD.

Happy Day!

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Keep doin’ what you love!
Shannon

Motivation Mondays is a series I started to share encouragement with other moms. Motherhood is not easy, and I don’t believe that anyone should have to walk this path alone.  I use my past struggles as well as triumphs as a backdrop for my writing in the hope that just as others have helped me along the way, you will find something beneficial to carry along with you throughout your week. I believe that community is important as well as honesty and transparency. Want to chat? Send me an email: littlekidsgrow (a) gmail (dot) com. My welcome mat is always at the door.

 

 

 

  • Stacy @ The Land of K.A.

    I have read many things today about mother’s trepidation to send their littles off to school. I don’t have those feelings. I try not to live my life ruled by fear.

    When I was 20 my boyfriend died in a car accident. I had known him for many years before we dated, love his family, and was hoping that marriage was in our future. I took my grief and then moved on with life. My roommate’s fiancé one day was a few hours late. She freaked out. She was internalizing what happened to me into her life. I calmed her down and told her I didn’t live like that and she shouldn’t either.

    What happened in CT is absolutely horrific, but we shouldn’t live in fear that it will happen to our kids. I already tell my kids I love them every morning before I leave for work and they go to school. That hasn’t changed. Our world has horrible things happening every hour of every day. We have to make the beautiful in life where we live, and pray and help those who need it. We can’t protect our kids from life (bad things do happen to good people), but we can give them a safe landing place.

    • Shannon_CC

      Stacy, your words are absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing such an important piece of your past. Life can be so very hard sometimes, and as unfair as that may seem, it is what it is. The only thing within our control is where we choose to stand in the aftermath. It’s a difficult path to navigate especially when everything within us wants to run away from the pain. I’m glad you chose not to give in to fear. It sounds like you’re a stronger person for it.