I am thankful for the changes that take my breath away, where I feel so happy I can burst at the seams or the times where the hurt is so bad that I cry out for help. These have been the moments that have contributed to a greater focus in my life, and by the grace of God, He has provided me a looking glass of what He has planned for me.
My focus has changed, and I have realized that I need to take care of my health first and foremost so that I can extend myself for others. In nurturing myself, I want to start and end my day with Him and maintain the close connection. I can only do this if my life is not overextended.
I have also realized that my relationship with my husband is one of the greatest gifts. He was made just for me, and I should never take that for granted. I should nurture this relationship as much as I can.
Two other gifts that have been given to me are my precious sons, I am so thankful for the lessons as a parent. I choose to be plugged into their lives, and this means choosing the “right” balance for us as a family (with Gods guiding hand).
My broader family, the ones that are close, are meant to be held close. We are joined to support and love one another.
And then my extended family, my friends that will be there through the sunshine and the rain.
My priorities seem simple, but I live a messy life like most. This messy life has its challenges and many times I feel torn between all of the priorities. I have also found that as I have changed my priorities, some relationships have changed. Makes sense doesn’t it? If we change as people, we will bring into our life the people that are willing to change or adapt with us.
It has been hard at times, because I have had to let go of some relationships. Relationships should not be forced, they should be welcomed and wanted. Has there been a time in your life where you have felt like you had to force something? How did you feel? For me, when I have to force something I don’t feel like myself. Don’t get me wrong, all relationships require work in some way, but when you feel like the work is all on one side and doesn’t start from a place of love – it may be time to let go.
Change isn’t easy, but if you feel good about the changes, then keep riding the waves. I truly believe the changes in our life are created for good.
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