Tis the season for those wonderful New Year’s Resolutions. If you’re like me, you have a strong desire to have a better quality of life. There are several poor habits that I wish to correct. Some of them are small while others feel impossible to change. However, today I give myself permission to make mistakes. I pledge to be kinder to myself with my thoughts and actions. And if I fall short of my goals, I promise to speak gentle and encouraging words of life into my spirit. My new motto is, “Dust yourself off and try again!”
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We have all heard, “It takes a village to raise a child.” There is a lot of truth in that saying. I was thinking, “what about those of us that grow up to be adults?” Sometimes, everyday life attempts to pull us in many directions. I feel like I need my village just to make it through the day. Even though we bravely try to face them all, sometimes even the most courageous of us grow weary. As a result, I have come to learn the power of friendships. Not only does spending time with them give us the opportunity to have fun and laugh. But it also gives us the ability to restore and heal.
Don’t allow life to disconnect you from your power sources. Our faith, family/friends, and hobbies are important elements that allow us to live life to the fullest. So call up your village and have a block party.
STOP EXISTING. START LIVING!
When is the last time you called your village?
In the game of poker, an Ace In the Hole means that one of the player’s down card is an ace. In the game of life it can mean a hidden strength or comfort. Sounds innocent enough, but depending on how well you use your ace determines how well you play the game.
I was talking to a dear friend the other day and she was telling me how she has pushed away alot of significant relationships in her life. She told me that being in a rocky marriage, rescuing adult children from their mistakes, health issues, and financial problems have all conspired to keep her from reaching out to her friends. Over a period of years, she has learned how to function without them. Guilt and shame were her primary reasons for not reaching up for help. Life is at a critical point, and she has found herself isolated, withdrawn, and totally disconnected from her power sources. After talking with her, she began to understand why keeping in close contact with her “”Ace In the Holes” on a regular basis is vital to her existance.
It is important that we have many healthy and solid friendships and activities to nourish our souls. They are the safety we need to weather life’s storms.
How many Aces do you have?