Have you been working through the weekly journal prompts? It is not too late to start. You can jump in any time. If you missed a prompt, no problem. Skip that week or go back. It’s up to you. And remember,
This is just a prompt to lead you to personal reflection. If this prompt isn’t what you want to focus on, then journal whatever God has brought to your mind.
I don’t know where the time went, but in 51 days I will be 60 years old! Me and Barbie – almost twins 🙂
Looking back over my life I see a collage of events: some happy, some sad, some lonely, some exciting. All those events have led me to the person I am today.
There are times I want to linger on the mistakes of life and have a pity party. I have learned to step past that moment. Every decision I made was made with the information I had at the time. They say ‘hindsight is 20/20’ and that is true. I can look back and say what I shoulda, coulda, woulda done. That is a terrible thing to do to myself. I have details now I didn’t have then. And if I had them, I was in a different place of processing that information.
Shoulda, coulda, and woulda (and their variants) are not allowed in my vocabulary. I did such and such, now let the consequences and celebrations happen as I prepare to take the next step.
I live in the now. The past is gone. It helped to mold me, but it cannot hold me. Today is another day. And soon I will celebrate another year. It took a long time to accept ‘me’ but now I do – most of the time. God accepts me as I am, even knowing all the details I never shared with anyone. His grace has led me to this day, and will lead me through the upcoming days.
I am blessed by God – and no shoulda, coulda, woulda can change that.
Today I celebrate me. What are you celebrating today?
What do you say to yourself when you look in the mirror?
When you make a mistake?
Are those words self-defeating,
I recently caught myself after I
heard someone declare “I do not like to hear you talk about my friend like
I worked hard to look at the lies
of my self-talk, replacing them with the truth. I started to look at myself the
way God sees me.
It wasn’t necessarily fun. It
truly wasn’t easy. But it certainly was worth it.
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