a goodbye to my inner drama queen
i've come to the conclusion that i take life way too seriously.
and people too literally.
and i'm learning that this tends to get in the way of me living the authentic, independent, self-sufficient, charitable, colorful, happy life i strive to live everyday.
i go in phases where i'm better at gracefully handling random situations
& then i ebb a little & fall apart.
here's to creating a new-found caliber of angie-lightheartedness.
*working harder to have the spirit, rather than my feelings, guide my choices.
*developing thicker skin against comments & opinions that pierce my sensitive soul.
*taking situations & people that i need to with a grain of salt.
*avoiding gossiping/venting-like the plague.
*facing my day with optimism & gratitude.
*solving problems with the lord & having faith that he can heal, help, and make right.
*seeking for opportunities to serve
a smart man [my dad] once said,
"life is an adventure to be enjoyed, not a problem to be solved."
when i leave this life, i want to say just that- i enjoyed it.
i had joy.
i feel joy daily,
but i want to immerse myself in it & not get hung up on random worries/fears.
i'm absolutely [done]
spending my time worried about who's going to judge me & why.
or who thinks i've gained too much weight.
or who thinks i'm a flake.
or whether i am ever going to be able to afford nice things.
or who got the blessing i feel like i "deserved."
or who has wronged me in the past.
*that is all self-serving worry, and i'm going [no where] with it.
i am who i am & more importantly I KNOW who i am.
i know i'm doing my very best with this stewardship god has gifted me.
i am celebrating my own individuality because that is what i was entrusted with.
i continually fall short, but i know that i have heavenly help.
life is really good.
and it's time to really, really believe it.
what helps you to REALLY enjoy life?
grapes had nothing to do with this post.
i just thought they were happy.