Recently a good friend sent me an email that her daughter would be turning 13, and for her birthday she wanted to give her a book full of advice, quotes, stories, and life lessons and would I (and many others) contribute to this book. WOW. Yikes! Pressure. What to say? I was humbled and honored that she would trust me with this task. I feel like everyday I am saying the wrong thing to my teens, even when I’m trying to encourage and give advice I feel as if somehow I just said the worst possible thing I could have ever said. I won’t bore you with examples.
Now I’m singing that song……..you know the song. Wooo oo oo oo oo ooooo don’t worry be Appy. [I digress....easily.]
I thought I would share with you what I wrote to my friend’s daughter. I love this idea by the way. I hope this young woman cherishes this gift, and even adds to it and passes it on to her daughter, and granddaughters.
Compare and Content are two words that do not belong in the same room. If you are comparing yourself to others you will never be content. Being content with who you are and who God created you to be is happiness.
May I add a content heart is a thankful heart. Start each and everyday by thinking of 3 things you are thankful for, no matter how small. Make it a prayer. “Thank you God for toothpaste and warm water to shower in, and cozy socks for my toes. Amen” Whatever it is great or small in all things be thankful.
content [kuh-n-tent] adjective ~ satisfied with what one has not wanting more or anything else
I wish I would have made these things a habit earlier in life. This is not our human nature to be thankful and content, it’s something we have to work on and think about. The earlier you start the easier life will be. Now go get um girl!!
Happy Birthday Girlie may the Lord bless you and keep you all the days of your life.
I love reading food blogs. But some of my favorite blogs, blogs that I curl up in bed and read on my laptop or phone at night are not food related at all. These writers inspire me, they make me think, and laugh, and cry, they make me slow down and think about life. I thought I’d share them with you.
Smelling Coffee ~ Jennifer Crawford