Friday, January 3, 2014
Five Minute Friday: Fight
Kids, when they get board they fight, when they are tired they fight, when they are overwhelmed they fight.
I am a self proclaimed STUBBORN CHILD OF GOD! Big time. And I fight.
When I'm board - yes a mom of 6 kidlets, wife to superman, and all can get board - I fight.
When I'm tired - almost always - I fight.
When I'm overwhelmed - really? you question that? - I fight.
However I am also determined so I am fighting the fight. I am fighting to be less stubborn.
See the title up there "Finding My Happy Place"? When I started this blog I was not a happy person. I mean I was happy with a lot of things but I was always fighting and I was always grumpy and I was always crabby. I was not the person I wanted to be.
I started this blog because I like to write - good or bad I like it. I wanted to explore who I was, who I wanted to be, and how to get there.
This comes up now because as I was writing the first blog of this year I spotted that title up there and it dawned on me "I have FOUND my happy place." Huh. Can I change the title? Well I could, but only by changing the header or starting a new blog. Why would I do that? It would make me harder to find and it would allow me to forget the FIGHT I went through to find my happy place.
So what is different? Not much - clearly - I'm still board - occasionally. I'm still tired - most of the time. I'm overwhelmed - a lot. BUT I have learned through some simple writing exercises to focus on the positive.
Thank you Ann Voscamp of the Joy Dare and Lisa Jo Baker of the Five Minute Friday. :) - which by the way rarely takes me only five minutes but I do try to stick to the no edit. I figure the good it is doing me is more important that the time limit. (forgiven?)
I AM HAPPY. Yes, I still slip into grumpy and critical, but for the most part I am happy! I love my life. I am thankful for all things in my life - even the muck and the mess.
So, Thank you Jesus, the Babe in the Manger for all you have given me. I am fighting to be a slightly less much more happy stubborn child of God.