Work in Progress

So I am winking at thirty, I will be 29 in August, my 20's have come to an end!  I guess I though I would have it all figured out by now,  but all I have really figured out is I am still very much a work in progress.  All I really want in life is to be a good person, wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, christian and citizen but what does that really mean?  What is my purpose, how can I make a difference?  I guess I am struggling with that today!



The Serenity Prayer


God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.
Amen.

I know we have all heard this or read it a 100 times, but this is something I am trying to remember in my daily life.  I think sometimes I get caught up in all the "to do's" , "should do's" or even look forward to0 much to what is next instead of living in the moment and enjoying what I have.  There is a Walmart commercial right now that talks about summer and how great it is when you are kid.  It says that when you are little you don't think about how the Popsicle gets in the fridge or the hot dog in the bun, you just experience summer. (I know it's scary that I am taking life advice from a Walmart commercial but hey you take it where you can get it! Right?)  Can't we all take a lesson from children?


Some things in my life lately have shown me that life is short and we shouldn't take it for granted! Life is a Journey not a destination, right!  I know in my heart that I need to savor ever moment with Jackson, Justin and the rest of my family but how to I make that happen through all of the other life "stuff" that goes on?  I guess that is the question, and for now I will just try as hard as I can to live by these words.


So as you can see I am very caught up in the big picture and the answers that I think I need, what I think I need to do is go lay on the floor and play with Jackson.  I am just going to take my own advise and do the best I can but enjoy my life not endure it!  And for know I am okay with being a work in progress.


If you ever feel like this let me know leave me a comment it would make us all feel better!!!




This is another favorite one of mine, just for fun.


Dear Lord,

So far today, I am doing alright. I have not gossiped, lost my temper,
been greedy, grumpy, nasty, selfish or self indulgent.
I have not whined, cursed or eaten any chocolate.
However, I am going to get out of bed in a few minutes, and I
will need a lot more help after that.


Amen.

Stacy

3 comments:

Beth said...

I could not have said it better myself. I am 10 years older and still a work in progress..I think it is neverending!

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