You may have noticed this blog is called, "Thrive As You." I've talked before about what that means exactly here. But I've been thinking about this whole concept a lot lately. Maybe you've noticed I haven't posted since November.... egads. That's because I've "just" been surviving.
I've just been surviving.
Allow me to sidebar for a moment. Since I haven't written since November, you don't know that my word for this year is intention. Most of you know that 2016 wasn't my favorite year as it relates to my personal growth. I found myself reacting to things rather than being thoughtful and focused and purposeful. I call that intention.
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My goal for 2017 is very simple. Live with intention. For me what this looks like is to stop reacting to the world around me and start being purposeful about what I choose to give my time and energy to and exactly how I give my time an…
As I've mentioned in a previous post, I can't really describe the call to be inked, I just know that it's there. I've been thinking for awhile about my next "word" tattoo and of course, waded through a myriad of choices.
The word "worthy" kept coming back to me over and over again. Particularly because it has been said to me in church several times by people, including my pastor who have prayed over me. In my heart I believe that God was telling me that I am worthy.
Ok great, so here's my tattoo!
Nah, too easy.
I was talking to a new friend, one I've only known for a few weeks and I was discussing this tattoo idea with him. He's not a tattoo guy and he's not a guy who really even knows me so why the heck was I asking him to begin with? But here's what he said.
"You already KNOW you are worthy."
"Worthy is a word you needed for your past."
"You need something else that will represent your future.&q…
In the last decade or so, Thanksgiving has gone from celebrating the first meal shared between the Native Americans and the pilgrims and it has become more about gratitude, and celebrating what we are thankful for. It has gone from Thanksgiving to Thanks+Giving, the act of giving thanks.
We see it all over social media with hashtags like #thankful, #grateful, #30daysofthanks, and so on. People are taking time to count their blessings and share their gratitude with others. I love this.
Traditionally, Thanksgiving, the celebration of that "big day," is centered around a humongous meal that typically involves more food than any one family can eat. This is what we remember. This is what our memories are made of. We reminisce about family crammed into a house too small to contain all of the visitors, some people sitting at card tables, some on the sofa watching football...traditionally women in the kitchen, football or parades on the television. I can smell the memo…