Well hello there! How’s your week going so far? It’s Wednesday but it’s been a long week so far. Working at a financial institution and it being the first of the month is always a busy week. In fact, its kind of been a twilight zone week. Everybody in the world received a paycheck this week. Everybody.
My braces have also been bothering me this week. Wearing braces as an adult is not really all that fun and I can’t wait to get them off however, I know I will love the results!
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Sorry for being MIA but I wanted to have some down time with family and my best friend that flew in for the holiday.
I miss her!!
The first thing that we did was head to Starbucks and get some coffee and chatting in.
So so good! Peppermint Mocha please!
It was so amazing to see her and just do friend things. I can’t wait to go see her in a few months!
Her Grandma’s dog Bo. He’s awesome.
Of course there were cookies involved. Chocolate fudge cookies with chocolate chunks and peppermint bits. Recipe coming soon!
I only took two pictures of out Thanksgiving eats but it was a really great relaxing day…
My mom made a new pie recipe and it turned out really great!
My brother getting his plate all fixed up!
So I have started reading this new book.
Dove chocolate not included.
I am really not a huge fan of “self-help” books and I wouldn’t even categorize this book in that field. With that said, so far this is such a great book! The author of this book touches on some things that I have always struggled with.
- Being enough
- Gratitude and Joy
Everyone is different and everyone deals with things differently but the one thing I believe that we all have in common is that we all want to be loved and to love. We all want to feel connected to something or someone. We all want to be shown compassion but we also want to give it.
We all want to know that being our dorky selves is okay. And it is.
There is a difference between “fitting in” and actually “belonging”.
This is the author definition of Connection:
The energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.
This is also how she leads in with the introduction of the book:
Wholehearted living is about engaging in our lives from a place of worthiness. It means cultivating the courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in the morning and think, No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough. It’s going to bed at night thinking, Yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable and sometimes afraid, but that doesn’t change the truth that I am also brave and worthy of love and belonging.
I really love that last one.
I believe that it’s important to our health to cultivate good relationships and self-worth. It’s also important to be who we are and who Christ created us to be. No one else.
I hope you have had a great day!