Thank you, Lourie, for this fun idea!
The rules are:
- Thank the nominator.
- Post one quote each day for three consecutive days.
- Tag three bloggers.
This quote is from Simply Tuesday: Small-Moment Living in a Fast-Moving World by Emily P. Freeman, my current non-fiction reading. In it, Freeman focuses on being fully present which sometimes takes the long road in life. She also wrote Grace for the Good Girl: Letting Go of the Try-Hard Life which I am also enjoying because it explores living in grace rather than by anything I do.
Let’s take back that time when someone’s words made us feel stupid, but instead of wallowing in the shame of it, we’ll push through to the other side because directly after that painful conversation you saw a glimpse of strength and courage within you that wasn’t there before and you have her to thank for it.
It is so comforting to remember that, any trial I face, I come out stronger because of the strength of Christ in me. Instead of dwelling on how life can be difficult, I see through to the new, more godlike woman I am becoming. I do not have to wrestle with fear over my current circumstances, allowing my fear to cloud my judgment. Living in the present without fear allows me to truly live in it, to be present.
Here are some of my favorite blogging buddies:
How can we be present in a world of distractions?
How have you worked through your shame and guilt?