Monday, March 18, 2013
First of all, let me say welcome and thank you so much to everyone who follows/subscribes to my blog! It means a lot to me to have you here, and I truly welcome your input.
My vision is that this blog will continue to be a safe and inviting place to discuss the different ways we embrace happiness (or insert your label of choice). Yet, it's vital to be realistic and open about what blocks or limits our pursuit for a better quality of life—a healthier state of being.
Only through free expression can we truly discover, examine and define our truth. At least that’s what I believe. So let’s have some free expression going on here! :-) I meditated on it and realized I'm writing TO you. What I desire is that we write together! Therefore, for my next series of posts, I’ll share a thought, idea, or prompt to stir up some conversation, and we’ll dialogue in the comments section. Sound good? :-)
For my blogger pals, if you’re inspired to blog as a response, please link back to this post. We'd love to read it. You could also share a brief snippet and the link to your blog as a comment below. Okay, here’s the first one:
The one source of happiness that I never expected in life is____________________. It took me completely by surprise!
Friday, March 8, 2013
Lord, please help me to unitask more. Take me back to the days when I didn’t have a laptop, a smart phone, and an HDTV with Wi-Fi that I used at the same time. Precious Father, I desire to drive to the grocery store and not have to make 2 or 3 calls on the way. Let me sing to the top of my lungs to the song playing on the radio or listen to nothing at all and just enjoy the natural sounds. Better yet, help me to just concentrate on driving to and from my destination safely, sweet Jesus.
I declare that I will no longer allow chronic multitasking to steal intimacy from my life. For I know that intimacy is not reserved for just sexual relationships or experiences. To be intimate is to be familiar, close and personal which is required in healthy interactions with others. Lord, I want to pay attention in this life I’ve been blessed to have. I don’t want to miss seeing You in everything, hearing Your voice when You speak to me or miss a chance to share You with someone who needs You.
*This "prayer" was inspired by seeing the word "unitask" in an article I was reading earlier. Not a word that's used or even applauded in our society, and I thought how sad. What are we missing by not being able to unitask more?