Category accepting life

How to Live a Fulfilled Life

Think deeper. Think. Live your life seeking what your Master wants for you.

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Are You New?

And new doesn’t always look perfect.

Can You Surrender?

As a follower of The Christ, I know surrender is the answer to many of my earthly dilemmas.

When Is a Personal Storm a Gift?

Makes me wonder how we so often think we have everything under our control. Then the storm hits. And we realize Mother Nature is laughing at us. Or life has other plans.

What is Acceptance, 7 Steps to Get Past Divorce

What does that mean exactly? After much thought this is the conclusion I’ve come to- Acceptance is the willingness to embrace what is.

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Are You Content?

Contentment is a mental or emotional state of satisfaction maybe drawn from being at ease in one’s situation, body and mind. It could be a state of having accepted one’s situation and is a milder and more tentative form of happiness.

Young woman deep in thought

A Thought on Guilt and Regret from a Seasoned Mama Bird

Guilt and regret are loaded thoughts that do not move your life forward. It is easy to swell on the past and wish circumstances had been different. Unless you owe someone an apology, what’s the point?

Pine tree bud

Life Allows for Rebirth and Rejuvenation

Our life cycles include difficult if not damaging events. We may even feel as though our lives are all but destroyed. Have you been through something that caused you to feel as if your future hopes and dreams were completely demolished?

The Road Less Traveled book cover

4Guiding Points from The Road Less Traveled

In the first section Peck addresses “discipline.” He states, “Discipline is the basic set of tools we require to solve life’s problems.” He encourages us to:

Delay gratification
Accept responsibility
Be dedicated to truth
Prioritize different requirements in our lives.

Caricature of Gail as tough old bird

How Optimism Improves Your Health

I got to be a Tough Old Bird with a Soft Spot for Single Moms and Women Having Tough Times by living through years of tough times myself. Living for a lot of years has taught me that people who are optimistic about the future lead happier and healthier lives.