Sunday, October 26, 2014

Flight Reflections...


Heyyy!!! I'm currently on a plane returning home from my first trip to Seattle. Seattle was a very beautiful city and I enjoyed it thoroughly but I am anxious to get back home to my family and the Florida sunshine! I always use my travel as a time to sort my thoughts and reflect. This time, I decided to share some of my reflections with you all...

Reflection 1: Everyday is a gift!

One of my co-workers had been battling prostate cancer for a while and I was informed this morning that he lost his battle. I'm not mad because I know that God's will is perfect but I am sad because he was such an awesome guy! I really wanted him to stick around to see his grandchildren grow up but I'm at peace because I know he received the ultimate healing. His sickness really made me realize that everyday we have with our loved ones is a gift. It's so easy to get caught up in the cares of life that you miss out on what really matters. My co-workers death makes me grateful for my family and grateful for life. I can't wait to get home and hug my husband and son! Hug those you love because you never know what tomorrow holds...

Reflection 2: Don't give up!

Life can be very challenging and there are times when I want to give up (yes, even me). But, today I encouraged myself to hold on! I didn't want to give up on life but I wanted to give up on certain situations in my life that I have been believing to change. Proverbs 13:12 says "Hope deferred makes the heart sick" and that's how I was starting to feel as I waited for things to change. But, I decided to keep believing and keep pushing. Why? Because I know my waiting is not in vain! Giving up is no longer an option...

Reflection 3: Don't stress!

I was recently promoted on my job and as we know "to whom much is given, much is required." Well, I have a HUGE project coming up and I found myself really stressing out about it and resenting my promotion. It's crazy that we pray for more but when we get more, we don't know how to handle it. I had to take a deep breath and remind myself of my previous successes in overwhelming situations. I had to make a decision to tackle the assignment and not allow it to tackle me. When I was a therapist, I would often warn my clients against trying to "eat the elephant whole" which is exactly what I was doing. My project was my "elephant" and I was trying to swallow it whole rather than eating it piece by piece. Large undertakings can be quite overwhelming so you must have a strategy of how to get it done. I had to put my big girl underwear on and remind myself that I got this! If I did it before, I can do it again! So, I encourage you with the same words...don't stress, you got this!

Love ya! :)