Yesterday I posted a picture and a joke about finally getting to Target through this quarantine. . I truthfully didn’t realize how ill timed it was given the injustice going on in Minneapolis right now. . I didn’t receive any backlash. No one DM’d me or sent me harsh feedback. Everyone nicely giggled and gave it a ❤️. That’s usually what I’m here for - to lighten the mood and I love you all for that. I thank God for the gift of humor. . 💔But I cannot shake this. . What happened to George Floyd (and sadly others before him) is unacceptable. The continued racism and injustice in our world is unacceptable. Our silence is unacceptable. . I don’t want to stay silent yet I struggle to find the words. I have so much to learn so I can teach my kids how to love better. Living in small town USA is not an excuse to avoid learning how to do better. It’s easy to hide out here and hope conflict doesn’t find us. And that’s also unacceptable.
It’s been approximately 84 years since I’ve been to @target 🎯. I hope my hubby won’t mind I just spent 2.3 million dollars. 🤷🏻♀️ . . . . . . #targetrunandbankrupt #targetfinds #targethome #targetdoesitagain #targetdeals #targetlife
2020 started with a kick ass routine that was putting me on pace to easily achieve my running goal. And then quarantine happened. Like everyone, my time and energy had to be elsewhere. My consistent running went out the window. . And then rhubarb season came which means we’ve had four different kinds of desserts to enjoy. . And now camping season is starting which means there really are no rules. . There is always something. . So today I made myself get up (it was hard). I laced up and ran (it was hard). And I started to push myself with negative thoughts 💭- run harder because of the rhubarb. 🤦🏻♀️ . But that thought process doesn’t show myself love. So I ran harder because it was a beautiful morning. I ran because God gave me a body and two legs that carry me. I ran because it’s ok to take a break and start over. When I was done, my phone popped up this verse. ➡️ . God is there: for every stride, for every thought, for everything - today and always. 💖
🍻👏🏼Cheers to all the teachers. Thank you for all your love. All your dedication. All the heart and soul you put into teaching our little humans. I just want to go on record now that I cannot be held fully responsible for the sass my kids bring to school next year. They learned it from me but corona made me do it. 😆 . #thankyouteachers #richland44 #connect44 💙💛
A flower does not think of competing with other flowers - it just blooms. 🌷 . I have wanted tulips for over a decade. I love how early they bloom every year. It’s an instant burst of spring and color. I just love them. . We have moved several times over the years and never really got around to planting them at the right time. Now that we have been landscaping our yard, adding tulips was a must. . As spring started, I saw many others with tulips already blooming. I figured mine were behind. I started thinking we put them in a bad spot. I compared them to other homes and pictures and longed for them to bloom faster. Yep. Even my flowers fell victim to an online comparison trap. . Yet, those flowers persisted. They kept growing. Buds slowly showed up. And today they burst open in colorful glory. Right on time. No worry about when the other flowers were blooming. They just enjoyed the sun and did their thing. . Friends, enjoy the sun and do your thing. God created you in His image and things happen in His timing. Just go bloom. 🌷
Today’s sunrise was appreciated with some @holyyogaglobal 🌅 followed by some writing practice. . My heart has been heavy with some things lately and between the sunrise and the breathing - God placed James 1:2 on my heart. Consider it ALL joy. . He allows me to feel JOY around the affliction. To smile about it even. Because through it - Jesus is going to shine. Jesus is going to be bigger in my life and those around me through this. It truly is an opportunity for joy. To rejoice in His greatness, goodness, mercy, forgiveness, and grace. God is so good. And I am so thankful. . Here’s to a new day. 💖
Some Monday morning scripture. I’ve been reflecting a lot on sin lately. Today’s verse just really makes me pause. Have a good week. 💖
The last assignment... we are DONE! #distancelearning #lastdayofschool #richlandcolts #connect44 #richland44