I was on a cleaning frenzy on the weekend. I was going through and putting away a lot of the little things that get plied around the house.
I have a special keepsake wooden box where I keep important memories. I had a couple of things to add to the collection so I opened the box and a flood of memories spilled out. I paused my frantic cleaning, sat down and started to go through its contents.
I saw pictures from my baptism, love letters from my husband from when we were dating and a pictures of a old friend and I from a photo booth. I sat and looked at myself, I had a huge smile and my eyes were full of life. I thought to myself "I look happy." Where did that person go?
Why have I let life control my emotions? Why am I not enjoying life? Where has my smile gone?
My daughters have four days left of school, I am very excited about spending the summer with them. I have a box full of goodies that we are going to work on and do this summer. Originally I thought that that these activities were for building into them, but now I know they are just as much for me.
As I am working through the Fruit of the Spirit online workshop I am growing and stretching. What a difference it is making in the decisions that I make and the way I react to different situations.
Today I am starting on a journey to find my authentic smile again.
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