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Change, the constant that petitions our presence, our will and our evolutionary involvement. ~Life Through The Storm


“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” ~Romans 8:28 (NIV)

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Healthy Reminders…

For many, the new year brings the promise of a new day, a new way of being. Such possibilities are realized the moment we’re willing to do something else, especially releasing any negative impact from past.

Revisiting unhealthy zones of blame, unforgiveness and contention keeps the individual unhealthy, impacting layers of possibilities.

The mind-set of being “owed” this or that can be a relentless unsympathetic and merciless cycle.

Letting go is often a necessity, a matter of life and death.

It is the practice of knowledge, wisdom and understanding that frees the anguished and injured soul.

Are you ready for the new day? ~Stormie Steele

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Life seeks to renew us (mind, body, spirit). Beginnings and endings are rituals of purposeful living. Do wisely, labors of love are internal and eternal investments.

Divine orchestration is ever present…trust.

Life honors the rhythm of breath, that of accepting and letting go. In brevity all things exist…then it is no more.

Respect the flow of life, such is the pathway of renewal and peace. ~Life Through The Storm

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Gratitude Goes A Long Ways…

With the holidays in tow, for some, the unwelcome guest of stress tags right along. Overwhelming demands of shopping, entertaining guests, seasonal decorating, loneliness and more becomes an often too familiar load. Attempts to keep up with the Jones’s and/or feelings of being left out can certainly drain the life force out of anyone.

Many opt out of the traditional holiday woes by creating new and more meaningful ones. For example; as empty-nesters, one of the most important things for Jim and I during the holiday season is being together. Relaxing by the fire with favorite scents, music, hot beverages, candles and an enjoyable meal makes for a perfect Thanksgiving or Christmas, simple pleasures. Of course, early planning is primary. Visits, practical gift giving and sharing favorite dishes with family/friends before the special day, permits for an easy transition into our own personal desires.

If you have children, however, things can be a bit different. Include the family in the planning and the decorations. Crafts with the family can offer affordable joys that will be cherished for years!

During my younger years of parenting, the holidays posed a great deal of pressure. The potential shopping list was long and unrealistic, perhaps you can relate. I learned the hard way to respect my financial boundaries. When finances don’t allow for this or that, bask in gratitude. Thanks-living!

There is no one way to celebrate holidays, as we all have our own unique approach. Yet, overdoing, coupled with an unrealistic approach towards such can be an open door for unnecessary anguish, including depression.

Give thanks and honor what’s yours, embrace the beauty in being present. It’s one of life’s simplest forms of wealth, making way for an enjoyable holiday season! Gratitude goes a long way.

Live wise, live well and live whole. ~Stormie Steele

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