Celebrate the Small Things: Manifest Self-Miracles #FridayFeeling
Fridays are all about celebrating the Small Things thanks to a weekly blog hop created by author Lexa Cain. Joint co-hosts this week are authors L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits Blog The mission coincides with what I’m hoping to do with my own writing, inspire and focus on the light when those slippery shadows creep around our shoes. Want to sign up? Click Lexa Cain’s link to find out more.
Do you make lists?
Do you write notes to remember tasks you need to do?
Have you ever made a list about all the good things about you?
I’m revisiting an old blog hop called Celebrate the Small Things. It’s a wonderful way to remember all the sunshine in a day when skies seem dark and the wind is so cold you can’t seem to find any warmth, on the inside.
This week I’m picking self -miracles. Those choices you’ve made in your life because you believed in yourself and the work you knew you’d have to do, but you did it anyway.
The idea for today’s post came from my son’s homework assignment. I’ve spent the last two days home with my son who’s had a fever. He had a reading passage on Jackie Robinson, a famous American baseball player, and I enjoyed reading it and reflecting on the questions as much as my son did. Mr. Robinson believed in himself. Mr. Robinson inspired me. I’ve been reflecting of specific choices I’ve made to focus on being a mother these past almost 10 years, and to also live a few of my deeper passions by giving up some larger less weighted ones.
So how am I manifesting self- miracles?
I’m celebrating two accomplishments this week. On the work side, I built a bridge in the office and really listened to what others were saying in order to develop graphic concepts that mattered to a team and not just me.
On the personal side, I’m celebrating my choice to leave a fast-paced traveling career so I could be there as a mother for my two little ones. My son has had a fever for half the week and I’m thankful I’ve been home with him. I’m thankful my current job is so understanding. I’m thankful I’m a short distance away from my kids’ school so I can be there in the event of any emergency. So I can have lunch with each of them once a week. So I can meet all their friends and be involved with their lives.
The key to self-miracles from what I understand, is believing in yourself so much, you “bet on yourself.” You realize what you want and love and need, and you go for it.
As a result of “betting on you,” tiny miracles begin to grow. Faith begins to grow and take over. Before you know it, you’re growing too.
Happy Friday, all. Make that list 😉
“This ain’t fun. But you watch me, I’ll get it done.” ~ Jackie Robinson
Posted on April 13, 2018, in Uncategorized and tagged celebrate the small things; bet on you., Erika Beebe. Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.
Very well said, Erika. You made the right choice for your life. Your involvement in your children’s lives will impact them for a long time.
I appreciate your thoughts so much Diane. Thank you. Happy Friday 🙂
Great work Erika,
wonderful emotion with wonderful frequency. We always have enough reasons to be grateful .We are alive, that is great reason right.I hope your son is fine now ~!
Thank you Ben. He is finally on the mend 🙂
What an AWESOME post! I think life changes whether you want it to or not and you must adapt and change, too. Optimism and a positive outlook are the keys, I think. 🙂
When my kids were little, I made changes in my life to best suit raising them. There were times when I wondered if I was doing the right thing (mom guilt hits with every choice!) and in hindsight, I made the right choices. Time spent raising good kids pays off exponentially later.
Those are great thoughts for the day. I’m glad you have more quality time to spend with your children. They grow up so fast that you have to take advantage of the time you have with them while you have it.
Great thoughts. Enjoy your family. Time passes faster than you realize.
I appreciate your thoughts so much 🙂
Such a great post, Erika! So great that your job allows you to focus on your family.
Thank you Ellen. I think I am more of a lioness constantly keeping watch over my cubs 🙂