Tag: Gratitude

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What is the Best Thing About Working From Home

Mompreneur’s #1 reason for working from home is usually   their children. That is my reason too. Here is my baby girl taking a nap in my home office. I lite a candle, gave her a cozy blanket and she made herself comfortable on the mat in front of the treadmill.

What an incredible sense of gratitude I felt as I sat in my office preparing to speak to a group of homeless moms while the gentle, breathing sounds of my sleeping daughter played   in the background.  The best thing about being home for me is creating a safe, loving, educational environment for my children where they feel peaceful and playful ALL the time.

What do YOU feel is the best thing about you working from home? It’s okay to leave a free backlink in your comments too!

Quotes About Mothers

It’s tough being a mother. I love it but it’s tough. Some days I’m like the whiny kid:

  • Dang I NEVER get to do what I want!
  • Dang, I NEVER get to have my goodies all to myself!
  • Dang, I NEVER get to sleep straight through the night!
  • Dang I NEVER get to go anywhere…by myself!

Today was one of those days. LOL!

But I ran across this beautiful video, that has wonderful quotes about mothers and motherhood and my heart overflowed with gratitude…because God made me a mother!

My favorite mother quote is from Oliver Wendall Holmes:

The real religion of the world comes from women much more than from men, from mothers most of all, who carry the key of our souls into their bosom.

ENJOY!

quotes about motherhood

 

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Happy July 4th

While celebrating with family and friends this July 4th remember the millions of women around the world who are trapped in poverty, abuse and slavery all because of their religion or government. Pray for them and resolve to walk your power; the power that has been afforded to us as women in America.  We are free because so many other women were willing to fight and die for our freedom;  women who argued and suffered for demanding changes in our society like Sojourner Truth and Susan B. Anthony.

We are truly blessed to be in a country that honors women’s rights and “girl power”. Resolve to do all that you can so that we’ll have influence on other women around the world.  Because it’s only when women are free-free to make their own decisions, their own money, get their education-that the children are better off and we are better off as a society.

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

The Two Fathers that I Love!

I LOVE Father’s day!

I think men are THE BOMB (and God blessed me with 4 to raise)!

I’m madly in love with my dad.

I sooo admire my husband.

Both men have raised (my husband is still raising) 5 children!

My daddy

My father went to the same job, everyday, for 37 years; even when he hated it so much he would have to go on drunken binges to relieve his pain and anger. He refused to cow-tailed to a racist system that wanted to promote him only to have a “token black”.  But how does one continue to work knowing you’re the best man on the job and knowing that the new, young hirerees were there because of nepotism?

He drank.

2-3 times a year our household would go into chaos mold for 3-4 weeks, as he did what his father and his father’s father did before him. That’s how they dealt with their emotional issues.

Nevertheless, they went to work. Everyday. My father paid his bills and we were never without. As a stay at home mom, my mother  always had money in her “pocketbook” and went home every summer-with 5 kids in tow-to visit her family. She never wanted for anything.

At the age of 40 he started going to church with me, gave his life to Christ and hasn’t taken a drink or smoked a cigarette since!  When a man, who has been an alcoholic since a teenager, stops cold turkey, you know that you’ve witnessed the amazing grace of God! He has grown more loving and interactive with his wife and children every day since.

 

my husband

My babies’ daddy is also a man walking in God’s amazing grace. His life’s passion and first heart is to serve God. His calling is to pastor a church and help people to grow spiritually. Contrary to popular belief this is not a glamorous nor lucrative job.  In today’s society it’s no longer a respected profession. Many priests/pastors/reverends/ministers have taken advantage of vulnerable people and the media has magnified this perspective and blown it out of porportion. Today a “man of the cloth” is looked at through suspicious eyes.

Nevertheless, my babies’ daddy is committed to his calling.  We serve a small, fledgling church and he helps to relieve the financial pressure by working another job.  His heart is to serve the church full time; to implement his vision, to be available for visitations and prayer 24 hours a day. But he works a full-time job in the secular world to make sure that he meets his family needs.

How does one work a job, day in and day out, when one’s heart is not really there?

Fortunately, my babies’ daddy  does what my daddy did. No he doesn’t drink!

He handles his business to pays his bills. He’s here with his family (no matter how sleepy) and continues to plow through the year.  He wakes up and does it again and again (no matter how sleepy) being an example to his sons of a “working man”.

For that I admire him. For his service I thank him. For his children I bless him!

These two fathers- my daddy and my husband- are men who aren’t portrayed in the media often enough. They are the ones who hold families together and keep our society strong. They are living quietly. Without drama, therefore without attention. Without special recognition.

So today I acknowledge and celebrate them.

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY to my two favorite men!

And Happy Father’s Day to the many men like them!

Tell us about the Father(s) that you love. Leave a comment.

Don’t Believe The Bad News

I never read or look at the news. I believe that there is more positive things going on in this world than negative. The news media is set up to control the masses by keeping us in fear. So what made me read a sad, sick story this morning?

I don’t know! But thank God for Happy News.com. I immediately clicked over to re-align my mind with the Godness of the world.  Here’s a great story that bought joy to my heart and tears to my eyes. It also reminded me to keep doing what I’m doing because my work benefits more than just me!

Remember to stay away from the bad news. Keep yourself uplifted and encouraged. Don’t allow the media to stir your fears about the future and the economy. Look for the good because it is ALWAYS out there! Here’s proof.

Enjoy!

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