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May 2022 Newsletter: Let's talk about life

Life is interesting

Just when you think you have a great plan, life has a way of trying to muck it up. But instead of crying and throwing a tantrum (which has actually happened a time or two over the last year), I have decided to laugh about those mucked up plans. Seriously, if you can’t change the events as they occur, you might as well laugh. At the very least, you’re going to learn who your friends and supporters are, you’re going to learn new things that you can teach others, and you’ll be stronger in the end.

I know life has a darker side. So, that’s why I try to make Simply Making Life helpful and fun, like with the questions of the week and providing a very detailed work-from-home series. A new series will be starting soon, by the way.

I write these posts not because I have a lot of time on my hands but so people will have a friendly place to go to discuss life, to find a solution to a problem, to learn something new, or to simply find a reason to smile. In other words, it’s a service God has called me to. Helping you keeps me sane. : )

Be you
                                 Image courtesy of Priyanka Arora via Unsplash

And because life has been hectic this past month, I haven’t added too much to the blog. So, my message today is for you to simply be you. Life is more beautiful that way. Trying to be the person that every individual in your life expects you to be is impossible. It will wear you down quickly.

You’ll make mistakes. Learn from them. You won’t do things exactly the way every critic in your life thinks you should do them. And they’ll tell you very quickly that you’re doing things “wrong”. But your authenticity and doing the best you can do is golden regardless of the situation. So, don’t listen to those who are sitting around thinking of ways you could do it “better”, “right”, or differently.

New path

                                        Image courtesy of Annie Spratt via Unsplash

Remember, there is no such thing as a dead end. Find the positive in the situation, even if the positive is, “This won’t last forever.” Focus on the light at the end of the tunnel and be you throughout the ride. You are awesome regardless of what your critics are telling you, and you aren’t alone. Prayer has been my best weapon in life’s challenges. God is pleased when you’re doing the best you can do. After all, doing is far more challenging than the words that spew from the mouths of your critics - even if you don’t get it quite “right” all the time.

Everyone is going through something. And many are going through something way worse than we might be able to imagine. So, remember to pray for everyone in the world - for God to help national leaders to make right decisions, to help those fighting wars and those running away from the war zones, for the hungry, for the homeless, for those who need jobs, for single parents, for the abused, and others. That’s a great way to feel better about your own situation.

Until next month, God bless you and keep you safe,



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