Blog Hop:Enouragement

This week's blog hop is about ENCOURAGEMENT. Not that I think I am one to encourage anyone, but I thought I would participate anyways. So this post may be kind of random. But, one thing that I have learned more than anything is that it is so important to use kind words. Try never to say hurtful things to anyone, even if you bite your tongue. It is much easier to lash out in anger, but so much more rewarding to be kind. Oh, and I smile at everyone. It makes all the difference!!

School is starting back soon, and for those of us with school age kiddos, we tend to get stressed. Here are some ways to deal with stress..
*Say no more ofter
*Smile (practice a Monster smile!!)
*Be prepared for the rain
*Walk in the rain
*Believe in you
*Tickle a baby
*Plant a tree
*Practice grace under pressure
*Get up 15 min earlier than usual
*Go for a jog
*Remember that stress is an attitude
*Become a better listener
*Quit trying to "fix" other people
*Praise other people
*Ask for help!!
*Schedule play time every day
*Make an extra set of keys
*Set appts ahead
*Strive for excellence, not perfection
*Curl up in bed with a good book
*Break large tasks into bite size portions...
*Develop your own sense of humor
*Look up at the stars..
*Look for the silver lining
I have a list of 101 ways to seal with stress, and these are some of my favorites. I so can't believe that summer is almost over...it seems it just started. I am ready for the kids to go back to school, but will most certainly miss them.

My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest. (Exodus 33:14)

It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed. (Deuteronomy 31:8)

The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. (Deuteronomy 33:27)

The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. (Psalm 9:9-10)

I have set the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. (Psalm 16:8)

And, my oh my, I cannot believe this baby is almost five!!!! Two more days...we are on a countdown!!!!

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Mommyto3andahusky said...

love your blog! :)

Suzette said...

This is such a wonderful post!!! Just what I needed this afternoon!!! Thanks for your comment on my post from last night. People can be so rude. I really shouldn't let one comment affect me so much!

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Brittney said...

I just saw your comment on my "going private blog"--for some reason blogger comments are going into my spam email! :) Anyway, I stopped by to read your blog and it looks like we have a lot in common. You have a beautiful family! I'll definitely stop by more often!

"We can cry with hope, we can grieve with hope, because we believe with hope.."