Feb 18, 2012

A {very} good life

Most times I don't post very often because my days are exactly the same. I'm not just saying this, I really do. I get up, shower, eat breakfast, clean up breakfast, clean the house. Do laundry. Bible study. Lunch, clean up lunch. Work on some project or something until I exercise in the afternoon. Clean up from the workout. Cook\help with supper. Clean up supper. Free time, then go to bed. Wake up and repeat.

While I like to write articles sometimes to help myself and others, that's not what my blog is really for. I use it for the unimportant little things of my everyday life - not for serious articles or topics. But since my days are always the same, often times I don't feel like I have anything to post about.

Have you ever noticed that I don't talk much about my personal thoughts\feeling on this blog? Strange, I know. I'm a very outgoing person and being around\talking with people is one of my most favorite things ever. At the same time, I don't like to have my personal struggles, feelings and thoughts put out there for everyone who comes to my blog to read. My raw emotions laid bare for anyone in the world to read through.

I love sharing the good things, the happy things - I don't like dwelling on the bad. One of my pet peeves are people who are total downers. We all know some, or at least know of some. Somehow we know every single struggle and frustration and anger they have going on. I try to stay away from that as much as possible.

Life is GOOD. But sometimes I slip, and I might start to forget. :I miss my sister. every night I hate going to bed alone-sometimes I cry because doubts creep in and I wonder how long I'll have to do so. my hair is thin. do people think I'm chubby? I wonder if friends care as much as they say when keeping in touch doesn't seem to be that important to them. I get frustrated because I want to do more varied, useful things in my life. :

We all have thoughts like these....you might not have the same ones as I do, but every one of us has concerns and worries that can threaten to steal away our peace. 

When I step away and take a look at things I deal with sometimes, you know what? I realize just how small they are and just how blessed I am. :my sister is blissfully happy with a wonderful husband. God will bring about what's the very best for me in His timing, and will help me through every struggle along my way. there's nothing I can do about my thin hair, so just get past it. I eat healthy and exercise very often, trying to keep myself in good shape - I will never ever ever be a size 2 - at my height, if I was ever a size 2 I'd probably be in a coffin. I understand that people get busy and can't just hang around online all the time. i'll have freedom to do more things soon, and what I've been doing has taught me discipline among many other things:

Yes we all have concerns, but don't let them steal our peace. Let God be your Comforter. Let Him help you. If you try to deal with everything on your own, things won't go very well. Realize that you have things to work through, but don't dwell on them. Go to God and his Word for guidance, but don't dwell. Get out and help others - cook, bake, make cards, visit people...

When we're doing our very best to live a righteous, peace-filled, trusting in Him life and helping others to the best of our ability, we'll have a GOOD life.

Smooth sailing never made a skilled sailor. 

The background on my laptop at the moment is a quote from Marilyn Monroe. Don't get me started on Marilyn herself, because I think we all know about her, but I really like the quote.
  "Keep smiling. Because life is a beautiful thing and there is so much to smile about."

Life is beautiful. Life is a miracle. 
Let's celebrate it!


  1. great thoughts, lindsey! i was just thinking along these lines in my bed last night...i had an amazing peace wash over me... you are special and i hope you always remeber that you are amazing just the way God made you. :)

    (still lovin' my blog. ;D)


  2. Very nice, Lindsey! You are such a sweet girl and I am encouraged by your sweet attitude. I agree...we have so much to be thankful for...why dwell on the bad? Thanks for posting this....it will make the rest of my day better! Love you! :)

  3. Oh Linz, I love you. Thanks for sharing... you help be remember to stretch and grow. Thanks for not only being my little sis, but the best friend I could ever ask for. xoxo <3

  4. er, I meant "you help me," not "you help be." Dat thsounded like I hab a sthuffy nothse, but I pwomithse I don't. :D

  5. Linz,

    Thank you so much for the reminder, for sharing your thoughts and feelings, for being you! We are so blessed by you and your entire family. Thank you for the friend you are to Lur.:)

  6. I love that you opened up and yes I did notice that you don't get too personal. I have gotten more open the more I blog and I find it so freeing. I have been inspired by other who have shared their truths and realize I am not alone in my struggles, fears, etc.

    It's so nice to say, 'This is me, this is who I am. I have doubts, I am imperfect, but I love life and God and will keep trying each day to live and be the best I can!'

    You are so young and talented Lindsy, you have no idea. So many opportunities will come you're way if you just keep on doing what you're doing.

  7. This is just what I needed Linz... :) Thank you for being my friend, even when I'm not that much of one... :'(
    I love you dear. :)

  8. YOU are NOT CHUBBY! Okay? Okay.


  9. What a Beautiful and inspiring post!!!!!!!!

    God bless,



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