We’re celebrating freedom this week. I’m proud to be an American. While I have enjoyed this freedom from birth, I’ve not always lived in freedom as it relates to my health and fitness.
So Why Fit and Free?
It was something I always longed for. Several years ago all I did was chase freedom. When I would see the word, I’d perk up. I would read anything that boasted ways to be free.
4th of July, faith, fitness, freedom
It’s summer! Sun is shining. Days are getting longer. But for some reason you find yourself in a funk. Dealing with discouragement just as we’re heading into summer?How can that be?
Times of discouragement come when we least expect them. And it may be nothing more than a couple rainy days, and the feeling will pass when the sun comes out. Other times we just find ourselves in a funk. If you’re like me, you like schedules and predictability. Summer can be far from that. There are vacations. Alarm clocks aren’t set every morning. Activities. So many things to do and so little time.
This time of unexplained discouragement and slump makes me think of the first Easter. Palm Sunday seemed like the day of celebration but we know the dark days that followed. There were days of sadness and despair. There was quiet. We know the end of the story, but on that first Good Friday, they didn’t know the end of the story. They knew the prophecies, but were they true?
discouragement, easter, freedom, mindset
Mother’s Day had me thinking about the things I have learned from my mom over the years.
To give you a brief history lesson: My birthday is 4 days after my mom’s. She had just turned 21 when she had me. She and my dad had only been married about 6 months. I was their first child. Two years later my brother came along and that would be our family until our parents divorced about 20 years later.
family, Mother's Day