Step Back

Hello beautiful souls,

I pray you’re having a terrific week so far!! Mine has been super busy but nonetheless, a productive week thus far. Have you ever found yourself complaining or whining without realizing you’re complaining or whining? Like have you ever found yourself just tripping? Please tell me I’m not the only one. Lol I had a “foot in my mouth” moment last week and found myself doing just that, tripping!!

I find we sometimes focus on what’s not being done vs what is being done in some cases, unintentionally that is. In my recent case, I found myself disappointed because someone special wasn’t doing this or doing that while completely and unintentionally (keyword, unintentionally) overlooking what they WERE doing. While I’m complaining, I hadn’t realized how much I hurt their feelings until I was told. I made someone very important to me feel like what they were doing wasn’t good enough when it was in fact more than enough.

I can even remember times my daughter complain about not getting something her way when 80 out 85 times just that day she did get her way plus some and I would have to remind her of what I had done for  vs what she was complaining about that I hadn’t done. It’s so easy to complain when not paid attention to. I pointed out “unintentionally” because it’s important we practice being intentional. (Intentional was my word for this year that I may make my word for next year too honestly since I have definitely been slipping with applying  being intentional.)

God’s intentional with us, isn’t He? Let me go even further and say I slip up and magnify what I feel God hasn’t done on my time or in the order I want this or that when HE’S GOD and does WAY MORE THAN  ENOUGH for me that I definitely don’t deserve. Sweet soul, have you ever been just in a ugh type of mood because life isn’t the way you pictured or because your car isn’t the car you wanted or because you didn’t have enough money to go to that 5 star restaurant you had a taste for when you had a taste for it? 

What about those times when you felt you didn’t have enough money in your pocket, or just wanted more than what you had when in reality you had EXACTLY what you needed for that current day!?! I admit y’all, sadly,  I’m guilty!! Who am I to utter a complaint about anything no matter how bad life looks? I’m breathing, able to eat at least 3 meals a day whether it’s what I want or not doesn’t matter. I have my five sense, able to , talk, walk, jump, run, comprehend and  when there are many who can’t do . What does matter is that daily, GOD provide exactly what we need when we need it and we need to stay mindful of just that not only with  Heavenly Father but with our loved ones also.

Next time you find yourself about to complain about something, step back and reflect on what has and is being done in that moment. Reflect on all you have to be thankful for in that moment. You know the saying, “It’s never as bad as it looks.” and “someone always has a worst hand than yours.”, is so true. I challenge you to look at the good in every situation more. I’m learning to zoom in on the effort of a loved one and making sure they know how grateful I am for what they do that they don’t really HAVE to do.

I’m sure God smiles every time He hears us say, “Thank you Lord for this day” or “Thank you Lord for this or that blessing”. I know it makes my heart smile when my daughter tells me thank you or she’s happy I’ve done this or that for her. I challenge you to take the time to thank a loved one whether it be verbally or with  small gesture like a letter or their favorite candy bar (NO TEXT or fb msg or email). Man, I’m telling you, it’s the small things that count and really matter most. I guarantee you that you’ll make their day!!! Stay blessed beautiful souls!! I love you and until next time….

💕 R.Q Janae💕