How's Your Hope?
Hey there. This is not about products or updates, but more a personal one. So if you want to bounce, I get it. :)
I recently got to take a trip to the coast not far from where I live. Along with time on the beach, I got to visit this beautiful place called Fern Canyon. The air was so clear, I turned off my phone except for pictures, and I was able to decompress a bit.
I don't know about you, but I have found it extraordinarily difficult lately to unplug. And staying plugged in leads to so much troubling and even devastating news from family, friends, and the world. Hope can start to fade in the middle of the onslaught of gas and food prices, shootings, and health craziness.
How do you process all that is going on? It seems like it is the most difficult few years of my 40+ years of existence. Maybe others of you can say the same.
I just wanted to send a simple reminder to you to take care of yourself and to be with your people in these days. What helps you take a deep breath? It doesn't have to be a trip to the coast. It may be a bubble bath or a horseback ride with your favorite person. I journal, lift weights, call my family and friends, get out in nature, go to church, watch funny movies or tv shows, and try to be present in the moment. Spending time with Jesus helps me with the perspective that this life is not all that there is. Gratitude is priceless. What are three things you are grateful for? I'd love to hear. Three things I'm grateful for today are you, for the chance to get to move East this summer, and for my family.
When we just keep pushing through, issues can spring up. When we take time to be still, we can process and find the strength to keep going. This will not take us out. This is not the end. We can make it, and we will see better days.
I have offered this before, and I wanted to do it again. If there is any way that I can be praying for you, please don't hesitate to respond. I'd love to do it. In case someone hasn't told you this week, I'm for you. You can do this. You aren't alone. Have an incredible week!