Life stew means a medley of different things all going on at the same time. Fear and joy and grief and happiness. All mixed in a pot that makes up each day.
Yesterday I found out that my third grandchild is a boy. My younger daughter, who has been married for 11 years, is having her first child.
With Time Comes Change:
After many years of thinking she just wanted to be a career woman, she and her husband changed their minds. The baby is due in March. So there is joy and much to look forward to.
While one child is on top of the world, the other one struggles. In the continuum of life, there always seem to be opposite forces at work.
A seesaw that is never balanced.
Top Pinner In Oklahoma:
In other news, a few weeks ago I learned I was the top Pinterest pinner in Oklahoma. I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. How have I managed to spend so much time on Pinterest?
Best Pinterest Boards
It read: Cozy Kitchens (7000 followers) – Brenda Kula’s cozylittlehouse.com spills out all over Pinterest, and people love it. Think your favorite auntie’s take on Southern Living.
Okay, so now I’m your favorite auntie’s take on Southern Living. I chuckled when I read that.
When Life Hands You Lemons:
Every single day, life hands us apples with one hand and lemons with the other.
In one area of your life, you’re overjoyed with expectations. In another, grief hangs over you like a cloud. All at the same time. Coming from different directions.
I call this Life Stew. All mixed together in a big pot, being continuously stirred.
The Loss Of My Blog Posts:
I lost all my blog posts in late July, and so I had to start all over again. As in all my prior blog posts went up in a puff of smoke.
I was forced to start at the start over. Just like a brand new blogger.
Yet some opportunities have come my way, regardless. So just when you think all is lost, you find out it is just the beginning of better things to come.
Stir the pot.
You never know what a day, a week, a month will bring your way. But the important thing is that you live life to the fullest today. With every fiber of your being.
Let the insignificant grievances go. Just let it go.
Regret is a word that essentially means we keep reliving something we can’t change. It is useless and robs us of time doing happier things.
Whatever you do, don’t let what happened yesterday taint today. Do what you can, and then put it to rest.
Because none of us know how many todays and tomorrows we will have. So the best way we can use them is to live fully in the moment.
Just Stir Your Life Stew:
Stir your Life Stew, but smell those blueberry muffins you have in the oven.
Listen to the birds outside your window. Stop and enjoy the pleasant sound of the rain tap-tapping on the roof. Live life with all your senses.
And keep stirring.