Tag: hope

Emotional Whiplash

Have you ever felt like your life is like a roller coaster ride?  Sometimes, you are high on a mountaintop, experiencing exhilaration rush through your body and energizing you to the point where you’re positive you can do literally anything. You’re convinced that life cannot possibly get any better and that everything is right in…

By Laura February 22, 2024 0

Comparison, You Thief

For years, I’ve heard the famous quote by Eleanor Roosevelt: “Comparison is the thief of joy.”  Most of us know that comparison does nothing positive for us. We believe it ourselves, and we even preach it to others. We tell our kids and our friends and our colleagues. We remind them not to compare themselves…

By Laura January 30, 2024 0

Look for the Glimmers of Hope

I saw a post recently that talked about glimmers. They were described as the opposite of triggers. Instead of bringing you to a place of anxiety, stress, frustration, or pain, they are like a burst of hope, light, and encouragement. They come out of nowhere, just like triggers, but instead of driving you into desperation,…

By Laura January 2, 2024 0

Facing the “Too Much”

Today felt like too much. I was too tired and too stressed and too frustrated and too overwhelmed. The kids were too loud and too demanding and too difficult and just too much. I was on the verge of tears for much of the day and truly couldn’t stop the tears from flowing a handful…

By Laura May 31, 2022 0

Peace, You Elusive Little Booger

We all long for peace and freedom and joy. No matter who you are and what you’re going through, you’ve likely found yourself desperately longing for those things. You want to feel at peace with whatever is going on and not feel anxious to jump to the next thing or the next season. You want…

By Laura October 15, 2021 1

When Uncertainty Steals Your Peace

As a self-proclaimed non-crier, I don’t get overcome with emotion easily. But today was different. Today, things felt too heavy. I just needed to cry. I needed to let go of all the weight of my broken marriage, my hurting children, and my aching heart. I powered through bedtime like supermom on a mission, and…

By Laura September 20, 2020 0

Hope?

I remember one of the first counseling sessions with a therapist that I saw during one of the toughest seasons of my marriage. She asked us a lot of questions and seemed much friendlier and more personable than any counselor I’d ever been to. Finally, toward the end of our time together, she asked if…

By Laura June 3, 2020 0

Cookie > Morsel

Today I received the biggest financial blessing of my life. Literally. I applied for a small business loan through the Paycheck Protection Program that was enacted because of the coronavirus pandemic. I figured it was worth a shot and I would have only lost a few hours of time if it never panned out. But…

By Laura May 9, 2020 0