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(cue Frannie: I lost my keys in the great unknown, and call me please cuz I can’t find my phone…this is the stuff that drives me crazy, this is the stuff that’s gettin’ to me lately, in the middle of my little mess, I forget how big I’m blessed.
Y esterday I FINALLY watched The Notebook in it’s entirety and WOW I found the story of my marriage. We were so close to losing each other and our lives would have been so much different. I almost gave up on true love for what Noah called ‘security=money’. And it even touched closer to home now because my MIL in suffering from Demesia and we believe my FIL experiences those 5 minute glimpses of his sweetheart and then nothing.
One of my favorite lines in the movie was when Noah says “But this is us, we do fight, and we get on eachothers nerves and we get through it. But I want that. I want you, all of you forever” Oh how my heart melted. Talk about the STUFF. Move over “Had me at hello” gimme that. But you know, it made me realize that I do have that. I have the stuff, the gettin’ on each others nerves, the losing my keys and him lookin’ at me as if to say WOMAN! And nothing else.
But I also have a man that still melts my heart when I look at him. A man that is the greatest example of what being a man of God looks like. A man who tirelessly will make of fool of himself just to get a good belly laugh from our kids. A man who literally felt like he had put our kids at risk and couldn’t help them (he cried yall) after his jet ski wiped out and they were stranded in the middle of the Caribean Ocean waiting for the banana boat rescue guys. THIS is my STUFF! And a fine stuff he is might I add!
This is the stuff…Might not be what I would chose but this is the stuff God used!
1 Corinthians 1:27-29 26 Remember, dear brothers and sisters, that few of you were wise in the world’s eyes or powerful or wealthy[g] when God called you. Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful. 28 God chose things despised by the world,[a]things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important. 29 As a result, no one can ever boast in the presence of God.
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Mothers, daughters, sisters, girlfriends…
THIS IS THE STUFF THAT DRIVES US CRAZY…BUT RIGHT THERE IN OUR LITTLE MESS, We’re gonna learn just how big we’re blessed!
YUP this celebration is for you!
The entire month of May we’re celebrating the STUFF that makes us who we are!
31 Days of celebrating our life, our beauty, our faith, our hopes, our dreams, our desires, our shape, our purpose…
Just in time for Mother’s Day!
So invite your mom or any mom you know to join us!
Oh Yeah, as if one way to celebrate you wasn’t enough, I’ve teamed up with over 500 women who found 30 ways to celebrate for the 30/30/30 challenge.
30/30/30 challenge is…(wait for it…)
30 squats, 30 pushups, 30 crunches for the next 30 days. That’s all!
-one of my clients told me to stop saying ‘that’s all as if it was simple’…but it is. you can do that right? sure you can. Never under estimate the power of potential!
AND YOU DO GET ONE DAY OFF!
So, over the next 31 Days, I’ll be using this book during the challenge, follow along or grab a copy of your own!
If you need a soundtrack to your 31 days feel free to borrow mine.
Here’s to you and your STUFF!
Don’t forget to join the group so you’ll know who else got stuff & why they manage to walk around smilin’
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