Raising the Full-of-Life Widow


live your life


Life is for the living, which means if we are here above the dirt, awake each day we need to live life. Enjoy life. Embrace life. It’s hard. Here are a few things I try to remember, they might help you:

Being perfect isn’t what’s important, it’s making the attempt, sometimes more than once.

It’s okay to cry when emotions run high.

Create a Joy Jar or Joy Journal to track the best times.

Avoid being over critical. If it can be improved, great, improve on the project or activity next time.

Be willing to learn something new.

Write down when something new is learned, that makes it easier to remember how much has been learned in the past week, month, or year.

Try something new

lawnmower race-coming around the corner

Never too old to LawnMower Race

Google and YouTube are your friends, they can teach you how to do most anything.

Forgive yourself if you make a mistake.

Be nice to yourself.

Acknowledge one to three gratitudes each day. Write them in a journal, on the calendar, or twitter, or just say them out loud.

Eat a real meal at the table rather than grabbing a handful of something and eating over the sink.

These ideas help me live and embrace each day and to live happily.

What do you enjoy?

What makes your life happy?

What do you do to encourage happiness?

About Nita

Quilter, writer, speaker, mom and grandmom. I enjoy making quilts for my grandkids, and other children. I especially love hearing and sharing quilt stories with others, that's how the book came about and this blog will continue to share quilt stories and how God works with quilts to comfort and teach us.
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1 Response to Raising the Full-of-Life Widow

  1. Doug Jarvie says:

    Hi Nita, we seem to be on the same midnight shift here on the #blogboost channel.
    I get some satisfaction in completing a post each day even if it takes me most of the day to do it.
    Blog on!

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