Empathy

I’ve always been taught to be empathetic. However, I do believe that this is something that I’m naturally just gifted with. Sometimes I hate it; because I seem to feel everything for a person. I guess there should be some sort of balance to this but I seem to struggle with this.

If someone is hurt, I hurt

Sick, I’m sick, sad etc

What are your thoughts on Empathy and keeping that balance?

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Patience

Patience is something I struggle with on a daily. There’s always something or someone who tests my patience everyday. Some days I do fine others not so much.

Taking time out to pray and reflect helps me to recoup and make it through those tough moments.

In James 5:11 it says

We give great honor to those who endure under suffering. For instance, you know about Job, a man of great endurance. You can see how the Lord was kind to him at the end, for the Lord is full of tenderness and mercy.
James 5:11 NLT
https://bible.com/bible/116/jas.5.11.NLT

Everyday I strive to be like Job, pushing through with all I have with great endurance.

Some days I find myself repeating ” I think I can” like that show the little engine that could. It may seem hard but keep trucking, get that stamina to keep going. You will make it!

Where do I begin?

So after reading many of the bloggers post I thought I’d give this a try. I’ve thought about this before but yet decided not to and just went about my way. Now here I am again. As I’m sitting here , many questions ponder my mind. I’m thinking what in the heck am I going to write about? Do I really want to do this? Will people even read what I have to say? Mainly, where do I even begin?

Well, here goes nothing…. (Please forgive me if I ramble)

I am a Full time mom, wife, coworker and friend. My days consist of the same set schedule ( for the most part). I wake up, pray, think about how I don’t want to go to work 😂 go on social media, get dressed, head to work and do what I think I do best; by helping others. Sometimes we get so caught up in helping others that we forget to take time for ourselves. For me, this leaves me depleted/exhausted/bitter. Sometimes we have to stop and take time for ourselves otherwise we are no good to others. Sure life throws me lemons everyday, but one thing my mom use to say is ” that’s life”. I use to roll my eyes when she said this. As I mature ( yes I’m still maturing, it doesn’t stop) I realize now what that statement means. We can’t control everything, please everyone or do everything. Live your life to the fullest, be happy, take time out for yourself and what happens…happens. If things don’t go as planned, just think “that’s life!”