take a look and breathe

far to often we become wrapped up in doing what we can for others; how we can love someone the most, how we can be a good neighbour, how we can be overall good people. That in doing so, we neglect ourselves. We forget that although we are to show humility, gentleness, patience and love for others (Ephesians 4:2, Colossians 3:12) we are to do the same for ourselves. To be humbled, to be patient with ourselves when things are going wrong-to not become anxious and worried  but to take a second, breathe and remind yourself that we will face times of hardships, but to love yourself through it. To be gentle on yourself-take time to enjoy the simple things such as drinking coffee or eating black licorise. I have noticed for myself that it is so easy to become “busy” to become focused on working towards the next chapter of our life, what comes after this part-that we lose sight of the amazing beauty of the moment in which we are in right now.

“don’t get caught up on making a living that you forget to make a life”

God has given us life-and He desires us to live it to the fullest through Christ. In the midst of your busy day-whether you have faith or not, may you take time to be grateful. To be still and breathe. Although this may sound cliche-truthfully take your life one step at a time. You may be surpised at what could have passed you by if you didn’t take the time to see it, embrace it and “be all there” wherever you may be.

Today I hope you have a wonderful day, that you find something to smile about and you do something you smiple enjoy-and remember to walk humbly, be patient with yourself, treat yourself gentley and always find a reason why you love yourself.

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