I Just Can’t

I’m all out of ideas.  Dinner has me like…….done! Anyone out there feeling my pain?  I can’t get one dinner together that each one will like or at least eat.  When I grew up, (yep, i’m going there) you had to eat whatever your momma made you and you liked it or at least faked it. I literally can’t find one dish that all 4 agree on AND if I do find one close, they are sick of it. Now you all aren’t eating…….the end. And now you are like, why heather, why are we talking about dinner plans.  It got me thinking.  I know, everything has me like….hmmmm…..but hear me out. 

Throwing in the towel.  Done and done.  These words sound familiar?  Maybe they played in your mind over and over again. We get to this place where we just can’t anymore. It’s too much.  Life is too much, job is too much, momming (yes it’s a word) is too much, this whole relationship thing is too much, and the list goes on. When you get to this point it’s easy to get stuck in the negative.  It swallows you and the next thing you know, you can’t get out of bed.  The negativity takes over because we start overthinking and evaluating every horrible thing that is happening in life.  We have this complete sense of loss and hopelessness.  So now what?  We are the writers of our story along with the ultimate author, Jesus.  Even though situations happen that we have no control over, we do have control over the way we respond. We need to step back a second and reflect on what’s really important.  Maybe, just maybe through these crazy circumstances, we become stronger.  I’m not saying it’s easy.  I’m not saying that tomorrow all the sudden it’s rainbows and unicorns BUT I am saying that there’s hope. There’s goodness.  There’s goodness in your life that has been hidden behind a dark cloud but it’s there.  We’ve just gotta grab onto it and make it larger than life.  The best part?  Christ is behind that dark cloud.  He’s hanging out waiting for you to grab on.  I’m more of a straight shooter when it comes to telling it like it is. I don’t like fluffy words.   I’m not gonna make use the phrase like, ‘Just give it over to Him and it will be fine.’ I am gonna tell you that the choice is yours and mine. We either grab onto the dark or head straight for the light. 

So if you have any dinner ideas, I’d be happy to hear them ha. In all honesty though, the dinner situation will probably never go away until they are all out of my house but I can decide not to let it tick me off so much.  I can decide to see that I’m so incredibly blessed to have 4 awesome kiddos to make food for.  I know, sounds super cheesy and and you are like, Heather, I know this all already.  Ok, but we  have to choose to actually live in it.  Let’s get out of our heads and open our hearts to the truth.  Ok I’ll tell you what that is. Truth: You are wonderful just the way you are, good dinner or bad. Blessings, goodness is all around us, it’s there I swear. Just grab on and hold tight. 

“Every day is a new beginning.  Take a deep breath, smile, and start again.”