Day 11 of 40: A Day of Love


Today is Day 11 of 40.

What if we did this for today? But what if we did it for 40 days?!

{If you’ve heard my rant about this then scroll passed this to today’s account below the (*******) line}

Our goal for 40 days is to strengthen and nourish our spirit, soul and body. Sounds so sophisticated and a little boring to me… but what if it got kind of specific… and… what if it kind of worked?!!?

We create (Do you need the definition too? Because I did! So I looked it up for us!)

create: (verb) cause (something) to happen as a result of one’s actions

This drives me to become aware of what I am actually creating. I’m REEEAAALLY good at creating a grumpy attitude, a negative outlook on life, an overwhelming feeling, 30 extra pounds, irrational thinking…. I am just one talented woman. You too? {Big sigh}

But what if we became more intentional about what we were creating each day?!

What if we did these three things each day?!

1. Create conversations with God by talking to Him (prayer) and/or studying the Bible.


2. Create smiles, memories, feelings, giggles, and moments with people by taking the time to stop and be in the moment.


3. Create fuel for our body with the foods we choose.

For my own life, I notice that I start going into a spiral of the “blues” then slowly but surely off track when I start hiding from God, from people and hiding IN my pantry…. {Anyone else do that too?!}

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Today’s Life with Jamye

Day 11 of 40.

“Girls, before Daddy and I had you, I used to make daddy all kinds of cute cards, gifts, surprises and creative gestures….. ” Our conversation continued as I shared with the girls how I thought that we could do that for Robert today.

You see, Robert has had his private practice office for 4 years now. And he just signed another lease for a expanding office with a business partner. We are so proud of him and delighted in this expansion!

Therefore, we had a day of partying with Daddy! Surprise style of course….Β more in the “soul” part for today… and as always, pics included! πŸ˜‰

1. {Spirit}

Did you start reading today?! I did! And I just love our 30 day challenge! Read yesterday’s post for more info!

 

2. {Soul-Mind, Will, & Emotions}

Our early trip to Target while Robert was at Crossfit had Benjamin like….

We got him a coffee mug, to go mug, large coaster and of course a Nothing Bunt cake.Β LOL Then we styled each one ourselves with some promises of God and a few pictures. Nothing like an original!!

We got some plates, forks, napkins and party hats! So when we visited the office for the first time, we threw him a mini (BUT BIG-TIME) party!! πŸ™‚

Then off to visit our 91 year old neighbor who is in the hospital…. the girls are excited to water her flowers to bless her. Makes me realize that we should’ve been more involved in her life before her fall yesterday. 😦 Life goes fast and yesterday gave me a reality check. She was asleep when the kids and I went into her room so we left the flowers and card for her when she awakens. Praying for her healing! Please join me in that.

Andsince we were in the area, we couldn’t help but stop by to see Grandma!! Roberts mom is such a wonderful mother-in-love, and Grandma, to the girls! And of course, the girls enjoyed their chocolate treats with Grandma. Hee hee…

A few other sweet moments that were created today as I get back to strength… Office furniture shopping with Robert. {Seriously though, what a hot psychologist!!}

BEST PART THOUGH?!

Is learning to do life with people we love! We came home to a freshly baked dinner by Robert Sack. {Not pictured was the homemade fruit salad made and the dishes done and the house cleaned!} What a guy! Maybe he likes me getting back to my strength too.

Another Thought

One sign that I can tell I’m getting back to myself is the fact that I’m reading productivity books again. I am going over some oldie but goodies and even searching for more. This is my mojo, and it feels good to even want to read them again. I’ll probably be sharing my favorites soon!

Some of them have single handedly changed the trajectory of our life!!

$194,400 out of debt anyone??! Thank you to Dave Ramsey’s podcast!! (And if you like to read, it’s The Total Money Makeover.) πŸ˜‰

3. {Body}

Oh my! This is where you get to see the REAL Jamye!! I haven’t written it down in 4 days! So…. not exactly on a path to lose the weight but that’s OK! I will. I’m enjoying the beauty in this process to gain strength, separate from what the mirror says.

I’ve had Greek yogurt, an apple, 1/4 of chocolate chip bundt cake, a piece of chocolate, a couple slices of mozzarella cheese with tortilla (aka…. a microwaved quesadilla), a scoop of chicken noodle soup, a individual serving of guacamole and… that yummy dinner by Robert! Ps…. I plan on having orange sorbet this evening…. yes, I know. Not exactly the carb cycle but ill get back to that place of strength. For now, its giggles, growing, moments of discord, moments of pleasure, it’s life…. it’s beautiful…. it’s making us strong, huh?!

I’m enjoying this journey with you! Lots of love!

Jamye

 

 

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