Freedom…

Isn’t amazing how much we take our freedoms for granted!

We get so caught up in all the hustle and bustle of DOING DOING DOING….we forget to reflect and be in a moment.

Yesterday we enjoyed a fabulous evening with some friends.  We tailgated at a store parking lot so we could watch the fireworks across the way at the park….and avoid the crazy crowd over there!

It was refreshing….beautiful….and free!

It felt free to just BE with friends….AND NOT FEEL like I was suppose to be on my phone checking this or that….it felt free to visit and fellowship face to face with a friend and have that human contact!

It felt FREE to remember to continue to prioritize my days based on what is my vocation, calling, gifts, talents….   And making sure I do things that spark JOY…..

We need to remember to LIVE IN THE MOMENT….that’s how our freedoms were won…..IN THE MOMENT!  It wasn’t put off because social media was more important to check….it wasn’t put off because a favorite show was coming on….it wasn’t put off because pursuing careers were priority…..FREEDOM WAS WON….because of passion….being present….seeing a need and I dare to say finding JOY in the challenge to make things better for not only their generation but generations to come!

Today….sit….reflect….pray….write….about what does freedom mean to you!

Many hugs and blessings my dear readers…..family….friends….
~Kelly 🙂

BALANCE

Facebook…twitter…Pinterest…Google+…all social media….email…computer searching…blogs…electronics….etc….

It is all about BALANCE!

If there is anything I have learned (again…lol…you would think I could figure some of life’s lessons out by now) it is about balance.

I have really enjoyed knowing that FB isn’t an option…it is freeing.  Yet, I have missed being able to just touch bases with a few of my friends during the week. I know this is their mode of conversation and I don’t want to miss out on saying hello.

I also find myself thinking about a recipe I want to share on my Food~Fitness~Faith private group.  Or I read a great article about daughters and want to share it with the Dynamic Daughters private group.

And an interesting thing I realized even though I was being much more productive with house work in the morning without going to FB and not burning up my reading time or lesson planning in the evening….I was transferring some of the time to trying to figure out Google+ for my blog.  I was using email even more.

Balance…that is what any and all of it is about.
NO different than treats, alcohol…exercise…sleep….work…play….etc.

We can’t feast on cake all day.  Just like we can’t drink every night (or shouldn’t).  We can’t work 20 hours a day and think we won’t suffer from it.

BALANCE!

Thus what I can take from my FB experiment is this:

1.  I will make sure house hold stuff is completed and checked off in the morning before I hop on to FB or any media or search or even writing for my blog or Examiner and before I wake up my daughter.

2.  I will not do any of it during learning and household hours.

3.  I will make sure if I am taking a break from a task that I time myself and respect the timer when it goes off.

4.  I will ensure my media time is productive…making connections…loving….not just random reading….and scrolling for lost minutes on end!

Balance with boundaries…self-control…and discipline…that is what life is truly all about!

I love how life constantly gives us opportunities to always grow and learn!

Blessings and hugs to all!
~K 🙂

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