It’s Just Life Happening

I wish I could slow down time. I have three kids, and they are all growing up rather quickly. I look at them every year in total amazement that so much time and change has taken place. Then I go through and think about how I have lived my life and where I’m at in it. It has dawned me how much of my time I’ve spent wasting it worrying or complaining about things that are just a part of life happening.

The other day I had this message slamming me in the face almost everywhere I went. I heard it in a new country song; then someone else made a statement that was close to it, and then a movie showcases the same principle. It is amazing how many moments like that can make a powerful impact on me.

Then my Image Monthly Plan came in my inbox shortly after that day. It was filled with some inspirational quotes for small business owners or anyone who is trying to obtain a goal. Right now, I have many goals of things I want to get accomplished, and I’m tired of having excuses as to why it isn’t done. While teaching my intern and helping other new bloggers, I have realized how much I’m NOT doing what I know how to do because of using the excuse “life happening.” I’m falling into the trap of the Bright Shining Objection Syndrome instead of executing what I know.

I’m not making the most of my “life happening” moments. I’m too busy trying to multi-task and, therefore, I’m not achieving much of anything. I’m going to strive hard to focus on one task at a time. That way whatever I’m working on will get my full attention. Let’s see how much of a difference that makes in everything I do, shall we?

As I close out 2014, I want to close it out with a bang. I want to appreciate more of “life happening” moments both the good and the bad. I want to know that I gave to whatever I’m doing; my all. I want to stop complaining and using “life happening” excuses.

What about you are you striving to enjoy more of your personal life happening moments?




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I'm Crystal. I'm married to Dale, and mother to Johnny.Some might say that my life is perfect because I get to do all the cliché wife things like cooking, cleaning, and decorating - but there's more! I also have many hobbies including needlework (crochet), sewing, and reading. My son's education is important, so we homeschool him together.

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  1. Well said Crystal! I love that vid too…so so true. It’s great to have goals, but we have to remember to not overwhelm ourselves in the process. I always say, it’s great to multitask, but you can only do one thing at a time really well! Great post.


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