Friday, August 23, 2013

10 Ways to be a Happier Mom

Ways to be a Happier Mom

1. Life is not an emergency. 
Life’s a gift. 
Just. Slow. Down. 
2. Now is not a forever grace but amazing grace. 
3. Sometimes the slowest way is the fastest way to joy. 
Make time today, even a moment, to read Scripture and memorize it. 
4. Laughter is the cheapest, holiest medicine. 
Preschoolers laugh 300 times a day. Aim for double that. Tickle someone, (yourself!), if necessary.
5. Motherhood is a hallowed place because children aren’t commonplace. 
6. Homemaking is about making a home, not about making perfection
7. A pail with a pinhole loses as much as the pail pushed right over. 
A minute dawdled here, a minute scrolling here — they can add up to your life.  Write down your intentions for the day and prayerfully live the intentions and spend your life well by paying attention to the moments — which pays thanks to God.
8. Believe it: I have all I need for today.  
The needs of our day are great but our God is greater and we call Him Providence because we believe: He is the One who always provides
9. Slow. Children at play. 
10. Love is patient. 
Parenting’s this gentle way of bending over in humility to help the scraped child up because we intimately know it takes a lifetime to learn how to walk with Him.
Patience. Love always begins with patience and patience is a willingness to suffer.
The art of really celebrating life isn’t about getting it right — but about receivingGrace
The sinners and the sick, the broken, the discouraged, the wounded and burdened — we are the ones who get to celebrate grace!
Regardless of the mess of your life, if Christ is Lord of your life, than we are the celebrants out dancing in a wild rain of grace — because when it’s all done and finished, all is well andChrist already said it was finished.

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