Three Things Thursday

Every week in the A Little Light Facebook group we play Three Things Thursday.  Our fearless leader Shawna puts out a question and we each give 3 answers.  This week I decided to use the Three Things Thursday title as a bit of inspiration to report on what is going on around here in Sarah land.

I had a body part removed!

Last Thursday I had my gallbladder taken out.  I went into it with the idea that I would be perky and normal the next day.  Uh so not the case.  Recovery was rough and I am now just beginning to feel like myself.

Taking it easy is really never as easy as you think it will be.  Pain killers made me drowsy and getting any reading or writing done was just not happening.  Then there are those little guilt pangs that creep in.  The slimy little liars that say you’re being too needy and annoying.  Get your butt outta bed and start pulling your weight.

I am ridiculously thankful that I am a supremely supported human.  My in-laws cared for my kiddos while I was in the hospital.  I have a husband who can hold down the fort and kiddos who are eager to help out.  Plus a network of friends who were praying for me and sending me well wishes.

The struggle of thinking I am a burden is still very real even with all of these people holding me up.  I had to be very diligent in reminding myself that I am truly loved and my tribe wants to help me.

I created a few personal mantra cards to help me remember that I am enough and I am worthy of love.

I’m sending out a printable version of these handlettered cards in next week’s email. If your not on the list don’t miss out! You can sign up by clicking the photo.

I'm working towards being an intentional living coach.

I am super excited to be letting the cat out of the bag with this news.  Over the last couple of months I have been doing some online training and getting ready to be able to offer intentional living coaching to a limited number of clients (limited number because I want to reserve time for creating new habits and practices as well as working toward goals and experiencing adventures) in the near future.

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The Coldest Night of The Year

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”Mister Rogers

The beginning of 2017 has been heavy.  There have been lots of sad and scary things happening in the world (I’m not going to get political here, but I think most of us can fill in the blanks with what we’ve seen on social media).

It’s soothing and inspirational to look for the helpers, but I want to take things a step further and be a helper.

Our family is once again participating in the Coldest Night of The Year to fund raise for out local shelter New Life Community.  This year my daughter Meadow has inspired her brother and sister to join the team and all three children are shaking down their grandparents for donations.

You can read about our experience in past years here and here.

We would love to have your support for this worthy cause.  You can donate, join our team, or sign up to walk in your own community.  

 Now it’s your turn.  Leave me a comment and tell me three things going on in your life right now. I’d love to hear about them.

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