Monday, June 14, 2010

A new today

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“The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” ~Steven Covey

Lately, I have given up on my blog, because it was too time consuming and I didn't feel like I had anything "blog worthy" to write about it. I was sitting at the pool yesterday talking with a dear friend and she kept on bringing up the word "priorities". Our discussion has been on my mind ever since.

Priorities. What are mine? How will I achieve the ability to stay true to my priorities and not let them become secondary? Hmmmm... a lot to think about.

I live such a blessed life. I am TRULY a lucky girl. I have a wonderful relationship with God (although, I could be a better Christian child to him and I am going to work on that...it is my number one PRIORITY), I have THE single best family that a person could desire to have (although, I don't always give them 100% of my attention...it is a top PRIORITY), I have soooo many beautiful friends who love me unconditionally and support me in all of my endeavors and always are interested in what I have going on in my life (although, I sometimes take those people for granted because I know they'll always be there...my dear friends WILL be hearing more from me because they are PRIORITY). I have a great job (although, I seem to put off beginning projects or doing something I want to do with the kids, because there are so many standards to be covered, etc...The KIDS will be my PRIORITY!).

I am making a conscious effort to let go of the negatives in my life and fully embrace the positives and positive people. Life is so short. We can embrace it and all of the wonderful things that it has to offer or focus on the negative and waste so much time and energy spinning our wheels getting caught up in the rat race.

My priorities are shifting and I am glad that today is a new day!

13 comments:

Jboo said...

You're so sweet! Ok -- you inspired me -- I'm going to be a nicer, better person and think about what is really important and my priorities too.

AND --I'm going to really try and not let my frizzy hair put me in a cranky mood! Can you tell my hair is frizzy today??? :)

Love that photo -- oh my -- your little sissy is really growing up!

Janet

Chasing Dreams Photography said...

What a beautiful post : ) I think I have to prioritize too...focus more on my family and my surroundings...very good post Missy. Hope you have a good week!

Jodee Leader said...

You go girl! I need to get my priorities straight too! Life is sooo short!

Cute picture of Paige!

Casey said...

SOOOO true. It's actually more difficult than it would seem, isn't it? Making our priorities a priority. I struggle with this too.

Beautiful picture!! Looks like Em in her cowboy hat :)

Mireille said...

It is so good of you to stand still and smell the roses! Good for you!! It made me thinking as well ;-) Thank you for that!!

Gail said...

Wonderful words to live by Missy...I am working hard currently on my personal priorities, and focus much more on my family, husband and relationship with God.

Beautiful post and reminders my friend. And Paige gets more beautiful(didn't think that was possible, but she does!)

kerri said...

Thank you for posting, food for thought, I need to do the same.
Life can sometimes get too busy,we need to step back and prioritize and count all of our blessings.
With all that said I am off to play Barbies, wink...
Thanks Missy <3

Laurie said...

Well, looky there! You DID have something to say! I miss your regular blogs- hope to see a few more pop up now and again. :)

rgshrs said...

I know just how you feel and you are right, you know if we all prioritized and let go of the unimportant things, life may just get a whole lot less complicated. You are inspiring my friend. ;)

Shawnstribe said...

i'll join you missy, life's been a bit tough lately, but there is always lots to be thankful for, but also on an encouraging note, once you have experienced heartache, i believe we develop a sensitivity, possibly more than a negativity, the key may lie in filtering those thoughts first before they take root, or every thought captive to Christ, or just plain No , im not gonna dwell or believe that thought cause it's not really who i wanna be.

Big hugs
xxxxxxxxxxx
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a Tonggu Momma said...

I love reading anything you write, Missy, but I know that living life is much more important. I just wished we lived near one another.

Kate said...

I wish you lived closer too Missy. I just know we could really have some great heart to hearts...and many many laughs (you may have been the ONLY person to totally get the whole PUD rider dabacle during our mortgage re-fi in 2008...just sayin'...THAT was some good stuff...). I wish you the best with this endeavor...struggles we all have on a daily basis. You are lovely just as you are...so don't be too hard on yourself.

~k.

Kate said...

I am losing my mind. I thought I left a comment...I sometimes get in a hurry and don't enter the code correctly...and don't realize. I really wanted you to know that I applaud you in writing this post...I think we all struggle with these issues...

I don't want you to be too hard on yourself though...by all accounts you are a great sister, daughter, friend. I hope you have a great summer...

:-)

(my code this time...ushings...double checked for accuracy! :-))