Saturday, March 23, 2019

Count it All Joy - Be Yourself

March 23, 2019
Friday, 10:27 PM

Hubby's location: couch, watching Hillsong Channel and at the same time looking at his Kindle. Multi-tasking mode.

Well, I'm tired. I went to bed at 1 in the morning last night. Today was a busy day. We went to Goodwill (it's half price day, yay!) and got home with a big haul. Later in the afternoon, I went back (it's about a mile from us) and got more stuff. I love Goodwill! I love thrift stores! I mostly look for vintage items to resell and some to keep.

Highlights of the Day

  1. My daughter Felicia taught me a lesson today. While we were grocery shopping at Walmart, we passed by the socks isle. I asked if she needed socks (I guess she does that's why I asked) and I got a positive answer. First stop was the boy's section. Immediately, I noticed the Jurassic dinosaurs theme socks. I showed it to her because she is crazy abot dinosaurs. Of course, she liked it! But the colors didn't look girly to me (they're an assortment of dark green and black). So, I suggested we'll go and check the girl's section. She's dismayed that it didn't have dinosaurs. I suggested some pretty looking ones but she told me she's not really into them. I told her that the dinosaur colors are boy colors. Lo and behold she said something that taught me a lesson. "Mommy, there's no such thing as a boy color and a girl color. Everyone can choose what color they want." I felt like a big splash of cold water hit my face. Honestly? She was totally right! I am so proud of her for speaking out her mind. I am so proud of the kind of wisdom she has that I don't. I immediately validated her opinion of the issue because I realized that what she said was true.

    The world that we live in labels everything which limits us to become the best version of ourselves. Most of the time, we listen to the voice of the world because we don't want to miss out anything that the world is crazy about. We crave for that feeling of belongingness, of being "in," that we lose the uniqueness of our individuality.

    I am quite grateful to learn a new lesson today. Thanks to my Felicia.
  2. It's crazy to watch my Evie turning into a little lady. Today she wore a maxi dress that accentuated her beauty. I kept calling her my "pretty little lady." She blushed. I think she loved my compliments. Later she got annoyed because of the compliment's repetition, so I took a break—yet did it again.
    I wish I can slow down the time so she doesn't grow up so fast. Yet time is all I have with her. I pray for grace to take advantage of what I have now for one day,  my once lttle girl is already a grown-up.

  3. Evie and Fi played with the kids in our neighborhood today. I am delighted that they finally have new friends around where we live. I hope that their friendship continues to flourish as days and years go by.

"My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience." - James 1:2-5

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