This is the fourth installment in this series. A couple years ago I ran across a list called "a parenting manifesto of joy" on Ann Voskamp's site. It's a beautiful list of essentials when it comes to parenting, and as a homeschooling mom, I desperately need to inhale and exhale and absorb this list. Each Monday, I'll be sharing each idea individually in an attempt to get myself to focus more intently on that idea during the week.
Today, when stress mounts, I pray to dismount it with gratitude.
My stress management plan will be intervention with verbal thanks.
I can only feel one feeling at a time, and I choose to give thanks at all times. Fight feeling with feeling!
A couple years ago, I began listing and naming everything I was thankful for. It's been a beautiful way to count and name all the blessings God brings into my life each and every day. Even the hard ones. We really can give thanks in all circumstances if we choose to.