As much as I hate to admit it, I'm guilty of worrying about pretty much everything! People who know me well, know this—it's actually a little mortifying. (I like to think of myself as being a "Let Go & Let God" kind of person!)
I realized this a few years ago during a gathering of family and friends for one of my birthdays. This is no joke—at that party, I received two copies of Don't Sweat The Small Stuff and one copy of Don't Sweat The Small Stuff With Your Family. (Great books by Richard Carlson, btw)
That same year a friend gave me Jack Canfield's, Chicken Soup For The Soul (another great read). I also received a foot massager, a spa package, and a really nice bottle of wine.
Hmm, I thought. The people who love me think I'm a worrywart. They're concerned about my tendency to try to "fix" everything! (full disclosure—I've known for years that I'm a control freak!) The bottom line is, there's only so much that we're actually really in control of—if this Covid-19 pandemic hasn't proven this, I don't know what does!
Since I'm throwing some stuff out there, I'll go ahead and confess to a little something I'd do when my boys were little. It sounds ridiculous, but I would think of the worst thing that could happen to them. I figured, if I "got the jump on it" playing it out in my head, then there's no way God would allow it to happen—covering them like some kind of insurance against any calamity that might befall them. (All right, no judging! I already told you— it was ridiculous!)
News flash! Bad stuff has still happened along the way and, I've learned you can't "out-think" or "outwit" God. He has a perfect plan for all of us.
There are lots of great scriptures about coping with worry, anxiety, and fear in the Bible. One of my favorites is 1 Peter 5:7 - Casting all your cares upon Him for He careth for you.
And even Benjamin Frankline bestowed us with this tip: “Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.”
I totally dig that!
I've been guilty of thinking I've Got This! so many times when the reality of it is, God's Got This! — and He always has!
Closet ClotheSure Week 13 - Rounding Out April 2020
Monday - another fav outfit! Sleeveless, v-neck silk top from Ann Taylor, fitted pencil skirt from White House Black Market. The perfect way to usher in the warmer Texas temps! A for-sure keeper!
Tuesday - this pearl-studded dress from Ann Taylor is another one I'll hang onto. It's got faux-leather sides which are kind of cool. To be honest, it barely made the cut for Feelin' Like A Ten because it's a wee bit "boxy" on me. But, I love pearls so this one squeaked by!
Wednesday - Suffering Succotash! It's time to whip out The Incredible Fat Sucker Garment with this clingy dress from New York & Company. Love the vibrant colors. I've paired it with some awesome red heels by Jessica Simpson.
When life gives you lemons . . .
This fun, tropical dress from Eva Mendes (New York & Company) was a gift from my sweet husband for my birthday this year. It's bright and vibrant. James also got me the matching green pumps (also by Eva Mendes)
If this dress had pockets, I'd wear it every week! (or at least once a month!)
From The Garden
As I like to say - Go dig in the dirt! James and I planted a beautiful Japanese Maple in memory of my Bob Dad. Here are some shots from the yard—
Love to all - and remember: God is in control and hope is on the move!