Thirty Two Reasons

The big three two.

It’s really not one of those big ones, but to me it’s a different one. Thanks to the quarantine, I have had a lot more time to think of things I might’ve taken for granted, or been too busy to appreciate. Like I said in my last post, it is so easy to get carried away in the everyday business and get lost in the chaos. 

In honor of my birthday, I thought it would be fun to write about 32 things that I am grateful for. 

So here we go:

God’s Grace, Love, Mercy and Forgiveness

A Life Without Jesus

My Trials and Tribulations

My Strength

Ability To See The Good Even in the Bad

*sigh* What would I do without Him? Remembering my “BC” (before Christ) life, sometimes brings me to tears. Sometimes happy tears and sometimes some very sad ones. Oftentimes, I think back and think “wow I survived” or “I did that”. I even have those breathtaking moments that I feel deep in my chest and think to myself “I can’t believe I went through that”. But it’s those very moments that just remind me how beautiful God’s grace, mercy and forgiveness is. That even when I felt I did not deserve it, he still showed up for me. He gave me the ability to see the good in every circumstance, even the heart breaking ones. And the strength to push through even when I didn’t think I have it in me. These are the reasons why I learned that life without Jesus is no life at all and for that I am eternally grateful.

My Dad and his health.

The past year and a half has not been the easiest for my family, as my dad’s health took a turn for the worst. Lots of sleepless nights filled with tears and worry. Today I am truly grateful that I was able to see him for at least 30 minutes and got to hug him and appreciate that he is still here with me to share another birthday. 

Family and Friends.

Because without them, who are we anyways?

My Safeguards

My support system, my back bone. There’s not much more I can say but I’d be here all day. Just know that I can’t do life without them.

My Beliefs

Knowing that God’s got me no matter what. And knowing that the positivity I put out in this universe will come back to me. 

My Job and My Boss

I know during these times, many are left without work. Even though I go into work everyday with fear because of this virus, I am so overly thankful that I can still go in. And to my boss, who is more than just that; oh what a beautiful soul. 

My Sense of Humor

Because I find everything funny… literally!

Pizza 

Because Pizza is life, duh! 

My Therapist

Honestly, I think everyone should have a therapist, it’s just good for the soul.

My Health. My Education. Gym. 

Makeup. Technology. 

Nature. Traveling. Music.

Memories. Sleep. 

Love. My Happiness. 

and Platform to Inspire Others!

There are so much more I am grateful for, I literally can go on and on.

 

So today I ask you: What are some things that you are grateful for and why? 

Sincerely,

Mila ♥♥

Distracted

It’s been a minute, I know. Strangely enough I’ve semi written three different post(s), but never finished them. By the end of this post, you may understand why.

About two weeks ago, I was feeling so uneasy. Something wasn’t right. I got up, put on some worship music and had a serious talk with God. In the midst of my tears I heard him tell me:

“YOU’RE DISTRACTED”

I can’t even begin to explain the guilt, the sadness, the shame this brought me. Because it’s TRUE! I’ve been on this race track, with different types of pit stops. For the moment, it all felt fun. I felt alive, adventurous, motivated. But the truth is, I kept making the wrong pit stops or at least they feel like the wrong pit stops. Because aren’t pit stops created to fix the issue in order to continue the race? So why didn’t I feel good enough to finish the race?

Here’s why. Those fixes were temporary fixes and not surrounded on God and His word. None of those pit stops were to check in with Him. And that’s where I went wrong.

I forgot to check in with the One in control of the race.

It’s so easy to get caught up in the high of the race that we forget. We lose sight. We become DISTRACTED! For me, checking in with God keeps me grounded, keeps me true to who I am. Without God at my center, I somehow feel like I lose control. I lose who I am.

But we serve such a forgiving and understanding God. That is the beauty of His grace. That somehow someway, in the midst of the race he flags us down. We don’t need to start the race over, but just allow him to coach us through. That is where you’ll see victory!

So today I ask you: What is distracting you from checking in with God?

Sincerely,

Mila ♥♥

song that I’m loving during this race:

Hillsong – As You Find Me