Your options are to stay broken, or to grow and heal. It’s always up to you.
My September was an up and down, winding path that eventually crested into the bright open space of hope. Friends, I never want to be melodramatic, or to beat a dead horse. I’m just being real. We dress up a lot of our social media selves to be this pristine representation of perfection. That isn’t life. When you are hurting, it would be nice to say, “I’m rubber and you’re glue and whatever you say bounces off of me and sticks to you,” (woah there, flashback) but our hearts don’t always work that way.
Let’s have a refresher on what we’re about here on jamiedaily. // Get out of your house. Get out of your comfort zone. Explore the place that you live. Be healthy. Don’t worry about tomorrow. Choose happiness.
The choice is always yours.
In September I joined a small group, had the opportunity to sing and play synth at the same time with my church’s worship band, instigated a rousing game of NFL weekly picks at the office, and continued my fast of coffee, which may become semi-permanent depending on the way my body feels about that. Also, the region that I live in had an excessive amount of rain that washed out a lot of roads. Experiencing Hurricane Matthew a week later has been absolutely devastating. More on that in my October post, but please keep Fayetteville in your prayers.
Favorites of September:
Artist // Angie Miller (Zealyn–acoustic and live)
Songs // “Fullness” by Elevation Worship and “yea, babe, no way” by LANY
Album // Pride and Prejudice soundtrack
Movie // Pride and Prejudice (ft. Keira Knightley)
TV shows // Lost and How I Met Your Mother
Clothing item // Gap denim vest
Quote // “Know your own happiness. You want nothing but patience–or give it a more fascinating name, call it hope.” -Jane Austen
Tweet // You are not defined by what you are going through. You are defined by what God says about you.
Until next time,
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