TGIF!

Thank God it's Friday!(1)

I believe a joyful life is made up of joyful moments gracefully strung together by trust, gratitude, inspiration, and faith. Brené Brown

I’m still having to Trust that my husband will get a job soon. He’s made some progress this week…and I’ve just found out today that I’ve got part-time work lined up for the summer. Yay!

When this auto-posts I’ll be on day one of my Counselling Course! Whoop whoop! I’m feeling really happy (can you tell?!) and Grateful!

This week I’ve been Inspired by another blogger to continue going after my dreams. I’ll add a link in my next post.

Faith is a challenging one for me to comment on. Every week I feel stuck. I think this is because my ideas on faith and spirituality have changed so much over the past few years. I’ll leave you with this thought…

Let Your Faith Be Bigger Than Your Fears

…and a question! What does Faith mean to you?

Blessings,

Elizabeth

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TGIF #4

Thank God it's Friday!(1)

This week I’m still having to Trust that my husband will find work. This phase of our relocation is more challenging than I anticipated!

I’m particularly Grateful for my improved health. I’m not yet 100% but close.

I’m continuing to be Inspired by Brené Brown’s The Gifts of Imperfection. I’ll be finished the book soon, but have another one of hers lined up to read. So you have been warned! You’ll be reading her name around here for a while yet! 😉

My Faith has been tested this last week. This quote by Anne Lamott is very apt.

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Wishing all my readers a wonderful weekend. Hope you manage to find some balance and experience freshness inside.

Blessings,

Elizabeth

TGIF #3

Thank God it's Friday!(1)

This week has been challenging for me as my husband and I have been adjusting to living under the same roof again. It’s felt like an emotional roller coaster at times and my head space has been rather cluttered.

I am happy to report that we are making headway. This afternoon we had coffee together and came up with a basic routine for the two weeks of school holidays. Already this has helped to clear a lot of my mind-clutter. Afterwards I came home and rushed about sorting some of the clutter pile in our dining area. It all helps!

This week I’m Trusting that hubby and I will continue to find our way back to a close relationship and better communication.

I’m Grateful for the ongoing support of my therapist and my Dad.

I’ve not lacked inspiration for blog posts but have struggled with finding time to write a “meaty” post this week due to the changes in our family normal. I’ve been Inspired by a Blogging University course to sort out a poll for you, my readers, to give me feedback about what you would like to read here at Unravelling Mysteries going forward. Watch this space. 🙂

Our son is still struggling a lot with anger and low self-esteem. The more I talk things over with my therapist the more understanding I gain and the more I realize how much our dysfunctional parenting (thanks to family-of-origin baggage) has contributed to how he is today. I’m grateful I’m healing from my past and learning how to be a better parent now. I’m grateful too because my husband is more on board than he’s ever been and is open to continuing to grow in his role as a dad. I’ve already seen wonderful changes in his relationship with Master Speedy this week and it’s doing my heart good! I have hope and Faith that the two of us will continue to find healing ourselves and in turn will be able to help our boy find healing and peace too.

Faith is a place of mystery, where we find the courage to believe in what we cannot see and the strength to let go of our fear of uncertainty. Brené Brown

Wishing you all some rest for your souls this weekend!

Elizabeth

TGIF #2

Thank God it's Friday!(1)

Today I’m TRUSTING for continued guidance in parenting my son.

I’m GRATEFUL my husband arrived home safely last night, after spending more than seven weeks in New Zealand. He now has a visa to be in the United Kingdom and can start looking for work!

I’ve been INSPIRED to help create some new positive patterns with my husband’s reentry into our family life.

I have FAITH my husband will find work soon.

To find out what this Friday feature post is about click here: TGIF!

What is your TGIF for this week?

Elizabeth

TGIF!

Thank God it's Friday!(1)

I have decided to start a new feature on Fridays! As I’ve been continuing to read through The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown I discovered that in the past she has done TGIF posts:

I believe a joyful life is made up of joyful moments gracefully strung together by trust, gratitude, inspiration, and faith.

For those of you who follow my blog, you’ll recognize this as the mantra for my gratitude posts on Fridays that I call TGIF….a weekly post about what I’m Trusting, what I’m Grateful for, what Inspires me, and how I’m practicing my Faith. p81

I love this idea and trust that Brené won’t mind me using it! I must say though that as a mother to three young children who are all in school I often feel extra grateful when Monday comes around…especially while I’ve been a solo parent due to my husband being overseas. Anyway, here goes….

  • This week I’m Trusting that my husband will arrive home safely this coming week.
  • I’m Grateful I’ve been given a place on a counselling course which will train me to be a therapist, a long held dream of mine.
  • I’ve been reminded this week, during a number of conversations, that everyone has a story and how much we all need encouragement. I’ve been Inspired to become more aware of others….Emma Soul puts it well in her post titled Trust the process. I recommend you head over and have a read.
  • I’m practicing my Faith by believing that I will be given the wisdom I need to be a good mum to my children. Parenting is a challenge…even more so now they are getting older and need more emotional support than practical.

How about you? What are you trusting, grateful for and inspired by this week? How are you practicing your faith? I look forward to reading your comments.

Elizabeth