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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Forgotten things...

I was visiting with a friend the other night about being single, and about not being single and where the balance is of looking forward to the time in our lives when we have someone but not letting it take over our conversations and thoughts. Anyway, later on that night, as I was mulling over the conversation, the Lord brought to mind some habits that I have gotten out of the habit of doing.

Such as:
  • Instead of daydreaming about having a man, spend that time more wisely and pray for my man. Wherever he is...
  • Every time I start thinking about how ready I am to move into the next phase of life, write down 2 things that I am thankful for today and one goal that I need to work on, then really work on that goal. My current goal is budgeting better and the 2 things I am thankful for in my life today are: being able to stay up till 2 talking to my brother and not having to live alone when it storms.
  • Instead of complaining that all of my "local" friends are married and I am the only single one, call, text, write or email one of my married friends and encourage them in their marriage. Cause it ain't always a bed of roses... =)
Those are a few of the habits I need to get back into again. I know that I will be blessed and I pray that I can also bless those around me by not focusing on me so much.


  1. Shay, good stuff! I needed these reminders too. And the funny (amazing, God-thing) is...He just reminded me of your first bullet, praying for my man or the Godly men in my life insteading of just thinking 'bout/analyzing them, like, just two days ago! So important.

    I love those other two ideas as well... hm, lets' see. I am thankful for a room of my own & lots of encouraging friends to keep in touch with. :) And, I need to work on making my small business more successful!

    Thanks, Shay. :)
    ~Hannah Hottenstein

  2. Good thoughts. The single life isn't terrible - it's just the adventure God has you on right now. One day it'll be over, just not today! :)


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