Sunday, September 11, 2016

How do you blog when life overwhelms you....?

That question was on my mind everytime I sat down in front of my computer to blog for the past year, so I checked out of the blogging world. I was struggling to adjust to life, struggling with my pride, my will, my selfishness. My desire to share what was going on in my corner of the world wasn't there, I felt it was too messy, too crazy. Yet will life ever be perfect? Will it ever fit into neat boxes and have total order? Life doesn't have to be "perfect", in fact it never will be.

I believe this past year has been one of the most challenging of my life and yet also one of the most wonderful. Beauty can come from the chaos and healing can come from struggle. It's a matter of choosing to see the beauty, choosing to be joyful when you are overwhelmed with life. Life will always have its challenges but it depends on how we face the difficulties before us that shape us. We can choose to have joy even in the pain. Today I choose joy, today I choose to embrace life and all its flaws and be thankful for the countless blessings I have.

My life won't ever be perfect and that's okay. Today is a new day and I look forward to sharing what's going on in my corner of the world.

Here's to new beginnings and new grace each day!
~Jessie