It's friend-making Monday over at All That Is Good. And the question is "What is the best advice someone has ever given you?"
So, it's one of those things that I've heard over and over and I IGNORED it for the most part, but I'm trying to listen more closely.
"God loves you, no matter what."
Sure, it sounds simple, but I try and think about it when I'm looking at the scale thinking..."When did I gain those 5 pounds?!" and I just want to throw out everything in the fridge but the broccoli and the water. I think about it when I'm feeling guilty, when I'm thinking, "You know, I could have done more..." (I've been have a few of those moments lately) There's a song called "Beautiful Redemption" by Joy Williams and a part of the song goes, "Father, Father forgive me. You say, Child, I already have." How ridiculous is that?! How amazing, really, is that? It's such an intense thing.
I think I'm going to have to use Kasey's dads advice too...because our apartment has been a WRECK. We have an NYC apartment (Yes, you know how small those are) and I can't even keep THAT clean. My husband is kind of a neat-freak and he thinks I'm rebelling against my mother (my mother was a COMPLETE neat-freak). I just gotta figure out this whole working/not enjoying my job/cleaning the apartment thing before we get something bigger. But not a house. Owning something that large still freaks me out a bit. ;)