How often do we as Momma's push our own well being to the side? I know that time for myself is the first thing I cross off when money or time are short. When you reflect on the impact that robbing yourself of these moments and activities does to your well being you might just reconsider.
I am so guilty of doing just that. I cut out the things I deem frivolous to cut corners. In the end I am a much grumpier Momma because of it. I was truly blessed to be included in the Cerra Be Aware, Act, Reflect Program. Cerra.com is filled with wondrous products,forums, and moments that's purpose it to revitalize your soul.
As I read through the Cerra Keepsake notes that came with my sample pack I reflected on how these little bits of wisdom can be applied to the Christian life. The very first card is focused on gratitude. It asks you to be aware and think about something that you are grateful for. Then you act on that gratitude by writing out what that moment was and why it was special for you. After you act on your gratitude by acknowledging it then you reflect. The card asks you how writing this down has made you feel.
What a wonderful and thorough writing prompt. If you think on it beyond the scope of this small card you could turn this into a praise journal. What are you grateful to God for? What was it that God did for you? Why was that act special to you? How did it feel to acknowledge God's grace in your life by writing this gift out?
Even though this program is not Christian specific I could immediately see how it is practical and relevant in my life. We as caretakers must turn that care back on ourselves so that we can continue to serve our families. Such an important lesson from such a little box. How do you take care of yourself? Do you keep a gratitude journal? How is God blessing you right now?
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