A Dose of Hope

29 Nov

I am going to be honest.  I am a little discouraged.  It is hard for me to admit this because so many people see me as a positive encourager, but I am just a little “blue.”

So I am going to encourage myself and remind my broken heart of all that I am grateful for in my life.

1. I am a child of the Most High God- I am born again and know that I have a relationship and bond with God Almighty.  He has “stepped” into so many of my circumstances that He is as real to me as my husband.

2. I live a GREAT life- full of promise and hope.  I have a horse farm- how much greater can it get???

3. I have a supportive and loving husband who tells me constantly how much he loves me. I can look like a hot mess and he still tells me that I am the best looking woman he has ever seen (he needs glasses!).

4. I have my health.

5.  I live in the best country in the world!

6. I get to teach both riding lessons and students in a high school.  I am surrounded by greatness and they challenge me everyday of my life.

7.  I have great friends who know how crazy my life can get,and they still take time to encourage me.

I am going to stop now, because I am already encouraged to keep the faith, to trudge on and have hope.

How do you encourage yourself???  Please share!

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7 Responses to “A Dose of Hope”

  1. billgncs November 29, 2013 at 6:52 PM #

    what has you down ?
    when I am down, doing something nice for someone else always helps.

    • anythingforhorseandrider December 3, 2013 at 6:37 PM #

      That is a great idea! Doing something else for someone else is the perfect blues buster!
      Thanks for posting- you are always too kind!

  2. RO November 30, 2013 at 6:07 AM #

    This seems like a very good way to encourage yourself, I think people don’t do this very often, and they should! I usually find a goal that I want to pursue, even if it’s just very small, when I accomplish it; I feel better instantly 🙂

    • anythingforhorseandrider December 3, 2013 at 6:36 PM #

      So true- I always find a way to accomplish my goals. It makes you feel like you are in control of life and not life in control of you.
      Thanks for posting!

      • RO December 4, 2013 at 7:47 AM #

        You’re welcome! And yes indeed, that was exactly my point! 🙂

  3. tonyalatorre December 2, 2013 at 4:08 PM #

    when I feel blue I journal with bible scripture and remember how much God loves me. And I try to spend myself on someone else. That’s a great way to get an instant uplift. Also…adjust my expectations of myself…sometimes I just need to get real. Be blessed.

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