All posts tagged: practice

You can spend your time worrying about a problem or

I wanted to answer the phone call. However, I was scanning groceries at the self checkout. Me: Do I answer, finish checking out, or multitask? 🤔 I decided to finish checking out, and then return the call. Turns out it was a very important call, and as much as I was grateful for it, I was also left in awe at the opportunity God had granted me. The call was about a job offer at my previous place of employment. You see, I’d chosen to have faith that God would bring job opportunities my way. I’d never experienced this much faith before in regards to finding employment. As opposed to last year when I spent some time worrying about whether or not I’d find a job. When I got the job offer, I thought about how growing in faith helps one trust in God’s plan and timing. I’ve been growing in faith the past year for multiple reasons. And as a result, I’ve been learning how to apply God’s word in my life. To help …

Gratitude Practice 101

A gratitude practice starts with taking time out of your day to think, talk, or write about what you are grateful for. If writing is one of your favorite modes of expression, having a gratitude journal is a simple way to commit to a gratitude practice. When the act of feeling grateful turns into a habit, you experience life through the perspective of abundance, peace, joy, and love. If you’re looking into more information about the effects of gratitude, tips on how to feel grateful, and gratitude journaling sentence starters this post is for you. ever-present gratitude  You can feel gratitude amidst life’s ups and downs. On the most difficult days, there’s still so much to be grateful for. It’s usually on those difficult days when you can benefit from practicing gratitude the most. Gratitude reminds you that you are surrounded by abundance every moment and every single day. When you’re busy or exhausted or not feeling well, you can still find time while cooking or washing your car to mentally list the things that …

To Become an Expert One Must First

Friday, March 1, 2019 My morning at school started with music. One of my students wanted me to listen to a song she’d composed on a music website. I let her play it because she’d actually wanted to show me the song a week ago or so. I’d told her I was busy grading and that I’d listen to it another day. Since we had trouble getting my computer’s earphones to work, she gave me permission to play it on the speakers so that the class could hear. Her song reminded me of a time when I played the violin. I loved how playing my part contributed to a whole. I stopped playing the violin 9 or 10 years ago. I often wonder what it would be like to be part of an orchestra again. I wonder if I could play the violin again and well. I fear that I would suck at it, since I never became a pro. She said that a specific section of the song had taken her a while to …