Wednesday, April 17, 2013

{thoughts on stretching}

The past few weeks have been almost unbearably chaotic for me, and as things have calmed down a bit, and I'm finding more space to breathe and rest, feelings and thoughts are bubbling to the surface.

I wanted to share a few of those with you today...

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What do you think about stretching ourselves? Let's start a conversation!

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Hannah said...

I like what you said about giving beyond our comfort zones. It's hard for me to think of giving sometimes, too, because money often feels tight and there are so many things to spend it on when it's available. I want to be faithful in giving even when it hurts.

I'm glad you went back with the food and the bunnies. :)

DianeTaylor said...

Oh Mandy - I am at work and a total MESS listening to your vlog today (I watched it on my phone). What you did for that woman and her children...amazing. I know she is sitting somewhere right now, talking about you and thanking God that you brought her food from your home - I love that you gave them chocolate!!! Since Jonathan died, I have done just the opposite of stretching. I've curled up into a little ball and hid from the world. I run home after work every day and hide in my house. It's safe there. Then I broke my ankle and had to ask for help for myself and my husband. That was extremely hard for me to do! This was a lesson in being humble. A lesson in being so grateful for the things my friends and family did for me. I have made a vow to myself that I would stop withdrawing from life and start peeking out and finding joy. I just volunteered for my first "social" thing (coordinating a potluck dinner in June with my Compassionate Friends group) and it felt good to stop hiding and start stretching again.

Sorry if this doesn't make sense - but I heard the message in your vlog loud and clear. THANK YOU for sharing with us. If more people did what you did last night, the world would be a much better place.


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