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Enjoy the Simple
Episode 134

November 24, 2020

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Diana Ballard

Mom Training

Enjoy the Simple

Episode Transcript

The Mom Training Podcast with Diana Ballard

 

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   Hey ladies, happy Thanksgiving week. So glad you could join us today. I am currently visiting my parents right now. Having a very small Thanksgiving this year. And I hope that you can find joy in this season right now.

 

   Whether that be that you're having a little dinner with you and your kids and your husband, all by yourselves, or you're doing a little meeting, little greeting. A little fun with a couple of special people that are close to you, during this season of having to be so careful. Having to not have the parties, or the big gatherings, or seeing the cousins and the aunts and the uncles or whatever.

 

   So, this is a season of gratitude. This is a time when we are to think about the things that we're thankful for, that bless our lives. And have you found it challenging to see that? Have you been able to look at your life right now and focus on what you do have? What you have been blessed with? Like, what happened good this year?

 

   Now, I mean, it's normal for us to step back and look at this last year. And look at ourselves and our goal list that we made, at the beginning of the year; if you're a goal setter, like I am. I love doing that, and saying, “Yeah, I'm going to do this, and that, and this and that…”

 

   And it's now the end of the year, and we're looking and saying, “Wow, I mean, I moved towards the goal, but I didn't hit it. It's going to be on the list again next year.” And while some of them are big, some of them are pretty ambitious that we didn't plan on all these things this year, coming up and bugging us pretty much, and getting in our way.

 

   There's been lots of things that have happened that have compounded one thing after another, that getting to the end of the year now we're like, “Well, what am I grateful for?” And sometimes, we really have to think about that.

 

   So today, let's focus on what we do have and what we did do this year. That's my main message for today's podcast is do not get discouraged. When you look at your goal list, when you look at this last year, and say, “Wow, well, this is where I wanted to be. And this is where I am now.” And maybe it's completely different. Like you've lost your home, or jobs, or your regular lifestyle. And now it's completely different.

 

   I mean, there's, there's so many things you can look at, and say, “This got messed up. This sucked… This wasn't fun… This didn't go along with plans…” And that this happened for so many people all around the world.

 

   And as we step back and look at what we do have, what we're grateful for, that our family’s still here, that we have food on the table, however that food is getting on your table. That we're living another day. We have more time to continue to become better. To love life more and to love people around us. Be grateful for the sun shining… Our animals that are healthy. There are a lot of things that we can be grateful for.

 

   So, as we go into this Thanksgiving Day, whatever it looks like for you, however different it might be this year, I invite you to take some time to sit down and ponder what you do have, what you already have been blessed with, and so grateful to still have, after a hard year like this.

 

   I want you to know that I am grateful for you. I'm grateful for this season, to bring people together even if we might have to be farther apart. There still are ways for us to connect with people, to love them, even if we can't be doing the same traditions.

 

   What have we been blessed with and what are we grateful for?

 

   Utilize this week to try to bring some resolution to this year. And this year was hard. But I still have hope. I still have my health. I still have my kids. I'm grateful for what I do have. I'm grateful for you enjoy this season in the differences. Enjoy the simpleness that comes from not all the events, from not running to and fro from everything.

 

   But how can we enjoy this simpleness of our family and this time because we might not ever have this simple of a year ever again. So, how can we make it beautiful? Remember what you do have and what you're grateful for. And have a great Thanksgiving this week, and we'll see you next Tuesday on The Mom Training Podcasts.