LOVE ~ A Sunday Lesson
I recently watched the movie, Moms’ Night Out which was a cute ‘chick flick’ as they say. Alone in my home, I took a break to happily munch popcorn and laugh aloud through the silly antics of the movie. It was not a movie my family would necessarily enjoy, so it was a perfect one for me to watch while everyone else was busy.
Below is a scene from the movie which I found so poignant and just perfect for a Sunday blog. Many times we are so hard on ourselves as Moms, parents and people. We raise the bar of what we feel is what we should do and scold ourselves for not meeting our own high-set goals. Then many times, we rail against what we should do, what we have in our heads as the right way to do something, the perfection in what we see as we should be doing and being all at once and we feel like rebelling. Yet, it is our own impossibly high standards which we have made ourselves to which we are holding ourselves accountable instead of just allowing ourselves to be the best parent/person we can be.
Does that make any sense to you? Do you ever feel that way?
The scene below caught me which is why I am sharing it. Stopped me in my tracks and made me think. I began to choke up with the gratitude for the lesson. Just another reason I continue to enjoy writing The Presents of Presence.
Let go…it’s Sunday.
“He loves you. No matter who you are and no matter what you do or how far you run.
Jesus will always be loving you with his arms open wide, just for being you
…You just be you ~ He’ll take care of the rest.”
I thought it was great too! Thanks for being here! ♥
A 100 pound burden just lifted off my shoulders. Thank you, my friend. Loved this cute movie. Happy Sunday to you. 😘
Oh I am so very happy!!! I love helping to release burdens! You are enough!! ♥ More than enough! ♥♥♥
I thought so too! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂
Thank u….thank u…thank u!!!
You are more than welcome ~ heartfelt thanks to you for being more than enough! ♥
Did you laugh out loud when he said “i saw something on Pinterest the other day..” That was awesome. Thanks for posting this. I will have to check out the movie. The rest…so true, so valid, so reassuring. Thanks again,
I did!! That’s another reason why I loved that clip ~ how we judge who people are by the way we look at them ~ I am so happy that you watched it because it was a heartfelt moment for sure. Thanks Wendy…xo
Reblogged this on imconfident and commented:
We have to stop beating ourselves up – we ARE enough!
You are so right! I’m honored you reblogged ~ thank you! We are enough! ♥♥♥
Very good post, Yvonne. Can’t judge a book by its cover, and judgement of people must be left to God.
A person’s disposition will either motivate him to climb a mountain or swing on a hammock. Neither of which matters in comparison to the location of the heart. For where it is placed our love will be found.
The beatitudes are not a change from, but a suppliment to the Old Testament laws. In them Jesus speaks to the climber and the recliner alike. He provides a way of life that leads to salvation, and peace during our trials while on the earth.
A mind may wander, yet the heart holds fast. May it hold fast to the love of God, neighbor and self. The heart that does knows peace, and along with it possesses an untroubled mind.
Thanks for sharing this. We need to be reminded again and again that we are loved just as we are.
You are so right Lulu…we are loved just the way we are! ♥♥♥