Go With What You Know

When she said I'd lose my southern girl card

Remember way back on December 31st when everyone was ringing in the New Year?

Everyone was all like: 2020 vision and new decade-ish and sending out the old and bringing in the new.

Excitement was high.

I admit, I didn’t feel a lot of excitement. I really felt kinda hopeless.


2019 was HARD.

Sometimes if I would have allowed myself to verbalize my inner feelings, I would have said it was brutal. But that’s not nice of me to say, because it wasn’t, I guess…I was probably just tired. Right?

There is always something to be thankful for, so I don’t like to acknowledge difficult times. Because things could always be worse, so why feel despair?

I try really hard to flip the script and look on the sunny side of the street, you know over there where the grass is ALWAYS greener.

I remember one day, I gave into my feelings of hopelessness and helplessness, and those feelings ran down my cheeks and dripped into a whole roll of toilet paper (relatively speaking). For me it isn’t good to lean into negativity.

And so I sputtered and fumed and made myself get a grip.

Because sometimes you have to go with what you know.

And this is what I know:

  1. As long as you are upright and breathing, there is hope and you have purpose.
  2. You can control your choices. Make the next best choice.
  3. You will feel a sense of accomplishment if you take positive action.
  4. Laughing helps.
  5. So does making a list of things you’re grateful for.

So here we are daaaayyys into 2020 and back there in the trenches of 2019 when I thought we couldn’t go on…well we did.

Sometimes you have to go with what you know.

Have you ever felt that way?


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  1. I love this list you gave, especially to make the next best choice! It is important to go with what you know, not focus on what you fear. Love you!

  2. I love this. I needed to hear this right now. It’s amazing how God uses someone to say what you need to hear. Love you and your encouragement.

    1. Dear Sweet Teri, thank you for your comment and letting me know. I appreciate it so much. Hang in there.

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