Originally posted on Journey with God:
All of life comes to one ultimate question….darkness or light, evil or good, sinner or saint? Every decision leans one way or the other. Every action takes a side, whether you consciously choose it or not. Every word uttered is a reflection of the heart and reveals which side of the fence the speaker is on. Even inaction is an action, is a choice, is a decision made that answers the internal question of evil or good.
You battle everyday with choices set before you. The battles may occur at work, at home, during down time, in the busiest time of the day, with family, friends, or coworkers. Choices are made in everything at every moment of every day of your life. The choice you make reflects who you are as a person, your character, your beliefs, and your values.
So, I ask you: What do your choices reveal about you? Do they…
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I used to feel guilty for being retired and not contributing financially. Well, that is what the world wants of us anyway.
My husband loves me being home, because he is disabled. My puppy loves me being home too. I love working in our yard.
I have worked since I was 12, and I was always chasing the almighty dollar, because I thought that was what I was supposed to do. Now, almost fifty years later, God has blessed me with the ability to stay at home.
I felt guilty when I chose to be a stay-at-home Mom for six years when my son was little. I loved it!
I have learned to not listen to what the world thinks, and do what makes us happy. We have to “play the hand that we are dealt”.
Some women do not want to stay at home. My sister never did. I love it! I say, “Different strokes, for different folks.”
For me, it was about priorities. We could live on less financially, and place more importance on being there for our family instead of “chasing the almighty” dollar.
Hell, we were broke even when I worked too, so now I get to stay at home where my heart is. It brings to mind the quote: “Bloom where we are planted”.