It’s been an emotional month for me. I just published my first e-book, and it feels like I’ve climbed a mountaintop. It’s such a short little thing, just 27 pages, but I pray the words within it change the lives of many.
I sometimes sit back and marvel at how far God has brought me. That smiling picture to the left is a testament to his faithfulness.
Two years ago, when my world was turned upside down, I could not have imagined the life I have now. But, as with all of our lives, there was a plan, and it’s been good.
In just 24 months I’ve started a business, birthed a vision, sold most of my possessions, let my hair free to do what it does, and moved to a new city where I hardly know anyone. I’ve laughed, learned and cried, a lot.
Yep…in the midst of my happiness there have been a lot of tears.
That’s life, you know. We take the good with the bad, and learn to be present and grateful for it all. There have been so many lessons along my journey, but none more important than what I call the 5 Laws for Loving Life.
They’re not new, for laws are universal principles that describe the fundamental nature of something, and the relationship that exists between things. They exist, whether we believe them or not. But when we understand and embrace them, wow! Life becomes so much sweeter.
Together, they’ve helped me get back to happiness and good health, while experiencing unimaginable success. Take a look at them, and see if you haven’t seen them at work in your life.
- Adaptability. John C. Maxwell said, “Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.” If we learn to go with the ebb and flow of life, regardless of whether it was in our plan, we end up being infinitely more fruitful.
- Audacity. Audacity = Faith in Action. You gotta believe in you even when others do not. You have to have the nerve to pursue your dreams, even when they don’t make sense. And most of all, you have to believe that you can do it!
- Abundance. If you expect an unlimited supply from the beginning, then you won’t be blind to it appearing in unexpected packages. Conversely, if you are constantly searching for what you perceive you lack, you will never fully see or appreciate what you already have. Know this – you, and what you have, are always enough.
- Gratitude. Zig Ziglar told us, “The more grateful you are for what you have the more you will have to be grateful for.” Here’s the rest of that story – the more grateful you are for what you have, the less you worry about what you don’t. Want peace? Practice gratitude.
- Love. Above all else, there’s love. Love God, love yourself, and love as many other people as possible. When your life is full of love, you never feel lack, hope abounds, and you are in harmony with the Universe.
Does any of this sound familiar to you? If so, drop us a line in the comment box sharing your story! We want to celebrate with you.
If not, don’t fret. Over the next several weeks we’re going to talk more about each one of these laws. We’ll chat about what they mean, and how we’ve applied them to our lives.
If you haven’t already downloaded the e-Book, you can request a copy using the form in the right side bar. It’s free, and its central message will help set the base for us to spring forward into a life of freedom, faith, and abundance.
I’m so excited about this journey we’re on together. God’s got something special planned for us, and I’m looking forward to it with sweet anticipation.
Loving on Me as I Love You! Hugs and Blessings ❤
Simply, THANK GOD AND THANK YOU! May you receive in return as mush as you give! Lots and lots of love to you!
Katrina McGhee says
Thank you Tammie! 🙂 Love and Blessings to You… ❤
Pamela Johnson says
I needed these laws today as a reminder. Our sermon last month was on gratitude. I have to tell you that Gratefulness does flow from my heart and I, too never imagined how God shows up unexpectedly to make it all right. Through faith you know He is always there and we go through trials to make us stronger and smarter. Much love!
Katrina McGhee says
Amen! Thanks for your note. Warm wishes for a week full of love and laughter! 🙂
I’m in total agreement with all you’ve said! God is Love. Agape’s purpose statement says it best: “Simply – we are here for God!” Everyday I thank God for her goodness & greatness. And, I ask to be a blessing in someone else’s life daily. Such a lovely feeling when God shows up and shows out through you.
Katrina McGhee says
Yes, yes, and yes! Thanks so much for stopping by, and leaving such a lovely comment. Peace and Blessings ❤