Use Your Words: December 11th, 2015

Hello and wishes for the happiest Friday for you.
Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them.
Until now. 
My words are:
cold ~ shopping ~ snow ~ flat ~ broken ~ holiday
They were submitted by:      
At the end of this post you’ll find links to the other blogs featuring this challenge. Check them all out, see what words they got and how they used them. 
There are times, seemingly that feel like all the time, that you are flat out broken. No matter how much love and kindness you have in your heart, you just feel empty and cold inside. Unfortunately, it hits people no matter what time of year it is-around their birthdays, anniversaries, holidays; it does not matter if the sun is shining or snow is covering the ground-our emotions cannot be controlled or predicted.
It does not mean you have a defected character, it simply means you need time to renew your spirit.
When you feel broken or worn out it's a warning sign to yourself that you need to take a moment and figure out what you need to nourish your soul. It might be something simple like pampering yourself with a pedicure or treating yourself to a day of shopping. Other times the process of revitalizing your soul starts when you force yourself to take a good, long, hard look at what's causing you to feel defeated. You may need to eliminate the areas of your life that is bringing you down. Yes, that includes negative people who chip away at your self-esteem and discourage you from your goals. We all need to foster healthy relationships and dispose of any that are toxic to us. It may be hard...but it is necessary so we can get back on track to being ourselves.

And sometimes, unfortunately,we cannot pinpoint where our distress and unhappiness is coming from. But that does not mean we cannot resolve our just means we may have to go outside of our comfort zone and talk to a therapist, medicinal professional or trusted pastor to help you get back on your journey to being you.

There are dark times behind us for sure but awaiting us as well. But there is also light and guidance if we are willing to persevere and find out what is dragging us down in the first place.

Not being yourself is identity theft. Never be afraid to steal your life back.
Links to the other amazing “Use Your Words” posts:                                     Baking In A Tornado                          Spatulas on Parade                                          The Momisodes                                 Sparkly Poetic Weirdo                        Southern Belle Charm                                    Rena’s World                         Dinosaur Superhero Mommy              The Bergham Chronicles            Eileen’s Perpetually Busy                         Never Ever Give Up Hope                    Someone Else’s Genius   Confessions of a part time working mom                               Climaxed


  1. You have no idea how meaningful your words are to me today. So much is going on and I am so grateful for your uplifting perspective.

    1. I'm glad my words made their way to your heart friend. Hope it all turns out okay. 💞

  2. That's a wonderful post, dear Jenn!
    I do hope it is not affecting you right now?

  3. In the past it has...but not right now thankfully. We all deserve to treat ourselves well. ❤

  4. Such an uplifting post. Especially this time of year.

    1. Figured I've needed it said to me in the I might as well say it in case anyone else needs to hear it.

  5. Great advice especially during the holidays.

  6. YES I agree "never be afraid to steal your life back"!!!

  7. What a wonderful use of the words. I've been in such a bad place, they helped.


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