Here are the ingredients
- Post-It Note
- Someone You Trust
Here is the deal with these ingredients.
To make this concoction work, you need to find the right balance of each that works for you. Just like when making chocolate chip cookies, some people like a little more butter, while others like more chocolate chips. Mix, choose, and create a recipe that works best for you.
The wonderful gift of prayer can be used anywhere! Whenever you feel chaos approaching, or are in the midst of it – stop and say a quick prayer. It can be as easy as “Lord, please help me through this.” or “God, what have I gotten myself into? Send help quick!” Don’t confine prayer to a certain time. Use it whenever you need to and teach your children to pray! While this ingredient will help you when life seems crazy, it will do wonders for your children as well. (If you are looking for a resource to introduce your children to prayer, check out Really Woolly Bedtime Prayers.)
Chaos can cause tears and a good cry may be just what you need! Keep tissues handy and know it’s okay to cry.
Post-It Notes and a Pen:
Sharpies and Post-It notes finally have a good purpose! When chaos is calm, find phrases, quotes or other encouraging inspirational sayings that make your heart happy and write them on post-it notes. Place where you will see, such as on a computer screen or in the car. When times get heavy, having these around will help!
Someone You Trust:
Find an outlet for talking about your life’s chaos. Find someone who isn’t a gossip and can understand the real you, warts and all. (P.S. this friend will come in handy at all times!)
Wash. Rinse. Repeat:
Now put the recipe into action. Use whatever ingredients work for you and just remember, this too shall pass. It’s hard to see the reason while in the midst of chaos, but God leads you down paths (sometimes crazy!) for a reason.