Forty | Julie

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I turned forty last month. Yep. Forty.

It’s natural for people to ask how you feel about the milestone. And you know what, I’m okay with it. Because overall, I’m happy with my life.

I’m not sure when it happened, but a few years ago, I just started being okay with who I am. Others will think what they will – that I’m not enough, that I’m too much. And while that hurts, it’s okay, cause this is who God made me to be, and that’s gotta be enough.

That mindset has brought me such gratitude. Instead of feeling like I need to have more or less, I can appreciate what I do have and the ways God has blessed my life.

Of course, I see opportunities to be a better steward of God’s blessings. Mainly with my health and finances. But God has given me a blessed life. I have a loving husband, a spectacular child, a comfortable home, a job and coworkers that I love, a church full of kind people.

I was talking about these things with Josh, from the LifeSongs morning show. And we were discussing how it’s easy to acknowledge and appreciate God’s blessings in those big moments. But in the little moments, the day to day, when we’re tired, it’s more difficult.

Every evening with my family, we share our favorite parts of the day. Sometimes they are big fun things. But most of the time, it’s small things. But no matter how terrible the day, we are able to acknowledge God’s blessings throughout the day. And that helps put things in perspective.