Tammy Helfrich

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What’s so great about comfort?

Today, I am joining Lisa Jo Baker and the friends at Five Minute Friday. We write for five minutes. No editing. No overcomplicating it. Then, we share our work. You can learn more about it here, and you can see the link up here.

 

Photo credit: Creative Commons (John-Morgan)

Photo credit: Creative Commons (John-Morgan)

Something’s happened to me.

I no longer crave comfort.

In fact, I would say I am doing everything I can to move as far away from comfort as I can get. Wow. Did I really just say that? As crazy as it sounds, it is true. I have been feeling the shift for a while. It’s been mounting, and it’s getting to the point where I can’t ignore it any longer.

I used to want what society tells me I should want. The husband, the successful job, the house, the new car, the 2.5 kids, a big 401K, and any material thing that I want. That would make me comfortable, right? THAT is what comfort is about. A safe, secure, appearing to be put- together life.

But guess what? I don’t want it anymore. Yes, of course, I want my husband and the two kids. But the material stuff? Climbing the corporate ladder? Slaving my life away to buy more things instead of enjoying time and making a difference? No way. Not anymore.

I choose adventure.

I choose risk.

I choose an intentional life.

I choose to be uncomfortable.

 

Bloom where you’re planted

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Is the average life more painful than the extraordinary one?

What risk are you being prompted to take?

I’d love to encourage you!

What do you recommend?

Most of you know I’m a big reader. I love great books, and read continually. I just started this one last night.

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What are you reading?

What great books do you recommend?

What’s Up Wednesday

One thing I love about blogging is connecting with other people and learning about their dreams. It inspires me. I love to encourage others, and help them realize that their dream matters.

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I’d love to hear what’s up with your dream. What are you excited about? What are you fearful of? How can I encourage you? Today is ALL about you!

Tell me all about it in the comments.

Celebrate what’s right

Celebrate what’s right in the world

~ DeWitt Jones

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I love this. I try to live like this. For much of my life, I focused on the opposite. Frustrated by what was wrong, feeling like I couldn’t make a difference. Feeling stuck.

But if you think about it, it’s much easier to celebrate what’s right.

The person who went out of their way to be nice to you.

The person who chose to show grace instead of judgment.

The person who is taking a step and making a difference in your neighborhood.

The person choosing to make art out of someone else’s trash.

How can you celebrate something that is right in the world today?

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