This took a bit of deep thinking on my part to be able to write a post to link up to the blog hop at Kristi's Finish the Sentence Friday - The biggest influence in my life right now is . . .
Her co-host this week is Michelle of Crumpets and Bollocks.
The biggest influence in my life right now is my own mind and the thoughts I allow to worry me to either a state of stress and inaction or to a point where I take action to resolve problems and find answers by using the resources that I know have worked in the past. The resources include my husband, and children (now grown), people who have dealt with similar problems, friends who bring lightness and joy into my life, and written material found in various places including the scriptures. My faith and prayer also are a huge help.
One might wonder how it is that someone who claims to have faith and also prays, can ever be stressful. Well, I'm here on this earth, an imperfect being just trying to become better day by day, a little at a time, so some days can be challenging and even stressful at times. There are mostly good days though, at least for this stretch of the race. There are bound to be other hills to climb before the race is over, and other valleys into which I will descend. Hopefully we will all be there for one another to help one another on whatever section of the road we are on.