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Children’s Book Highlight of the Month!

My children absolutely love the book: “We Don’t Eat Our Classmates,” by Ryan T. Higgins.

This book is creatively written and it always makes my kids laugh.

Even more, as a mother I love this book because it’s a reminder that we should “treat others how we would like to be treated.”

As we are all going back to school, this is a great book to incorporate into family reading time.

Enjoy!

xoxo,

Christy Lee

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A Parenting quote to always remember …

When I saw this quote it struck me.

This quote reminded me that often times, I need to give my children a chance to voice how they are feeling.

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Is this a hard one for you to remember as a parent too?

You’re not alone.

My goal is to remember to let my children share their thoughts and feelings more.

xoxo,

Christy Lee

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Such A Great Reminder With The School Year Around The Corner.

As I watched this YouTube clip, I couldn’t help but share.

As a former teacher myself, it is easy to quickly “judge” a student by their behavior.

But I loved that Mr. Jensen dug a little bit deeper.

Mr. Jensen went crossed the grain and was able to help one student feel better about himself, and it was life-changing!

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Such a beautiful message!

I think we could all use a few more Mr. Jensen’s in the world!

xoxo,

Christy Lee

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A Great Quote To Live By…

I love this quote for many reasons.

The main reason this quote stand out to me is that it is all about our day-to-day habits and priorities that truly creates the impact.

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So I challenge you, what is something that you do everyday that you want to either cut out of your life or improve?

For me, I would love to read more Scriptures throughout the day to enhance my spirituality.

I would love to hear yours!

xoxo,

Christy Lee

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A Quote To Live By

There’s something about reading an inspirational quote that can be so encouraging and motivating.

I love this quote from Via (The Minds Journal):

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I love the truth behind this quote.

It boils down to having faith in ourselves and in our abilities.

Just as the bird doesn’t fear the branch breaking, we can not have constant fear that things won’t work out in life.

Instead, we must remember, that through the good and the bad, through the ups and downs, we have the power and ability to push through it all…and fly!

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Having faith in ourselves, and in our abilities takes a lot of work.

Having faith in ourselves takes a lot of effort, and prayer.

Nonetheless, when we find that faith in ourselves, it’s a beautiful thing.

I hope you can find that faith within you.

xoxo,

Christy Lee

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I Love The Reminder That God Doesn’t Expect Us To Be Flawless.

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

In our church today, we talked about a talk given by Brother Bradley Wilcox entitled ” Worthiness Is Not Flawlessness.”

I loved so many aspects of this talk, but overall, I was grateful for the reminder that God doesn’t expect PERFECTION.

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After-all, God knew that all of us would fall short, and that is why He sent us the Savior, the one perfect person that ever lived.

And yet, when we make mistakes and mess up, it’s so easy for us to get down on ourselves and feel “unworthy.”

That is not what God wants us to feel.

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God wants us to try every day to be a bit better, but if we fall short, we haven’t lost all of our chances.

I love this quote from Brother Wilcox’s talk that says ” Some mistakenly receive the message that they are not worthy to participate fully in the gospel because they are not completely free of bad habits. God’s message is that worthiness is not flawlessness.”

What a wonderful reminder to keep trying, have the goal and mindset to do your best! And even when we fall short, remember that “worthiness is not flawlessness.”

Also, I write this for you and for myself, remember to forgive yourself when you mess up, and move on.

Dwelling in our past mistakes and issues, never truly helps us move forward.

I hope you know how much Heavenly Father loves us. He always has and He always will.

xoxo,

Christy Lee

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God Created Us To Have Joy!

As I write this post, I write it to remind myself, that despite all the difficulties and stressors around us, God wants us to have joy in life!

I have always loved this quote by Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf:

This quote reminds us that there is light and happiness to be found in EVERYTHING, even those things that are hard.

In 2019, I had my sweet baby girl 5 weeks early due to a heart complication called WPW. Baby girl was fragile and small, and was on medicine around the clock to keep her heart in check.

I was nervous and scared in having to care for this sweet baby girl with monitors and oxygen on her at all times.

Just 5 months later after my baby was born, the world shut down due to the pandemic of Covid 19. The same week of Covid, here in Salt Lake, we experienced a 5.7 earthquake!

Stress settled in, fear took over my heart.

And I had my husband who was constantly reminding me to have “faith over fear.” And even more, my little kids were there to remind me that there is joy to be found in all the hardships we were in.

(below a picture of my cute kids during 2020 ages 4, 2, 6 months.)

Despite the difficulties through the year of 2020, my kids enjoyed building forts, driving past the cattle farms, coloring pictures, FaceTiming family….the list goes on.

Yes, my sweet little toddlers and baby reminded me that we truly are created to have joy. It’s inevitable that we will suffer trials and hardships. And yet, our Heavenly Father does not want us to wallow in our struggles.

Heavenly Father is just like any parent and wants us to enjoy all the moments of life that we can.

I am so thankful for this constant reminder in life.

Even more, I am grateful for sweet children who remind me to smile, have fun, and to enjoy life.

xoxo,

Christy Lee

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Our Little Love Story/Part 4

So if you remember, my friend had mentioned Brad’s name… and I had remembered that I had met him at a birthday party—I thought he was cute!

Well I remember specifically, after going to a temple session at the Salt Lake temple my friend talked to me and said she thought it was time that I was set up with Brad.

So I told her double dates are the most fun, so I would set her up with my friend—my co-worker.

She was up for a double date, and I liked the idea of a little less pressure on a first date.

I talked to my co-worker about the situation, he was up for going on a double date with us.

Then he asked who the guy was I would be going with, when I told him his name he said “I totally know him, I played church sports with him!”

What are the odds right?

Of course my co-worker had nothing but great things to say about Brad, and it made me even MORE intrigued to go out with him.

However, blind dates hadn’t always been great for me so I didn’t read much into it.

Unfortunately, there were some twists and turns when it came to making sure this double date happened.

Next time I will let you know why…..

xoxo,

Christy Lee

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Our Little Love Story Part 3…

So after I met my sweet friend Whitney, we of course discussed the topic of who we were “dating.”

We both didn’t have anyone special. I told her I dated people, but I was in my final semester of grad school, writing a thesis and teaching school full time, so life was quite busy.

The timing was January of 2013.

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I remember her mentioning that she had a guy friend that she wanted to introduce me to.

When she mentioned his name “Brad” I remembered that I had met him the past summer of 2012.

But I wasn’t set up with Brad right away, and that was ok.

Timing is everything right?!

More to come…

xoxo,

Christy Lee

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2 Books On My Amazon Wish List..

I love getting excited about books I would like to read.

Interestingly enough, both these books were brought to my attention through social media, either through a podcast or instagram.

I am excited about both of these books and hope you are too!

  1. The first book I hope to order soon is written by Jody Moore entitled “Better Than Happy: Connecting With Divinity Through Conscious Thinking.”

Jody Moore is a life coach and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I personally love her podcast entitled “Better than happy.”

I have learned so many insightful things from Jody Moore. She teaches many different things, but can help anyone navigate through stress, frustration, and hardship. She is encouraging and a delight to listen to. I know her book will be incredible.

At the price of only $14.95, you can’t wait to snag this impactful book.

2. “I Like Me Anyway: Embracing Imperfection, Connection and Christ By Brooke Romney is another book I am excited to read soon!

Brooke Romney has a huge following on social media, she has great tips for parenting, raising teens, self help, and more.

Romney talks about ways to increase your personal peace, something we could all learn more about.

Even Better? You can order this book for only $12.59!

I hope you enjoy reading these books too. Once I am finished reading them I will give you my full review, but I am sure these books won’t disappoint.

Enjoy!

xoxo,

Christy Lee