Welcome to The Sunshine Spotlight - I am Kathy Marvel and I… am full of sunshine. I am doing what I love. That doesn’t mean the sun is always shining in my life because well.. life happens. And I am not claiming to be any sort of an expert in any way, shape, or form but I am here to talk about bringing sunshine into your life and others lives simply because it makes me happy and I want you to be happy, too - or at least happier - who doesn’t want to be happier? I’ll let you know what things I do that help me to Live Life Happily - Mostly - they may or may not work for you. I will let you know the things that I believe lead to a life of doing what you love - you may or may not agree. And I will give you tips that might help you to be the happiest you, you can be - take them or leave them. My goal is this: I am hoping you walk away from each episode with at least one thing that resonates with you and may help you to move towards living a happy life - mostly, or something that allows you to do life better. I am not a big league Podcaster (although I am a podcaster - just not a big leaguer - yet). I am not a life coach. I am not an expert in living your best life. I am just me - wife, mommy, friend, teacher, co-worker, writer, go-getter, coffee drinker (or wine drinker) - me. Welcome!!!!!!!!!!!
Making good decisions requires a ton of energy. Don't procrastinate - get that decision made. Make that decision for you and you alone - don't worry about what other people think. It's OK to rewrite your story; that's why we use pencil and have erasers. Changing your path doesn't mean you aren't going to get there, you are just taking a different route. Keep a positive perspective and give yourself grace above all. When you are stuck in that decision making process, be still and know.
Putting In The Work
There is a huge difference between wanting something to happen and expecting it to happen. When you want something to happen, it might. When you start visualizing that thing as happening - that dream, that job, that relationship - your subconscious mind starts expecting it to happen. But...nobody is going to create your life for you. You have to create your life and that takes work. What kind of life will you create?
Train your mind in how you react, respond, and commit to what you want in life. By focusing on who you are, positivity, defeating fear, finding intention, building routines, growth, visualization, using your breath, living in gratitude, and serving others, you find your purpose... or it finds you. When you finally uncover your true self, you know. You know why it should be you. Why you.
You can't slow down time but you can be more present in it. Less do, more be. Whatever stage of parenting you may be in, find ways to be present, be proud, and be there for your kids.
Stop procrastinating - at least on the big stuff. When you put first things first, you worry less. You make things easier not harder. You move closer to your dreams. You'll get there faster. Just do the dang thing. Get started!
Be that person that shows tolerance, love, respect, and patience. You can't change the world single handedly but it can start with you. How can you be better? How can you do better? How can you love better? Connect to a few bible verses that help us to focus on love.