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Hello Kindred family! This is Deanna, a sister on the West Coast exploring what it means to be a Jesus-loving storyteller in the world of Hollywood and Entertainment. Up until very recently (due to cross-country moves and a certain global pandemic) I have been riding that unemployment / job searching struggle bus. Maybe some of […]
I love the simple one, because I can adjust it to my “retired lifestyle.”
The prompts have filled me with gratitude and delight; they’ve pushed me to rejoice in the little things and to confront my insecurities and weaknesses in order to accept peace.
Perhaps best of all, we passed the (virtual) baton of encouragement around and took turns hoping on each other’s behalf…
It’s totally possible, reasonable, and natural to experience seemingly competing emotions at the same time. You can be both joyful and sad. Remember the movie Inside Out? Joy realized that Riley didn’t just need to feel joy all the time, she needed sadness too and sadness helped Riley be more connected with who she truly was. So hear me when I say, you can have both.
I needed to get away from this idea that rest is a reward for working hard. Rest isn’t a reward you or I get because we’ve worked hard enough or completed enough tasks or been productive enough. Rest isn’t a treat for doing enough. Rest isn’t optional or a bonus. It is needed and necessary.
At the most simplest, it has been, and continues to be, challenging.
On physical, emotional, and mental levels that are both simultaneous and distinct in their own ways. Let me explain.
So keep this in mind friend: Whether you’re an avid planner or just starting out, it doesn’t have to be done perfectly or look perfect. Creating a rhythm to using your planner and organizing one takes time to develop, it won’t magically happen when a new year rolls around (sadly), or even just because we want it to. It’ll take some work, discipline, time, and commitment, and grace. Over at Kindred & Co., we might just call all that “intentionality.”
At the end of every month we write a reflection blog post that correlates with the reflection questions in the Kindred Planner.
Consider this your invitation to reflect along with us, coffee (or tea) in one hand and Kindred Planner (or journal) in the other.
Your worth, who you are and who you are becoming are so important to the heart of Kindred & Co. that we put together a series of blog posts to help you practice being.
Sweet like honey are the encouraging stories you'll find here.
Read the stories from our community gathered here! Some stories of K&Co. products, yes, but more important, stories of how they are living as human beings, finding their identity first and foremost in their inherent worth.
From the moments that have shaped Kindred & Co. to the big dreams seen fulfilled to the best roundup of YOUR kindred stories, here are our favorites posts.