I'm a redeemed child of God and the momma to four vivacious daughters. I'm passionate about finding hidden blessings in the trials of life, living it out in an honest and open way, while encouraging those around me to believe in better.


unless :: a lesson from the lorax

Have you seen The Lorax? We really enjoyed the movie, but what stirred me the most is one simple word:


One small word. A whole lot of potential. Can I share a few examples with you?

  • Unless we start exercising and taking care of ourselves, we’ll always feel unhealthy.
  • Unless we stand up and tell that person they hurt us, we’ll always feel hurt.
  • Unless we start budgeting better, we’ll always feel financial pressure.
  • Unless we forgive that person, we’ll always feel bitter.
  • Unless we decide to give it to God, we’ll always feel the weight of that burden.
  • Unless we’re more intentional with our time, we’ll always feel like we’re running around frantic.
  • Unless we share God’s word, people around us won’t see our light.
  • Unless we are the change we want to see, things won’t change.
  • Unless we believe God’s promises, we’ll never know the Father of Hope.

What’s your “unless?”

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5 Responses to “unless :: a lesson from the lorax”

  1. CheezyK says:

    Unless I start focusing on where I am, I’ll never get to where I want to be …
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  2. cyndi says:

    Oh T!! These are awesome and super thought provoking. I’m definitely feeling (and dealing with) several of yours but another one for me would be…unless I start enjoying where I am I’ll always look back and wonder why I was so focused on what’s next. Sometimes you just need to enjoy the moment…and I’m really bad at that.
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  3. Leslie says:

    You *know* that’s my most favorite book in the whole world, right?!?

    I have many “unless”es. Love your list — and Cyndi’s and Cheezy’s additions! They all ring true for me! I think my biggest “unless” of the moment is, unless I’m willing to take some risks and make some potentially (temporarily) uncomfortable changes, my vision for myself will not come to fruition!

  4. Beth says:

    I know I’m coming in late on this one, but ……………wow, the unless(es) are ringing through loud and clear! Change is good, I have to remember that, it will make me stronger

  5. Sonia says:

    You and your posts are simply AMAZING!!! I know exactly where to come when I need a kind reminder that things will be ok!

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