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I recently saw this tee that states, “Move On” and credits Joan of Arc.
I have to be honest, I didn’t know when Saint Joan of Arc said that or even if she really did say it- but it got me thinking.
There are definitely a few times a day I should hear the words:
and listen to them.
3 Times a Day I am Telling Myself to “Move On”
1. When I catch myself thinking about how someone hurt my feelings.
Why am I giving that memory attention and more time?
Move on, Amy . . .Move on . . .
2. When I catch myself complaining.
Why does someone need me now?
This house is always a mess.
This house is not big enough . . .
The people that need you are answered prayers.
Your house is a lot bigger than most of the world’s population.
3. When I am being judgmental.
I’m often quick to criticize.
I am constantly reminding myself that love is patient and kind – not inflated and quick tempered.
Whether I am judging my husband for something petty, or thinking about what someone posted on Facebook that didn’t sit well with me – I think the words “move on” will help me re-evaluate what God wants me to think about, dwell upon and act upon in those moments.
While thinking about these words by Joan and how they are truly wise, I reached out to Maria (owner of PioPrints) and asked her for the story behind the quote and the shirt.
Here’s the scoop. So its said that during her trial she got frustrated with the same questions over and over again to try and trap her. So when posed with a question like that she would simply say “move on.” We thought that was kind of bad ass. Check it out here : http://www.stjoan-center.
Plus, I think our web designer may have read that she said that while leading the army, which would make sense too.
I just imagine her impatient and just not having time for irrelevant crap. That’s how I see it applied in my daily life. Just a mindfulness to just move on from the things that are petty or make us lose focus on what’s really important, you know?