I was thinking this morning about how life is full of troubles and how no single person gets through life without them. It’s all about how each of us handle our everyday struggles that matter. I believe God has a purpose for each and every one of our problems. I think situations happen to us that strengthen us and make us better people because of the issues we may have to face to get to the other side of our problem. There will always be problems in life. Sometimes God may be trying to get our attention. He wants us to call on him. So instead of thinking, why me? Why did God let this happen to me? Try to re-route your thinking to this…What can I learn from this? How can this situation and what I do to resolve it make me a better person? I think sometimes God just wants us to wake up and steer us onto another path for a reason. A reason we may not fully understand until sometime later. We may not be able to know at the moment it happens . Just think back about something that happened to you years ago when you thought it was the end of your world. Now think of a positive thing that happened to you because of that incident. Maybe it was a break up of a relationship or a lost job, whatever the situation, I just bet you can name something great that happened to you afterwards. Try to focus on the positive instead of the negative and your problems will seem much smaller. Every day we will face challenges but remember to have faith in God and learn to lean more on him instead of trying to figure it all out for yourself because we are not capable of fixing things the way he can.
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Someone asked me how I can smile and be so happy all the time when so many things have happened to be unhappy about. First of all let me tell you that I do have times when I am upset or sad. I have seen dark days in my life for sure. Maybe some people have the ability to pull themselves out of those dark times by themselves. I do not. I have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and that is the only reason you see me with a smile on my face. I know our time on this earth is short and I know we need to make each and everyday count and matter. You never know what pain someone may be experiencing and a kind word or just a smile might make that person feel better even for a moment. There are times that I feel down and I realize it is only human, but that’s when I start counting my blessings and I name the things I am thankful for. What I am thankful for always outweighs the bad in my life. I think that sometimes we have to look at the situations we are in and find something positive about it. Maybe it made you a more patient person by being in the situation. Maybe it made you a kinder person or more giving. Whatever situation you are in that seems dreadful at the moment, always search for a positive. I bet you will find one. And remember to count your blessings…always.
I have been MIA! I have not been able to get going recently. Lots of things going on but nothing exciting to share. Just everyday life, which normally I would classify as exciting but I’m trying to crawl out of a hole over here! Have you ever been in a holding pattern and can’t seem to budge from it? So today I begin my crawl back to the land of the living. I wonder if people who are positive and live their life positively most of the time have more trouble getting unstuck when they do get that way? I’m thinking yes. I’m not talking about depression, I’m talking about creativity. This morning I posted on Facebook to begin the morning with a cup of peace. So peace peace peace I wish you all much peace today. Go out and enjoy your day and spread some peace around!
Writers have a habit of hunkering down inside even on the good days to be outside. I am one who thinks I should be outside walking on beautiful days, but instead I usually stay inside writing. Then, on the dreary days I wonder why I didn’t get out the day before.
Sitting outside to write is inspiring and healthy. I’m writing this so I will heed my own advice. Somehow I feel if I write it, I will do it.
Today it’s cold, dreary and icy out. Normally I would think it would be the perfect writing day. I do not feel that way today.
I am craving the sunshine and warmth of a spring day. I think it’s about fifty days away from spring, but I hope it arrives sooner.
Yesterday was a cold icy day and I baked cookies. This week alone I baked a pound cake, a pecan chess pie, sugar cookies and treats for the dog.
You can probably tell I’m from the south by what I baked. I think it’s best I live in the south otherwise I would be baking and eating way too much if I lived in a colder climate. We are not used to freezing temperatures here and when we do get them, they are short-lived and we return to beautiful weather within a few days.
The winter weather has taught me a few lessons. One lesson I have learned is to really appreciate where I live and get out and enjoy the beauty surrounding me more than I have been. I have learned there is a huge difference in being indoors when you can’t walk out outside without sliding on ice, versus being indoors and it’s beautiful out and you can go for a walk if you choose to do so.
I think I now know the true meaning of cabin fever. I have read that it takes longer to hit people who do not get out as much so I know it’s hitting my friends more than I, as most of my friends are like energizer bunnies and they are on the go all the time. It may be a welcoming break for them, although I think everyone in the country is ready for warm weather.
May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.