Thoughts to ponder on
Trust…..such a small five letter word that on its own is just a word but when you start to define it and put it together with accompanying words and it gains strength and power.
“I trust you.” or to “put one’s trust” in someone or something shows great faith in the one that is thrusting the trust out there. It puts one at risk to the great pain of disappointment but yet we still take that step and put our trust out there. Some of us have a strong faith in the word Trust and have no fear of having it broken, some of us have a shaky faith in Trust due to having the pain of it being rejected and broken before but we still want to believe in that word. Then there are those that have been so broken and hurt by it that there is no longer any faith in the word.
Yet, we all need it.
We all need to feel it, believe in it and live in it.
Whether we have a strong belief in it or not, Trust is as strong a word as Faith, Hope and Love.
We need to keep cultivating it and to keep on believing in it. It will disappoint us at some time but if we do not trust how can we live
a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/reflecting/”>Reflecting</aWhat can’t you live without?
I thought that this morning I would post something light and airy for a change. The world and its problems are heavy enough.
What would I not be able to live without? I had to think quite hard on it. Technology I can live without as have been without my cellphone and internet for a while and it did not bug me at all. Do not use that much in the make up side so that would be out…… nice creams and nice smelling goodies? Nope I can live without that even my beloved chocolate I can live without.
Then it dawned on me……..2 ply toilet paper! Yip, DO NOT GIVE ME 1 PLY ANYMORE!
Give me my soft (doggy on the cover) toilet paper……. So there you have it! I cannot live without my soft and “fluffy”2 ply!!!
SO, COME ON, WHAT IS YOURS?
How many of us really understand poverty? Most of us tend to say that we understand what it is all about but until you have actually ‘walked in the shoes’ of poverty or extreme hardships you do not really understand the full scope of it. How many of us (me included) say about the unemployed to ‘get a job’ or ‘clean houses’ or ‘cut lawns’ but until recently I have not had the privilege to be amongst the unemployed and truly say that it is a hardship like none other. Trying to start one’s own business to earn an income is even harder. Today I have a new respect for those on the street…..it can easily be me….
How we take things for granted, like even a tube of toothpaste…. How many of you have actually used up a full tube until your fingers have squeezed out the last drop before throwing it away. How many of you have used ordinary soap to wash your hair, counted out every last cent to make it count.
Jobs are scarce and more so for the older generation. Nobody hires folk who are in their middle ages and beyond and heaven forbid that you do not have any specific set of skills then you are even more screwed! Hardship, poverty and unemployment are not just centred on the uneducated, it affects us all. It has no colour creed or gender specifics, it does not matter what your background is or who you are.
Hardships that border on poverty can break you mentally and physically, it humbles you, it takes away all sense of pride and ego. It can either strengthen who you are as a person or else it can break you if you allow it to.
Living hand to mouth on a daily basis has only made me turn to Him in total dependence and ask for His daily strength and wisdom. My faith has not weakened and I will continue to trust in my God for I know He will never forsake me. I have been blessed by never going to bed hungry as He has seen to my bodily needs even if it has just been scrambled eggs on toast. This is about learning to live on His daily Word and trusting in Him completely.
So please, when that person comes asking for food or a job, don’t turn him or her away…..it took greatness of courage to come up and ask for it. And don’t frown on the unemployed standing along the roads…it could be you!
You only have one life.
Do you want to live it true to yourself?
“I won’t” – 0%
“I can’t” – 10%
“I don’t know how” – 20%
“I wish I could” – 30%
“I want to” – 40%
“I think I might” – 50%
“I might” – 60%
“I think I can” – 70%
“I can” – 80%
“I am” – 90%
“I DID” – 100%
The world is full of wants and needs. What we want and what we need are two different things.
The definition of a need would be defined as goods or services that are required. This would include the needs for food, clothing, shelter and health care.
The definition of a Want are goods or services that are not necessary but that we desire or wish for.
Sometimes it is very hard to distinguish between the two and sometimes it is so hard to choose between the two. How many of us have had to give a sigh and weight up the costs of choosing between a want and a need…..
Sometimes we just need a Want and crave it but deep inside we know we cannot afford it but just bulldoze ahead and get it anyway only to regret it later on when we realise how selfish we have been or do we?
How many of you out there have that dilemma?
How many of you have that constant battle between doing the right thing and going towards the Needs in life or throw caution to the wind and head on down the Wants alley?
Wants and Needs……. The battle is real and lives on……
Best friend, Ryker the Boerdane (or Danemastiff) and Dobby the doxie…… 6 months difference and inseparable.
Dobby with his beloved Shadow cat…. who plays Donkey Kong with Dobby’s head when he licks him too much…. The loves of my life…..
Nothing beats seeing things with new, clear eye than when you actually look through the lens of a camera. I have been away for awhile and took quite a few shots with my cellphone camera. I must say, for a cellphone camera it took quite a few decent shots. Not as close as I would have like but near enough. There were one or more pictures that have kinda lost the look that I was looking for as a result of that. Now I am on a new mission….. I would love to take up photography. I have always sort of noticed the small things around me, the way the sun sets or rises, the way a tree looks against the sky, even the everyday things take on a new look as I am now actually looking as though I have a camera lens.
Now I just need the right affordable beginner’s camera and the classes to go with it. Then I can start my new adventure…..
But for now, I have to contend with what I can take with my cellphone camera. So I am going to post a few of the images I shot and hope that you like them.
Think I might even start a new blog with my photo adventures……. Not bad for a woman in her 50s…..