The Power of Words
Most people do not realise the power they have over others just by what they say. They do not realise that words can hurt a person. They are so blinded by their own hurts and insecurities that when they receive a kind word or a compliment they take it up wrongly and then just blast the one saying it with unkind and hurtful tones. I am a person that has never forced myself or my ideas or religion onto anyone. Today I told a lady via Facebook that I compliment her on having a disabled child and that the good Lord choices special women to look after His special children and that I would keep her in my prayers as she is having a hard time being alone as she is separated and that she has said that her loneliness was forced on her and not by her on choice.
Well, did she blast me back saying that I must not force my religion on her as she is an atheist and I must not tell her how to live her life and that I was insensitive and blah blah blah….. I felt a tinge of hurt as I thought I was being nice (evenly I was not, according to her) but I threw back to her that I choose not to take her words into my heart or head.
It is times like these that really try one’s strength and wisdom.
One has a choice whether to take the words said to heart or to just release them and not allow them to take up space in your head. If this had happened a good few years ago I probably been so nasty back at her and I would have let this brood inside me. Fortunately, through trial and error, I have learnt to let things slide. Why waste the time and effort over somebody you do not even know.
The cycle of lifevia Daily Prompt: Jolt
Nothing like the birth of a new born to make one get nostalgic about life. to jolt you awake again from your mundane life and take note again. It is the time when new life enters the world and you tend to take stock of what has been and what is yet to come. Yip, you guessed it…. I have become a granny (again). My blood now runs through the veins of a tiny snip of life that was born a few days ago.
It hits you again how precious life is, how life moves forward no matter what happens in this world. Governments rise and fall, terror runs rife in some countries while peace reigns in others. Economies grow and fall, money is made and lost. Yet, all the while this is happening, new life is breathed into this world, daring to make itself heard and seen. This tiny snip could make all the difference to the world as she grows up. What she learns along the way will influence who she will become one day. Whether she becomes famous in some way or not, she will still impact our lives.
Her just being born was a precious miracle at that. God’s precious Gift to us. She fought her way into this world and here she will stay until her time is up. She has already made her mark in our lives.
New life that is breathed into this world every day, every passing minute a new baby is born. Ready to grow into the future, ready to change the world that we know. The cycle of life as we know it.
Birth and death, new and old, past and future.
Forgiveness is Freedom via Daily Prompt: Blindly
Forgiveness is such a strong word. It has the ability to set you free in both body and mind. To have unforgiveness in your heart is to liken it to being in jail. Unforgiveness makes you its prisoner, you become your own worst enemy. You actually give the other party a firm hold over you. That person has all the power over you without even realising it and you find yourself the victim all over again. The bitterness builds up inside you and it actually makes you sick. To walk around blindly in the darkness of unforgiveness and not see the beauty of life around you.
It is all about having a positive attitude in life. It takes a lot to forgive the other party but in reality it is more for you than for them. It frees up your mind and releases all bitterness in your heart. Why do you want to go around being unhappy and bitter with life? So, somebody upsets you, cheats on you, hurts you and generally life gives you a hard kick in the butt and gut. How else are we going to learn life’s lessons, how else are we going to get wise and grow as a person. Yes, it hurts like crap but eventually forgiving the other party allows you to move on in life. It gives you the necessary peace of mind.
I have had unforgiveness in my heart and had to learn to forgive (not necessary to forget) and it felt like a weight off my shoulder. And it felt great not be bitter and unhappy. It was hard and took awhile but I did it and so can you.
Forgiveness is freedom. It is your own choice whether to accept the hurtful deeds or words into your heart. Do you want to? Or do you want to let it just wash over you like water on a duck’s back?
Do you want to be the victim or do you want to be free?
Life is way too short and interesting to let unforgiveness rule you. Let it go. Release it all.
When we were young children we could not wait to grow older, to be an adult, little did we know that when we hit our adult years we would look back with absolute fondness to our carefree childhood days.
Being pre-teen we looked forward to being a teenager, to be able to go into the movies that had those age 16 upwards restrictions. Oh, when we turned that sweet 16…..then we were excited as turning 18 was just around the corner. Then it was that grand golden key time of turning 21 years of age. That age that gave us the freedom to the world. But soon that 20 something turned into the 30 something, which came with the responsibilities of child rearing, marriage and job restrictions.
Then, before you know it, you have reached that grand level of 50 club. Then we have a tendency to look back at our lives and wonder that if we had done certain things differently, if our lives would have turned out differently.
The youngsters look at us with absolute bewilderment when we tell them to stop wanting to grow older and just relax and enjoy each birth year that you have been blessed with. Those years go by in a blink of an eye. Never wish or wile away the years to be older. Being older is not necessary any better, more wisdom to impart to those that have ears to hear and the heart to imply yes. Yet, to level up into the grand years can be enchanting and exciting as well. Less responsibilities, less worries and more time to just let loose and enjoy each precious birth year that is blessed to you.
Birthdays are a grand affair for all ages. One is never too old to enjoy a good birthday. Some are happy, exciting, fun filled times, and others can be quiet and relaxed. Levelling up in the Game of Life can be exciting or terrifying, depending on how you view it.
So to all out there having a birthday and reading this, Raise your Glass and toast yourself to another Level Up.
Well done and may your future Levelling ups be of a grand and auspicious nature.
via Daily Prompt: Symbiosis
The Oxford Dictionary defines Symbiosis as:
- A relationship between two types of animal or plant in which each provides for the other the conditions necessary for its continued existence.
- A relationship between people or organizations that depend on each other equally.
A Symbiotic relationship can sometimes be beneficial and then again it can also be harmful. To get into the technical side, the list of symbiotic relationships can vary between mutualism, commensalism and parasitism, though these grade into each other, and it is often difficult to tell which is involved in a given relationship. In mutualism, both organisms benefit.
How many of us have a symbiotic relationship, whether with your husband, lover or in the work place or even in the family units around us. The main question is whether it is beneficial to you or whether it is in the harmful, destructive side of life. We all need someone, depend on someone or something in our life’s journey.
As adults, can we function without being symbiotic? Are we a symbiotic nation? Is it natural to live off others, to the benefit of ourselves, or are we just being selfish and just thinking of ourselves when we feed off the other party for our own mutual benefit. Most symbiotic relationships work well together, one party feeding the other party’s needs in a mutual beneficial manner, living together in harmony.
An interesting, thought provoking topic…… Are we supposed to be a Symbiotic Nation? A people born into symbiosis, brought up in a symbiotic world. Can we survive totally on our own?
What are your views on this?
This morning I am sitting in bed feeling very sorry for myself due to the “change of season”bug that hits us all. The muscles feel like a real “papsak” (flat wine bag) and the throat feels like a cat’s scratching post. So , here I am, with the lap top open and just rambling thoughts flow through my head.
I have read other bloggers and what they post. It is interesting to see the variety of posts and what they think and express. A few are into the political side of life, keeping us updated on the Nays and Yays of the political world around us. Others are into poems of all sorts, some depressing and some full of life and colour.
Then there are the bakers and foodies, throwing out yummy recipes for us all to drool over. The travellers that bring us into their world of travel and the places of warmth and fun and adventure. Then you get the thought provoking ramblers, like me. The one’s that mull over life and put it into words. The deep thinkers, the light thinkers and the “just don’t care”thinkers. I would like to think that I am a bit of both….. sometimes I get the deep, philosophical thoughts, other times the light side of life.
What people think of me? I don’t give a fig anymore. It took me many years to get into the space I am today. A lot of letting go of things that just clutter up the mind. Old, set views have changed and I find myself more at peace with myself and the world around me.I have accepted my true self. Acceptance of oneself is a key note to living a good life and learning to grow with all the knocks that life sends your way.
So, take a load off, breathe deeply and remember to look at the small things around you. Enjoy the Sunlight on your skin, the gentle breeze that caresses your face. Listen the the sounds of children’s laughter and the music of the song birds around you. We have one life to live, so live it like you want to. Forget what people think or say of you. Be the person you have always wanted to be. Shed the cloth of convention and find that lost child within you.