Dread is expecting to have an unpleasant experience.
Do everything for and unto the Lord….. Do the dishes for Him, the ironing, the cleaning, the shopping, going to work, etc. (It works as I have done it, do it all with a smile)
Dread is a close relative to Fear and it sucks out all your joy.
Don’t let fear rule.
Stop feeling sorry for yourself….. A pity party is not nice to have and you are the only one having it.
Try to find (look) something good in everything…..play the Glad Game.
Look for the lesson in every trial, however big or small.
Learn something new about yourself.
Do something new to stop your life from being stagnant.
Learning adds excitement to your life.
Learn a new way to respond to old problems.
If we do not grow and learn in our life then it is a wasted life.
Don’t get a “give up” attitude when your problems surround you, find a new way to deal with them.
Don’t let your problems (no matter how hard they get) define you and make you weak.
Make a new friend.
How many of us really take note of all the complaining that we do every day, every hour, and every minute of the day.
We complain about the weather….. It is either too hot or too cold, too wet or too dry. We complain about the economy, about our children, about our fellow neighbours, the car is too dirty, tired of cleaning the house, after the children, after the pets…… The list can go on and on and on.
We even complain about ourselves….. We are to fat, too thin, to old, to young, to grey, to stupid, to eager….. Etc.
Maybe you should do a complaint fasting….. You know, when you feel a complaint edging towards your mouth or thought put a halt to it. Stop the complaints and rather try and turn the complaint into a blessing or a turnabout…. Turn the complaint into something good instead.
Try to find the good instead of the negative. Try it for a week and see what happens in your life. You will find yourself more positive, smiling more and generally you will have a more “feel good” experience of life.
As the old saying goes…….Life is too short. Less complaining is good, more positive vibes need to go out into the Universe. Let it bounce off you onto the next person….. Cause a ripple effect into the world around you.
So I am laying down a challenge to you out there, especially to the avid complainers……… Try the complaint fasting for a week and let me know how it went.
I am going to do it…….
A gift called Life
As we get older we tend to be a tad more philosophical I think. Well, I seem to be, anyway. I tend to look back at my life and see how the threads of all the trials and tribulations, all the meetings and events seems to all collide at a central end point. All the lessons learnt through it all. All the wisdom that I can depart onto my children and to those who want to listen and learn by my mistakes and take the shortcut through theirs.
Life is about the messy bits in life. I like to think that life would be extremely boring and bland if we didn’t have it.
Would I change anything in my life? Maybe just one or two things but on the whole I would not change anything. I wouldn’t be the person I am today. I wouldn’t have all the knowledge, wisdom and empathy that I have now.
Life is exciting with all its knocks. To look back and see the reason behind all the trials and tribulations is amazing. Not nice to go through it at the time but it makes us stronger should we allow it to.
I start each day with a “thank you” to our Creator for allowing me another day.
Life is a blessing, a gift and we must never forget it.
The general meaning of a Legacy is either money or property that is bequeathed to you or for something handed down from one generation to the next.
I was lying awake the other night and wondering what I would be leaving as a legacy then it dawned on me……
My legacy is my children and grandchildren, what I have instilled in my sons will be passed down to their children just as what my mother instilled in me that I had passed onto my sons.
The same as “putting down roots”, I have been living a gypsy type life and have moved around quite a bit from house to house and have no set roots regarding that but my boys are my roots. They are strong and secure and even though they may also move around a bit they are a part of me.
So when I pass onto the Higher Plain of Life one day in the far future I have peace of mind now knowing that I have made an impact on this world albeit only through my sons and grandchildren and what they have taken out of what I have taught them about life. To be strong and compassionate, to respect others and life. To live life to the fullest and never have any regrets. To take the chances given to you and never be ashamed of who you are.
They will pass it onto their future children and so my legacy will grow over time.
A hot cup of tea between cold hands
Hot toast with melting butter
Peanut butter and syrup sarmie
The first bite of a decadent dessert.
Smell of freshly washed sheets containing the sunshine in there fibres
Fragrance of a freshly cut lawn
The sound of a child’s unbridled carefree laughter
A soft warm blanket on a cold night
The feeling of a small child’s arms around your neck
Sunrises and sunsets
The sounds of rain falling on the dry ground.
The sound of birds around you
The sound of pure silence
The sound of laughter
The sound of the ocean
Sinking into your bed at night
A Hot bubble bath by candle light
Oh the list can go on and on………
In the beginning God made woman from man, He took a part of the man’s rib and fashioned her and saw that it was good.
Man is made up of pure logic and physical strength, he was made to be the provider, the protector of the woman, the protector of Life.
Now a woman is made up of the pure emotion side of life, she is a complex person, she is the one who has so many roles in life. She is a nurturer of life, she is the protector of life, she is also a provider of life, she is the comforter, the nurse, the educator and so much more.
She will always put those she loves first in her life.
She is full of wonder and light.
She is a mystery to Man.
She is Life.
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