- I prayed.
- I bent my Father's ear about how I felt about the last 24 hours, and then I put the previous day aside. Enough!
- I chose to start the next portion of the current day in a positive way. Out with the negativity!
- I took pains to find all the positives in my work, ditching my usual routine and in one case going the extra mile to contact a colleague to help them. And I received a real blessing in return!
- I posted a great bible quote that really helped me today on my Facebook wall. And started to spread some positivity...the 'likes' made me feel so much better as each rolled in...
14 March 2017
23 February 2017
Do not take to heart all the things that people say, lest you hear your servant cursing you. Your heart knows that many times you yourself have cursed others.
14 January 2017
It's oh so quiet
It's oh so still
You're all alone
And so peaceful until....
(Lyrics from "It's Oh So Quiet" by Hans Lang and Bert Reisfeld. Shared during a wonderful hour during the night, whilst helping at the Winter Night Shelter. Bliss!)
...enjoy it while it lasts!
10 January 2017
4 January 2017
31 December 2016
And with each of the names there was a sentence or two, summarising what they had done, what they had left behind them. Their legacy to the world.
(An excerpt from “Within My Power” by Forest Witcraft)
It will not matter
What kind of car I drove,
What kind of house I lived in,
How much money was in my bank account,
Nor what my clothes looked like.
But the world may be a better place because
I was important in the life of a child.
2 December 2016
“There's plenty of money out there. They print more every day. But this ticket, there's only five of them in the whole world, and that's all there's ever going to be. Only a dummy would give this up for something as common as money. Are you a dummy?”
Grandpa George, from 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' by Roald Dahl (2005 film)
16 November 2016
Whoever corrects a mocker invites insults; whoever rebukes the wicked incurs abuse.
1 October 2016
Because sometimes I simply can't show what I'm thinking when other people are around. It simply wouldn't be polite, for starters. Speaking my mind would get me into far more trouble that I'd like. So I clam up.
But I know I have a problem with this.
Because I really struggle with letting it out later and dealing with it. Keeping it locked up within is simply bad for my health.
Take the other week. I was so angry about something that had happened, that it got to the stage that I simply could not think straight. It took all the strength and determination I had to sit there and endure, repressing my negative feelings because it wasn't an appropriate moment to share them. It wouldn't have been the right time.
So I had to 'suck it up'. Bury it. Put on the mask. Wear that poker face...
But was it easy to try and get it out of my system once everyone had disappeared? Nope.
And I know I have to rid myself of the bitterness... it can't sit there, unresolved. It took about an hour or two of intense examination and deliberate refocussing of my feelings in order to get back on an even keel.
Father, I acknowledge that I've held resentment and bitterness against the person who made me feel that way. I confess this as sin and ask you to forgive me. I forgive (the person). Remind me, Lord, to not hold any more resentments, but rather to love this person. Father, I ask you to also forgive them.
Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. In Jesus' name, Amen.