Friday, December 04, 2009
Living Life Fully Daily Meditation.
Make small commitments and keep them.
Be a light, not a judge. Be a model, not a critic.
Be part of the solution, not part of the problem.-Stephen R. Covey
What am I going to "be"? The answer to this question lies in the many small decisions that I make, day after day, the ones that determine just what kind of relationships that I'll have with other people. Will I be a light that shines for them, or will I be someone who brings them down and keeps them in the dark? With each thing that I decide to say or do, I'm forging the human being that I am, I'm becoming either a light or a judge, a model or a critic. So just what will I decide to be?
What would you like me to be in your life? Would you like me to encourage you or discourage you? Would you like me to build you up or tear you down? Should I stand by you and your dreams, or should I criticize you and them until you give them up in shame or frustration?
And when you know what you would like me to be for you, then you know what other people would like you to be for them. And you'll have a guide for your decision-making when you're faced with reacting to someone else. You'll have a guide that will direct you with each decision that you make in life. If you want to be a light that shines for others, then you have to decide to be a light each time that you're faced with difficult decisions or even easy ones. When you're dead and gone, do you want people to say "I used that person as a bad example, and did everything the opposite," or do you want them to say that yours was a shining example, one that they try to emulate when they make their own decisions?
People need light. You can provide light. It doesn't matter if it's the light of one small candle or a 1,000-watt bulb that can light a huge room. Light is light, and you can share yours and make this world a brighter place.
Questions to consider:
In what ways do you provide light for the world?
What kinds of things might prevent you from sharing your light and encouragement from the world?
What kinds of guides do you use in your decision-making processes?
For further thought:
You are now at a crossroads. This is your opportunity to make the most important decision you will ever make. Forget your past. Who are you now? Who have you decided you really are now? Don't think about who you have been. Who are you now? Who have you decided to become? Make this decision consciously. Make it carefully. Make it powerfully.-Anthony Robbins
I hope you ALL will take every opportunity and be a light for someone else today!
Have a great day!
Thursday, December 03, 2009
I left around 9:00 am and have been back since 1:00 pm. I had a tooth pulled today and it hurt like heck. Please excuse my french but it took Todd(my dental student) 30 minutes to get it out. Once it started to loosen up he says, "No wonder, it has two roots on it". Don't ask me, I don't know what that meant either. Unless it had something to do with the tooth being broken and inside my gum. The pain is starting go away though, thanks to the Ibuprofen 800 ml I already had. He said that they don't give pain meds for 1 tooth extraction. That's crazy right? Anyway, I don't mean to sound ungrateful because I really am. Total estimated fee to do all the work I'm having done is $3,655 and I got a grant worth $4000 so There's MUCH to be grateful for.
I hope and pray that your day is going well and that your evening/night will be even better.
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
DH came home around 2:00 pm, after being out all night and says, "I wreck the car". He says that it was so foggy and he couldn't see the parked car before he backed into it. The man who car it was, came out and they exchanged insurance info. While he was telling me this, I'm crying because I'm feeling sorry for myself. Then I realized again that this is one of the Devil tactics to break my spirit. Almost immediately, I became his wife and his friend because that's the job that God gave me. A friend is someone who has your back NO MATTER WHAT! If your spouse isn't your best friend, there IS a PROBLEM!
Mark 10:9 says:What God has joined together, let NO man put usunder. I trust that God will work it out. He fixed it for me, I know, He can fix it for DH.
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
I'm at war/battle with the Devil. He is busy trying to break my spirit but God is on my side. Every time I feel like I'm going to break, I remember He is right there arms stretched wide and all I have to do is reach out and grab hold.
I got up singing Christmas carols with Shakeira(my baby) It's amazing how powerful, a worship and praise song can be. It reminds me of all the blessings that God has stored upon me and get me back to a place of gratitude.
I sat on my new living room furniture this morning with a cup coffee and looked around me. What a site to behold. God has blessed me with needs but He has given me some of my wants too. In July 2008 after I relapse I lost my furniture (due to none payment)and I was almost through paying for it. On Saturday I went back to Rent A Center to see what I needed to do to pick up where I left off. It's true. They will put the money you've already paid in, towards something else. To make a long story short, I got a brand new black living room suit. It looks like leather but it's not. All I have to pay is $571 and I've already given them a portion of it and I'll try to pay the rest by next month. To them, it was used because someone had it before me. Whoever had it, didn't have it long because it looks brand new. Either way you look at it, it's new to me and a GREAT deal. There's so MUCH to be grateful for and trust me, I am!
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