Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Every single day you have an opportunitiy to begin again.
If you do something you didn't like...you can change it.
If you did something you feel good about...you can continue doing it.
You can choose, decide, determine to change the way you think...the thoughts you think...the things you do...the way you treat others....it's all within your power to change.
You can decide to be the person you've always wanted to be...right now....why wait?
Why let past failures hold you back? They don't have to...
Why let other people hold you back? They don't have to..
Why allow yourself to be miserable...You don't have to...
You have everything inside of you ..right now!
Right now...you can be whatever and whoever you want to be!
If you've always wanted to wear scarves... wear scarves!!! Just do it!
Don't care what anybody thinks or says... Just put a scarf on and go to the grocery store...buy something. Are people looking at you? Maybe yes...maybe no. Are people looking at you? ...maybe they're looking at your pretty scarf and wishing they could be a scarf lady, too....lol. Maybe they like your scarf...lol.
it's really all in perception. It's all in the way you look at things.
It's like when I go to the store and see those ladies who are really fat and they're wearing very short sleeves. I immediately judge them and say... "Ewww..that looks terrible.. I can see their fat arms....How can they go out in public with all their flab showing...that's disgusting!"
I'm really judging myself. I'm really saying, "Your arms are fat and you can't EVER wear something like that...it's hideous!" "You're hideous!"
How come I'm not looking at them and saying.... "My..she's free!" "That lady isn't letting some immaterial flab stop her from wearing the kind of clothes she likes."
How come I'm not saying that? hmmmm
The only obstacle you have to overcome is YOU!
But here's the thing... You have to want it...You have to work at it...You have to plan for it.
Start today, working on a plan to have the kind of life you've always wanted.
Start today, working on a plan to be the kind of person youi've always wanted.
You can do it!
If you do ONE thing today toward reaching your goals...pretty soon, all your todays will add up to the YOU that you've always wanted.
It's not as hard as we make it. It's really easy and it's really simple.
Get out your pad of paper and pen and start writing.
I'm reminded of Jesus ..and how many times he taught others about the Kingdom of Heaven.
He said that the Kingdom of Heaven is within you.
Every kingdom has a king.
You get to decide who will be the king of your thoughts, your heart, ...your life.
When your king is kind and good and strong...you can feel safe...you can rest easy...you can come and go and live your life in peace.
My weight has never held me back... I have....my own thinking has.
All the excuses in the world don't change the truth.
The truth is that I am loved... I just haven't fully believed it or accepted it.
The truth is...the weight has been a cover and a false comfort.
If I shed the weight..will I be cold? Who...what will cover me?
Love. Love will cover me. His love will cover me.
I decided to believe the lie instead of the truth...for far too long.
Now, I have to learn to love me... Now I have to figure out how to REALLY do that...How to get past myself in order to accept real love.
It's too easy to stay the same... I can't and won't do that any more.
I decide to change. That change starts... NOW.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
I love the Springtime with its newness of life and beautiful colors starting to sprout up all around me. The first thing I always notice is the birds... I hear them more in the morning and it makes me feel happy inside. I am reminded of the verse in the bible that says that God even cares for the little sparrows and that every hair on my head is numbered. Wow!
As the birdies sing their songs ... I remember.
I remember my Grandmother who watched and sang to the birdies from her kitchen windows in the morning. I am reminded of my other grandparents and my father...who are not with us on the earth but whose love and spirit is carried with me in my heart, today.
I thank God for the good people in my life who have helped me to grow.
No, the trees aren't green yet and the sun doesn't shine as bright as it could...as it will...but there is hope.
Hope that the flowers will bloom....with a knowing that they will. That's what faith is....
Faith is believing in something that you can't see with your physical eyes....but that you see with the spiritual eyes in your heart.
Love is all around me, today.... I feel it... I live it. It feels good to be alive.
Thank you, God for your love.
Hmmmm.... Faith, hope and love. I might be on to something here...lol.
My prayer for you is that as you take on the chore of your "Spring Cleaning" that you free yourself from those things, thoughts, attitudes, feelings, people who are cluttering up your life. I pray that you will be filled with the wonder and newness and real joy that living a life filled with love can bring. I pray that you always be filled with hope. Hope for the future because you have a future and it's a bright one. Believe it.
Love yourself....love others....
Sunday, March 14, 2010
I read this somewhere and had saved it in my notepad.....thought I'd dig it out and dust it off...
•What is past is all said and done. What remains to be seen is what I can bring
to my present and future.
•Better for me to concentrate on what I'm doing today rather than on what I
did or didn't do yesteryear.
•Better to do in the present than to stew about the past.
•The past isn't going to get any better!
•Poor decisions made in the past do not have to be repeated in the present.
•Because something once happened doesn't mean that it has to continue to
•No matter how bad any event was, I do not have to allow it to continue to
have a negative influence on my life.
•I cannot rewrite history and change what has already happened.
•Whining and screaming about the injustices and unfairness of the past will
only take a bad situation and make it worse.
•I don't have to be the one person in the universe to have been treated with
total fairness and kindness — and I don't have to moan and groan about the fact that I wasn't.
•I'm going to put more money down on what can yet be made to happen than
on what has already happened.
•Having been treated unfairly in the past is all the more reason to treat myself
fairly in the present.
•Now that I have been shown how not to treat people, I can have a better start
on how to treat them.
•I don't have to take the unkindnesses of the past and turn them into insults in
•I can use what did not kill me in the past to make myself emotionally strong
in the present.
•I may have suffered deprivation in the past, but I have not been degraded or
demeaned by it. Demeaningness is a state of mind that only I can give myself,
and I've got better things to do than rake myself over the coals.
•People's treating me like dirt in the past does not mean that I am dirt.
•Feeling sorry for myself, angry toward others, guilty, or ashamed for getting
the short end of the stick in the past will only continue to keep me from
achieving happiness in the present and future.
•I am an active stewing-in-my-own-juices participant in my present
victimization and can choose instead to make plans to move forward with my
•What I tell myself today is much more important than what others have told
me in the past.
•Past experiences do not represent me. Rather, they represent things I have
experienced; they do not make me into a better or worse person.
•The enemy is not my past; the enemy is my way of thinking about my past.
•Going on an archeological dig of my past in an effort to explain my present
difficulties is like trying to find a needle in a haystack and will only divert me
from present problem-solving.
•Everything that has happened in my life happened. Therefore, I'd better get
off my high horse and stop pigheadedly demanding that it should not have
occurred, when in truth it did occur.
•What has happened to me is not nearly as important as what I decide to do
•I will try to be successful in putting my past behind me by changing my
thoughts and feelings about it, but I don't have to put myself down if I fall
short of the put-it-behind-me mark.
Or..to communicate the same thing, I could have said this:
But Jesus told him, "Anyone who puts a hand to the plow and then looks back is not fit for the Kingdom of God."
or perhaps this:
No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead,
If you dwell in the past...it is like climbing a steep mountain and getting half way up.... and, being tired and hungry from the long journey... you sit down to rest and you decide to set up camp there....pretty soon....you get comfortable and you make that place your home...your dwelling place. Now you're stuck...halfway up....halfway down. You can see the top...but you'll never make it. You'll never make it unless you get up...pack up and move up!
A banquet table has been prepared and laid out for you and is waiting for you at the top of the mountain.
Are you really hungry?
Thursday, March 11, 2010
There is a great website which I'll include the link to... www.queendom.com
This site has free tests that you can take to help you in your quest for understanding what you like, what motivates you and how you think.
There are IQ tests, relationship tests, fun tests, personality tests, careeer tests, etc.
Take some time to check it out ..but be prepared to be there a while... Once you start taking tests..you'll want to continue. It's fun to see how the test matches up with what you think you know about yourself. Answer as honestly as you can for the best results.
I was surprised to find out a few things about myself that I hadn't even considered...
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