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Picture Yourself in a positive Light!


Saturday, August 08, 2009



Recently, I have seen several blogs or post of negative affirmations of one's self. Please do not misunderstand me. I am no where near where I want to be and will be.

I remeber when my unit at FT Bragg was deployed to Iraq in 1990. I was 18 going 19. When we got to Iraq, it was a hold another world over there. We have built this place up. Bu my special ops, was the first units there. Many of my buddies, were attempting suicide, some succeeded. Others got pregant intentionally to be returned the States.

I joined the choir that our tent city had formed. I watched so many people my age going,; creating all kinds of situations, some detrimental than others to go. I lay in my sleeping that nigh, as the air war beginned crying, asking God, to not allow me to give up on him. I knew I could easily give up on myself. As a I am breathing today, God said to me, I will never put more on you than you can bear.

I did not want slit my wrist, or try to get pregnant, but I was scared as h ---. What I have learned through my military experience, you may not always like the circumstances, the pain that you will endure. I am in no way above or have mastered this logic. But I believe whole heatedly, if God allows us to go through it, we have the strength, the faith to get through it.

So to all my Spark Friends, who feel like I can't write as good as others, my article won't make sense. This maybe to much to expose before people I barely know.

Remember this is not about or them, this is your personal walk with yourself and God. So I have put some inspirations that I hope every time, you think I am not posting, or I am going to quit Sparks today. Whether its' SparkPeople, Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers.

Hang in there! You will get to the good stuff, and reap the fruit of your hard labor. I love you and be encouraged, as I will eat a dose of my own medicine...everyday.

because you are worth it! and you are beautiful, just the way you are...we just know it yet! Haaaa!

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TOM1204 8/9/2009 4:45PM

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GRAMIAM7 8/9/2009 8:50AM

    This blog is awesome and you are an awesome lady. Thank you for serving our country. God bless you for that. God is with us always. Sometimes is big major situations like yours. But in small little situations like mine today. I was bumming because I gained a couple of pounds. Pounds that I worked hard to lose. God led me to your blog so I would see how silly my issue really is in the greater scheme of life.
We Americans go through our daily lives with little thought of what our men and women in the military are going through. Much more and worse than we can imagine. Many come home and just can't talk about what happened so again we just don't get a feel for how terrible it really was for them God Bless you and all who serve and have served and are living with the nightmares of that experience.

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MOMMA48 8/8/2009 10:27PM

    What a truly wonderful blog, MJ! Your words touched me and how sweet and caring of you to share! You're right -- we are never alone and we always have someone by our side -- through the good and the bad times. Everything has a purpose and God has a plan for us -- one that we do not even know! But that's where the faith and trust comes in -- we are to live each day as we believe is true, right and would please our Maker! You said it beautifully and I thank you for your wonderful words and thoughts! I loved them!!! Thank you!!!
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DAWNKEY1975 8/8/2009 10:11PM

    Thank you for this... I needed it today.

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