~* Nudge the Balance *~

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Today I am feeling a little better. My stomach is still painful, but not as bad as it was. Thanks for all your prayers, kind words and encouragements. You don't know how much they mean to me.

Since I bent your ear off yesterday I am going to make today's short. Been a very stressful day this morning. DH and I have been argueing. He was angry at me cause we can't cover all our bills. I was at a loss as to how it is my fault. So we have to decide whether to get my medicine or pay a bill. I have perscription help but with so many medicines it is around $40-50 dollars. Since I can't get to the bathroom for bathing I am almost out of my cleaning supplies.

But you know what? I refuse to stress about it anymore. This depression I am fighting makes me just not care. What will be, will be. Thinking my thyroid is not regulating still because the only time I get depressed is when the medicine doesn't work.

Tomorrow is another day! At least I am hoping for a better one. If it doesn't get better I think they are going to take my "spark Motivator" badge away. Ha!

I found this post to be very truthful. At least it is how I like to view the world on a "regular" day.

~* Nudge the Balance *~
-Author unknown

A 91-year-old woman died after living a very long dignified life. When she met God, she asked Him something that had really bothered her for a very long time. “If Man was created in God’s image, and if all men are created equal, why do people treat each other so badly?”

God replied that each person who enters our life has a unique lesson to teach us. It is only through these lessons that we learn about life, people and our relationships with God. This confused the woman, so God began to explain:

“When someone lies to you, it teaches you that things are not always what they seem. The truth is often far beneath the surface. Look beyond the masks people wear if you want to know what is in their hearts. Remove your own masks to let people know who you really are.

When someone steals from you it teaches you that nothing is forever. Always appreciate what you have. You never know when you might lose it. Never take your friends or family for granted, because today and sometimes only this very moment is the only guarantee you may have.

When someone inflicts injury upon you, it teaches you that the human state is a very fragile one. Protect and take care of your body as best as you can, it’s the one thing that you are sure to have forever.

When someone mocks you, it teaches you that no two people are alike. When you encounter people who are different from you, do not judge them by how they look or act, instead base it on the contents of what is in their hearts.

When someone breaks your heart, it teaches you that loving someone does not always mean that the person will love you back. But don’t turn your back on love, because when you find the right person, the joy that one person brings you will make up for all of your past hurts. Times a thousand fold.

When someone holds a grudge against you, it teaches you that everyone makes mistakes. When you are wronged, the most virtuous thing you can do is forgive the offender without pretense. Forgiving those who have hurt us is often the most difficult and painful of life’s experiences, but it is also the most courageous thing a person can do.

When a loved one is unfaithful to you, it teaches you that resisting temptation is Man’s greatest challenge. Be vigilant in your resistance against all temptations. By doing so, you will be rewarded with an enduring sense of satisfaction far greater than the temporary pleasure by which you were tempted.

When someone cheats you, it teaches you that greed is the root of all evil. Aspire to make your dreams come true, no matter how lofty they may be. Do not feel guilty about your success, but never let an obsession with achieving your goals lead you to engage in malevolent activities.

When someone ridicules you, it teaches you that nobody is perfect. Accept people for their merits and be tolerant of their flaws. Do not ever reject someone for imperfections over which they have no control.”

Upon hearing the Lord’s wisdom, the old woman became concerned that there are no lessons to be learned from man’s good deeds. God replied that Man’s capacity to love is the greatest gift He has. At the root of kindness and love, and each act of love also teaches us a lesson. The woman’s curiosity deepened. God, once again began to explain:

“When someone loves us, it teaches us love, kindness, charity, honesty, humility, forgiveness, acceptance, and all of these can counteract all the evil in the world. For every good deed, there is one evil deed. Man alone has the power to control the balance between good and evil, but because the lessons of love are not taught often enough, the power is too often abused.

When you enter someone’s life, whether by plan, chance or coincidence, consider what your lesson will be. Will you teach love or a harsh lesson of reality? When you die, will your life have resulted in more loving or more hurting? More comfort or more pain? More joy or more sadness? Each one of us has the power over the balance of the love in the world. Use it wisely!”

Don’t miss an opportunity to nudge the world’s scale in the right direction!


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    What a wonderful thoughtful blog! Thank you!
    3934 days ago
    I have heard that anger is a form of fear. I know men think of themselves as the provider and maybe some of this is just frustration coming out on your husband's part. My husband was out of work at times, but when it happened, I had a part-time job. We argued too during those times.
    I didn't read much yesterday on Spark People and haven't been writing my blogs. You do have a writing talent. I look forward to you blog. They uplift me Spiritually, so Yes, my dear, you are serving God by writing your blogs and encouraging so many of us.
    I am glad to read you are feeling a little better today. I will be praying for you and your husband and pets.
    Hugs and Prayers,

    3935 days ago
    SO much for us to reflect upon in this blog. I have been concerned about your health and I am glad you are better today, may tomorrow be better for you and your DH.We need to make allowances for his frustration and stress.He'll be back as good as new tomorrow. emoticon emoticon
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    3935 days ago
    Glad you feel at least a little better! Sorry your DH blames you, but he really doesn't. My dad was kind of like that too, sometimes. He just needed to blame somebody, b/c it's really no one's fault! LIke you said...Tomorrow is another day.
    Thanks for the rest of the post...good story!

    Hugs, Jayne
    3935 days ago
    You could NEVER have your Spark Motivator Award taken away....you give so much to all of your SparkFriends, and you can't know the influence (positive!) you have on everyone's life you touch. I am always HAPPY when you reveal your troubles to your friends, because that opens the doors and OUR hearts to pray for you in the ways you need it most! There is no shame in that, Willow -- you would be the first to say that to any one of us! We love you for who you are, and we also weep right along with you when your day is not going so well. BUT, you can't have if you don't ask, and the Lord wants us to ASK for what we need and what we WANT (example: that nice little ranch house you keep an image of in your mind!). There is nothing wrong in asking for what we want. Sometimes the Lord answers our prayers in a way we never could have imagined, and I have heard you say that, too! So hang in there, dear Willow.....your pals are right alongside you, even if we can't tangibly reach out and give you the hugs we would love to give you!!! I am hugging you right now....can you tell?!? emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3935 days ago
    Really enjoyed your blog!! There needs to be more love !!! I don't understand how your dh thinks the money problems are your fault either!! Try to have a good day Willow!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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  • MSJAP1
    That was wonderful, gave me goose bumps! I look forward to the next Castle Blog. Thank you also for the comment on my page. emoticon Glad to hear your stomach is a little better also. emoticon
    3935 days ago
    Thanks for sharing :)
    3935 days ago
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