Dear ( ME )

Asking God For Things –


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I asked God to take my pain away. God said, No. It is not for me to take away,
but for you to give it up. I asked God to make my dying father better 5 years ago. God said, No. His spirit was whole, his body was only temporary.

I asked God to grant me patience. God said, No. Patience is a by-product of tribulations, it isn’t granted, it is earned. I asked God to give me happiness. God said, No. I give you blessings, Happiness is indeed up to you.

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 I asked God to spare me pain in regards to my my 11 year old’s father being an absentee father and 20 year old twin kids wordly actions. God said, No. Suffering draws you apart from worldly cares and brings you closer to me.

I asked God to make my spirit grow. God said, No. You must grow on your own,
but I will prune you to make you fruitful. I asked for all things that I might enjoy life. God said, No. I will give you life so that you may enjoy all things.
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I ask God to help me LOVE others, as much as he loves me. God said…….. Ahhhh, finally you have the idea!!!!

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Helping Self...

Moms….. TAKE Time!


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Most women already know what the statistics bear: You are still carrying most of the load. You juggle kids, work, home, volunteering and everything else in between. Are you really enriching your life by doing everything?

“When we are stressed, overwhelmed and tired, we have a shorter fuse. We become irritable, and it’s more difficult to handle the challenges of being with children,”…………..
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Logically, you know that running yourself on empty isn’t good for your health or your family. But the instinct to be a devoted mother means operating in overdrive…….. MENTAL BREAK DOWN is what we should avoid!  You want your children to be happy, and you desire to give them every possible life experience, even at the expense of your own needs. You feel guilty if your children don’t have everything you think they should have.

Now that you know it is healthy and even productive to take a “time out,” how can you actually take one when you can’t possibly drop one thing on your schedule?
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Take stock of what you are doing now. Do you really need to bake three dozen cookies for every parent meeting? Or chaperone the next field trip? Will your children really be scarred for life if they don’t have a dinner made from scratch? Do you…… DO I …… LOL, have to put my son in EVERY kind of activity? Honey, I do stay EXHAUSTED because of it!!
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Seriously think about what your own goals are. Focus on your interests and the opportunities at hand. Once you have your focus on target, the wasted time that goes along with being pulled in too many directions will be a thing of the past.

Inspiration

Mental Note


 

Learn not to slip on your own mistakes!

Choose wisely and seek good counsel so that you will not have to repeat the same things over and over again. We all should be just a little bit tired by now at this point in our lives of repeating SILLY things that indeed could have been prevented.

Do not worry about anyone else slipping if your own foundation is NOT sturdy enough to keep you from slipping and falling –

Relationships

Strange Facts –


Wonder why we / people say things that they don’t mean or mean things and we ignore them….1. There is always a little truth behind every I’m “JUST KIDDING”2. A little knowledge behind every ummm….”I DONT KNOW”

3. A little emotion behind every whatever, “I DONT CARE”

4. A little LOVE behind every”HATE”

5. A little PAIN behind every well really, “IT’S Ok”
Relationships

Phrases To Un-Equally Yoked People


We don’t share realities because we don’t share destinies. We don’t have anything in common because I’m not common.

You don’t know where I’m going because you don’t know where I’ve been. You can’t agree with me because we have different plans.

We can’t see eye to eye because obviously yours are closed and now so is my heart…..

Some things were never meant to be. Some things will only last for a while. Then there’s those things that come to stay for a lifetime….

I loved this!!!  It was stated by  Bishop Alvernis Johnson…… (He was talking to single men and women and what their mind sets are supposed to be  while single)

This was some great common sense ……common approach advice to singles….but then again like my mother and father has ALWAYS tried to tell me as young as 10 years old >>> EVERYONE does not have common sense and the sharpness that you may have so be careful not to judge.

#thanksmomanddad

Inspiration

A “Peaceful” Message –


Peacefulness is an inner sense of calm – it comes from becoming still – in order to reflect and meditate on our inner wisdom and receive answers. A peaceful heart is one that is free from worry and trouble. It’s becoming quiet so we can look at things quietly so we can more clearly understand them and thus come up with creative solutions. It is learning to live in the present.

There are hundreds of tasks we feel we must accomplish in the day, but if we do not take them one at a time and let them pass through the day slowly and evenly, as do the grains of sand passing through the narrow neck of the hourglass, then we are bound to break our own physical
 and mental structure.

Peace comes from living in the moment and looking for the good in others. Peacefulness comes from facing our fears and letting them, trust that things will turn out all right. Peacefulness is also a way of approaching conflict with others so no one is made wrong. Everyone wins because we then work to find a peaceful solution.

If half a century of living has taught me anything at all, it has taught me that nothing can bring you peace but yourself. God granted us the ability to CHOOSE what and who we want in our “living space” mental space….spiritual space….physical space…and emotional space.

The SOLUTION is this >>> stop making room for things that DON’T matter!