…. This is so true – All I want for Christmas is MY DAD who died 5 years ago!!!! I miss him…..
Now the photo above COULD represent me just taking a photo with a saleswoman in a store correct? Welp…. that would be too much like common sense Im sure- Or could it have been THE LORD using her to stop me from going any further? The lady did seem very excited to see me, we both introduced our kids to one another whom had not seen one another in 8 short / long years! She saw me in an aisle and looked at me and stated that I looked as if I did not need another stitch of clothing for my closet…….
She would not know that because I only had 4 things in my arms, so what would make her have that huge assumption of me I am wondering?
She is my cousin who just happens to work at a store that I GO INTO EVERYDAY to buy something…. Yeah.. I know that is not normal – pray for me instead of laughing at me okay! Or how about pray for me instead of judging me! LOL
My son just so happened to see a movie called Confessions of a Shopaholic and said….Mommy that is you! REALLY? My sister chimmed in and said definately that is you – I did watch the movie and surely I did NOT utter one word until it was over and said – I AM NOT THAT BAD! However, when she went into her freezer to defrost her credit card….. I felt a need to pray – cry – laugh – giggle AND REPENT all at the same time! Weird I know…
I know that God HAS TO HELP ME with this little ” problem ” that keeps bothering me! UUGGGHHHH!!!! Does it make it ANY better that I do pay my bills as well as my weekly tithes / offerings AND give to non profits? Well, as long as I do give back right?
The church is waiting for ME tomorrow and there MUST be a tiny spot with my name on it so that I can get on my knees and ask for HELP! Yikes….
Self-respect cannot be hunted. It cannot be purchased. It is never for sale. …..It cannot be fabricated out of public relations. It comes to us when we are
alone, in quiet moments, in quiet places, when e suddenly realize that, knowing the good, we have done it; knowing the beautiful, we have served it; knowing the
truth we have spoken it.
Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline and when you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power! If you want to be respected by others the great thing is to respect yourself. Only by that, only by self-respect will you compel others to respect you as well….
Lastly…… ( for the moment ) ……………….
It is the highest form of self-respect to admit our errors and mistakes and make ends for them. To make a mistake is only an error in judgment, but to adhere
to it when it is discovered shows infirmity of character…
Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:”–Ephesians 4:26
“He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.”–Proverbs 25:28
This is a very important principle. As an adult, you are solely responsible for all the choices in your life. So many people look to blame others or circumstances for the things that are not right in their lives.
This attitude is self-delusional; pretty much every long-term situation that happens to us in adult life can be traced back to some decision or lack of decision made by us either at a conscious or subconscious level sometime in the past.
Once we stop denying,blaming and whining and accept that we had our part to play in the circumstance, then we are in a better position to move forward and to learn from our mistakes. This is for any and everything and it is not wise to isolate certain situations – because there is NO GROWTH in that now is it?
Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be, because sooner or later, if you are posing, you will forget the pose, and then where are you?
When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and bring joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life. Love yourself unconditionally, just as you love those closest to you despite their faults.
If you aren’t good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you’ll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren’t even giving to yourself.
If you love yourself, you love everybody else as you do yourself. As long as you love another person less than yourself, you will not succeed in loving yourself, but if you love all alike, including yourself, you will love them as one person and that person is both God and man. Thus he is the great righteous person who, loving himself, loves all others equally.
The ultimate lesson all of us have to learn is unconditional love, which includes not only others but ourselves as well.
People who do not love themselves can adore others, because adoration is making someone else big and ourselves small.
They can desire others, because desire comes out of a sense of inner incompleteness, which demands to be filled. But they can not love others, because love is an affirmation of the living growing being in all of us. If you don’t have it, you can’t give it.
Overall -you will beat most people when you just have a good idea, but you’ll beat the rest of the crowd as soon as you do something with it!
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.