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Decision made. I renewed my blog domain talkkindnesstome.com.
Another year of blogging behind me and another year ahead.
I can’t get seem to get this verse out of my head. I’m pretty sure that means I’m supposed to share it.
Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.
I personally feel that the best way to stay positive in a negative world is to surround myself with positive people. I know a positive person when I see one. I’m looking forward to seeing and listening to the person who wrote these words in his latest book: I’m still trying in my lifetime role as cheerleader and encourager to have a positive influence on my grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They are the future and as an eternal optimist, I believe that today’s young people have the capacity to build a successful future, but they need guidance from those who have succeeded in the past. ….
What is popular is not always right, and what is right is not always popular. I’ve tried to do right regardless of critics, changing lifestyles, political party, of those who have influence in society at a given time. I’ve never been able to argue against wisdom of having an upward look, being persistent, believing in America and free enterprise, a Christian faith, loving family, being accountable to myself and others and recognizing the dignity in each person. …..
Two phrases that have been keys to my success; “Be a Life Enricher” and “You can do it!” I’m telling you – You Can Do It – you can attend the author talk too. 5:30 pm Baker Books on East Paris. I’m sure I will be surrounded by positive people.
One of my first ever blog posts. So how is your day going so far? Mine – not so great. Already I have lost a complete facebook message – typed without spelling errors I might add. (But I can’t prove it, of course.) So what’s up with you today? I have been contemplating our missionary speaker’s message on Sunday. I have always heard the analogy of lighting a candle in a dark world, but I had never considered the point he made about how much brighter a candle burns and how much light it produces when the room is dark. The flame itself doesn’t burn brighter, but in a dark room it appears to bring more light. That’s my prayer for all of us. This world can be so incredibly dark. We can be surrounded by painful circumstances – bullies can bring us pain – we can have frienemies who are supposed to be our friends but they drag us down. Pretty easy sometimes to let our flame smolder – on its way to going out. Don’t let that happen. Run, don’t walk, to your nearest real friend for an infusion of hope and confidence, and light. And if you’re the one with the flame burning bright – shine it and be the light where there is darkness. Let’s feed our hearts confidence, comfort, peace, and love so that’s what is consistently regenerating. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hc8y0DL8Hr4
YAY for Monday! I always let myself sleep an extra hour on Monday sort of a way to ease back into the work week maybe? I woke up this morning thinking Bible Study – so there is my thankful theme for today. I am thankful for the Bible Study in Daniel that our Women’s Refining Graces Ministries is doing. When I was a little kid and sang the song Dare to be a Daniel, I never realized what it really meant. I love the words integrity, faith, wisdom, and discernment. I believe that if you get the inside right, the rest will take care of itself, going beyond the ‘beauty is skin deep’. My prayer today is that if anyone is struggling at all today, we look inward and find everything good, focus on that until that is the strongest motivator for getting it right. If you get the inside right, the rest will take care of itself.
The weekend didn’t go as planned and I hope that didn’t mean huge disappointments for you. In fact, I hope it turned out even better because of the rain. I feel bad for those without power and I prayed that it would all be restored by this morning. On Saturday, I made a big long list of things I wanted to accomplish and last night as I was throwing my list away I realized AMAZED actually that I got everything done. That never happens, never. Prayer changes things. Now there are many things that didn’t end up on THE LIST but those just don’t count. YAY! on to today. Remember: Nothing is better than this day. (repeat)