Today I’m thankful for trees. They’re majestic. They provide us heat during the winter and shade during the summer. They provide homes for birds, squirrels, insects, etc. And then we cut them down and they provide us a home. ^_^
Life is a journey. There are mistakes that are made. There are blessings that are had. There are trials that you walk through. Enjoying the journey is important. You can’t whine about your place in life. You need to enjoy the place where you are at. Of course, be proactive. But enjoy it! Otherwise, you’ll be a whiny stressed person. Don’t think of yourself as being, “behind” someone else. Maybe you aren’t married at 18 like some guy you know. You didn’t make a million bucks by twenty-four, etc. Don’t compare yourself with others. Don’t stress because you aren’t as smart, wise, and “successful.” Enjoy life. Enjoy being with friends. Love others more. And love your God more. We serve a good God. All he does will work out for good. You don’t need to stress about it. 🙂
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.~ John 4:7
What are you willing to sacrifice for your friends and family? It’s a question I ask myself a lot. After pondering it for awhile, I decide that I’m willing to lay down my life for them. And 10 minutes later I walk through a door with them following behind me and just let it slam in their face. Nice..
I don’t think you can expect to sacrifice in a big way if it’s not engrained in you through the little things. When you’re under pressure you’re going to react the way that you’ve trained to react. And if you don’t sacrifice in the small things, you will not be willing to sacrifice in the big things when the pressure is applied.
“Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” ~ Deuteronomy 31:6
Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care. ~ Theodore Roosevelt
Big picture is great. People need to have a vision for their lives. If you don’t, you’ll wander around wondering what’s happening to you and where you’re going. But at the same time you need to focus on the day to day. Otherwise, you’re going to be overwhelmed. I’m amazed at how just working day to day I accomplish things. If I spent my entire time sitting back and looking at the project I would be overwhelmed. But as I complete part by part it becomes a reality and I don’t get overwhelmed. ^_^ It takes 10s of thousands of steps to run a marathon. But you just need to keep putting one foot in front of the other.
Today I’m thankful for flowers. They’re pretty and smell good. They add sparks of color to the world. They are brought to hospitals, weddings, funerals, mom on Valentine’s Day, etc to help bring more happiness. They are always happy and smiling. But they do remind us that when they are pulled from the ground they slowly wilt and lose their beauty. Just like when one ignores the Word, neglects to pray, and forgets the worship of God. We wilt and die..
In America the President reigns for four years, and Journalism governs forever and ever. ~ Oscar Wilde
Why do you do what you do? Why do you decide to make one choice over another. Every single choice leads to a consequence. It could be a choice like choosing to skip the second helping of dessert, or it could be choosing a spouse.
Each of our choices are going to lead us down some sort of road. Some decisions will lead to eternal pain and others to everlasting bliss. Try to be purposeful in what you do. Because at some point you’re going to have to show the master what you did with his talents he bestowed upon you.