Friday, October 8, 2010

My lovely bouquet that my precious husband stopped and picked for me, now tell me how sweet is this wonderful man I married. He has been the very best care giver, therapist, cook, cleaner and taking care of me, no wonder I am doing so well with such excellent care. He went to the store the other day, and picked these wild flowers, it just bless my heart to no end, just when I think I cannot be surprised any more, he surprises me.
Now he does this care giving in between studying, and praying, and doing all the things this fine preacher does daily. He will be preaching Sunday all day too, so keep him in prayer, I will attend Sunday evening, and so looking for ward to that time. SO that is about the update on me, still doing good, getting stronger and around easier daily. Just keep praying, it really does work.

Being laid up so long I have been able to study and really get close to the lord, climb up in his lap and let him feed me, and  love on me, oh such sweetness it is. I am thinking how being ill changes our attitudes some times, and we must all be mindful of the ways our view point brings us down or influences the way we think, we may be able to look at situation in a different light, and here are a few suggestions:
Be aware of your negative thoughts, Think about the messages you give yourself, and stop the message in it tracks. Are we not told in the scripture to think of those things which are good?
Put things in perspective. There are  those people, who are so negative that even when small things go wrong, they feel as if they have been cursed. Remember, everyone has ups and downs, and nobodies life is ever perfect. It rains on the just and the unjust alike.
Try refraining, Refraining can help you find the good in a bad situation. If you've lost your job, for example even though it is rough, look as it as an opportunity rather than a failure. A job change can allow you to learn new skills and meet new people.
Count your blessing, this is my all time favorite thing to do, Gratitude can help you focus on what's right in your life. Look around you and make a mental list of all the things you take for granted but for which you should be truly grateful.
Forgive and let go. Learn from your mistakes, forgive yourself and move on. Also forgive others, Hanging on to a hurt or a wrong done to you by someone else only gives that hurt more power over you. This is garbage in your life, God wants us to get rid of it.
Make good memories and pursue simple pleasures. You don't need a spectacular events to make you happy, just like the wild flowers my husband brought home to me, it was a simple thought and act of love, but very simple, I truly love them, and it made me very happy.
Be kind. Turning toward others can make you forget about yourself. Being kind to friends and strangers can relieve some of the tension in their lives and make you feel better about your own self.
We do not choose to be optimists or pessimist. The attitude toward life events is more than likely a combination of genetics, early environment and life experiences.We all know that strong family ties and mental and emotional well being go together, but we need to have a strong support system in our life, a loved one or a friend, lets all lean on each other, and better yet lets all lean on the lord, he can handle it, no matter how big a problem can be God can solve it, and make it better.  I hope you have enjoyed this time of study with me, God bless you and ponder on all the things I have written here, do have a wonderfully blessed weekend. God be with you.

Lots of Love and Prayers, Barbara ♥


Michelle said...

I need to learn to put things in perspective.
I can so easily think negative thoughts.
One thing that is helping me is memorizing scripture verses.

Have a great weekend.

Grammy Blick said...

Very good! By the way, I'm using a quote from a comment you left in tomorrow's blog. Your sharing of His word is awesome!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Glad you are doing so well, Barbara... You do have a wonderful hubby... He (like mine) is a 'keeper'....

Hugs, and Prayers for continued improvement,

Rebecca said...

It was good to "meet you", Barbara! I appreciated the TRUTH and TONE of this post...

When I have more time, I'm going to read back a few weeks on your blog and (hopefully) find out more about you.

Meanwhile, my prayers are with you as you continue to recover & for your husband tomorrow (my husband is a pastor, too, and will ALSO be preaching).

Sandra said...

Those are all such good points. We all need to read that list every day! I'm glad you're feeling better.

Sharon said...

I loved this post! It was so encouraging and a wonderful reminder to not let the unexpected downfalls to discourage us, but to look for the good in it. Thank you for your wonderful writings!!! Praying you are up and about soon!

Rocky Mountain Homemaker said...

What an encouraging post. Your husband has been wonderful. He must be so relieved to see you feeling better! Have a very blessed weekend.....Denise

Jan said...

Lovely to read your beautiful post.
With love and blessings,

Anonymous said...

Hi Barbara,
It is good to see you doing well. I added you to our prayer book at church.
Have a blessed week.

Barbara said...

Thank you so very much ladies, I really appreciate all the encouragement and prayers, they are working, I am doing better daily, and get to attend church tonight, and hear my dear husband preach, Oh I am so excited. Thanks again, and love you lots

Amanda said...

I really enjoyed this post too Barbara! Such wisdom in your words.

Those flowers are simply beautiful! What a wonderful husband you have...

Hope you continue to feel better.

Bless you!

Camille said...

How precious you must be to your husband! You are so full of thanks and it is lovely to read! May the LORD give you fresh strength day by day. :)