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 ♥