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Yet, holding onto hope can be difficult. When we look at the situation we find ourselves in, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. It can paralyze us. The trick is to take it one step at a time. Focus on the step right in front of you. Take it with confidence and faith. Do not weary yourself by think of all that could go wrong, just take this one step and do it the best you can.
The next important thing in order to live in hope is to think of one positive thing about your current situation. Write it down. Hold onto it. Remind yourself of it constantly. In every situation there will be something positive, we may just have to search for it diligently. Even just the tiniest spark is enough to drive away the darkness.
When we are caught up in a stressful situation, and when we feel as if all is lost, it is very easy to forget to take care of ourselves. This, however, is the time we should make a point of nurturing ourselves. Do at least one thing every day which nurtures you. Even if it is just drinking a cup of coffee under the shade of a tree. Grant yourself a moment to breathe and to recuperate. Be kind to yourself. We are always so busy to be everything to everybody that we forget about ourselves. Remember, that we are only able to give when we have something to give. That is why it is important to fill our own emotional and physical resevoirs too. Go outside, get sunlight on your skin and breathe.
It is also important to eat healthy during times of stress. Our bodies need good nutrition to help us cope during times of stress. Also make sure you stay hydrated and that you get enough rest. Don't forget to get some exercise as well. A brisk walk does wonders for the body. Exercise releases endorphins, dopamine, as well as seratonin which all help to trigger positive feelings. It helps to boost our mood and to think clearly. Go outside, get sunlight on your skin and breathe.
When we are going through a crises we often feel alone and isolated from the rest of society. This can lead to greater feelings of despair and hopelessness. However, you are not alone. There are people who genuinely care and would gladly listen to you and help in which ever way they can. Don't be afraid to reach out to them. It is important to talk to somebody. Having a confidant could help you gain perspective as well as support. If you need help, ask for it.
Never let go of hope.
Hold On, Pray Earnestly.
Monday, 23 August 2021
feel the warmth of your puppy snuggled against you? Don't let the moment pass by unnoticed. Be aware of it and treasure it. Be alive right now and be blessed.
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Monday, 26 July 2021
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Thursday, 8 July 2021
We are still talking about the law of attraction. One of the great things about the law of attraction is that it always comes with a choice. We can choose what we want to attract in our lives. It is not random. What we think and what actions we take determines what we will attract and manifest in our lives.
In the last post, I proposed that you examine your thoughts. I asked you to identify your negative thoughts and to ask yourself three crucial questions about these thoughts. Whatever your answer is to the first question, yes or no, leads you to the second question.
It is essential to identify our negative thinking and what triggers our negative thoughts. Once we are clear about it, we can proceed to change these negative thoughts for positive ones.
For example, 'I don't deserve anything good' change it to 'I deserve to be happy and successful.'
Change 'I am not worthy' to 'My life is valuable.'
Do this with every negative thought. Jot it down and repeat this to yourself every day.
Fill your thoughts with daily positive affirmations. Speak them out loud. Believe them and take action.
A positive mindset improves our mood, boosts our feeling of well-being, and it helps to reduce stress. Positive people feel less frustrated and have more energy. It increases our ability to be more productive and recognize opportunities.
Have a wonderful day, and keep practicing your positive affirmations.
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Monday, 24 May 2021
It is what is in our hearts that has a direct effect on the way we view all of life. If our hearts are filled with bitterness, anger and fear we will be unable to see the beauty and grace our lives are filled with. These negative emotions will suck all the passion and enthusiasm out of you. We will suffer under an unbearable burden, our steps will be weary and our hearts will feel heavy and overwhelmed. We were never intended to live lives of misery, fear and anxiety, but to live life abundantly. This we read in John 10:10(b) "... I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." Therefore guard your heart against these cumbersome and negative thoughts. Focus on your blessings. It is amazing what you can find to be grateful for once you start looking. The funny thing is that once you start focusing on your blessings, it is impossible to be miserable.
Friday, 21 May 2021
Time. It fills everyday. Our lives revolve around it and through it. We moan about it, we wish for it. Yet, what is it? To give it one simple definition is something that has made even intellectuals scratch their heads. Some view time as part of the basic structure of life and the universe, that in time things happen in a sequence. Others believe that time is not an entity or a happening, that it cannot be measured.
Most people, however, would agree that although we know that a minute holds sixty seconds and an hour has sixty minutes, time has a very subjective quality associated with it. It is closely linked to our emotions. Waiting for the bus to arrive can make a few minutes feel like an hour especially if you are running late, while the opposite is true when one does not want a period of time to pass too quickly. Then a week-end of forty-eight hours plus can seem as if it passed in the blink of an eye.
Whether you view time scientifically or philosophically, we all are subjected to its passing. Some of us view it as a gift, while others view it as a curse. It cannot be bought, nor can it be given away or even captured. It cannot be unspent or re-spent.
Sometimes we perceive time as a tormentor, when old age is prolonged beyond our understanding. When time granted is short, we feel it is playing a cruel trick on us and it leaves us with unanswered questions, yet to the butterfly those few hours of life is enough for it to fulfill its life's purpose with such an abundance of joy that it leaves us enthralled.
To me, every moment of time is precious, but even so I find it impossible to engrave every moment in my memory. What a blessing photographs are! However, I wish that I could have captured not only the special moments, but also those ordinary mundane moments, those real life moments that link the special moments together. Little butterfly moments. I would keep them in a viewing jar. How wonderful it would be to every now and again slip into my viewing jar and relive some of those snatches of time. The first time my parents looked at me, the nights my dad tucked me in. The coffee-fresh mornings in the game park when the day just awoke. The day my mom sang at my wedding - what a surprise! Those moments of silly laughter with my sister in the mall, the day she took me to the library. The first day I held my children in my arms, bundling them up against all the sharpness of the world, their first smiles. Crossing the street, holding onto their tiny, trusting little hands. My husband's first look of adoration, the early morning warmth of his embrace. All those days he would make the people around him laugh. The endless days of play with my brother. The special times when I helped bath my little nephew, now a grown man. The last day I saw my dad, just so I can have a chance to say all the things I never did. The day my friend and I sat on a street corner, painting the sunrise. Those cold winter days when my mom would fetch me from school and we would go get warm pies from the old bakery. These are but a few.
How precious our memories are, and over time they become more so. That is surely why the old folk speak about "The Good 'ole Days" even though they were often times of hardship. Time has a way to glorify even the worst of times and the worst of sinners. Time, elusive as it might appear at times, is a healing balm and a reflecting mirror. What moments would you like to keep in a viewing jar? How about sharing them with us here on my blog?
Thank you for stopping by and reading. I would love to hear from you, so please feel free to leave a comment. For reading more about time go to this link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time