Thursday, February 23, 2012
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Allow me to step on my soap box for this next read...
Everything happens for a reason. What is supposed to happen, will happen. If things do not go your way, it can be stressful, painful, and hard, but you do not always have to be in control. (Which is something I struggle with daily.) It is all just a part of the grand scheme of things. Do not let your emotions cloud your vision. Do not ever fail to see the bigger picture. You may not understand why things are happening the way they are, but soon enough you will know.
No matter what your problem is, big or small, it usually entails a portion of your heart getting broken. Sometimes, it’s only a bruise, sometimes it feels like it is shattered into a million pieces. When dealing with a broken heart, it can be devastating and utterly painful, but sometimes it is just God’s way of calling you back to him, to make you grow as a person, or maybe you have to experience that to pave the way for something much better.
When you become overwhelmed, it is easy to lose sight of the bigger picture. You tend to focus on the present, and feel the enormity of your problem, you feel like you have got the biggest problem in the world, and you feel alone and do not know what to do. And most often than not, you feel the tendency to take matters into your own hands. You tend to do things and you do everything you can to control the situation. And then when things do not go according to what you planned, you find yourself frustrated and bitter. You do not realize, that no matter how you try to control things your way, if it is not meant to be, it is not going to happen. If you refuse to accept it and force it, you are only prolonging the inevitable. You will only delay God’s true plan for you… He has a plan for you if only you learn to be open and let go of the things that he wants you to let go of. So, stop manipulating things. A solution that is manipulated will not bring real happiness.
Problems will always be a part of life, and at times when you are down, when you are at your lowest point, talk to God. If you ask sincerely, he will enlighten you, clear your confusion, ease your pain, calm your fears, and heal your heart. It is not going to provide you an instant solution to your problem, but God works in mysterious ways, and as long as you walk with Him, and just trust and believe, the sooner you will get to that place where you will see everything clearly, and you will finally begin to understand. Everything happens for a reason. You may not understand the reason now, but you will when the time is right.
(Thank you Asher Griffin for supplying me with the photo at the top.)
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
After an evening of eating way too much tenderloin and pie, and opening "white elephant" gifts, Cliff and I met up with his old high school friends for a Christmas party...complete with Seasonal cocktails, games, and of course...a self-timed group photo.
Monday, December 20, 2010
A BIG thank you to Dr. Singleton and his staff at Kell West. All I remember is being pampered with warm blankets all morning and waking up from my anesthetic to nurses singing Christmas carols and offering me a Popsicle.
Disclaimer: if you are over 12 years of age, I would highly recommend NOT getting your tonsils out because HOLY CRAP IT IS AWFUL! Sure, there's ice cream and jello, but I promise it gets old after three days of eating the same thing. In the event that you do have to get your tonsils out at an older age, do yourself a favor and ask for more pain medicine.