I can’t stress enough how angrily annoyed I got when this stupid lady flounced in class late & proceeded to make negative remarks about my appearance, never mind that it was in the middle of a college lecture I was now missing because of her rude stupidity!
YOU WALKED IN LATE, YOU IGNORANT FOOL.
YOU MADE ME MISS PART OF THE PSYCH LECTURE WHILE I WAS IN SCHOOL.
IT WAS ALREADY HARD TO SEE NOTES ON THE SCREEN
AND THEN YOU COME ALONG: RUDE? TACTLESS? MEAN?
I’M NOT HERE TO TELL YOU MY LIFE STORY OR WHY MY SKIN IS PALE.
IT’S NOT THE TIME OR PLACE AND YOU ARE NOT A PERSON WORTH IT TO HEAR MY TALE.
YOU’RE NOT THE FIRST PERSON TO TELL ME ABOUT A DRUG,
BUT YOUR USELESS CHATTER? I’D RATHER EAT A BUG.
YOU HAVE NO PLACE ASKING ANYTHING ABOUT ME.
AS FOR A PERSON, I’D MARK YOU AN “E.”
You’re lucky in life to meet great friends. I am beyond blessed to include Kelly as a fantastic friend who not only provides super fun times but also balance when I wobble! Thanks for keeping me steady, Kelly!!! (Seriously, I truly welcome your generous kindhearted assistance walking.)
What I was reminded of today is that sequels of movies are so often, like the one we saw today, not worth time – 1 hour & 45 minutes – or money – just over $10 for an afternoon show!
The day was saved, though, since prior to the failure of a film we feasted on a magnificent lunch at Macaroni Grill.
May I recommend Macaroni Grill’s mouthwatering New York cheesecake?
So thank you to my SPECTACULAR friend Kelly . . .
. . . because at least we enjoyed the first half of today’s outing!
Now then, my children, listen to me;
blessed are those who keep my ways.
33 Listen to my instruction and be wise;
do not disregard it.
From the above Bible passage I realize the necessity to both Listen & Live out my faith in God, placing emphasis on the final 3 words in verse 32: “keep my ways.” For me right now that means daily honoring God by
1. employing self-control in what comes out of my lips &
2. becoming a lot less grumpy, instead placing a positive attitude to seek joy amid my life’s circumstances.
Choosing to live out faith in God Almighty means choosing to consciously daily follow His instruction & not “disregard it” (v 33).
The reason I like these Bible verses so much is that they are straightforward & thus require no need for complex thinking or interpretation, which I find frustrating & difficult to do. Choosing to live with God as your Leader is not intended to cause confusion with rules, but rather peace with guidance.
Verse 23 reveals a terrific truth & after that comes the ending of the next verse I find too often difficult to obey but ideally prefer to adhere to.
Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. 24b Keep corrupt talk far from your lips.
Proverbs 4:23 & 24b
First things first, let us defend the youngster in question:
By Aunt Amy
April 23, 2016
A few hours have passed since the situation took place, & given the fact that today finds me so very far under the weather, an anecdote of short this will be.
My niece, 5, & I played together in my living room on my Kindle. A free water game where she was a dolphin trainer was selected first.
Dialogue came up about the antics of her older brother of 7. The children had stayed over the night prior, & their presence always thankfully lifts my spirits, whether my spirits are at their best or like at the moment, floundering in vain in search of optimal, or even passable, health.
“Your brother’s crazy,” I joked while we were commenting about the little whippersnapper.
Her response that shows she not only knew what I meant, but is 5 going on 15?
See for yourself:
Blessings can come in a number of ways. The Lord doesn’t give you what you want, the Lord gives you what you need.
– Eric Davis, former professional baseball player
If I described my life as what I feel it’s like too often (like these past several days), the words “depressing,” “sick more often than I’d prefer,” “hopeless,” “miserable” & “worthless” come to mind. I could say those words about my life, & ya know what? I’d be 100% right – when speaking of my earthly life, that is.
In my spiritual life aka the life that truly matters, will come all the JOY, HOPE & MEANING I seek in this broken world. When my health has gradually deteriorated each day lately as I’ve faced 1. speaking with raspy vocal chords that sound as if they’re walking over a grate; 2. a respiratory system all-too-eager to rid itself through my now-tired-&-sore-thanks-to-this ailment throat of icky “stuff”; & 3. congestion leading to repetitive coughing fits, I need to remember Jesus & be thankful.
Constantly falling off the tracks, I realize, always without fail leads to feelings of negativity & despair. In a perfect world I’d stay on track daily with Jesus by my side, letting His wisdom & guidance determine my life’s attitude & course.
Friends, take it from me, I’ve been reminded COUNTLESS times – the latest being just before this post – that living focusing on Jesus makes a life happy & fulfilled. Without Jesus my days are pointless & I inevitably sink into sorrow. Don’t be like me – Instead, spend time devoting your days to Jesus & being a blessing to other people.
Maybe 1 purpose in my own life is to be uncomfortably honest about myself so others can learn from my blunders & thus enjoy better lives! One can only hope . . .
Till next time.