Back again

“This quote is for those, like myself, who get uncomfortable with too much positivity in the face of crap. I don’t want to wallow in self-pity, but I do want to say, “Yeah, this sucks” and not dance around the matter singing, “The sun’ll come out tomorrow.”

D.K. Pope

There is a quote in a little book illustrated by Maurice Sendak that, years ago, became one of those things I bonded with, and so my brain carries it around and brings it up more often than not.

Here we are back again, lots of work and lots of pain.

First, I’d like to know exactly what 13-year-old Devin was dealing with that was so painful. Math? Making her bed? Truly horrendous.

Anyway, as I sit here, already 19 days into the new year, that quote rings in my head. The next few months are laid out before me like a long, arduous hike. And, really, I’m not dealing with the worst of it. My husband, M, has a ridiculous semester of studying, teaching and working. Throw a bomb in called preliminary exams and I’ll be happy to get him back in one piece by the end.

So, my work…

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Encouragement From Within

“Be our own cheerleader to encourage and motivate ourself forward.”

Ann - A Friend of Jesus 2013

When nobody else celebrates you, learn to celebrate yourself. When nobody else compliments you, then compliment yourself. It’s not up to other people to keep you encouraged, it’s up to you. Encouragement should come from the inside.
~ Author Unknown ~

Hello friends. (smile) There will be times when we’ll have to encourage ourself.

I believe seven of the most powerful words, in scripture, is “I can do all things through Christ”. All things. How’s that for encouraging ourself. Praise The Lord! (smile)

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The ability to encourage ourself is powerful because it builds confidence and courage within us. It strengthens us spiritually and deepens our self worth.

The power of “I can” is positive and up lifting. Heck, it helped me out of bed today. (grin) Praise The Lord.

Sometimes, we have to have faith when we pray and speak encouraging words to situations and decisions .

Be our own…

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