Saturday, April 22, 2017

Your choice or what Train are you on?



Filling your mind with Daisy! 

How beautiful   

Yet, it is our choice where our mind wanders to and takes a ride...  similar to finding your self on the wrong train headed to the wrong destination.  

Not sure how you got on the train but for "Heavens Sake" 
GET OFF if it's not the "Happy Day Express".  LOL

It is a natural occurrence that given life situations we may have our minds suddenly preoccupied with negative thoughts.... Thoughts that raise our pulse or plummet us into feeling of sadness, despair or hopelessness.

Self Awareness is all about Taking a Breath and taking appraisal of how we are feeling, what we are thinking .

As I have said multiple times in my blog... health and wellness is about balancing our life.
Physically, Mentally and Spiritually

What is NOT in our control are the actions of others.  
What is in OUR control is how we respond.

My choice.... is to jump into the situation... swim around thinking about it... mulling it over
... and then get OUT OF THE POOL and see  what I was just swimming in. (This is Self Awareness)

Mentally and Spiritually reading and contemplating God's Scriptures to SEE  the situation and RESPOND according to God's Word.

A painful situation of seeing people around me embracing negative  thoughts by succumbing to FEAR is the pool of sadness I was swimming  in UNTIL ....

I CHOOSE to fill my mind with Daisy!  
The action I took to help is actually capturing a picture .. Looking at it and then turning my thoughts to 
God's  amazing Creation 
His Promises seen in his Creation

God's Strength and Beauty can be seen if we look!

I can't change the actions of others however,  I can Change the Train (Train of Thought) and 
buy a ticket to get on the Train of  Truth and Faith
I can choose to FILL my Mind with Daisy's

HIS WILL BE DONE

HE WILL HEAL and COMFORT

HE is to be glorified in ALL my Responses

Amen and WHOO WHOOO 
Getting  on the right "TRAIN of thought"


Philippians 4:8-9New International Version (NIV)

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think (DAISYS) about such things. 
Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.


Monday, March 13, 2017

Day 1 of 5 

5 Actions 


1.  Learn something new (any subject)
      Curiosity about life unleashes our potential

Read The Art of Decanting  by Sandra Jordan.
One of the things I learned  in reading this book was why at the turn of the 20th century the  name of the wineries and vintage of the wine was printed on  the cork.

2. Exercise my body for 30 minutes
     Caring for the Temple of God

Exercised twice today for about 15 minute  each time.  
   Note to self:  Exercise at the beginning of the day so you won't end the day 
   disappointed that you forgot to do it.  

3. Plant a seed  (Act) of kindness 
     Expressions of  Gods love brings healing

Entertained Family at our Home....  This is weak but ok

4. Clean a shelf or a drawer in my home
     Symbolic for purging, cleaning, and prioritizing 

OOPS - forgot this one.  Does cleaning the kitchen and doing laundry count.  Answer: Nope

5. Write a thank you note to someone and MAIL it! 
     Thank someone for the gift you still use and appreciate.
     Thank someone for being a good friend.  

OOPS - sent a TEXT Thank you...  This is ok, but not  really the best way to say Thank you.


Tomorrow will be a great day! 

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Go Coach Yourself or Five it



Making a commitment in writing.... powerful tool of self coaching (especially when it is in a blog)

For the next 5 days I will blog each day about the following five actions I have committed to do.  

Five Days
Five Actions



1.  Learn something new (any subject)
      Curiosity about life unleashes our potential

2. Exercise my body for 30 minutes
     Caring for the Temple of God

3. Plant a seed  (Act) of kindness 
     Expressions of  Gods love brings healing

4. Clean a shelf or a drawer in my home
     Symbolic for purging, cleaning, and prioritizing 

5. Write a thank you note to someone and MAIL it! 
     Thank someone for the gift you still use and appreciate.
     Thank someone for being a good friend.  

That is it... 


Why am I doing this?  
Well, (transparent) I lost sight of taking care of me ... I am not being true to myself .  I am disappointed in myself and need to get back on track. Putting it to paper (blogging)  is like a voice that floats above my head.

Ciao



     




Friday, March 10, 2017

Radiant Health or A Talk to myself

We spend time and money seeking out just the right beauty product to keep us looking youthful and radiant.                                                                                         

Yesterday a ran into a Beauty boutique and noticed some crazy expensive Supplements ($80 for a month supply).  STOP THE TRAIN!  Good grief.  It wasn't a daily vitamin
it was a  Supplement for beauty
It was an reminder that slapped me in the head....what choices am I making when it comes to what I'm ingesting.  ahhh  not only food  but my thoughts, attitudes... anxiety, fears ... la la la... all of this contributes to our beauty and health. 

No, I didn't buy the supplements.  Instead I had a little talk with myself (those who know me well are not surprised that I talk to myself often). 


This mornings Scripture verse had the words Radiant Health (proverbs 4:22)
Wow, the same reference used by Dr Perricone in his  advertising quote "True Beauty is Radiant Health".   


Who I am is Who I choose to be....

A Victim of myself

OR 

.... A Victor in Him

1 Corinthians 6:20


For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.



Proverbs 4
20 Listen, son of mine, to what I say. Listen carefully. 21 Keep these thoughts ever in mind; let them penetrate deep within your heart, 22 for they will mean real life for you and radiant health.
23 Above all else, guard your affections. For they influence everything else in your life.


Reminder.. Beauty the result of  Radiant Health 

FEED the Body Healthy Thoughts by Guarding my Heart ( provers 4:23)
FEED the  Spirit the Word of God which is a life giving spring of Hope, Joy, Peace
FEED the  Body live fresh healthy food. (Drink water too!!!)
FEED the Body with Exercise (oxygen )

We reap what we sow.... so wake up sleepy head and get it together! 



 

We are
a product of ourselves (our decision... Choices).  
Stop the blame game.
 It's not genetics or environment that ultimately  determines   who we are.  

It is our walk (relationship) with the Lord.. the God of the Universe who created us and has a plan for our lives.  

We are created in His Image! 
Get out the instruction manual and start maintaining what he created!

ok... pep talk over

CIAO.... 

 


Thursday, March 9, 2017

Getting Dressed for the Day - Putting on Humility



Humility takes self awareness.  Stop, have a cup of coffee and reflect on your character
virtues... WHO ARE YOU? 







     





Today's Devotion spoke about Humility

Here you go... Read on



1 Peter 5:
......‘God resists the proud, but gives grace to the lowly.’ 
Humble yourselves, then, under God’s powerful hand, 
so that he may lift you up at the right time 
Throw all your care upon him, because he cares about you

Knowing who created you
Why you were created
Understanding your Purpose

.....this is the door to  real Peace, Joy, Love and Hope

Have a Good Day! 

      Wear your humility and  enjoy