The fact that I don’t need to “understand” everything! Peace that surpasses all understanding calls me to fear less. The Bible tells me to “fear not” 365 times.
As a widow I give my presence, love and understanding to a friend who just lost her husband. The magnitude of pain is palpable, and having experienced this, there is a bond like non other. Although never fully on the other side of grief, the complete sadness doesn’t consume me after six years. Today I am with my friend, fully present to the knowledge of her pain. I can feel in my heart this helps her.
By not taking things for granted.
Gratefulness clears out the negative junk that whirls around in my mind. It helps me focus on the good, rather than obsess about the bad. Negativity breeds negativity. I have a choice to reframe my thoughts when negatives arrive.
A sense of calm and peace arrives, like a warm blanket. I experience this every morning during devotional time.
The light of the spirit; the peace that surpasses all understanding.
There is no question the Holy Spirit sustains me. When my husband died I was suicidal, full of fear and completely void of all hope. God did for me what I could not do for myself. He continues to provide me with a peace that surpasses all understanding. I must continue to seek Him to receive this peace.
To be kind, always.
When I use words with intention there is thought behind the articulation. The opposite would be reacting emotionally without any thought.
Being honest and full of integrity breeds much peace. Lies and deceit brings guilt and shame, life depleting. I choose to live in the former. ☀️💖
The smell of lilacs brings me back to my childhood backyard, and my sweet mother whom I miss so very much.
A text from my daughter. ❤️ And especially an “I love you”.
Your pain is palpable Cathy. I have experienced a similar situation with my brother. Emails of character assasination full of cruelty have caused irreparable damage. I am powerless over his behavior, yet his emotional abuse has caused so much turmoil, hurt and confusion.
I pray for healing and repair in your relationship.
Thank you Kevin.
Thank you for your testimony Christina. Very inspiring.
Boosting immune system? Even more motivation to remain in gratitude. 💝 Thank you Dusty.
Oh Christina I sure can relate. I’ve been estranged from my son for 4 years now. Heartbreaking, but I believe God is protecting me. I pray every day God reunites us. I must believe it’s on His time table.
Awe, “it feels like God hugging me”….. 💗💗💗💗 Thank you for sharing this Patti.
💗 Cathy. Have a wonderful day.
I love your reflection Trish. Move a muscle, change a thought, right? Changing the channel of negative thinking and replacing it with positivity works for me too. (If I can stay there). Your words “reframing my vision..”, so helpful. Thank you!
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