Today, I am thankful for:

  • Protein – Since adding more protein to my diet, I have been feeling great!
  • clean, clear water at the beach…
  • the laughter of my kids.

What things are you thankful for today? Feel free to leave a comment below, I’d love to hear what you guys are thankful for!

“Treat a man as he is, and he will remain as he is; treat a man as he can and should be, and he will become as he can and should be.”

To affirm a persons worth or potential, you may have to look at him with the eye of faith and treat him in terms of his potential, not his behavior. This isn’t to say that we trust him unconditionally, but it does mean that we treat him respectfully and trust him conditionally.

(Pg. 59 – PRINCIPLE-CENTERED LEADERSHIP, by Stephen R. Covey)

Thankfulness…

There has been so much going on lately! I am on a mission to employ Positive Mental Health Strategies, When we have positive mental health, we are better able to deal with the things that come our way! One thing I have read that is beneficial is to write 3 things you are thankful for each day: So for the next little while – I am going to try and post everyday about 3 things I am thankful for: It just gets me in the right frame of mind:

Today, I am thankful for – My relationship with Jesus and the Lord, My children, and My husband… And maybe an extra one – I am thankful for hearing the birds chirping outside my window.

 

 

I want my daughter to grow up knowing she’s beautiful WITHOUT surgical enhancement. I want her to know she’s beautiful just the way she is. I feel women are beautiful with out having a breast job. They are beautiful just the way they are. And I want my daughter to know that, so even though I know women who have had work done, I would never do that myself. I have an example to show her. That she is beautiful just the way God created her.

Double Standards…

I hate to complain…but, this one is kind of a personal rant… I just find it so difficult when people expect you to live by a double standard – They expect one thing from you, but then do another thing themselves.

When I call someone, or ask them for something – I wait until I hear back from them. I don’t call them 2,3,4,5,6 times trying to get a hold of them because I understand life gets busy, they will get back to me when they have the chance. Maybe they haven’t had a spare few minutes. If it is 3, 4, 5 days later, that’s fine, I understand – life is busy. But other people, on the other hand – feel the need to keep calling you, emailing you, texting you – until you reply back.

When someone tells me they will be somewhere at a certain time, and they are a half hour, or hour late, I don’t message them, call them, email them trying to find out what the problem is. I wait. I know life gets busy, and maybe they got set behind for a few minutes – or maybe they didn’t have an extra few minutes to go back over plans again for a 3rd or 4th time. But other people feel the need to text you, message you, call you – until you get there. I understand people will be late. I have more important things to do with my time than worry about why someone is late – what is it of my concern? it’s not. I can occupy myself until they get here when they said they were going to. But other people make it their concern when someone is late. This is a double standard.

Many people who don’t believe(In Jesus) will say that believers are close-minded, never listening to any new ideas…But, As a believer, I am very open to new ideas, and I find people who don’t believe won’t even give you the time of day when it comes to talking about Christ – They are very close minded about Christianity. This is a double standard.

I think that’s all for now, complaining done…lol 🙂