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About Norvie L. Cherry

Hello, my name is NORVIE L. CHERRY, I am a 3rd stage Breast Cancer Survivor, Storyteller, Motivational Speaker, Blogger and Published Author. I have written a book, "I Survived 60 Years to Get Cancer,Then Kill it/The Norvie L. Cherry Story." The book is based on my own personal experiences. I started this blog because I have a couple of things to say. NOW that will be a hoot since I have a robust sense of humor. I love a good story and I love telling one. Enjoy! Purchase book at: xulonpress.com Join website at: norvielcherry.com, or e-mail me at: norviep2@att.net

WHO’S IN CHARGE?

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WHO’S IN CHARGE?

Baby Boomers, just so you know we are the old folks now, but there is good news, these days we live longer.

Matriarch: The female head of the family.

A friend called early one morning after the death of her mother, her father had passed years earlier, her concerned was who will lead their family now that their Matriarch had passed.  She suggested her brother.  When asked, “what do I think,” I told her that her brother may be inappropriate, of course, she wanted to know why.  I said I understood the Matriarch of a family to be an older woman preferably the eldest female sibling who is well-respected among her peers and siblings.

After I gave my opinion of who I thought the matriarch should be (the firstborn female), it set off a bunch of words not worth repeating; I wish I had kept my opinions to myself, although asked.  She stated the eldest female in her family was not a leader and that no one would take her seriously…  I felt her pain, but family is family; that is until you get enough.

I should have done my homework before giving my opinion on such a sensitive and personal question concerning who’s next in line for the throne?  I should have said, That’s an interesting question, or let me check that out, how about I’ll get back with you on that one, anything other than structuring the Family Tree.

As it turned out her brother could very well become the Patriarch (the same definition as matriarch except a patriarch is a male).  I forgot all about there is such a thing as a patriarch, with my selfish matriarchal ways.  Back in the day, the general rule was the eldest female held the crown, but nowadays some families make that choice without regard to age, or sex, which I think is a good thing.

As I was thinking about other situations I had faced when death was the reason, I thought, since I am the eldest in my immediate family, and both my parents have gone to glory, is this really my position, am I really the head of the family?  I have a brother too.  The thing is no one said I was the Matriarch, I just assumed the role without any input from the rest.

Although my approach to Matriarch-dom was to just step in and assume the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, this may not be what works for another family, a family like my friend, who started this conversation.

Thank God; because it seems as if the role I play in the family’s pecking order has been well received.  Who knows, maybe I should have called a family meeting after we had lost our Matriarch, something any of us could have done, but since that didn’t happen and it’s 8 years later, I think it’s best to leave it alone.

The good news is that conversation caused me to adjust my thinking to the point that I began to realize as we age, a lot of the old ways should be moved into the history books in order to refresh our minds and not to become outdated.

Just like As The World Turns, we too have to adjust while realizing sometimes getting older may not lessen our responsibilities as some may have hoped, for there is always something amidst when to learn and do is involved.   

After we parted ways, I couldn’t wait to search out the real role of Matriarchs and Patriarchs in order to find out Who’s in Charge, for real.  I found the whole situation complicated.  By now we all should know The Real Boss is Jesus Christ and he has it all in control, not Some People in High Places. ( posted 05/24/12)

I found when it comes to us humans, The control center of our life is our attitude, and that should be based on the teaching found in the Bible?

There are qualifications involved if you want to be the leader of the pack, ask yourself if you can control your work ethics, your actions, especially your attitude while asking it of others, but more importantly, Can you trust yourself? (posted 01/27/12) to do the right thing for the good of all?   If you can’t no one else should trust you either.  Afterall the job description is all about taking charge of matters that count involving family.

After some soul-shaking I concluded, if we chosen can rule with the knowledge of, there is risk involved in most choices especially concerning others, we cannot please everybody, and that there are forces that are beyond our control, if we can get that far we may stand a chance.  BUT, If you are not able to embrace change, you’re not fit to be the Matriarch or Patriarch of the family.  It’s time to vote.

The practical way to handle disruptive family members or anyone for that matter is to know that Nothing gives a person so much advantage over another as to remain cool and unruffled under all circumstances.  Thomas Jefferson

I believe to be a successful matriarch or patriarch of any generation, you must be flexible and willing to share all available information without bias, if not your legacy may become the essence of tyranny.  Withholding information is a tool of Dictators?  The main thing is if you chose to accept the responsibility, it’s a tough one because No matter how much you may love your family, you will still want things your way, and that ain’t gonna happen.

It’s Something To Think About!

To God Be The Glory!

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THAT OTHER SPAM?

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THAT OTHER SPAM?

Back in the day, we understood Spam to be a canned food product consisting of pork formed into a solid block.  Today, spam is still spam; processed white pig meat, the thing is, now it shares its name with one of the biggest distractions the world is getting to know all too well.  A bombardment of unsolicited information.  Spam!

Now when I hear that word I no longer think of cheap meat; only the delete button comes to mind coupled with a few choice words.  These days the word spam has morphed into a variety of disruptive online messages posted on a computer network or sent via email, and they are mostly irrelevant or misdirected.  A nice way of saying they are a pain in the backside.

The other thing is, that’s not the only spam that has to go.

Money is spam if it’s just sitting in an account piling up instead of helping out.  Cell phones are spam if you never turn them off.  Drama is spam, “Most people claim to avoid it, yet so many of us unknowingly create it in our lives as well as in the lives of others.”

Take for instance those unflattering images in some of our minds that are based on some reality we have experienced that’s not worth repeating.  Yep, it’s all spam, and the very bait the Devil uses on his phishing trips.

Now don’t get it twisted, all spam is not bad, the point is who needs spam not worth repeating especially when we have the ability to capture the positives in thought, word, and images in our head while internalizing the good and spitting out the bad?

There is so much information on The World Wide Web that the degree of deceitfulness embedded in its spam is astonishing.  Some of those Ads are so convincing we embrace their purpose often conjuring up all kinds of images or feelings unworthy of our true selves and God’s purpose for our life.  Because of Fake News, we think everything and everybody is out to get us.

The Bible warns about the power of the tongue and I perceive it to include written words.  It tells us in Proverbs 18:21 KJV  Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.  In other words, you reap what you sow.  And it tells us to Guard our heart with all diligence; for out of it comes the issues of life.  Proverbs 4:23 KJV

In real life am not a fan of anything playing out in my head that includes blood, guts, and vomit, so I do my best to stay away from those negative environments that spew spam by way of radio, television, books, newspapers, the computer or normal conversion, and that includes the most toxic of them all; unproven information (talk) generated from the streets.

With all this fast-paced, too much information for my world, I stopped letting spam rent space in my head.  The dividends don’t amount to anything but a lot of Hell.  Get off that computer, pick up the Bible, use your talents so you won’t forget how to.  Use it or lose is a reality. 

I suggest we all take a break and stop looking for drama, clear our mind, and quit giving priorities to email, Facebook, or whatever.  Those time-consuming, sit on your butt all day things can wait, let those that are in your face (the living) be your priority.

Filling our head with spam (propaganda) is a good way to have it hijacked.  All this unwanted information cluttering our minds and heart should be sent straight to the trash bin especially when using our personal computers that someone or some Thing is constantly trying to hack.

Did you know the real Computer is the Human Brain?  And we all just happen to have one, even if some are brain-dead, it’s free and a Gift from God?  I depend on mine with God’s help to make the right decisions, not my P. C.; it has a tendency to crash at the most inconvenient times, plus it doesn’t have a heart?

When it comes to spam we may have to look Outside the Box to get the toxicity out of our lives while making sure our thoughts are wholesome and can be added to our favorites.  We have the power to rise above the Spam that is constantly vying for our attention while using up all our storage space (time), send it all to the trash bin, better yet, permanently delete all malicious and distorted information on your hard drive and in your head, then update your heart, mind, and soul, moving them to a safe site.  The Arms of Jesus will do.

It’s not impossible to rid ourselves of most of the untruths we deal with on a daily basis, that is if you love and abide by the Laws of Our Lord and Savior.  I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.  Philippians 4:13  KJV

We can start by thinking for ourselves in order to stop Fake News; the New Norm, and we can stop taking a blind eye to crime, we can quit giving money to thieving charities; give it to a Bible Believing Bible Teaching Church, and we can stop brain-washing ourselves.  Another way to help is to quit wasting time reposting the already repetitive posts that contain nothing but ill will.

If it’s not positive it’s spam designed to create nothing short of a disaster.  Beware of propaganda that Belittles Christianity while promoting personal attacks, it’s spam tooNegative information, in my opinion, is all spam with no other purpose than to keep us busy with Spreading Demon like Viruses, nicknamed The Devil; I call him Satan.

It’s Something To Think About!

To God Be The Glory!

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Posted by on May 28, 2018 in Something To Think About

 

REGRET!

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REGRET!

Regret, the granddaddy of them all and the fastest way to be and stay miserable.  There are few emotions as unnerving as a regret because it is a feeling of loss, disappointment, dissatisfaction, sorrow or remorse for fault.

This is one emotion we should avoid at all cost, and at its worst, regret leaves us in a dark place with our self-imposed grief; I should not have done this or that, instead, I should have…?

The two saddest comments, in my opinion, are It Might Have Been and, If Only!

Then again regret has a finer quality which can be used in a polite manner such as a formal refusal to an invitation.  I regret I am unable to accept your invitation or attend some function…  The key to the refusal is to be honest so as not to regret your excuse if making one.  Better yet, no excuse is needed unless of course, you’re lying, which you may regret in the future, so don’t it twisted.

Just so you know it is not required that we expose all of our business to whomever just because we need a day or two off work or for some other obligations… Things Happen!.

We all get into our feelings at times but wasting time on emotions like longing for the impossible, hanging on to nostalgia for whatever was; desire for what never was, worries, grudges, anger, and regret are all Life Killers.  The very reason we cannot allow ourselves to be overshadowed by any of them.

It seems as if, it’s the Way of the World that the things we love most may be taken from us at some point, and we will always do things we wish we could undo.  But am telling you we don’t have to be defined by those things.  Whatever we did or did not do, Jesus Christ offers forgiveness if only we ask. 

The Bible tells us 21 different times, if not more, He’ll do it.  Read it for yourself, a good starting place is Matthew 7:7 or Luke 11:7 KJV.

Most of us regret the pain we caused others, some could care less.  Then there are those of us who regret some simple decisions we made such as not saying I Love You enough, especially when that person has gone from us. (Death, etc.)  Some feel bad when they have prevented others from doing as well as they could have because of some silly thing, or they just didn’t know they were harmful.  Yes, that does happen, so don’t get it twisted.

Did you know the decisions we make are the root cause of most of our regrets; it’s those decisions that can and will effect others possibly for the rest of their lives; ours too.  Just another reason to protect ourselves from our own actions and mouth, if not those decisions can disable us in spirit as well as physically.  (Soul and Health)  We will reap what we sow, oftentimes living long enough to regret it.

We cannot allow ourselves to be buried by regret, that’s why we must ask for forgiveness and have the ability to forgive if not there is plenty of room for regret to claim your life as its own.

As humans, we probably have thrown away some important things when we were ignorant of their worth, and as humans, we will always regret some other decisions we didn’t think through or investigate.  Get over it, not everything is going to be perfect.

We learn from our mistakes, besides we can’t retract them although we may try to correct them, still what is done is done and no matter how hard we may try to find the reason or answers to why it still is what it is.  Perhaps there are no answers for some, but if you procrastinate, (prolong or postpone) more than likely you will create more regrets than Wal-Mart have over the counter pills.

When we procrastinate, especially when it’s something that requires immediate attention, most times after it’s all said and done we regret that laziness that cost us way too much.  Don’t let that be you because all roads untraveled can lead to becoming a prisoner of regret.

The world is what it is and we can’t always get away unscathed.  Jim Rohn may have hit the nail on the head when he said “We all must suffer one of two things: The pain of discipline or the pain of regret and disappointment.

Jesus Christ was crucified on the cross for our sins, but today far too many of us Crucify ourselves between two thieves-regret for the past and fear of the future.  Fulton Oursler

Just so you know, when we are at that point in life, we do have a choice, we can look back at our life full of regret and pain or move forward with life’s uncertainties with the Blessing of Jesus Christ to guide our path.  That is if you know Him.

Those trials and their counterparts can be reduced if we do not speak when angry.  It is known that when We are angry, we are capable of making the best speech we will ever regret.  What you need to know is Your salvation in this human world lies nowhere else than in the human heart.  Vaclav Havre. 

Don’t you get it?  The Heart is where Jesus Christ should be living, not our regrets.  Can I get an Amen?

It’s Something To Think About!

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WE WERE THERE AND WE ARE STILL HERE!

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WE WERE THERE AND ARE STILL HERE!

The Bible tells us in Job 8:10 But those who came before us will teach you. They will teach you from the wisdom of former generations.  In other words, those who came before us laid the foundation in order for us to move forward.

John F. Kennedy made a big impact on me when I was just a young girl caught up in what do I do now?  His words made we wonder what is my role coming from a family rich in the Struggle for Civil Rights.

He said Those who came before us made certain that this country rode the first waves of the industrial revolution, the first waves of modern invention and the first nuclear power. And this generation does not intend to founder in the backwash of the coming age of space. We mean to be part of it-we mean to lead it.   JFK

I laugh at the young, laughing at the seniors, especially when their argument is What do you know, you’re too old? 

Excuse me, but that question is a no-brainer.  We no-nothing, outdated old people have experienced what the young have yet to realize, you would think our youth would know it is the seniors who are responsible for the world they live in today, and it took Years Of Experience witnessed long before their time.  Too old or not, We Were There, And Are Still Here

Just because some of us was born before you does not mean you will outsmart, outlive, be happier, or blessed with an abundance of common sense.  Look I get it, the youth today may be more technically suited for today’s fast-paced world where most things can start with the push of a button, so maybe they automatically dumb us down.  I can understand that attitude because that’s probably all some do know.

Perhaps we are perceived to be out of the loop because all we want now is a phone to check on the kids, to use in case of emergencies, and it has to have a loud bell tone, coupled with huge letters and a GPS; messaging is okay, other than that I don’t need it.  Anyway, those features mentioned represent my personal needs, You do You!

Just for the record, I don’t do what I use to do anymore, but I would still be careful of how you treat me, just because I don’t do certain things anymore does not mean I forgot how.  (boxing lessons, you name it)   🙂

The thing is; Not to forget who paved the way, laid the foundation, made the sacrifices, helped you to become a Geek.  Check all that apply, and Praise God, giving him all the Glory while thanking those who helped to bring you A Mighty Long Way.  Maybe Grandma’s Hands?  I had a praying mother.

Most times I don’t like the direction the world has taken, it is what it is, the good thing is, I can fuss about it.

Some of you spring chickens like to pretend old people were always old, and it seems as if quite a few of you try to pretend that you don’t know with age comes wisdom and experience.  Playing stupid don’t look good on anyone, plus I’ve seen that move before.  I am a Baby Boomer and I have experienced things the generations beneath me will never know or guess unless I tell them, write it down or document in some manner. 

Back in the day people drew pictures on walls, built the unimaginable for their time, etc… all just to tell the world They Existed.

We all live on Planet Earth physically, but some live in their head, and some have it both ways, the thing we have in common is different storylines (lives).  It all started for me with a number two pencil I took to school on the very first day, so at times with a private pat on the back, I will say, because of the Grace of God, We’ve come a long way baby. 

OH!  Just in case you didn’t know, You have to live to get old, so Let’s pray it is in God’s Will that our children live long enough to achieve that goal.  If successful, am confident they will know how hurtful it is to be ostracized by the young and dumb…who we once all were.

I  believe God gave us an unrelenting will to seek knowledge and create something wonderful, but it seems as if we stopped making worthwhile progress when we allowed the Institutes for Higher Learning to govern how we raise our children.  After years I have concluded that our children are in danger, and I pray for our teachers.  Antiquated rules and low pay are impeding their ability to educate.

God has been taken out of the schools and parental right to discipline are restricted.  When that happened my named changed from Mam to Ole Woman.  I was there when it happened and I am still watching all this ignorance unfold.

Since we can’t whoop that butt anymore the level of respect is at an all-time low.  Without parental and teacher control to discipline, our children are on their own with no repercussions for their behavior.  And I have taken into consideration that not all children are bad.  That’s my opinion, and am sure you have yours.

As far as progress is going, I am saddened because it seems as if the only progress we are making nowadays is the use of Technology, for Fraud, improving upon Weapons of Mass Destruction, and mistreating Seniors with foul language, home break-ins, car and purse snatching, etc,

I take that all back, the young and old are catching Hell from today’s youth, period…As I said, I know it’s not all of them, but enough, so please don’t go there with not my kid, he’s/she’s a good boy/girl.

We elderly had no intention of things going left, and we never thought our children would become so disrespectful, well guess what, they did, and it will never end if we don’t gain control of them; taking disciplinary actions may be necessary, perhaps a must for our leaders to come forth with humility. 

We can do it; but back in the day, our worldly advice was, You had better check yourself first.

FYI: You know it all’s, the ones who can’t pass a test in school, but quick to disrespect and steal from the older generations with ease, while claiming to know more than most, you can stay stupid by continuing on your destructive path, or you can grow old by being obedience to the Word of God.  The choice is yours alone.

The whole world should take heed of the fact that there is a lot more to living than just trying to stay alive, there are rules and regulations, so in order to achieve longevity you must Honor your father and your mother, that Your Days may be long, in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.  Exodus 20:12

And yes, that includes respecting me too.

It’s Something To Think About!

Thank you, Lord, for granting us the gift of age, and it is in Jesus name that we pray.

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I FOUND….?

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I FOUND…?

I found one sure way to get smarter is to hang around those who are smarter than you.

What about bonding with the first in the family to go to college, that’s a reasonable example?  Shoot, who am I kidding? anyone who is willing to teach would be an asset that works for me; besides some people don’t have family or much of anything else.  Another reason is to get outside of your own zip code and go meet some people and learn from those worth it.

I found most can do it, you’re just as smart or more than the rest, just stop telling yourself you’re not.

Careful now I found that there are plenty of smart people who don’t go anywhere.  Maybe they have too much invested in providing what they know while trying to not look stupid.

Get yourself together because a lack of confidence will ruin any day, so look to those especially Jesus Christ that are further up the learning tree than you in hopes it will motivate us to do and be better.

Now, I know you know everybody that’s considered smart may not have common sense, which is a must, so choose who you listen to and believe in, carefully.  The Devil is prowling the land like a roaring lion coming to devour us.

I found confidence is the faith that leads to achievement, and nothing can be achieved without it or hope.  And I found the most pressing task there is, is to learn for yourself coupled with trying to teach it to others.

Most know it’s not such a great idea too put all your friendships, hopes, dreams, opinions, etc. into one basket, Diversify. 

Spread the wealth, travel the land when you can; the more exposure the more knowledge.  More importantly, it doesn’t matter how smart you are if jealousy rules your life.

I found one of the best things we can do for ourselves is to never underestimate the destructive powers of jealousy and envy.  Anyway, those two will have you counting someone else blessings instead of your own.

FYI: Jealousy is a symptom of neurotic insecurities, liken to mental cancer waiting to eat you up.

 I found when I become opinionated about someone I have just laid eyes on and determine I don’t like them, we usually end up being best friends. These people may be the stepping stone that will bring us to greatness; I know some of you have looked at a person for the first time and immediately didn’t like them, just keep in mind that you never know when you may meet Jesus Christ or his buddies.

It can happen, coupled with bigger and brighter outcomes; that is if we seek knowledge instead of listening to a lying tongue, coupled with trying to make sense of something we see with deceitful eyes.

I found our assumptions are the window to the world.  Isaac Asimov tells us we should scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.  Don’t let your opinion about what you don’t know be your downfall, go say hi.

If you live long enough, eventually you’ll learn you don’t need the skills of others to fit your agenda; you have your own set of tools manufactured just for you, and they will take you as far as your will, will allow.  

I found our destiny is wherever our imagination will take us. 

When we take a responsible route to advance ourselves it put us in a better place to benefit others by sharing that knowledge.  Just know you can’t teach if you don’t know and be mindful of You are only as smart as your teacher, so when they have taught you all they know, move on; there is so much more to learn, just with a new teacher.  Now you know.

I found the Test of a good teacher is not how many questions he can ask his pupils they will answer readily, but how many questions he inspires them to ask him which he finds hard to answer.  Alice W. Rollins

I also found that as my life changes, and I am influenced by credible people, they give me new subjects to write about, live by, and understand better. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 10, 2018 in Something To Think About

 

TOMORROW IS NOT PROMISED!

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TOMORROW IS NOT PROMISED!

There is no tomorrow, for no one can see past the moment.  No day is guaranteed.  Go to the now; James 4:13  Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow.  James 4:14

I am going to make things right, right now because there may not be a tomorrow for me and many of you.  I thrive living in The Now.  Too much living in the past and too much dreaming of the future calls for a balance and right now is as good a time as any to start balancing those scales, getting off the teeter-totter, or whatever it takes to make this the best day ever.

But first, we have to come to the conclusion that We cannot solve our problem with the same thinking we used when we created them. This is exactly why hanging on to the same old same old is a huge problem…  Even the Sun doesn’t rise and set at the same time day after day, why should you?

Now don’t get me wrong, I plan, it’s only natural just like I look to the future, I just know it’s not promised. 

Scheduling is a part of our busy world, but that shouldn’t stop us from getting up every day and deciding to change something about ourselves that results in an improvement…  Put down the coffee cup, you’ll have brighter teeth, drink a glass of water, your kidneys we’ll love it even if you don’t, put down the remote and start a conversation.

Don’t live the same day over and over and call that a life. Life is all about evolving mentally, spiritually, and emotionally.  Germany West

Just so you know: Conformity is an action in accord with prevailing social standards, attitude, practices, etc.

FYI: Young men, the ones with their pants hanging down, am not picking on you, it’s just some of you make it easy for me to get my point across because of your style or lack of it.
Be your own man, start your day your way, do not conform with those who make bad decisions, pull those pants all the way up, give others reasons to follow you.  Who said you had to conform to bad ideas, or sloppy dress codes while allowing some fool to rule over you, especially what you wear? 

If you really want to conform to something, make it worthwhile, you can start by washing your dirty draws since you’re so keen on everyone seeing them.  Just Saying?  Plus, I don’t know what the message is in that display; a brotherhood thing maybe?  What I do know is Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth. 

Don’t get me wrong we need Conformity, that’s a good thing and a way of life, but conforming to having your butt hanging out in public is the sign of an immaturity.  A bad choice with an easier fix.

Diversity is the gift of variety; who can be a better me than me?  Be Creative, and don’t live life with carry-ons such as jealousy, coupled with a dull spirit.

We have to get something else going on besides the same old same old as if it’s Groundhog Day.  How can we avoid Groundhog Day?  Good Question.  It’s simple, Change an old habit for a new way. 

We grow by learning new things and going to new places, it’s what keeps us alert and ready to grow into tomorrow.  What makes us different is some of us has leadership ability and know how to use it.  For instance; the Bad Boys who started the pants down to your knee’s movement are now wearing suits. 

Take a hint from them and pull those pants up, put down that bottle, take a bath, whatever your daily routine is change something for the better, if not it becomes a habit, not an asset.  You only have one day, tomorrow may or may not come for you, me or the rest of the world.  NUKES.

Be a leader: Leaders are the creators of their life.  Followers let life happen to them.

I believe every time I learn something it’s a gift especially created for me to change something in order to change my life by adding valuable information, making that knowledge a new tool to sharpening what I already have.

After we master change for the better, share and enjoy it with others while being at peace and full of confidence with an energy level that has been replenished.  When we master change we are calmer and feel secure enough to be free in spirit and complete with having a voice.

What’s wrong with that?  I say nothing, but Tomorrow is not promised.

It’s Something To Think About!

TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

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Posted by on March 19, 2018 in Something To Think About

 

A SIMPLE CHANGE!

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A SIMPLE CHANGE?

He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.  Harold Wilson

A simple change in our thought process can lead to a change in life, but first, we have to stop seeing ourselves as victims.  Life is going to happen until we stop breathing.

Curiosity ought to have us asking questions like; How can we know what we are capable of if we never embrace the unknown?

I suggest we hone in where we may be able to make a difference, even if it does require change; it’s simple and it’s necessary because Change is the end result of all true learning..but most times all it takes is, One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher to change the world.  Malala Yousafzai

It’s amazing to me how easy things can change because of that One gesture by one person, in a moment of time. 

With knowledge and understanding of that knowledge, we begin to realize The creative process is a process of surrender, not control, (Julia Cameron) so it all really depends on how we respond to life events.  An action is needed and it’s your choice.  But without a doubt doing nothing will be your downfall.  The world waits for no one stuck in a rut or wasting time.

Some like waddling in the muck while waiting for someone else to make a difference.  Barack Obama said it, and we should have known it long before he brought it to our attention:  A change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the one we’ve been waiting for. We are the change we seek.  

Having to change can be painful; the thing is almost everything else is painful too; growth, disappointment, ingrown toenails, ect., but not as painful as staying stuck in any situation we do not belong, using excuses for why we stay such as, time changes things, but in truth, you actually have to change them for yourself.    

I am warning you, there is no hope of any change if you can’t change your mind, and if that’s the case it’s worse, you won’t be able to change anything, especially your progress.  For all its worth, selfishness and a mean-spirit will keep us in a rut and things will never get any better.

Think about it, having an un-willing heart could have a direct relationship with an unwillingness to forgive others and blaming all for your shortcomings.  I’ll never forgive them, is not what God is about or you, and it’s just plain stupid if you are continually hurting yourself rather than change your heart.

Forgiving others and making changes to our life and lifestyle are the type of actions that bodes well for our future.  But, if we choose to adopt negative perspectives we will fail.  It’s best we master our own mind first and then adopt positive actions in order to move forward; Just be aware of the fact that the mind is the foundation of all our action, whatever we say or do comes from it.

But, did you know with Jesus Christ in our lives, we can override the mind and use the Heart, where the Spirit Lives?

When we let Jesus into our hearts, Psalms 37:4 KJV tells us the LORD will give us the desires of our heart, and when we have the desire to change for the better it is written in Ezekiel 36:26 KJV; A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit I will put into you; and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh. 

Because of those types of teaching and what I have endured makes me a  Living Witness to the Goodness and the Mercy of God, and that has forever changed me.

The day is what you make it, being miserable is a habit.

I know we can’t change some situations but we can change our attitude to fix certain trouble spots because each problem has hidden opportunities, and turning towards optimism usually allows for our best to evolve.  And I know, positive thinking doesn’t always work, but, negative thinking unfortunately almost always don’t.  (Gary Mack)

Just like nothing can come from an apple tree but apples, good thoughts coupled with a good heart almost never produce bad fruit., and it is a well-known fact that a man often becomes what he believes, so be careful of those who would put pressure on you to do an injustice.  I am telling you if you consider or intend to do that unjustifiable evil thing, it was already in your heart; your weakness and inability to change brought it out of you.

Therefore you may need to call on the Name of the Lord. 

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