Thursday, August 20, 2009

Be Content and Be Blessed...

I started this blog awhile ago to count my blessings. I decided to do this because I had started reading other people's blogs and I noticed that a lot of people use blogs to rant, to talk about what they don't like about the world or complain about what sucks in their lives. I've learned over the last few years that life isn't fair. Life often sucks. It often doesn't go the way that you want or plan.

Over the few years many people in my life, including myself, have had absolutely horrible things happen to them. Life hasn't happened just how they'd planned. My life hasn't unfolded just how I planned. About 2 years ago I was thrown for a loop in my marriage. I've also had very close friend leave my life. Those of you that know me well know the stories...I don't need to go into them. All of that to say that I've come to a realization in the last few months. LIFE IS NOT FAIR, especially when you compare your life to a life that someone else leads. Someone else's life is always going to look better. God does not want us comparing our lives to those around us. He wants us to be content with the trails that he has chosen for us. He wants us to learn from the decision and mistakes that we've made and to become a better person because of those decision and mistakes.

Today's blessing is my yoga class. I didn't know 5 months ago when I joined a yoga studio just how much it would change my life. It has helped me become a more spiritual and introspective person. It is helping me learn how to take care of MYSELF!! It has helped me pay attention to what's going on in my life and it is helping me learn how to be happy with ME! It's helped me not to compare myself to those around me, but to find MY EDGE.

I leave with today's very long quote. It's all about being content with yourself and with who GOD MADE YOU TO BE!!

"Someone will always be prettier. They will always be smarter. Their house will be bigger. They will drive a better car. Their children will do better in school, and their husband will fix more things around the house.

So let it go, and love you and your circumstances. Think about it: The prettiest woman in the world can have hell in her heart. And the most highly favored woman on your job may be unable to have children. And the richest woman you know -- she's got the car, the house, the clothes might be lonely. And the word says if I have not Love, I am nothing.

So, again, love you. Love who you are right now and let God be your barometer.

Mirror Him. Look in the mirror in the morning and see how much of God you see. He's the only standard and even when you come up short; He will not leave you or forsake you.

You are too blessed to be stressed and too anointed to be disappointed!

The shortest distance between a problem and a solution is the distance between your knees and the floor.

The one who kneels to God can stand up to anything.

Winners make things happen. Losers let things happen.

To the world you might be one person, but to one person you just might be the world."

Be Blessed!!

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