“And this is the message[the message of promise] which we have heard from Him and now are reporting to you: God is Light, and there is no darkness in Him at all[no, not in any way]. [So] if we say we are partakers together and enjoy fellowship with Him when we live and move and are walking about in darkness, we are [both] speaking falsely and do not live and practice the Truth [which the Gospel presents]” 1 John 1:5-6
What does walking in the light look like to you? To me it looks like someone who treats others with respect and shows kindness to everyone they meet. Sometimes, I just have to break things down to the smallest bit in order to not get overwhelmed. So, I ask myself what is one kind thing I can do for myself today and what is one kind thing I can do for another.
I find that most people who spend time in the dark are depressed or going through a difficult time. Even though it may be easy to join someone on their misery train, it is better to listen and understand and pray because dark days don’t have to last. Also, it is better to give that person encouragement and support so that you don’t fall into your own misery.
I think when people are able to express their pain and darkness, they want understanding and they want support. Otherwise, they would probably keep it to yourself. Most people are not walking around in the “Woe is me” Olympics. One way I stay out of the woe is me path is by focusing on the positive in my life. Most times, the good in my life outweighs the bad. So the more I focus on positive, the more positive situations I find myself in.
I did my first meditation session last night(trying to get on a schedule) and it made me go straight to sleep. I wonder what it is about meditation and sleep. Does the brain automatically turn off and just go to a peaceful place? If that is the case, I bet it could work wonders for kids.
I’m trying to build more productivity into my life. So I found an app to help with internet productivity. I also deleted Twitter from my phone. Now the next step will probably be deleting facebook from my phone as well. I have decided to limit my manual twitter posting to once a day. I also limited the number of tabs I have open at once(I’m a tab queen).
What are some things that you like to do to increase your productivity/time management?
I hope you have a great day 🙂
So I decided to run to the store before heading to the gym. I mosey around the aisles. Make my way to the checkout. I pay for my purchases. I start to walk out of the store without my purchases. So I go get them. Then I go outside to return my basket. I put my purchases in my gym bag. When I realize I left my wallet. So I go to the cashier, he didn’t see it. I go back to the basket area, the girl scouts didn’t see it. I go back into the store and ask for the manager. The manager didn’t know what to say. So I go and sit down against the wall and look in my bag. I stay calm. A friend comes by to see if I am ok. I mention my dilemma. Then the manager motions me to the customer service area where I break down like I just won the lottery because the attendant had my wallet and she recognized me(because I spend a lot of time at the grocery store). Thank God!
So then I head to the gym. Where another friend stops to give me a ride to the gym. As soon as I get to the gym, people welcome me and smile and tell me to have a good workout. I feel at home. I do an arm and leg workout. Then I decide to hit the Zumba class. That is when I realize, I literally do all of the same moves at home. Zumba is a blast. The music is great. Its like going to the club for people who don’t go to the club lol. I have a great time and a great workout. Then my water bottle handle breaks(no more VS water bottle to lug around). No sweat, I have at least ten more bottles at home that can do the same job.
Then I head back up the hill and to a meeting. It was nice to see some people. But I really didn’t feel like being there. The topic was contentment and I admitted that I still don’t have contentment but I am a little closer than I used to be. I am thankful for that. Then I treated myself to some dark chocolate and got some food.
All in all it was a good but interesting day. I plan to head to the gym tomorrow too. Now I can relax a bit with some of my favorite magazines and work on cleaning my room. So, I need to make that clean my room then look at magazines. It felt really good being back in the gym. It made me think about when I first started lifting weights. I still have a long way to go on my arm strength(I busted out twelve full push ups but I had to do the other two sets modified).
I got into a slight disagreement with someone over calories and disordered eating so I deleted my comments and the comment that I replied with didn’t post(hmm good thing). Tons of people have disordered eating. I do my best not to judge because one person’s disordered eating is another person’s healthy lifestyle. Some of us are in a place for growth and others are not. Since I don’t run the world, it is quite possible that my opinion is not needed on every matter.
Now I’m starting to wonder what my life would be like without facebook because it is really irking me right now. I think the longest I have gone without facebook was three months. I didn’t notice too much because I was busy with other stuff. Are there authors who don’t have facebook pages? I know I’m not an author yet, just a hope to be author. I may have to pray about this.
It all happened so innocently. I logged into Facebook and saw an interesting page(like Chocolate or Everybody Loves Cats). I liked the interesting page. Well over the years, I guess I have liked a lot of pages (like “Like this goat because everyone likes goats). So now, when I go to like a page on Facebook(of a real person or another cat page), I get an annoying message that I can’t like the page because I have exceeded my my number of likes which is 5,000. Ummm hello Mark Z. I like everything! So why can’t I just like everything? Do you know how hard it is to unlike a page when all your pages have been categorized into genres? Super hard. Also, its much easier for me to like a page than it is to unlike one. Is this a cosmic joke?
So that is my Facebook dilemma of the moment 🙂
Like on friends, like on 🙂