Planting and watering little seeds
in the lives of others
my basket of harvest
is equally full of positivity
Sometimes, to elevate the mind
out of the miry bog of poor thoughts
takes every ounce of energy
that we have.
I’ve struggled this past week to get out of the nebulous state of my mind, to endure the flaring pain of Fibromyalgia and annoying flu that has me fatigued in all sorts of ways.
I try not to center my posts and my life on the malaise that I struggle with especially Fibromyalgia and Post traumatic stress disorder because I am not my pain.
Secondly, it’s difficult talking about invisible ailments to others, especially when some are busy looking for how to undermine other peoples challenges.
I choose not to make these things the focal point of my existence because they are not and no, I am not in denial. No matter how much these issues strive to take a lot of my attention and even when I am walking ball of pain, I choose not to indulge in any form of a pity party but face anything as it is and to keep searching for ways to overcome.
My blog space has been silent, but my mind has been a battlefield. I needed all my energy to pull myself up by the bootstraps.
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Thoughts become things and it’s our inaction or reaction that gives negative thoughts its sustenance. Jacqueline
Negative thoughts drain our energy and prevent us from enjoying our present moments. The more we dwell on them, the bigger they become till they take a life of their own and become difficult to uproot.
For example, it’s so easy for a word wrongly said by one partner to the other to spiral from that single word to each party visualizing a negative future that would most likely not occur.
When these negative thoughts start brewing, it’s hard to stop them. Shifting ones’ focus to positive thoughts may not be easy to do but with practice it ‘s effective.
Shifting thought patterns is the only way, especially if you want to avoid going down a path that is painful and unnecessary.
Try these simple tips to help shift your thought pattern.
Carol’s words on preparing for setback is just the right pep-talk one needs on rough days.
Psalms 94:19 – In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.
Life’s not all peaches and cream
many have barbed thorns
For the day’s that I feel lost and my heart laden with so much burden, Lord, I give thanks. Forgive me for making you too small in my eyes.’
On days that depression hits me out of the blues, I don’t fight it. I welcome it inside. I give it a seat to hear what it’s got to say with a box of tissue in hand and I cry with her when she moves me with her tales.
I make her a strong cup of tea, or coffee, sometimes even some soup and remind her of the many things that are good about her life. I remind her that she should never put her God in a box, but allow He who began the good works in her to continue because He is faithful to the end.
I remind her of her journey and path to emotional freedom and mindfulness. I remind her of her talents and the burgeoning future before her eyes’.
I stoke her hope and remind her to keep her candle shining because the flickers of its light sends out good vibes and helps her to find her way in the dark
I remind her of her resilience, her unwavering positivity, and can-do spirit. I remind her that she’s resourceful, a source of light, the love of many people’s lives and I have her laughing in no time.
I gently show her the door and ask her to roam free. I ask her to go into the light and shine as bright as she can. I tell her that she’s welcome to visit anytime she feels lonely, but I’m quite sure that she knows she’s not alone because I see her light steps as she sprints down the street and her laughter rings in my heart.
This is me talking to one of my other selves.
If you wish to participate in a gratitude challenge, there are several gratitude/thankful platforms in the blogosphere that you can tune into and get your ithankful going on. I can’t express in words the enormity of Joy and fulfillment that comes from having a heart of gratitude. Please check out Maria’s blog, Colline’s blog and Bernadette’s for thankful/gratitude challenges.
Life is full of crooked paths that we don’t envisage, no matter how much we plan.
Of course, there are certain things that we can take charge of and brace ourselves for incidentals, but there’s really so much that one can do.
However, when we keep our minds on a positive track, we’ll find a way through that tight and crooked path onto a more suitable highway.
Writing is not an easy path at all. It’s not a journey to instant wealth, but when we look at the fulfilment derived and also know that our works will hopefully ingrain themselves on the sands of time, that is gratification that keeps you going through this windy and tedious path.
**today I realised that this is the 100th-midnight musings post and it amazes me that I’ve been able to keep up with it**
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She is amazing at describing love and life in her poems. She creates such beautiful images with her words. Truly, she is a talented writer and I’m so excited to have her poetry book and to continue reading through it.
An African proverb says that “hunger that has expectations does not kill.” The expectation might be the knowledge that there’s Yam in the barn to be roasted to satiate the empty stomach.
Webster dictionary defines hope as a desire accompanied by the expectation of or belief in fulfilment.
Hope is an active and confident expectation which is not only dynamic in it’s evolving nature but also life-sustaining and it stresses on two things that are invisible as well as futuristic.
At times, people struggle to find meaning and purpose in their daily lives and to them, the word ‘Hope’ sounds like a vague concept that’s irrelevant in their lives.
The fact is that if you want to start to see your life in the possibilities that you wish, you need to take certain steps to achieve that. These steps can be broken down into segments.
Hope has unquestionable results, but we must realise that it’s an attitude that we must work on each day.
Working on hope helps to change the way we see and value ourselves.
It positively affects what we do with our lives, our talents and time.
It brings us inner peace and a sense of well-being.
It builds our endurance level, our courage and confidence.
I have found from experience that reading books, materials of those who dared to hope and surmount challenges, encourages and motivates me.
My hope rests on God’s Grace. I hope that you will find this article to be useful.
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