Life is for Living Every Day

Embracing Faith, Family, Friendship; Love, Laughter, Life


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This Post is Especially For When You Feel Left Behind

I am a runner

 

“If you fall behind, run faster. Never give up, never surrender, and rise up against the odds.”
~ Jesse Jackson

“Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.”
~ Victor Hugo

“Then our mouths were filled with laughter; our tongues sang for joy.
Then it was said among the nations, “The Lord had done great things for them.”
~ Psalms 126:2

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Feeling left behind? Be honest, because sometimes that kind of feeling can creep all over and totally cover you without you even realising it.  So if your answer is ‘yes’ simply pause and take a long hard look at your life. Ask the hard questions … and answer them truthfully.

Think about stuff like this:

  • Am I really where I thought I’d be at this time and in this moment?
  • Do I still have lots of deep longings waiting to burst out and be fulfilled?
  • Is my boat taking a bit long to sail into harbor?
  • Is the light at the end of my tunnel fading?
  • Actually, why is the tunnel seemingly getting longer and longer instead of shorter and shorter?

Life is for living and every day we can find something no matter how small to be thankful for, even if it’s a laugh (or two or three).  But during the moments of doubt when disappointment or depression blow in, I’d say that’s the best time to take a short break to watch this short motivational video – thanks to Evelyn from the Internets – while you enjoy a big loud chuckle (because some parts are hilarious and you might even relate), dust yourself and then move on with me … because I’m with you 🙂

 


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Never Stop Believing in Yourself

“Never give up on your dream … because you never know what the Lord can bless you with.”
~ Kelly Rowland

“Stay true to yourself, yet always be open to learn. Work hard, and never give up on your dreams, even when nobody else believes they can come true but you. These are not cliches but real tools you need no matter what you do in life to stay focused on your path.”
~ Phillip Sweet

 

Today is the last day of June. It is also the only time we will see Friday June 30, 2017 but even though the second half of the year will start from tomorrow, let’s not be disappointed or depressed if we are not as far along as originally planned for this time. Remember, you are enough! And by extension it is never, and I repeat never, ever too late to work on yourself … because even Oprah thinks this is a good idea 🙂

 


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Wake, pray, slay, sigh …

 

The Goal: to live my life like it’s golden aka wake, pray, slay (and be awesome) all day

The Challenge: dealing with people living their lives like it’s bronze

The solution: sighing … while re-calibrating

 

NB: Maybe I’m the only one who can relate??? I hope not! Leave a note; let me know I’m not alone … please 🙂


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Rihanna goes to Malawi

“Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act. Do not say to your neighbour, “Come back tomorrow and I’ll give it to you” when you already have it with you.”
~ Proverbs 3:27-28 (NIV)

“A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.”
~ Proverbs 11:25 (NIV)

The Clara Lionel Foundation. It’s something that means so much to Rihanna but yet gets buried in other trivia e.g. her current boyfriend, clothing (or lack thereof) and latest sighting out on the town.  This video shows us the other side of beauty and talent aka big big heart.

But do you have a personal cause? What or who makes you go above and beyond the norm or your comfort zone to help another human being? These are good questions because one of God’s best gifts to us after His amazing unconditional love is each other.