Monday, July 22, 2013


Improve the self. And anything that does not give or contribute to that goal should take a back seat in your day. Tough one I would agree because many times it's the convenient old self that kicks hard to get its way ... the way it has always been used to. That is why LEARNING has always been a struggle to many of us. It is easy to learn something the first time but to RELEARN stuff again and again can be quite boring, annoying to a few. Yet God himself sends us lessons, often the same lessons, to learn repeatedly... and the reason is that we didn't really get it the first time. Until we do.. God will keep sending you the lesson until he is satisfied that you understand what he is trying to teach or tell you.

Another thing which we don't quite warm up to in any way is to UNLEARN those things which do not contribute to our good in the bigger picture of our lives. Well, that kind of good which God has in mind. Because you see, our perception of good is OUR perception of what we think is best for us. That is where our comfort zones lie.

I too have my comfort zones. Sleeping late and waking up late is one of them particularly that I have the luxury of time which retirement now affords me. Not anymore. Early morning walks are first on the agenda of my day. I walk almost everyday according to what my age allows. Just round the neighborhood but it works wonders to my mind, heart, body, and soul. And with this what could be a minor one to others but a huge benefit for me the day becomes one of great and greater wonder and good potential. No, it does not vanish all the evil or ills of the world or in your own tiny corner of it... but it becomes what God promised it would be if we walk in his light.

Let's aim to be good students in life; work for good grades in our report card; strive to put a smile on our Teacher's loving face who's definitely watching from above.

Have a blessed Monday... with tons more in the week ahead.
God bless you.


  1. I very much agree with the things you have said here. Sometimes, we get too comfortable with the things we have been used to that they become already our way of life. And yes, whatever is favorable and comfortable to us, we usually regard as good. Human nature, I guess. The challenge is to recognize the smallest details in our everyday life which bring us His presence.

    God bless you, too, and your family.

    Miss N of

    1. Welcome to the blog, Miss N!

      Wonderful to know that we share the same sentiments. You are right that we should be aware or alert for God's presence in our day to day lives. And if we truly pay close attention we will indeed see Him.

      Thank you for your lovely visit and comment. Wishing great blessings to your day and more up ahead in the week. God bless you and your loved ones.

  2. Hi Ellen,

    been long time, hope everything is fine..

    @I walk almost everyday according to what my age allows. Just round the neighborhood but it works wonders to my mind, heart, body, and soul.

    That's a good habit.. and it refreshes a lot.. i shall adopt too..:) Thank you

    1. Great to see you, Pram! :-) Life sure has kept us both busy in our respective worlds. But seeing you here now is a pleasure.

      Yes, nothing like a wonderful early morning walk to start the day with. God bless you in yours.

      Thanks for the lovely visit.


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