Thursday, August 29, 2019

I AM RESPONSIBLE ONLY FOR WHAT I WRITE - NOT FOR WHAT YOU UNDERSTAND

I stumbled upon this quote and was attracted to it with thoughts churning with much interest. This line may come across as somewhat stern to some. But I think that's not the intention whoever wrote it. It's more of real good sense, honesty, and understanding.

To quote:
๐Ÿƒ "I am responsible only for what I say not for what you understand." - Unknown.๐Ÿƒ

 Unquote.

๐Ÿƒ 'Tis true we never can read a person's mind, no matter how close that person is to us. The mind is a mystery and always will be. So is the heart. So then when I say things or write my thoughts down, I do not expect listeners or readers to see it or understand it the way I may want it understood. Maybe some will and that's such a blessing, appreciate it lots. But some won't or can't or will not. Still good because I respect the differences of our respective histories and nature. People are as different as the wide range of colors of the rainbow. That simply makes it even more interesting. We may be looking at the same thing but you may be seeing apples where I see grapes -- or maybe you see some good where I can see something different, and vice versa. But I am responsible for what I say or write. Because out of the heart the pen writes or the mouth speaks. Everybody is and should....

☘ -- be careful that whatever is said or written would not in any way be detrimental to another person's personal growth or well-being. -- Would not detract from the beauty of his god-given nature and soul. -- Would not diminish his self-worth. -- Would give credit where credit is due. -- Would seek more to understand individual differences and flaws. -- Would not feed his fears, doubts, frustrations, or even bias. -- But would allow for his greater potential and possibilities to shine through and out to the world. -- Better yet to help clear his way or nudge him gently along the path of his life journey, by God's design.

☘ Such is the journey laid out for us all, by divine design. From the heart of my pen to yours... God bless you!๐Ÿ’•


Monday, August 19, 2019

PEOPLE BLAST A HOLE IN YOUR LIFE - YOU CAN DEAL WITH IT



๐Ÿ˜ŠStumbled upon these lines today..... "You know, people talk about closure, but I don’t buy it. People blast a hole in your life, it tends to stay open."

๐Ÿƒ That made me think.

That hole in one's life therefore doesn't really disappear!??? ๐Ÿ™„ So it's not just a skin-deep, superfluous, temporal thing that simply leaves on its own or goes away when the cause is eliminated. It's there as real as potholes and bumps on our city streets which undergo a thousand makeovers but underneath it all still lie the hole or holes. Not wise therefore to simply gloss over a person's pain to make him feel better. So it doesn't work that way.
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'A hole in your life' could mean a lot of things. A hurtful relationship, a betrayal, bad things happening to good people in your life, failures, rejection, and other mountain-size of unpleasantness, to say the least, that hits you straight where it can hurt most. That hole in your life is a core-deep experience. The core, as we know it to be, is usually that place within where you find your comfort safety and balance. But as life seems to have the knack for doing it... one day it sends something to blast through those safe walls and create a hole, a damn huge one, which then shakes up your world big time.
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What a great lesson..... to deal with the holes in our life... not meaning to close them as it never will. It may simply stay there as an ugly bump, a stinging sore and scar, or stays there as a gaping hole... defiant maybe and could hurt you again when someone or something rubs you the wrong way one day.
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But and ๐Ÿค“BUT you don't let it define you as a person. Rather you let it be a reminder that you above all else can be stronger and smarter than you think. That you know about 'holes in our life'... it's part of the landscape, territory, tapestry, spectrum, diversity, and the reality of the good-the bad-and the ugly ... of our existence, like it or not.
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That you have learned well and have become much wiser - smarter - better - and importantly in control. That you have learned to use the tools wired in you by the Divine to overcome challenge. Now isn't this what they say about true power? ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ˜˜



Monday, July 15, 2019

FAITH: LEARN IT... UNLEARN IT... RELEARN IT



๐ŸŒฟ If there be contradictions to life vs. His word, that is NOT His fault. It's us who create or form our lives by our thoughts, words, and deeds.. both good and bad. Know it or not but we receive or block blessings by the strength of our FAITH or by the lack of it. It's all there --- the spiritual power is ours... the blessings are all there ready for our taking. All that we have to do is act upon it.

๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ Here's what I've been taught about FAITH.  LEARN it and make it your strength..... UNLEARN that which destroys it.....  RELEARN to remember it.

๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟThat, incidentally, is our job description and we are asked to do our job well day by day. God even put up a sign which says -- WORK IN PROGRESS. That's us. That speaks also for the rest of life and living.

๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ 'Hope you're all having a pleasant and blessed weekend. God bless you all!



Wednesday, May 29, 2019

A LIE WOUNDS HEARTS



My best friend was on the phone but my eyes were on the clock. It was getting late in the evening. Very late. Yet leaving was not on my mind. She was sad. I felt it but more than that.... wounded deep. And the scars wouldn't heal. Two .. three years have gone now .. her husband passed and left her with a broken heart. The wound created ran deep, her heart scarred for life, I guess. Today she was still hurting.

๐Ÿ˜” "Bakit, Len, ba't nya ginawa sa akin yun?" (Why did he do that to me?) ๐Ÿ˜ถ

I sat there, speechless.

☘๐ŸŒฟ☘
A lie wounds hearts. Deeply. Unmercifully breaks the vessel of trust into smithereens. Beyond repair.
๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ’”



Sunday, March 31, 2019

EVERY MOMENT IS A GOD-GIVEN GIFT. REMEMBER.


 Yes indeed! 
This speaks well on the subject.
๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’•⚘๐ŸŒท



HONESTY -- ONE TRUE PRECIOUS LEGACY


๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ€ 
This one precious treasure we can, must, and should leave our children. 

Titles, power, position, wealth --- these can't give authentic joy and happiness where it matters most. Yes, they have their uses but only in this life .... and should be led by true wisdom and by the Spirit. Come your time, you can't bring these temporal riches to your grave. 

But honesty ---- can take you to the gates of heaven and up to the King's Holy Throne. The legacy you leave behind will live on in the hearts of your children.. and in generations following.
 ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ€๐ŸŒท☘



IT'S A JOURNEY -- A TIME PUT THERE FOR ALL THE STAGES OF LIFE


๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ 
It's a journey.... a time put there for all the stages of life. Whatever stage you're in right now, be in it with mind body and soul. Live it with all of you. 
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 And if there is any rule you must remember:    Don't lie...... to yourself, to anyone, and particularly to your God.
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HOW DO YOU WANT TO BE REMEMBERED?


It's not what you get or receive but what you put out there to the world which truly defines you. It can be your good... or your bad but it's you. People will remember you by that. Ask yourself then - How do you want to be remembered?
☘☘☘☘☘☘☘☘☘☘☘☘



EVERYTHING COMES FOR A REASON


๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ’• 
What better way to live your days. Everything comes for a reason. With a shared goal:   That you grow in courage, wisdom, faith, hope, joy, and love. For a better you. 
♥️๐ŸŒท♥️๐ŸŒท



Sunday, February 24, 2019

FAMILY. -- OASIS IN A BUSY WEARY WORLD





--- This is amazing .. a green garden flanked by tall skyrocketing buildings all around. A refreshing green oasis in the midst of all that concrete. Rare beauty that connects straight to the senses and the soul.๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿฆ‹๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿฆ‹๐ŸŒฟ

๐Ÿ’•Yeah, a pleasant day spent with family. This world and life and work may keep you glued to it, true. But always, and I say always, make time for your family. Create those precious moments which unfailingly bring a smile to your face with every remembrance. Like a huge lighted teddy bear....๐Ÿค— or a scrumptious plate of sesame chicken noodles at a Japanese restaurant๐Ÿ˜˜....or giggling through a misstep☺ Every little thing in there create those golden memories. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’•

๐Ÿค—Create memories. Life is all about creating them.⚘๐Ÿ’•⚘๐Ÿ’•