Thursday, December 9, 2010

I use to whine alot. About what was always going wrong in my life, people getting on my nerves, why I couldn't have what I wanted when I wanted, why my ex left me, why my parents died, why my life seemed to be really jacked up.... why, why, why... why me?!?!?

Actually, every once in a while, I catch myself doing it now.

But I remember during those times, I had a few really good friends, who no matter how many times they had heard the story, they probably could repeat it word for word, they still listened to me and never once belittled me or told me to shut up. For that I am grateful. It helped me get though some really rough times.

And now, although I still don't have everything I want, and life is not perfect, I am OK, I find myself forgetting that there are other people around me that need the same help I did. I think its really easy to get caught up in things going "good" for us. We are happy and assume everyone around us is and should be happy as well. And point blank, we really don't want anyone bringing our "high" down for any reason. Who has time to listen to a bunch of issues that don't really concern you anyway right? But as the verse goes "encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness."

There are so many people around us hurting and just because you have come out of your own issues and your life is gravy now, does not give you the right to forget the ones who are not as fortunate as you are right now. We need to listen, encourage and pray daily for those people and if it means that you have to give up a day or two or your life, so be it. I honestly don't see how we can grow as a family, if one of the members is hurting? Remember, "be blessed and BE A BLESSING!!!"

It snowed yesterday... well, a few flurries, but snow just the same : ) Hope you all have a wonderful day and remember, keep praying!!!


  1. Thanks for this post. I feel like listening to you sitting just from across a coffee table,chatting with a friend. Good writing and good message. I've been hearing that message in my heart lately, you want a blessing? Be a blessing! I needed it.

  2. A round of applause, this is an excellent blog and I can relate to a lot of it. As you said, we cannot remember to be grateful and be a blessing to others as well, we must continue to pray for others. Well done, beautiful piece.

  3. I loved your comments about praying for the Edward's family. As someone who has lost both their parents, one can not over emphasize the importance of a support network.

  4. Found you from the entry on shopgirl's blog. Seems like a nice blog you have here. I love this entry. It's true, we need to remember that even when we are thriving, there are still others struggling. Reminds me of that Brandon Heath song, "Give Me Your Eyes." Ever heard it? Here's the video if not. It's great.

  5. @ Christine, I actually have heard it and I really like it alot.

    @Comedyrocks, both my parents passed away when I was younger and I can totally agree with you. I still have hard days but w/ support from friends, it makes it so much easier.

    @Jazz, love you too!