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Perspective: The good, the bad and why do I pick on myself.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

My power went out a couple of times last night. One of my kids played with my atomic clock and changed the time zone. So this morning I got up at what I thought was 5:45 to call my friend at 6 am to walk. She asked me if I knew what time it was. I said I thought it was 6. She said no it was 5. I told her I would call back. She opened her house up to cool it off thinking how happy she was that I had called. I went to sleep wondering how I could make a mistake. I missed the alarm the second time and then when I did wake up the power was off. It made it a challenge to get my husband out the door for work.

I was out today looking at people. I saw this several ladies in several shapes and sizes that just struck me as being pretty. They were all very different and I wondered to myself how I could look at so many different people and marvel at the blessing of being so diverse and yet I don't consider myself beautiful. I really need to change my perspective. I am working on not beating myself up for being human. My friend was very thankful meanwhile I was irritated with myself. I guess now it is kind of funny. I noticed that it was darker but just did not pay attention. I usually wake up after I am on the treadmill or exercise bike.

It is hot here today. So I hope where ever you are you stay happy and cool. Remember to include yourself in the wonderful diversity of people and be happy with where you are now and all that you are trying to do.
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    I am reminded of the question I heard years ago. Where were you when the lights went out? I guess if we plan for the unforseen we will know where we are when "the lights go out".

    Being prepared in any eventuality, also applies to the temptations that will arise unexpectedly in all our lives; because that is the way "ole scratch" does it. At that time it seems the lights have gone out. But our minds must be "set" on Jesus Christ and His will and then when temptation comes, and the power goes out so to speak, He is our back up generator that can turn the power back on if we will look to Him. Light will disapate the darkness quickly and we'll miss not a tick of the clock and we will just keep on ticking.
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    Comment edited on: 7/9/2010 1:58:15 PM
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    Awareness is the first step in change. When stuff happens I tend to say "Oh, well" and move on, but my hubby gets bent out of shape and stews.(picture grumpy old men.) Yes I still love him... he has other qualities that make up for it. But staying grumpy does serve either him or me well.

    I've been in your boat and sometimes I still get in that boat. There is always some little thing that we can like about ourselves. What do you think is your best feature?
    Great Teeth?
    Nice Legs?
    Pretty Eyes?
    Luscious Hair?
    Strong Nails?
    I could go on... but you get the gist. so what is it? There is always something.
    I love the way you write and enjoy reading your blogs.
    3734 days ago
    I know it is hard sometimes. Think of anorexics. They always see themselves as fat. I think we get that image in our heads and can't get it out. I struggled with that a lot. I still struggle with it at times.

    When I see an overweight person, I can judge them and I often do, but I also can look at who they are and the things they bring into my life and the lives of others. Some people truly bless others lives and it matters not what size they are. Others are nasty whether thin or not.

    I think that thinking about the other qualities a person has is what helps you see past their BMI. Looking at their lovely smile, their kind words, their lovely home, etc helps you see the person inside. It is the same with you.

    I don't look at the person I see but the butterfly within. You have such wonderful qualities of love, compassion, persistence, kindness that I never see your BMI or your hair color or any other physical quality. You could be missing your arms and legs and have four ears in your head and it would matter not at all.

    You see others that way. It is time to start looking at yourself that way. See the wonderful person you are. See the successes you have in your life. You have a husband and children who adore you. You have friends who walk with you and do other things with you. You have cub scouts who think you are great. You have a team who looks to your leadership with admiration and support. You are a butterfly. Stop feeling like a caterpillar.
    3734 days ago
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