Inspirational Sunday

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Lately, unlike me, my mind has been affixed on dreading to go to the doctor, dreading to get a medical exam, dreading to find out the results, dreading what if, what are the possibilities, and all the things I did not desire. 

Then, I realized, I failed to do what I tell others to do, I failed to think on the outcome I desire. Rather than think about things I dread, I should think about life. 

Oftentimes, we spend too much time lamenting or toiling over the possibilities of the things we do not desire instead of nurturing and cultivating thoughts of the things we desire.

In other words, we should place our focus on living than simply existing.

I choose life!

Welcome New Year!

Renewal

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Many will reflect, celebrate, make resolutions and have expectations for the new year. Many will declare a “better year” than before…

Welcome New Year! We welcome you!

How many times each year you’ve made a declaration “this is the year” dismissing previous years?

Instead of looking for the magic in a “new year” examine how you are looking at your current year.

After all, a new year does not guarantee a better life. But, a better life can be guaranteed by how you see your new year!

Intentionally, avoid saying today is not a good day, consider saying today is a good day with the exception of what happened today.

When facing the loss of a job, loved one, finances, etc., remind yourself “this too shall pass,” what I am facing today will be over.

Remember, nothing last forever. Keep living, the best and worst will happen, but like in all things, they will eventually pass.

Just think, if you are reading this post, you made it to the end of  a year! You are survivor! You are more than a conqueror! (Roman 8:37)  Even when  you didn’t see how or believe in conquering.

Go ahead, think of the worst that has happened, do you feel the same way you felt when it was happening? Is the pain as intense now?

More than likely not. The reason why, “old things pass away and all things become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17) for those believing for a better hope of promise.

So, Welcome the new year! But like the first day of any year, welcome each day and each moment as though it’s the first!

Renewing your minds daily. Remember, in all things whatever the challenge, “this too shall pass!”

`Yvonne L

Response to the Daily Prompt challenge – Today’s word (Renewal)