Saturday, July 31, 2010

Day 9: Call a Friend

Day 9: Call A Friend: Proverbs 18:24b-There exists a friend sticking closer than a brother.
A true friend is a priceless treasure. Being a true friend is just as important. Friends know who we are and where we've been and where we'd like to be. Just as important, they give us what we often cannot give ourselves-perspective and honesty.

When you're having trouble seeing straight, or you  just need someone to listen, let a friend help you. Give her a call, send her an E-mail, get together for tea or coffee. Talk you heart out and let her work hr magic.

Let her be the mirror that reflects your true thoughts, feelings and specialness. You may not agree with everything she says, but reflect on it and take to heart that this person loves you and wants the best for you.

Day 8: Know your Bounds: I started a list of the things that cause me stress. I realized that they are silly things that don't mean a thing. Or, they are things that I have no control over.
Most of them are things that I worry about that might happen, but probably never will.  Others were things that are just day to day happenings like dirty dishes that need to be washed or the yard that needs to be mowed. Or, when my DH tells me the same story 5 times. Or worrying about having enough money to pay the bills that week.

Making this list really helped me put things in perspective. So what if there are chores to be done, they eventually get done. So what, if my DH tells me the same story over and over, let him. I will be there one day myself.  And, just because bad things have happened to me in the past doesn't mean they are going to happen again tomorrow! And, I know that God promises me that if I put his Kingdom first in my life he will add all the things I need to survive, and he has done that for me time and again without fail!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The list was very small, I have a family member who is very hard to get along with. Not only myself but also to others. She's very demanding and hateful. But I'm trying to except the fact that theres nothing I can do to change that. So the Serenty Prayers comes to mind. Through several really hard times in my life the Serenty Prayer has been what has gotten me through. I've been stuggling with this lately and reading this and making my list I realized that I could handle the other things but not this one situation and the Prayer came to mind. Thank you for this suggestion.