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EAT THE BROWNIES!

WHY!?!

This is another questioning blog today.  Why, Why, Why must people only look on the dark, ugly, nasty and gloomy side of life?  They wake up mad, go through the day spewing hate and bad breath (I just imagine) and then go to bed mad.

Why!?

Circumstance?  Past?  Baggage?  Constipation?  Upset stomach?

If you gave them a plate of chocolate chip cookies and told them have a happy day…they would think or even say, “I prefer brownies.”  Ok, if you gave them a plate of the best BROWNIES -in-the-world with a smiley face balloon and a chilly glass of milk… they would say, “I’m trying to watch what I eat.”   Really!?!  IT IS BROWNIES!  (the best ones in the world even)

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I’m pretty sure you get my point.

WHY!?!

Is this day so bad that you have to TRY (cuz it ain’t happening to this gal) and make others have a bad day too?  Would that actually make you “happy?”  OR would that somehow make your life, in some sick weird way, more meaningful?

NO.  I’m telling you right now, that is a NO.  Negative. Never, absolutely not, uh-uh and not at all.

Yes, I’m answering my own questions here.  It’s ok.  I do that sometimes.

It is most emphatically and positively truth that ATTITUDES ARE CONTAGIOUS.  Is yours worth catching?  When people look at me, I want them to WANT what I got!  I’m not hiding my light under a bushel–NO!  I’m gonna let it shine!  I am not extinguishing the fire of JOY the Almighty God has given me to share.  No way!  I’m gonna pass it out like goody bags at a birthday party!  Here’s one for you and you and you…

FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE YOURSELF from the past baggage or circumstance that is darkening your days. Have a HAPPY!  Here, take a smile.  Do you need a hug?  Let go of whatever is making you look for the opposite of happy.  Take some Milk of Magnesia!  Whatever you gotta do!!!  But colon cleanse that nasty attitude OUT before you end up living your life alone or worse…with another stopped up negative nilly who can only compound the unhappiness in your life.  (Misery loves company? Eeeek!)

Do whatever you gotta do!!! Did I say that already?  Repetition means IT’S IMPORTANT!

Don’t be one of those people that can’t find happy anywhere…

DIG DEEP! Trudge through it.  Dust it off, wipe it away… until you find that treasure called HAPPINESS and …

JUST BE HAPPY.

(and eat the dadgum brownies!!!)

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I CHOOSE.

This has been a lovely day. 

Well, in MOST parts. I had happy day wishes and neat gifts, a good breakfast, great church service, Papacitas, sunshine, rain, wind, good music, smiles… The happiness list is long. 

How can one event ruin a day? It can’t. I must continue to remind myself that IT CANNOT do that!  The devil wants it to, but I refuse to allow it. 

I won’t go into the ugliness of this day. Face it, if you look hard enough, you are sure to find some ugliness in every day. I choose NOT to do that. 

I CHOOSE!

I will grab all the happiness of this day and run, arms wide open, through a field of sunshine and sprinkles!!! 

I know, that sounds a bit crazy, but if that is what I have to imagine in order to give GOD all the glory for this day and rip any satisfaction the devil may think he deserves from it… 

Then THAT is what I shall do!!!

BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT…

I CHOOSE. 

Oh Happy Day to All!

And…

Happy Mother’s Day to all you Moms!

Give Credit where Credit is Due.

This week has been a week full of happies and it’s only Thursday!

It’s teacher appreciation week so it was expected that fun things might be in store for this week.  I knew I would be appreciated in some way or another. (due to the fact that I am a good teacher–most days! *smile*)  Our boss even sent out an email outlining a few things coming (he kept some a secret). Thus, I knew coming into this week, I would receive a certain amount of “KUDOS.”

BUT HOW COULD I KNOW that I’d be blessed with so much.  I take great joy in words of affirmation.  When I took the quiz for the 5 love languages, that one was right up there. I’ve had so many tell me something personally and/or send me happy notes, messages, texts, etc. this week.  I have loved them all!  Some have come from people I haven’t heard from in a while.  That, to me, makes it so special AND CONFIRMS what I’m about to say…

Some may take credit for their kind words or the need they get to tell someone something good… but I’m going to

Give Credit where Credit is Due:

God uses people.  God knows what each of us need and He allows people to lift each other up.  Maybe we as humans don’t realize it or think about it much.  Maybe even the thing we say or send was a spur of the moment thing that we didn’t put a ton of thought into, but either way, GOD uses it to bless others.   He is in control.  He works for our good.  I love that!

I thank all those who have made it a point to create happiness in my life this week, but most of all I THANK GOD.

We are all different. 

We are all different.

Love no matter what.  

This video is quite moving. Worth the 14 min watch. 

Spaghetti!!!

Tonight was our spaghetti dinner before our 5k event tomorrow. 

There were 50 plus people there and what a blessing that was!  Having people come to support was just so great.  

Both events—the dinner and 5k–are to benefit cancer patients in our area. 

I can’t even explain how proud I am of the students who helped with the event.  There are so many who step up and really go above and beyond. 

Our guest speaker tonight was amazing. He’s a survivor who the through his struggle and victory, decided to start up a cancer outreach program.  His name is Nathan Mathias and he is the founder of His Hands & Feet Ministry, Cancer Outreach. hishandsministry7@gmail.com. Check him out sometime. 

Need to get some sleep so I can get that 5k WALK ON tomorrow!

#CRUSHcancer 

Be a SERVANT

When we think of the word SERVANT, most of the time a negative connotation goes along with it.  There are many words that are used in it’s place:  minion, lackey, attendant, maid…slave.   See, negative.

As a student council advisor, I try my best to encourage the ones involved that being a leader means serving others.  The council is not just about painting signs or having meetings.  It’s about serving others.

This is the same in life… We are not here to just live.  We are here to live for others.  We are here to serve.  We are here to make this life better for everyone, not just for #1.  We are to put others before us.

As a servant, we are to love others as God loves us.  We are not #1.  We are #3, or 4…or 5 …or ….  you get it?  God, of course, should be our #1.  THEN, all will fall into the place they need to be.  Others should be next #2, 3, 4, so on.

I’m not saying you shouldn’t take care of yourself, but when you help others, you help yourself.   When you serve others, you serve yourself.   God knows your heart.  He knows your intentions and your service.  He knows.

This helps explain:

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and remember…

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Be a servant.

Tomorrow is MLK, Jr. National Day of Service.  I’m excited to read about all the things that people do to serve others on this day that has been inspired by the life of Mr. King.

I want to end the blog today with a great Martin Luther King, Jr. quote.  

“LIFE’S MOST PERSISTENT AND URGENT QUESTION IS:

WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOR OTHERS?”

Did you forget?

Did you forget to smile today?  Did you forget to love yourself? Did you forget to show love?
Did you forget to think positive thoughts? Did you forget to help out someone, somehow?

We forget sometimes about what we are supposed to do.  Maybe we don’t MEAN to, but it happens.  We are to be HAPPY and JOYFUL and LOVING.  We aren’t meant to be mean, ugly mannered and mournful.  I know sadness and mourning come for a moment, but we are even supposed to take those trials and find the joy in them.

James 1:2-3

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.

PURE JOY IN TRIALS?  Yep.  Why? Because that kind of attitude will help you MOVE FORWARD (perseverance).

Don’t stay in the pit of sorrow and the valley of pity for long… put that CHIN UP!  Get up, get dressed and get ready for whatever you have to face today.

I’m writing this because I KNOW I NEED THESE WORDS SOMETIMES… I feel discouraged about something or someone and I neeeeeeeeeeeeed James 1:2-3.

Do you?

Be blessed!

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