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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.


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)


I’m pretty sure you get my point.


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 …


(and eat the dadgum brownies!!!)

Let’s be POSITIVE!

Let’s be POSITIVE.


STOP looking to those who like to yell and holler about what makes them upset and seek PEACE.

STOP lifting up those who think negative posts and comments are awesome as they reach out for others to feed the fire of their negativity.  Instead, let’s spread more LOVE.

How about keep the grumpiness to yourself and let it die within you instead of allowing it to explode and splatter on all of those around you?

How about seek the truth before spreading lies and making up rumors about whatever you think happened?

We need to be THE LIGHT.

We need to show others the way.

Can we please stop jumping on the bandwagon of she said, he said, they did or didn’t and ride the ENERGY BUS?

Can we spread the POSITIVE energy through doing good things, not jumping to conclusions and being a happy person?

Let’s ride down that road, take that path and bring others with us!


Sound right…people listen.

I listened to TEDtalks on my 3 mile walk this morning. YES, I WALKED THREE MILES! YAY!
Below is the talk I enjoyed the most. We have such POWER with our words. This guy makes some awesome points. You want people to listen??? Want to spread sunshine and lightness in the world? I DO!



There’s a lighthouse on the hillside
That overlooks life’s sea.
When I’m tossed it sends out a light,
Tis a light that I might see.
And the light that shines in darkness now
Will safely lead us o’er.
If it wasn’t for the lighthouse,
My ship would be no more.

And I thank God for the lighthouse,
I owe my life to Him.
For Jesus is the lighthouse
And from the rocks of sin;
He has shone a light around me
That I could clearly see,
If it wasn’t for the lighthouse
Tell me where would this ship be.

This gospel song was written in 1971 by Ronnie Hinson.  Ir won the coveted Dove and Fan Award for Song of the Year in 1972.  That was the year I was born!   That is pretty cool.  This song holds a place in my heart, because it was one of the first ones I learned to sing with an accompaniment tape.  ((YES, A TAPE!—OLD SCHOOL!))  Also, this song is a song that is one of the favorites of a wonderful lady at our church who is our oldest member and is an awesome mentor and example to all the women in our church AND REALLY TO ALL at our church, not just the women.

The entire song (this is an excerpt above) talks about Jesus being a lighthouse.  We refer to Jesus as so many things for us, but this imagery of He being a LIGHTHOUSE is so perfect to me.  He shines his light so we may see …and we can get where we need to go.  We are like that ship.  Sometimes we are in rocky water.  Sometimes we are in rough, crazy and chaotic water.  Sometimes we are in the still waters.  No matter the waters (the circumstances of our lives), we should always keep an eye on that light AND HELP SHINE THAT LIGHT TO OTHERS.

I want to not only sing this song, but SHOUT IT!
I thank God for the lighthouse!  I owe my life to Him!  He is the lighthouse!  He saves us from the rocks of sin!  He shines his light all around us so we can see!  If it wasn’t for him, this ship would be lost!  Amen!

Thank You Jesus for being the Lighthouse.  I need you daily.  I’m so thankful You cover my sin, because I know I sin daily.  Thank You for being the light in my dark world!

Thank You God for giving Mr. Hinson this song. (I read he wrote it in his late teens on toilet paper. Divine messages can come at anytime and be written down on anything!  YES!)

Live LOVE and move FORWARD

Celebrating MLK, Jr. Day with a day off from work.  Sharing some of his quotes …

Hate never does anyone ANY good.


Life without PROGRESS is stagnant.


What do you live for?


Jesus is THE LIGHT

We had our candlelight service tonight…

The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. (John 1:9 ESV)




Your Light

I just love this:



Are you annoyed by my happiness? Well good! Hahaha! I promise I don’t mean to annoy you. I hate that you are annoyed, but I will not apologize for my happy attitude. Your annoyance or grumpiness cannot squelch the good time I’m having. Why would the fact that I AM HAPPY bother you anyway? Think about it. Really? Why?

Seriously, think …about …it. You know there are happy people in your life that you may think about sometimes as a complete annoyance. Why do they annoy you? Why not just join the fun? Why not look at life in brighter light? Are your circumstances so overwhelmingly sad that you have to try and pull others down with you? Do you understand that your bad attitude toward happy people just makes you even more sad and grumpy?

I refuse to allow your unhappiness to suck the happiness out of my day. I will separate myself from your attitude even if it means moving away from you physically. How sad would that be!? To not have ME in YOUR life!? hahaha! Ok, I’m sounding a bit arrogant. I know. And that was a joke, really…but REALLY—sometimes drastic measures are needed.

Come on, get happy, stop being annoyed and join the HAPPY!

Ending with this awesome quote below someone shared with me today and truly was the inspiration of this blog…




Part of the candle-holders at our candlelight service this evening. Remember –JESUS was sent here to be the LIGHT OF THE WORLD! We are to spread His light all around. Be on FIRE for Him!


How’s your heart?


As in water face reflects face,
so the heart of man reflects the man.
Prov. 27: 19

How’s your heart? Are you a servant to others? Do you spew hate all around or is your heart full of love for mankind? Your heart is reflected and projected to others. Your actions show your heart.

And we are supposed to love through ACTIONS and truth:

My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth. (I John 3:18 NKJV)

This time of the year brings many opportunities for us all to give to, and serve others. To do so should make your heart happy and keep it full of love. I did not say pride–do not become prideful and boast of the things you do for others. Give praise and glory to God, because only through Him are we all able to do the things we do–and when others see you do good things, may HE be praised!

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:16 NKJV)

So, how’s your heart?

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