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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

When God Created Woman

I found this on my Face Book page. I have seen and read this before. I just love what it says about a woman. I think it perfectly describes a woman in so many aspects. As there are so many prisms to what makes us work and define us. Had to share this on my blog as it spoke to me so much. And as I continue to write this blog for my family. I hope and pray they will see what things have always been important to me and what I saw as beauty and gifts. I have no idea who wrote this so am unable to give credit where it is due. If you know please let me know thank you!






When God created woman he was working late on the 6th day.......
An angel came by and asked." Why spend so much time on her?"
The lord answered. "Have you seen all the specifications I have to meet to shape her?"
She must function on all kinds of situations, 
She must be able to embrace several kids at the same time,
Have a hug that can heal anything from a bruised knee to a broken heart,
She must do all this with only two hands,"She cures herself when sick and can work 18 hours a day"
THE ANGEL was impressed "Just two hands.....impossible!
And this is the standard model?"
The Angel came closer and touched the woman
"But you have made her so soft, Lord".
"She is soft", said the Lord,
"But I have made her strong. You can't imagine what she can endure and overcome."
"Can she think?" The Angel asked...
The Lord answered. "Not only can she think, she can reason and negotiate."
The Angel touched her cheeks....
"Lord, it seems this creation is leaking! You have put too many burdens on her" 
"She is not leaking...it is a tear" The Lord corrected the Angel…
"What's it for?" Asked the Angel..... .
The Lord said. "Tears are her way of expressing her grief, her doubts, her love, her loneliness, her suffering and her pride."...
This made a big impression on the Angel,
"Lord, you are a genius. You thought of everything.
A woman is indeed marvellous"
Lord said."Indeed she is.
She has strength that amazes a man.
She can handle trouble and carry heavy burdens.
She holds happiness, love and opinions.
She smiles when she feels like screaming.
She sings when she feels like crying, cries when happy and laughs when afraid.
She fights for what she believes in.
Her love is unconditional.
Her heart is broken when a next-of-kin or a friend dies but she finds strength to get on with life"
The Angel asked: "So she is a perfect being?"
The lord replied: "No. She has just one drawback
She often forgets what she is worth."













Thursday, April 14, 2016

Dont Quit





This poem is one of my very favorites. It hang in my apartment for years when my girls where younger. It has sustained me many of times through out the year! I'm thinking I need to find it on a poster once again and hang it up once again in my home as a reminder.

Don't Quit

An Inspirational Poem

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won if he'd stuck it out.
Don't give up, though the pace seems slow -
You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than
It seems to a faint and faltering man;
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victor's cup,
And he learned too late, when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out -
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are -
It may be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit -
It's when things seem worst that you mustn't quit.

- by Author Unknown


Do you have a favorite poem or inspiration that you stand on? or gets you through the tough times and the good times in life?















Monday, March 21, 2016

ANGER


ANGER

Highly explosive
Can become very destructive
Can lead to problems
With personally life and relationships
Work related problems
Anger can flare
Surfacing and causing grief in all areas of life
Anger can be healthy
It can be a warning and help that there is danger
Knowing where it comes from and why is important
When not dealt with becomes destructive force

Dealing with anger in a healthy behavior
Can lead to a more healthy me (us)

Learn to think before ones speaks
Speaking before we think may cause more problems
Learn to walk away and take deep breathes
Take a break from the situation that is causing the anger
Come back calm and with a fresh out look
That's when you can express yourself clearly
Without harming yourself or others
Returning and calming stating your frustration and concerns
In a clear and more precise presentation

Take time to exercise and get some fresh air
It helps to relieves stress and leads to a healthier you
And out look on what is causing the anger
A time out never hurts anyone
Could stop the explosion from happening
Which could cause more damage and harm than whats already been done
A timeout could help with a new prospective
And a calmer you
Coming back calm With more knowledge of where your anger is coming from
What the feeling is behind the anger
Not about the who
But what is causing this anger and behavior could bring
A better results without harm to yourself or others

Identifying the source of anger
Instead of focusing on what made me mad
There is an emotion deeper that is causing the anger
Try new routines
Change what made "me" you mad
Look for solutions
Remind myself anger never fixes anything
It just makes things worse
And more explosive
Knowing why
And where it is coming from
Helps defuse the anger

Learn to stick to "I" statements
Be respectful
Don't hold a grudge
Learn to forgive
Never easy but with a little self respect of self
Can go along ways
The bitterness and hatred wont consume "Me" you
It will bring healing in me
If I learn to forgive
The hatred and bitterness wont turn into uncontrollable anger
Doesn't mean I forget what has happened
It means I'm ready to move on
To be healed from the hurt
The consuming behavior of anger
That is causing me more pain and hurt

Using tools like exercise, humor and relaxation techniques
Can help stop the anger
From exploding and erupting
Or taking control over me
Knowing when "I" you need help
Letting someone know I need help
Or seeking the help out

Learning the feelings and emotions behind the anger
Is important to be able to deal with what is truly going on
That way you can deal with what is truly bothering you
And what is the real cause of the anger

Knowing what "my" your core values are
And how they effect "me" you feel
Is key in staying healthy
Why "I" you feel threatened
Where is this coming from?

Anger is a normal feeling
Understanding it helps control it
Reasons anger can and will flare up are:

Frustration
Hurt
Harassment
Injustice real/or perceived
Criticism we believe are unfair
Threats
People
Things
Or ideals we hold dear (Core Values)

Anger is a powerful force.
It can jeopardize relationship's
Work
Health
Every aspect of "my" your life

Anger is a destructive force like a Volcano/or and hidden Ice berg

The volcano lays doormat just percolating until it erupts and its hot lava runs down everywhere destroying everything in its path

An iceberg looks harmless if seen from a top view; 
But what waits underneath can tear and destroy and sink a ship in minutes

Anger is much like this two hidden beauties.
A beauty of a volcano/iceberg is beautiful until one explodes and rips the sides out
Much like "me" you beautiful until anger comes in to destroy


Anger

An explosion with a force to destroy what ever lays in its path
Natural reaction when harm or threats are felt
Giving in to the force of fight or flight
Energy that controls you instead of you controlling it
Revenge that gives no forgiveness

~Beth~


Anger is a force all of its own if we allow it to take over and destroy "Me" us.






This is a project I had to turn in for an anger management class that I took for my health.
We had to talk about what we learned on our twelve week journey.
Have you ever had to take an anger mananagement class?

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Three Word Wednesday

Backbone, noun: spine, spinal column, vertebral column, vertebrae; back, mainstay, cornerstone, foundation, chief support, buttress, pillar, tower of strength, strength of character, strength of will, firmness, resolution, resolve, determination, fortitude, pluck, pluckiness, nerve, courage, mettle, spirit, moral fiber, guts, spunk, grit, true grit.

Cheapen, verb: demean, debase, degrade, lower, humble, devalue, abase, discredit, disgrace, dishonor, shame, humiliate, mortify, prostitute, reduce, lower (in price), cut, mark down, discount, slash.


Dangle, verb: hang (down), droop, swing, sway, wave, trail, stream, wave, swing, jiggle, brandish, flourish, offer, hold out; entice someone with, tempt someone with.


The minutes turned into hours
The hours into days 
Which turned into weeks


Waiting and waiting
I cheapened  myself 
To no more than an after thought

With little backbone left
I dialed and said
PLEASE

As you dangle your sweet love
As a sweet candy treat

Lost in the moment
Feeling cheap and worthless

I knew this was the moment
To have some backbone

As you continued to dangle your
sweet talk before me like a candy treat

This was the moment of reckoning 
Your sweet talk no more

~Beth!



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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Three Word Wednesday

Tearful, adjective: crying or inclined to cry, causing tears; sad or emotional.

Unsteady, adjective: liable to fall or shake; not firm, not uniform or regular.


Abrasive, adjective: (of a substance or material) capable of polishing or cleaning a hard surface by rubbing or grinding, tending to rub or graze the skin, (of a person or manner) showing little concern for the feelings of others; harsh; noun: a substance used for grinding, polishing, or cleaning a hard surface.




His abrasive words left her tearful
She moved unsteady
From the hurt and the pain

Tearful but determined
Even on her unsteady feet
She knew she would get through
This pain and hurt

Kneeling on the abrasive ground
Looking up to heaven
Knowing that is where her help comes

With tear stained cheeks
Quivering lips
Broken to the core

Looking up
Leaving it all at the foot of the cross
She knew his abrasive words
Would not leave her in this state
Of brokenness forever

With unsteady movements 
Towards an unknown future
Tearful and lost

Each step forward 
Brings her closer to the new chapter
A chapter of fullness and hope
Filled with love

As she looks up to heaven
Knowing her Father holds her
Broken, tearful, and unsteady
Waiting to be woven into a master piece of beauty

Each unsteady step brings her closer
To the beauty and the future
Her Father has for her

As she moves forward with hopeful eyes
To a brighter tomorrow

~Beth~




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