Today I am putting a personal spin on some truths that I have found to be true in my life. I’m not going to do a list, but I’ll express how I’ve personally experienced truth in my life:
- Never say “never”: I personally found that on several occasions when I said I’d never do something, I ended up doing it! One eerie experience I had happened in my early twenties. I was strolling on my college campus with a friend. We were having a typical conversation on various things. I mentioned that I’d never ridden in an ambulance before. I know that’s an obscure sentence for me to remember, but it is the key to why this truth was illuminated to me that very afternoon: On our way home, my sister and I were in a wreck and Yes, I rode in an ambulance that day! It became taboo to say never – it was as if you were inviting trouble into your life!
- Do not ask, “What’s going to happen next?” or ‘What else is going to go wrong?” when you’re having bad things happen in your life. You will always find out! I asked that before and something else bad happened…luckily it is noted in psychological articles that we have a tendency to forget the bad and remember the good…well, I can tell you that is true and I can’t remember what happened.
- It is better to give than to receive. I know that it sounds crazy, but it’s true! I would rather give anyday than to receive presents and recognition. As my sister and I grew up, our parents gave us surprises that were fabulous. Those are very precious memories to my sister and me, even now. What I see in those memories though, was the joy that my parents had in giving. That was their greatest gift of all! I can tell you that the joy of giving to others is very fulfilling.
- “If it is meant to be, then it will happen.” My mother told me this as I broke up with my first love. I always listened to my mother because she always gave advice I could count on. Oh, it hurt as true love’s first loss does, but I knew my mother wouldn’t lie to me. I came to grips that the situation was really out of my control and I found peace in knowing that if it was meant to be, then I didn’t have to worry about making it happen. Time was the key to healing and although I found that it wasn’t meant to be, there were plenty of other romances I got to experience!
What are your personal encounters with truth? Let me know, I’d love to hear how truth presented itself to you! Truth leaves you with a clean conscience!
Living and loving truth everyday,
First of all, I want my readers to know that I am having trouble getting the comment forms to appear on my Tuesday Truth’s. Yesterday I thought I had placed a poll and the ability for you to leave your vote. I must have done something incorrectly! I apologize and will succeed in making these things available to you!
What shall the reflection of the day be? You never know what someone is going through. A few nice words can help a person a lot more than you think.
Many people hide behind masks of sadness, despair, depression, and loneliness and that’s just naming a few! There’s heartache, health problems, and financial issues too. You may know the person or you may not. Take a moment to give a few nice words to someone you encounter. Think about it. You might open the door for someone and just look at them and smile. You might come upon someone who looks nice in particular color. Let them know. You might be the one they hold the door for so say a hearty, “Thank you so very much, I appreciate your kindness!” Be on the look out you never know how much your words may mean to someone on a day they really need to hear!
- If you don’t think photos are important, wait until they are all you have left.
- Two Things Define You:
- You patience when you have nothing
- and your attitude when you have everything
- Surround yourself with people who will only make you better.
- I am and will always be the optimist. The hoper of far-flung hopes. The dreamer of improbable dreams.
- Lord, you have saved me from the empty things I used to chase.
Please feel free to let me know if you enjoy this series and which one you have found to be true in YOUR life!
Making the most of everyday,
My third installment in the series begins today. Here are five simple, but golden quotes that I have found to be true in my life:
- Satan’s greatest weapon is man’s ignorance of God’s word.
- It is better to have God approve, than the world applaud.
- The devil doesn’t come dressed in a red cape and pointy horns. He comes as everything you have ever wished for.
- We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone.
- Don’t bring up the past of a person who is trying to improve their future.
I have enjoyed writing these down and I know you have enjoyed reading them! I am going to start a weekly post using these things called “From the Heart” that I have found and start a conversation on each one. I would love it if you would comment and discuss whatever my be on your heart. You know, engaging in good discussions can help with ideas to write about! I look forward to hearing your thoughts!
Seeking to inspire and motivate you!
I would never have guessed that one of my most popular boards on Pinterest would be the Things I Have Found to be True in My Life. I don’t know why I should be so surprised, because aren’t we really all looking for truth?
I think I would like to incorporate these things into my blog. Perhaps each Tuesday I will post 5 special quotes I have found to be true and share them with all of you.
So here are my first five:
- The less you respond to negative people, the more peaceful your life will become.
- Don’t be ashamed of your story. It just might inspire someone. By Toby Mac
- Strong people don’t put others down…they lift them up.
- My entire life can be described in one sentence: It didn’t go as planned and that’s ok.
- Sometimes not saying anything is the best answer. You see, silence can never be misquoted.
Making the most of everyday!