Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Reasons To Be Extra Thankful This Thanksgiving: My Testimony

Tuesday's Talk With D 


I give thanks to my Creator for this wonderful life where each of us has the opportunity to learn lessons we could not fully comprehend by any other means.
                                                                                                                 Joseph Wirthlin

As Thanksgiving approaches, I think about all there is to be thankful for. When I reflect on life itself this Thanksgiving, there’s a big kool-aid smile that spreads across my face. This year has been one of the most difficult years in my life and the smile I display is one of gratefulness, because I’m still standing. I’m still standing because of GOD. I’ve always known and had a relationship with GOD, but this year’s bond is unique and one of pure gratitude. When I thought I was at my lowest point, it truly was my highest because my bond became stronger with GOD. He’s been my rock during my storm. I will share a very intimate detail with you, I’ve always had my faith but there were times I was so discouraged I didn’t have the strength or the desire to read the bible. There’s no doubt that I’ve grown closer to GOD through my trials and tribulations especially this year and that’s definitely a reason to be thankful.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Do You Find Yourself Complaining About Little Things?

Tuesday's Talk With D 

“Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining – it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems.” Zig Ziglar

I love everything about this quote. It sums everything up in a nutshell. My focus lately to God, has been asking Him, to take the desire away about complaining and if I might add, cursing, don’t judge me. That will be a post for a later time. I find myself complaining about small things or big things and the majority of the time, it’s not about anything serious. I know if I’ve notice my own complaining others have as well. But, my focus is not on what others think but about how I feel when I complain. My goal is to work on myself, and in that I’m noticing things that I need to work on and complaining is the first thing. When I say complaining, my complaints are I’m tired, I don’t feel like doing this or that, it’s basically just hearing myself talk about what I don’t feel like doing, and frankly I believe I’ve gotten on my own nerves. Now, isn’t that something?  When someone can admit their tired of hearing themselves complain about basically nothing. I believe this is something that we all can relate to but maybe not necessarily readily to admit to. I’m at a point in my life, where I’m ready to acknowledge my faults publicly and work on them as well. I realize that we often complain without realizing that we are complaining.