Being Happy Requires Some Clear Decisions.

Happiness is a choice.  Being pleasant is a choice.

     How I feel inside, is mine to deal with.  How I project to

others is my choice.  I have days and times when I do

not feel just tickety-boo.  But, I do not choose to dump

my feelings and situation on everyone’s plate.

     I do find appropriate ways to share and process those things,

and thereby grow in my maturity through these events.

Life brings all kinds of opportunity to learn and grow and it is

not always in fun stuff.

Still, choose to be a student and ask ~  What CAN I learn?

What HAVE I learned?  What will I do differently?

     I ask God frequently when things are tough, “Please don’t waste

any of this suffering.”  There is a cost to developing capable-ness and

cope-ability.   Be willing to pay the price.  It is so worth it. Go the

journey, and never give up knowing that you are ‘IN PROCESS’  that

there is a positive outcome for you ~ as life is worked through with God,

knowing that all things will turn out for good.  It is our FAITH that puts

it in action.

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mkmma – wk 23 – On the road again!

     Such a joy to be with my brother and his wife.   We have nearly lost this dear man a couple of times.   

     He has no functioning kidney and is totally dependent on a dialysis machine.  Thank God for it.   It and its’ components take up half a bedroom, a storage closet, shelves, drawers, water piped into and drained out of the bedroom via the machine’s systems.   It takes an hour to set up at night and an hour to clean up in the morning.   He explained how it works (which is amazing). It cleans his blood while he sleeps.  It is equipped with at least 30 monitoring and signaling for its’ systems, and should the power go off, there is a hand crank that can be used to complete the process to that point, with everything  to and from his body in the exact way before allowing it to shut down.

     My sister-in-law has been through the knothole backwards with these health issues of my brothers.  I appreciate both of them more than I can say.  No flowery beds of ease for them.  BUT a wonderful acceptance of what is and a teamwork spirit of  doing whatever it takes.  I am blessed to see this in action.  

     These things are the real stuff of life.   Life and death.  In spite of that there is a way in which you would not know this was all going on.  A warm welcome to folks who drop in, plans and already planting seedlings for the garden,  the joy of the ‘kids coming home’ and a turkey dinner to visit me and celebrate a son’s birthday.

     LIFE IS ALWAYS PRECIOUS.  LIVING LIFE WELL, NO MATTER WHAT IS GOING ON.  SO ENCOURAGING TO SEE.  MAKES ME WANT TO LIVE WITH MORE SERVICE TO OTHERS, LOVE WITHOUT MEASURE, THE TIME IS SHORT,  SPEAK WHEN IT WOULD BE WISE, HELPFUL OR CREATE SAFETY TO DO SO.   I want to have a tender heart for those hurting, and reach out without thought of myself.   LIVE A DAZZLING LIFE!!

     Always remembering I/We have this gift of life for a time.  It does have an expiration date.  Look up.  Seek God and His purpose for you.  Find your gift and then give it away someone said.

     We are a kidney, or a heart, or liver, or pain or disease away from our world being turned upsidedown.  WE are Fearfully and Wonderfully made according to the Great Architect.  So Enjoy the Wonder of You and those you come into contact with, NO MATTER YOUR SITUATION.  

HOW CAN YOU LIVE EXPONENTIALLY??

Hen and Little Furry ones!

MKMMA – Wk. 22? Joy comes in the Morning.

Psalm 30 ~ Verse 5.  

“Weeping may endure for a night, but Joy comes in the morning.”

     So to be frank, it’s been a tough couple of  months.  A great deal of loss and tears.  And I’m a person of faith.  This journey here is not the end.  We have eternity ahead.  Thank God because the suffering ends at the departure from this planet!  Real everlasting life starts then.  This is a truth that cannot be disputed no matter what ‘persuasion’ you ascribe to.  And even so, it is very hard to say goodbye.  My three persons whom I cared very much for, had an END to their suffering in this old world.  My Pet Piggie’s pain ended as she left us.  Again I say, thank goodness.  To live forever in agony could not be borne.  Nor to watch it.

     This week, is a new page turned.  I must be about my life.  One lovely thing that is happening, and part of my DMP, is that my book, “This Little Piggie Came Home!” is almost ready to publish.  It is exciting to me.  My first DMP Draft did NOT have a book in it.  Thanks to the MKMMA course and the ‘frustrating’ persistence of my Coach, who kept ‘motivating’ me until I burst through into my real Definite Major Purpose, and THERE WAS WRITING standing there waving its’ hand!

     So here is the cycle of life, the positive continuation of my life and its’ process and purpose.  Living and dying is all part of the picture.  It was my privilege to be with my friends in their home stretch.  It is my privilege and pleasure to pursue my purpose and path as my life cycles on.  For now.  What a happy thing!   May I bless, help and encourage others as I go and when I’m in the Home stretch and can see my Crown down ahead, I will rejoice.

     In the meantime,  may my pen carry my love and Joy of Life to people and make a difference in this world!   You too, were created with tremendous potential, wrapped  up in unique gifting.  Go for it!!  Seek it,  acknowledge it.  Own it.  Go For It!   12729396_984319724981305_3142010173832935252_n

Concrete road

Concrete road in a green spring field

 

 

Mkmma Wk. 22 ~ Stunning. I’ve been being Me…

…ALL ALONG!

     Considering FEAR, GUILT, ANGER, HURT FEELINGS, and UNWORTHINESS this week and how they can be used as tools.

     One of my Personal Pivotal Needs is ‘Helping Others’.   I have frequently found myself in this role and drawn to it, yet feeling dissatisfied and guilty, and like I’m being proud or arrogant, and ‘who do I think I am’ etc.

     I believe I get something radically different at this point.   As I have been called to help several others through very difficult situations these last weeks and sing at funerals, and be with hurting people, I have great joy.  It was other’s ‘putting on me’ that I was a ‘showoff’ or acting like I want to ‘be in everyone’s business’  or others just being non-supportive and critical.

     The feelings I was experiencing were real, but based on ERROR.  I have been being me. Some have had a problem with that.   I realize that I didn’t fully accept that in me and I was always apologetic to MYSELF since I was not measuring up to ‘WHOEVER’S’ idea of what/how/who I should be.  Or doing these things in spite of how some felt about it and hope they didn’t find out.

     A bit nuts I think.  BUT out of this week’s pondering, a sudden revelation.  HELPING IS WHAT I MUST BE ABOUT.   IT IS ME.  AND THAT’S THAT.

     So I have been hurt, have been angry sometimes, I have been worried or fearful about what others think and what that will look like.  Feeling unworthy secretly to accept praise yet hungering deeply for it.

     I will be me and do what is in my DNA to do, and that’s it.  How or what others in the past or currently think about it, is their choice.  I am not connected by strings to them anymore.  God knows what He made me for.  And I know.

     I shall dance my dance freely and sprinkle Happy Dust while doing so for the care and love of others and the honouring of who I am and what I am about.

     The Five components and I have divorced.  We will bump here and there in passing but no longer have a marriage.    We shall pass as ships in the night with gladness and no fear.

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wk. 21 MKMMA ~ Calm Peace Came. Barriers Evaporated.

How can we use:

  • FEAR
  • HURT FEELINGS
  • ANGER
  • GUILT
  • UNWORTHINESS

TO EXPAND OUR COMFORT ZONE?

Use them for motivation to make change if change is something good to do.

WHATEVER PARALYZES ME,  AND THOSE LISTED ITEMS CAN DO THAT,  I DECIDE THAT THE PARALYSIS WILL BE STEPPED OVER.

I am a miracle of God’s doing made for good stuff.   I get to see that I live each day as my last and do in each day what is ordained for the day, without looking back, but looking forward to what God and I are creating in my life.  That means letting go of all things that do not contribute positively to the Purposeful Life I live.

Those things are in my mind to control/ignore/stand on the neck of & go forward !

They are an indicator light so to speak, that my old blueprint is wanting to be SAFE.

AT THE SAME TIME my new blueprint is depending on me for support and honouring.

I CHOOSE to support my new blueprint and go forward like pushing through tall grass nonstop and parting it as I go!    Or a ship slicing through the ridiculously massive walls of water, as it goes forward to its’ goal.10454551_10152462647129425_5652329042701601863_n

 

 

 

wk. 20 MKMMA ~What a Cotton-Picking week!

Yes, the week started 7 days ago with a visit and a call to a friend’s death bed.  It was tough and yet precious at the same time.  Love was there.  Words were not possible, but when I sang favourite hymns and my husband and I, on each side of her, holding a soft cool hand, whispered lovely things to our friend, and told how proud we were of her and her accomplishments, she squeezed our hands.  BUT the biggest thing we affirmed to her was great joy in having watched her become who she allowed herself to become, drove/pushed herself to become, IN SPITE OF.

In spite of …. Fill in the blanks.  In spite of all of it, she persevered and became a blessing to so many.  Lovely people who many may have overlooked.  Raising a beautiful daughter who cared for her 24/7 for the last 6 months.  Yes, there was help, but she gave herself to her mom for the duration.

Then, the push as I’m aware of my headaches and visual changes that surface from time to time as a result of a concussion I suffered 4 weeks ago.  The push to do what was necessary to do each day.  Then the call that our friend’s journey here was over and she had winged her way to the very presence of her Lord and Saviour.    Then her wonderful service on Thursday.  A 3-cultural blending of her family and friends.  Precious.  Worshipful.  Fun.  Delightful.  Honouring.  Beautiful.

Then finding on Friday, tests confirming that part of my eyeball is not seeing.  No doubt due to the concussion.  Waiting for further testing.  Waiting waiting.

Then today the joy of friends dropping in unexpectedly who live 700 miles away. They arrived mid-morning and stayed until mid-afternoon and what a wonderful visit. The icing on the cake of a particularly unusual and roller-coaster week.

Would I change anything?  Well maybe the concussion and its’ lingering effects.  But  all the rest, NO.  Not at all.  You see, I get great joy from Helping and Ministering to others.   And as I am open to the opportunity to do so, God sends others to me, or places me in situations where I can just be who I am.  Where I can make someone’s load easier, whether in their living, or their dying, I want to be there.  It is my Joy.

How is it YOU will serve others?   What we do in life that brings the most satisfaction and makes our world a better place is ultimately some form of SERVICE to others.

What is your SERVICE NICHE?   Someone said “Playing small doesn’t serve the world.” So find your place of true service, in your home/family, work, community, world.  Where is it? Someone, some cause is looking for someone just like you.   Take up the call and really find Joy and Purpose!   Hugs to everyone reading this and thank you for reading.

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