Sometimes work requires you to be a long burning wood while other times you have to be quick burning kindling. Either way you have to be on fire. Just be sure you can keep that fire burning throughout your day.
Have you ever given advice about something that is out of your realm of experience? Sometimes you can give good advice while other times you should have refrained from your own input. I am all for knowledge sharing because knowledge is power right? We all have our own talents and strengths and the world is better for it. However people still don’t like know it all’s all that much.
Fellow blogger manifestationofgrace asks this question…
If you had the chance to provide your younger self with advice. What would it be?
I would probably say try to do better in math. So much of what you will do in the future depends on it. Don’t worry about trying to be popular, it is fleeting. Embrace those like you and show love to those who don’t get much. Be yourself and try to work on figuring out who that is. Don’t have any regrets. Don’t worry about not having a girlfriend (that is easier said than done as a teenager).
As a 45 year old dude I have lived a little and I have found that I can’t cry over what did or didn’t happen. Of course you wish for things to have been a little easier but it has made me the person I am today. As queen Elsa in the movie “Frozen” said “Let It Go” because you have your current life to lead. My wife keeps reminding me that I can’t remain hung up on what I didn’t have as a kid and a teen.
Sometimes you should bloom where you are planted. Do what you need to do in order to better your current situation. Life isn’t easy, it isn’t promised to be. People will disappoint you and they will make your life hard. Be strong and have good courage. When a change is needed be willing to go all in to make it happen.
When offering advice be sure to listen more than you talk. I don’t always follow that bit of wisdom but people want to be taken seriously and that means using your two ears more than your one mouth. Sometimes they don’t want someone to fix them in as much as they want someone to listen. Many people already have the solutions to their problem in their hearts and minds, it just takes getting them to talk about it. But when offering advice be sensitive, caring and truthful.
Don’t be perfect. It’s impossible to be that. Be yourself, you can do that. Be the person God wants you to be. Take the pressure off. Have peace.
There’s something about doing laundry. It gets your clothes clean and ready for further use. Its also a metaphor for life. Cleaning your clothes and cleaning up things in your life can make things feel new again. Washing away all the dirt and grime can be like getting rid of things that have made things more difficult for you.
The thing about laundry is you have to dry it and then fold it which is part of the process of renewal for your wardrobe. It can be a way to organize things into better order and sometimes you have to purge clothes that no longer serve you like you deal with people and situations. Some laundry is more delicate than others so wash with care, guard your heart. Other clothes need to be washed more than once to get the stains and dirt that has been there awhile, so be willing to take the time to cope and deal with life’s issues.
Everyone at times lets laundry pile up so you have to spend more time washing. No matter what you are washing be sure to use a safe detergent and a fabric softener. Ironing is optional. Airing out your dirty laundry can create other issues in life, so think carefully before doing so.
One time this person who I was following on Facebook wanted info on how to unfriend people. Well I gave that person directions and lo and behold they proceeded to unfriend ME. Its pretty bad and cold when someone uses helpful information against you. I am a nice person so I don’t know why they would drop me like a hot potato. Facebook can be screwy that way.
Some folks I know in various places are going through some tough stuff right now. Its hard to deal with life in general when you have things that hold you back or weigh you down. My friends know you are not alone and you have support. Taking care of yourself is a priority. Don’t feel guilty for saying no when you have to. Enjoy life as much as you can. Don’t be selfish when it comes to love and remember to return the favor. God doesn’t want his creation to suffer in such a way. Eliminate the drama and issues that keep you from being happy and sane. Have a great day people. Love yourself today when the world doesn’t. Peace.