Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A Daily Dose ...

A Daily Dose ....

Good Morning. Coffee! Taking the dogs out today, I noticed the flower beds need to be weeded; thought about the WEEDS in life. Things in life that are negatives; that crowd out the good things. Friends who make us feel uncomfortable or obligations that weigh us down. Is it time to WEED your life? Learn to say NO. Spend time with others who are positive examples, bring out the BEST in YOU. WEED Negatives, PLANT Positives!

As I was looking around at all the weeds this morning, I just couldn't help thinking about all the weeds that we carry in our lives. How many times we let the negatives in our lives overpower the positives.

It's not hard to be weighed down by negatives, just turn on a TV or open a newspaper. How many times have you felt overwhelmed by all the negativity in your own life? I know how difficult it can be - work, family, friends ... while many of these things can be a positive, they also sometimes bring negatives into our lives.

A couple of years ago, I made the decision to weed out the negatives. It is exhausting to go through day after day dealing with all the negativity in life. First decision, cancel newspaper subscription. I can read the news that I need online, but when the newspaper was in front of me, I felt the need to read it front to back, each and every section. By reading online, I can keep informed of the issues that are important to me.

Of course, we can't cancel family members ... and it seems that most families have at least one member that has nothing nice to say. This is what I have learned to do, first they can't make you upset unless you let them. In one ear, out the other. Don't take to heart what they are saying about you, others or even life circumstances, it's just their way. Deal with them in a positive way, you might actually see some changes in them the next time that you meet.

As I consciously made the decision a couple of years to change, I found that when someone said something negative, as long as I said to myself "delete" and put a positive in its place, it was easy to go through the day with more positives than negatives. I am human too and it's not always easy to practice what I preach, but the more I practice, the easier it becomes.

Eleanor Roosevelt said "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." Make a list of the negatives in your life ... as you are writing down the negatives, look for the positive. Try to practice this continuously, even in your thinking.

We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:5

Hear a negative, say a positive! Think a negative, "delete", think a positive!

Country FarmHouse Blessings,

♥ Lori 


Lynda said...

..this is so true sweet Momma.. I too have had to eliminate the toxins in my life as well ... There were some relationships that I had with "things" and some I had with "others" who weren't lifting me up, but weighing me down. I think when we finally come to a point in our lives where we do away with all the drama.. all the naysayers.. all the stones the devil throws at us in hopes of striking us down.... But for the grace of God, here I go... Onward and upward! xo xo xo xo

So, I Begin this Journey...... said...

LOVE your blog!!
I feel so disconnected.... but will be playing catch up!

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