Tuesday, January 3, 2017

ROCK 2017!!

Everyone seems to be thinking about the new year and what approach to use to navigate through this year. Reading between the lines it seems to me we all have experienced or know people who have endured much difficulty, discouragement and disappointment last year resulting more in reactions than actions. Who doesn't have beautiful friends and family that no matter how much make-up is applied or how beautiful the clothes the empty eyes speak volumes. My heart breaks for some of the people in my life and I pray they find their way through the healing process needed to live well. Losses, hurt and pain in relationships be it family, friends, co-workers sometimes causes us to build walls of protection around ourselves but that is never satisfying and it doesn't work. It may feel safe for awhile but it is no way to live. We know that any broken relationship needs to be mended in order to have successful future relationships. It gives us the courage to be real and take the risk to share ourselves with others. Dr. Phil says that most couples who do this actually don't get divorced or get back together if they already have. Some thoughts came to mind today that made me think there are better ways than to discard people like kleenex. How about doing to others as we would have them do to us; not thinking of ourselves more highly than we ought; loving our neighbours (that starts with those closest to us...our family) because love covers all wrong; deal with people in love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, and self-control. What if love was to be our motivation in all our thoughts and actions? It's a tall order but to be successful at this would ROCK this entire world! My prayer is for 2017 to be a ROCKIN' YEAR for everyone!!

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