With inner peace, you are undisturbed by outside turbulence.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Lets just say I survived.
The day can start off good, you are actually looking forward to a nice and peaceful flow of the day. Then all of a sudden….
The day takes a dark turn and you find yourself right smack dab in the middle of a turbulent situation. Tempers flaring, the volume of the voice is turned up to the last notch, harsh and cutting words are barked out. There goes your nice and peaceful day right out the window.
It is the hardest thing to ignore abusive language and behavior, especially when it is directed at you. Our first instinct may be to snap back or fight fire with fire, or we might get so bombarded we are just trying to shield ourselves from the verbal onslaught. Trying to take the high road or rise above this turbulence seems almost impossible in the thick of the moment.
There is no reason for anyone to be subjected to abusive behavior. If someone is frustrated with their life, they should not take their frustrations out on someone else. I know that there are times when someone needs to release what is troubling them inside but there is a difference between seeking support and dropping hurtful bombshells.
What is the greater strength? A fist, a “right back at you” reaction or a “I’m not going to allow you to demean me” attitude. They all carry a certain strength and defiance. They all have their place depending on the situation. We can only do our best to do what is right (what we believe is right). There is no clear cut path for which action to take, it depends on our own individual nature. When turbulence rises in your life in whatever way, the way you handle it is your decision.
Lets just say, I survived.
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The days can be long. Long work hours. Long hours taking care of the household. Long hours striving to live and dealing with everything that comes with each new day. Some days are spent running on empty, pushing ourselves to get as much done as quick as possible. Days crammed and stuffed with things to do.
What about you?
Are you taking care of yourself? Making sure you are keeping your batteries charged? As busy as we find ourselves, we need to make sure we give ourselves some recharge time. Disconnect from the daily grind , when time permits, or make the time. We do what we have to do to make ends meet. We just need to make sure we are doing what we can to keep ourselves mentally, physically and spirituality fresh
Read a book, listen to music, do crafts, pray, or meditate. What ever helps you to recharge and refresh yourself, take the time to do it and keep your inner scale balanced.
“Renew energy, revive strength.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!
“There are tomorrows on their way worth the struggles of today. Never give up.”
― Richelle E. Goodrich
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“Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.”
― Roger Crawford
Life is filled with so many challenges and there are times when they seem to come back to back to back, non-stop. We can either fold up our tent and go home or we can stand our ground and meet every challenge head on. In this day and age, we have the resources and tools available to overcome just about any challenge presented towards. I am not naïve in thinking that there are certain challenges that present a higher degree of difficulty, such as certain illnesses and or conditions of living. My point is that we have a built in survival instinct mode that we have the option of turning on. The choice is yours!
Whatever challenges we face in life and there are a variety of them, we can decide whether to lay down and get bulldozed over, or we can choose to put forth our best effort to overcome any and every difficult situation. Allow everyday to be the day you decide to give yourself a chance at life and living the best possible life that you can achieve.
Don’t worry about statistics and what “they say”. Who are “they” anyway? Stay inspired! Believe in you! God does 24/7!
*music credit: Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers “I Won’t Back Down”
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*quote: Roger Crawford
This is the strength of us
Facing everything together
And never giving up
Once in a lifetime
True love finds a place to shine
In the heart
In the soul
In hands clasped tight
Whatever you face
Face it together
Allow love to be bold
God is love
Love has no fear
Allow it to shine
To light your path clearly
This is the strength of us
Hands clasped tight
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You can bend
and not break
the air of negativity
might be strong sometimes
but the winds will shift
and if you lose a few petals
helping you to shed
some dead weight
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The bars seem so very real
A confining space of cold steel
You plot and plan to make your escape
Only to feel like you’ve been stood up on all date
Scratching off another day on the wall of your mind
Asking God “How could you be so unkind? ”
Not aware that He believes in you
Longing to help you believe in you too
Another day goes by
So many have flown by
You wait in hope of change
You shake your fists to the sky
You cry out “Why?!”
Yet, the prison still remains
But God, who is loving and kind
Reveals the prison is in your mind
Therein lies the breakthrough
Now, just step right on through
God has always believed in you
It is time for you
To start believing in you, too
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More of you
Flood me with more of you, God
Flood me with your love
Let my heart burst at the seams
Flood me with your compassion
Let it spill out into the streets
Flood me with grace and mercy
Filling my mind with thoughts of what you’ve done for me
Flood me with hope
Show the world why you should never give up
More of you, God
Flood me with more of you
And when my floodgates open
Life will know
The reason why
You are such a beautiful God
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open the flood gates of heaven by jta021
What does it mean to be an underdog?
Is someone telling you there’s something you cannot do?
Maybe you’re not favorite to accomplish a goal or task
Not many people really believe in you
But that should suit you just fine
Twice the effort, twice the time
Do you believe in you?
The only question that really matters
Tap, tap, tap
Until the glass ceiling shatters
Call me an underdog
And I just take it in stride
I believe all underdogs
Are super people, inside
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Didn’t have the strength to pick up a pen
then a friend came and gave me a hug
and then a smile
it resonated deep inside
tapping into a reservoir of beautiful energy
that began to flow throughout me
body and spirit
heart and soul
drops of inspiration rain in my mind
I stand and let the drizzling waters of creativity caress my face
looking at the blank paper, I smile
because I see you my friend and as I pick up my pen
I send you poetic hugs and smiles
for giving my soul a reason to smile