today I’m fasting.
Also, blogging. As you can see, I’m blogging.
And can I just say
I freakin’ LOVE blogging…….!!!!!??? 😀
Just spewing way too many words out at one time and not caring how discombobulated they may appear together. I am just letting my thoughts FLOW
It’s so refreshing.
SO here we go.
I am so happy to be in New Hampshire. I am happy to be with my family. It’s hard in many different ways to be here as some yucky stuff rises to the surface from the past, but esa es la vida I suppose. Though overall, it’s been FUN. I love the woods. I love the serenity. I love the peacefulness. I love the puns and the jokes and the laughs, smiles, pictures. I love seeing my bloods.
I’ve never said that before, but I think I’ll start. My bloods. My blood relatives. Brudders and seester. I only have one sees! I mean I have a step sees. And a step sees-in-law. It’s my step-bros wife. I think I said that right ayeeeeee?
So. Words. Yes. I am happy to be writing them! I am happy to have time to do so! I am happy to experience ample amounts of time to sit and BE and EXIST with people that I love. It’s refreshing.
I can calm down and not run at a million miles an hour. Which is hard for me, since I tend to do dis. Run run run. Run.
Busy busy busy. Busy.
I recently found out the actual definition of introverted vs. extroverted. Well, at least this person was confident in these definitions and I liked them, so we’re going to pretend that he was correct for the purpose of my expansion on this particular topic within these set grounds.
Introverted: processing information internally, alone
Extroverted: processing information around others
Soooo I’m definitely MORE extroverted. Which I have mostly embraced. Though certain individuals tell me I’m introverted. Probably because compared to them and their extreme-extrovertedness I seem intro. Or maybe it’s because we have the kind of relationship where when I’m around them all I do is listen. Which, by the way, is totally fine. Some people I just listen to when I visit. Or mostly listen to. Other people, I mostly talk when we visit. Both are fine. Though my favorite kind of relationship is when both parties are doing equal amounts of talking and listening.
Which brings me to my next topic of conversation. Or writing, since y’all aren’t really conversing with me. But please comment or ask questions below!!! I love to hear from people!! 🙂 <3 🙂 <3 🙂 <3 🙂 <3
Sometimes I don’t want advice from people. I just want to talk about something difficult and have the other person say “I’m sorry to hear that.” Or something. Especially when the person hardly understands my situation.
source: https://www.google.com/search q=define+presumptuous&rlz=1C1NDCM_enUS806US807&oq=define+presum&aqs=chrome.0.0j69i57j0l4.2610j1j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
Presumptuous. I recently dealt with a situation where someone was rather presumptuous. As in I said something was challenging and they ASSUMED I was doing or saying certain things and proceeded to advise me not to do or say those things which they THOUGHT I was doing and saying even though I wasn’t. >:(
Look maybe I’m overreacting. But it really made me PO’ed that this person assumed a bunch of stuff. 🙁 🙁 🙁
Let’s be quick to listen and slow to speak.
Quick to listen.
Slow to speak.
We don’t have to say everything that comes to mind 😉 In fact, most of the garbage that comes to mind right off the bat is literally garbage and shouldn’t ever be shared with another human. Learning to guard communication, filter stuff out, actually listen to people, and take time responding is sooooo important. It’s the loving thing to do.
Considerate. Thoughtful. Considering others before ourselves. This is what we ought to do. Be servants. Live to serve other people. Consider others better than ourselves.
“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves” Philippians 2:3
So that, my friends, is what I choose to do today. I choose to value others above myself. Myshelf. Myelf. On the shelf hehehheehheheheheheheheeh
My Dad, stepma, bro’s, sis, neighbor, friend. Even those who torment me. Today I choose to value all others above myself. To serve others in love. Because love changes things. Love that is not based on condition changes things. Real love lives on no matter what. Real love turns the other cheek. Real love forgives others for their shortcomings. Real love doesn’t say “because you didn’t do THIS, I’m not going to love you.” or “because you DID this, I’m not going to forgive you.”
Real love is always
I choose to love and serve others today. With the help of Jesus. He alone can grow the patience and love in me. I love others because He first loved me.
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
Christ died for me on the cross to save me from my sin so that I could have peace with God. He wants to have peace with me because He loves me.
I want to have peace with others.
No matter how they treat me. Real peace is being right with God. And today, I will show God to others by choosing to serve others, regardless of how they treat me.
TAKE HEART FOLKS!