YOU’RE WEIRD

We all have idiosyncrasies, quirks, and unconventional behaviors. In fact, some of us are just weird.

I used to think that I was normal and others were the weird ones, but I’ve come to realize that normal is a relative term. There really isn’t a “normal” when it comes to people. But our differences are something to celebrate. The fact that you like mushrooms and I can’t stand them is interesting. The idea that I could watch football all day and you haven’t watched a game in years, means we have different personalities. You may have different tastes in foods, fashion, or music than most people. That is a good thing. Continue reading

LOOK FOR THE SILVER LINING

Being thankful is a mindset.  People that are thankful are people that choose to be thankful.

Everyone of us are faced with things we do not choose, and circumstances we would change if we could.  We are all subject to the poor choices of others and we are all caught off guard by life.  We all have to deal with difficult people and we all deal with failure.  It doesn’t take much time or effort  to convince most people that life can be hard.  But just because life is hard, doesn’t mean we have to be in despair. Continue reading

A MIRACLE FILTER

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

― Albert Einstein

Considered one of the most brilliant men in history, Albert Einstein had a way with words. He gave us this simple concept, and it’s true on many levels. I’ve had my days where it seems as though nothing is a miracle. For me, it wasn’t that everything had a scientific or logical explanation. It was more like everything was mundane and predictable. But, I’ve also had times where it seemed like God was walking with me, pointing out all the wonderful things in life. Continue reading

PRACTICE GRATITUDE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Social media can be a harsh place from time to time.  All you have to do is share an opinion on any topic, and it’s as if the social media gods send an emergency alert to every person that disagrees with you.  You can post something and go to lunch, go out for the evening, or turn in for bed, and then come back to your phone or computer and BAM!  A firestorm has erupted.

Social media does not have to be defined by the broadcasting of opinions and defending them.  Whether they are yours or belong to someone else.  Social media can actually be a great way to reach out and deepen relationships. Continue reading

BE THE BLESSING

Counting your blessings can be a great way to understand gratitude. Thinking about the people who bless you can bring great joy. Remembering the positive experiences you’ve been through can usher in a new perspective. Understanding God’s grace in your life can fill you with tremendous peace.

Being thankful for the blessings in life is an indication of maturity.

Being a blessing to others is a sign of a Christ-like heart. Continue reading