Posts Tagged ‘Idiot

Why is it so easy to keep my house clean, neat and organized? Well, it’s not! So I play a little game cleverly named the “Why?” game. When I see things in my Life that I’d like to change, I just state it in the form of a “Why?” question and then I sit back and wait for God to give me all the answers.

Used to do it all the time before I even knew the power of my thoughts and words.

*Why is that person such an idiot? Presto! God would answer me with a long list of reasons.

*Why does my team always lose? ditto. long list of fumbles, mistakes, etc…

*Why does that FB friend drop the “F” bomb so much… here comes the avalanche…

So here’s¬†my list of positive “Why’s”? for today.

1. Why is it so easy to practice what I preach?

2. Why is my family so wonderful in every way?

3. Why is this planet getting better and better with age?

4. Why is it so easy to LOVE others… all others?

5. Why is Homeschooling so exciting and easy and fulfilling- all the time?

6. Why do I always know when to stop talking? and then actually stop?

7. Why do I have more than enough time in my day to do everything I need and want to do?

8. Why are there so many wonderful surprises greeting me around every corner today?

9. Why do I have such an abiding attitude of gratitude?

10. Why am I so infinitely blessed?

Why are you even reading this? Bet you’re infinitely blessed too! Don’t feel it? Just ask. Sit back. Wait. Careful not to trip over the answers. ūüôā

Just snap your fingers and "presto"!




Have you seen the glazed look in my neighbor's eyes?

If I say “I’m up to the “h” in Alzheimer’s” (or up to the “t” for those of you who like to call it “All-Timers”) just one more time, I’ll… I’ll… well as soon as I remember what I plan to do to myself, I’ll tell you.

I saw that glazed look in my neighbor’s eyes as I was telling her my plans for the summer and when she (in a sweet, patient manner) finished my sentence I automatically put myself down for being so forgetful. Hmmm. I think I should know better about the power of words and immediately thought of the exact opposite message I’d like to send myself. From now on, I’m up to the “C” in Focus.

I sat down one morning to start this post, typed out the title and then- something distracted me. Twenty-four hours later, I returned to my laptop to find¬†ONLY¬†the¬†title…Liar That It Is… staring me in the face- “Up 2 the ‘C’ in Focus.” The point here is that telling a different story (Here’s Abe-Hicks on the topic- http://bit.ly/9q6Es0) ¬†is fine even when¬†my environment offers evidence¬†to the contrary.

I hear negativity flowing out of mouths all around me. Recently, I was at the beach with friends¬†and I’d just given¬†an eleven-year-old boy a piece of string cheese. He accidentally dropped it and the first words out of his mouth were “You idiot!” No, of course he wasn’t talking to me. I wish he had been. I wonder how many negative messages it took (from himself or others) for that to be his instant reaction to something so simple.

I think I’m¬†even speaking¬†myself right into Old Age. From the time¬†I toddled and spoke¬†my first words¬†I proudly announced to the world-and the sweet, old lady¬†cashier at the Piggly¬†Wiggly-that¬†I was 2¬†years OLD. If¬†I add up the number of times I’ve said, “I’m ? years OLD,” I’d be shocked. Imagine the different¬†physical me I¬†could’ve¬†created by saying, “I’m 8 revolutions around the sun.” Or,while I’m busy revolving around the sun I could’ve gone off on a tangent and said, “I’m incredibly gifted and talented,” all through the years.¬†Wow, what a world of difference the energy of those words would make in¬†anyone… everyone’s life!

Here are a¬†few random thoughts from my newly sanitized language that’s sure to clean up my personal reality in those exact areas that need it.

1. I’m up to the ‘a’ in Culinary Artist (and I’m talking only the first ‘a’).

2. I’m up to the ‘c’ in Perfectionist (when it comes to house cleaning- I even wash out my dust pan!).

3. I’m up to the ‘y’ in Physically Fit.

4. My bank accounts¬†are up to the ‘u’ in Prosperous!

5. My government is up to the ‘n’ in Efficient!

6. My¬†planet is up to the ‘y’ in Amazingly Healthy (and that’s the second ‘y’….no less!)

Oops, busy day ahead so I¬†gotta run because I’m up to my eyeballs in alligators silver and gold…. ah, the sweet, sweet power of the imagination.


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