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Walking Toward Peace and Rest

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Today’s weekend inspiration is to remember this simple phrase,

“A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes.” Author Unknown

My friend, today’s reminder is to encourage you to practice the power of positivity.

It is so much easier to focus on how bad things are when you are going through the drudges of life, but if you try to focus on something positive during these times, life will not be filled with as much darkness and with as many difficulties.

It is easy to multiply problems, but I, however, would rather focus on multiplying positive and encouraging things.

My friend, if you are struggling with a difficult situation and it has you consumed, try today to look for something that you love or an encouraging activity you live. Spend some time finding a place that brings joy and sunshine back into your life.

If you have been in a place of difficulties for a while, this may be difficult initially, but do not give up. Make it a personal quest if you need to, but seek out your place of joy and focus on it and the happy, relaxing, and peaceful feeling you get from this.

When you do, it will give you a place of rest this weekend. It may even trigger a healing you may be in need of.

Feel free to leave a comment below if you wish to share what brought joy and peace to you. Especially if it was not easy to find.

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Relax and Rest in The Peace of Choosing Kindness

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design-189Today’s inspiration is coming from a scene I witnessed at the store the other day.

Today’s is a two-fold lesson; one, it shows how kindness and respect to others lead us to a peace and two, how our children are always watching us to see how we respond and react in difficult situations.

I believe when we do these simple acts of kindness they will bring us a sense of peace.

I witnessed a mom being extremely disrespectful to a store employee immediately after this worker helped her resolve a problem. I could not believe what I was seeing or hearing. I did not miss anything that led up to it because I was there the entire time. The store employee did nothing to be rude or disrespectful to this shopper, but this shopper was extremely ugly to her afterward.

As I stood there in disbelief, I realized she had two young teenagers with her and my disbelief quickly turned to disgust because her children were watching and seeing everything going on. Through this experience, she taught her children it is completely alright to treat others with disrespect and tell them whatever is on your mind.

This employee did “nothing” wrong. She just did her job (as this lady was told nicely several times as she continued to cause her ugly scene).

My friends, there is a time and place where you stand up for something you feel or believe in, however, I do not believe it is ok to do it disrespectfully or in anger. It is never okay to be rude or disrespectful to others to make yourself feel or look good. I think back to what I was taught when I was younger. If you do not have something nice to say, then do not say anything at all.

As I look back at what I witnessed, how much stress did this person cause herself by being ugly? It takes a lot of energy out of you to act angry and mean. If she had just continued to take care of her business and let the employee continued to do her job, none of that stress would have ever happened.

Today’s reminder is to consider your words and actions every time you use or show them. They can either create a peace or they can cause stress and anxiety in our hearts. Relax and rest in the peace of choosing kindness today.

Lastly, please, please, please, remember if you have children, no matter how old they are, they are watching your every move. Every word and every action you use is teaching them the way to respond when they are faced with difficulties in their lives. Teach them appropriately and responsibly how to handle any given situation.

Today’s weekend reminder is to remind you peace leads to rest. Think about how you react and respond to others. If you are courteous, polite, and kind, you will feel better about yourself and will feel more peace within your heart as well.

Rest in Your Peace Today!
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Relaxation Is Who You Are

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Today’s Encouragement is a reflection of the importance of relaxation and how it is important for us to be who we truly are.

God speaks of the importance of rest and relaxation numerous times in the Bible. He not only talks about it, even He rested after creating the Earth.

My friend, be true to yourself and be sure to rest your mind and body.

Disclaimer, I was prepared to write about an experience I had with this reality tonight, but due to exhaustion I was unable to pull my thoughts together. I will work on pulling this together tomorrow.