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I hate
feeling hurt
feeling stepped on
feeling overlooked
feeling left out
feeling betrayed
feeling cast aside
feeling put down
feeling teased
feeling ridiculed

feeling lost.

I love
feeling included
feeling valued
feeling special
feeling wanted
feeling encouraged
feeling smart
feeling funny
feeling important
feeling happy

feeling loved.

I know
I can’t have joy without being open to pain,
but when I hurt
God is there
to help me feel loved once again.

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Proverbs 3: 5-6

I understand
much of nothing

I trust
God to lead my life

I follow
the path He points to me

I rest
in His grace and love

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I forgive those who trespass against me
as I have been forgiven

Whatever the crime may be

I must let go
of anger and resentment
in my heart

I must let go
of the need for fairness and justice
in my head

For with these
I could be consumed
even if I’m careful

Resentment is a poison
that I will not swallow

I will forgive
smartly.

I will forgive
and yet
I will not forget

I will not easily allow you
to hurt me again
– not said with bitterness
but with a keen understanding of
how I have been hurt
how to avoid being hurt
and how I deserve to be treated.

I will forgive
and I will be healed.

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Irish Blessing

 

Sending you blessings, today and every day!

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I can change things about me
about how I interact
about how I process
about how I re-act

But if I am going to make any changes
I have to do it for me
because I want to

not for you
not because
you think I should
not because
you think
life would be
easier, better, happier
for me
(or maybe just you)

That’s your opinion
and unless I agree
and decide to make changes FOR me…

neither one of us will like me very much.

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What do I do?
What comes next?
How do I handle it?

What do I do?
What’s my next step?
What’s the right thing to do?

What do I do?
What if it goes wrong?
What if I make a bad decision?

F R O Z E N

Frozen
in indecision
in wanting to know certainty
before stepping out
in wanting my decisions to
always be perfect and right

Frozen
in wanting perfection and control.

But I don’t have to be in control
I give my fears over to the Lord
He will guide my path
He doesn’t care if I end up making the “wrong” choice
and as long as I am resting in Him,
no decision will be wrong –
except to wait
for perfect control.

~ Let the thaw begin ~

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I am told
or sometimes tell myself
that
how I see things
is different from
how anyone else sees things
so it must not be right

But that’s a lie.

A lie told in my head
or to my face
that says “I’m different”
I’m just being “dramatic”
I’m just being “out there”
I’m just being “silly”

and so my thoughts and feelings
are discounted
I am dismissed by those
around me
or by me

but my feelings are important
my experiences have brought me
to them
I can have insight
I can have wisdom
I do have knowledge
based on those experiences
based on how I see things

and I don’t think I’m that different after all.

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