Give it all away

“Come to me, all you who are wearied and burdened, and I will give rest.”
Matthew 11:29 (NIV)​
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Today we want to talk a little about stress, because it doesn’t matter how much you try to ignore it or sweep it under the proverbial rug, prolonged tension and strain on your body translates into a serious killer. The reality then is that you will become its victim unless you actively do something to manage it sooner rather than later.
One of the first things we can do is to consciously give God everything that is causing us worry and anxiety. He created the entire earth with the sea, the sun, the moon, the stars, the animals and us itty bitty humans. Believe then that He can definitely take care of an overdue bill, a sick child or parent, an unreasonable deadline, a dead battery or flat tyre, a back-stabbing co-worker or a judgmental ‘friend’.
At the end of the day the choice is yours and yours alone as to what you will do to manage your stress; I would know.​ ​To close today’s thought out, I am working on me and I hope you are working on you; the choice is ours to make – let’s make the right one.
“Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy. There’s going to be stress in life, but it’s your choice whether you let it affect you or not.”
~ Valerie Bertinelli
“If you don’t think your anxiety, depression, sadness and stress impact your physical health, think again. All of these emotions trigger chemical reactions in your body, which can lead to inflammation and a weakened immune system. Learn how to cope, sweet friend. There will always be dark days.”
~ Kris Carr
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Negative People … they live among us


early morning double rainbow

Sometimes it doesn’t matter how hard you try: there’s a negative person out there just waiting to shoot down your opinions, blow your positivity to pieces, and/or infect you with their toxins. Their glass is either half-empty or non-existent. Their mood is gloomy and pessimistic. They never see the rainbow in the sky after the downpour. The end of the world is probably, for them, very near.

And having dealt with a lot of negative people in my life to date, this post resonated with me. If you are tired of dealing with the negative personas in your world too, then hopefully you will find some words of wisdom here as well. Let’s be positive rather than negative because together we can indeed make the world a better place – one sweet smile at a time. Here is an excerpt:

“Recognize and accept their toxicity
First and foremost, it is important to identify and accept that someone we know is a negative person. This can be difficult, especially when the person is someone we care about. Either way, we must be careful not to allow their negativity to transfer onto us. We need to accept that negativity is toxic and will only breed more negativity. It is especially important to avoid complainers. People who complain have given up hope that their actions can make any difference. We must be careful not to enable complainers by always listening to their woes.” Read more


Source: How to Deal with Negative People

Are you irritated?

Photo by Gale E
Photo by Gale E

“Everything that irritates us about others can lend us to an understanding of ourselves.”
Carl Jung, Psychiatrist


This is a very interesting quote which I recently tried to apply to my own life. Everything it seemed irritated me: traffic, being late for work, having to go to meetings where attendees are unprepared, people not respecting my time …. the list was endless but the real questions I had to ask myself are shown below. Introspection is good and although I haven’t completely come up with all the answers as yet, I invite you to take a moment to think about these questions as well, especially if you find yourself irritated about certain things in your life from time to time.

  • Have you been irritated lately?
  • Who or what contributed to your irritation?
  • What did this situation teach you about yourself?
  • How do you plan to handle such irritations differently?
  • Is there someone you can mentor based on your experience?

Don’t forget to share your thoughts on this post with us … and thanks for visiting 🙂


Photo by Gale E