Learn your lesson well…

When I think of all the emotional upheavals that came with being a teenager and those during adolescence, not to mention the things that we were going through as we were growing up, I can tell you now for certain I would never want to go through all of that again. Do you remember that ‘heart pain’ that you felt deep on the inside, the ankst, the insecurity and confusion? Everything felt so vital, but yet it was only a piece in the puzzle. At around that age I think there must be some chemical or hormone that is being released inside you that elevates every emotion to a heightened sense. From the time that these difficult lessons start is the beginning of a major part of the making of who you will be. You begin to sense different things in your life causing you pain, and perhaps they shouldn’t,…

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~ Disappointed~

~ Disappointed~ You are allowed to be disappointed, you are human and you have feelings, desires, boundaries, and needs…. but try not to stay there for too long. After all other people are human too and you can’t expect them to live up to your expectations or needs all of the time and you probably don’t live up to all other people’s expectations either. No one can do that! I extremely dislike disappointment in all its forms. It not only hurts you at times, but it can also crush hopes, dreams, desires, it can spell the end of something. Disappointment is a heaviness that hangs and sometimes it takes a good while to go away. Often when we are disappointed it’s when something is beyond our control but many times it can even be in our self. Disappointment is very real, you feel it deeply but once you have recognised…

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Removing the sting… 

Removing the sting… sting [sting] verb 1. to prick or wound with a sharp-pointed, often venom-bearing organ. 2. to affect painfully or irritatingly as a result of contact, as certain plants do: to be stung by nettles. 3. to cause to smart or to cause a sharp pain: The blowing sand stung his eyes. 4. to cause mental or moral anguish: to be stung with remorse. 5. to goad or drive, as by sharp irritation. Lots of ‘stings’ happen every day. I wonder how to deal with them? Stings can be around every corner. Is that only me or do you notice this too? Am I the only one to feel ‘stings’ that result from interactions that happen around us each and every day? Am I super sensitive or does everyone feel them? And then perhaps I also wonder do these experiential ‘stings’ blend into each persons background noise? I have arrived at a place in my life where I didn’t think I would really land… ‘Stings’ have driven me to a place where trust is getting quite limited.  I find that I am much happier to keep people at arm’s length! I finally came to that conclusion only this morning when a thought crossed my mind about someone, I honestly don’t know who it was, and I sensed some offense because I felt hurt or…

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New lands and borders…

~New lands and borders~ It’s been hard but I’ve had to put some boundaries into my life where they had previously never been. It’s really hard to know a boundary when you’ve never lived it before… When you put a new boundary in place, it really might feel wrong for a time, you may not know if you are doing the right thing…  If it’s a new boundary then its unknown and its uncharted territory… And… it might be a bit scary. It’s like riding a wave and not knowing where it will take you. We have to trust God as He made the wind, the waves, the currents, the times, the seasons. Sometimes I think “I sure hope I am hearing Him right..” It doesn’t happen too often, but in the middle of putting a ‘growth step’ in place maybe I need to pray about it again and ask God to…

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~May I have this dance?~

~May I have this dance?~ Life is a dance and you choose which dances you participate in… What a wonderful picture! This is a picture that my friend shared with me tonight. Will I choose to dance every time I am invited to participate? There are some dances we need to learn not to join in with. There are dances that we are so familiar with that as soon as we hear the music are feet start moving, even before we get up to take part, there is melody that we hum along with, but should we? There have been many dances in my life and many a dance that I have needed to bow out of…. but the other people sometimes can’t dance unless we participate and because we have done it so many times its not easy.   The people we dance with are usually the people we…

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Learning material…

~Learning material~ Life has enough learning material for many life times! What we learn today we can take into tomorrow. If we don’t take it in tomorrow it wastes the learning material. Every lesson is valuable and sometimes only years later do we see the value in the lesson. The lessons of the people around us are also invaluable… Usually we need to learn things for our self but in seeing the lessons of those around us is an amazing resource that we don’t have to pay for! We all pay for our experiences one way or another… and when we learn from another’s experiences at least most of the time we don’t have to pay for that! We do however pay for our own learning materials… we pay for them or we are paid… they either take something from us or give something to us. Sometimes a hard lesson is…

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