BeasAttitudes: Thoughts from Facebook
14 hours ago
An imprint is a mark. Some are short lived like footprints in the sand. But there are impressions that are indelible—permanent reminders of our influence on others or ones that have been inscribed on us. Words, attitudes, body language. We can use these to lift up or tear down. Like tattoos, what we say and do may be irreversible. Choose your imprints carefully. You never know what mark you leave behind—a thing of beauty or an ugly scar. What say you?
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6 days ago
We often think of jealousy as negative: to resent, covet what someone else has, or have green-eyes of envy. But it is a two-sided coin. Jealousy is protective, to be vigilant over something or someone—like being jealous of time with our family. Unfortunately, It can be used to control and manipulate. Instead it should be used to create a barrier to guard precious loved ones. Jealousy provokes us to action—good and bad. There are reasons for jealousy to rear her ugly head but it doesn’t have to be ugly after all. What say you?
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1 week ago
Your eye is a lamp to your soul. Gaze on darkness and your inner self is filled with the same. Take in goodness and you overflow with light. But where is kindness, self-control, or respectability these days? Seems these things need to begin within me. What say you? Ready to let your lamp shine? The world needs this little light of mine, and yours.
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4 weeks ago
Moms are warriors. They gird themselves with armor every day for their children. When mine were little, I willingly faced the ‘giant’ of opposition for them. As they grew, I fought tooth and nail for their souls in prayer in a world that subjected them to evil at every turn. Moms never give up the fight. We walk through the battlefield with sword and shield to protect, defend and support our children and families. We live to provide freedom to grow in a safe environment and take bullets in their defense. Never, ever think your position as a fighter for your home is not essential in today’s battle. We need our mean, lean fighting machine of mothers. What say you? Sharpening your sword today? You’re going to need it.
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Our ancient GPS and me have a lot in common. This gadget is getting older by the minute, the maps aren’t current and at times it directs us the wrong way. But more often than not, it’s been a loyal and reliable means for getting us to our final destination. Last time we used it, I was reminded how I’m a lot like that gadget. I’m aging, my thinking and dressing aren’t necessarily updated, and I can easily get lost. But, my heart’s desire is to arrive at our ‘final destination’ as a couple by remaining reliable and loyal to the end. What say you? What’s your GPS telling you?
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Stagnant water stinks. It just does. It’s a breeding ground for mosquitoes, malaria and potentially death. Water that is motionless cannot be consumed or enjoyed. All because liquid stopped, became slack in its purpose. We can allow relationships to become stagnant, slack and stop. The results are even more dangerous. Motionless investment of time or lack of affirmation can cause emotional sickness. Our family and friends need us to be willing to flow with commitment and love even when times are dry and difficult. Don’t let stagnation become the breeding ground at home. It stinks. What say you?
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In high school, I desperately wanted to be a cheerleader. I learned the chants and jumps and practiced hard to join the ‘cool rank’ of kids at school. The day came. I tried my best, didn’t make the team and went home in tears. I learned a valuable lesson through that experience. Without realizing it, I was learning about being a cheerleader. Not through the cool kids but through my mother. She had been there when I practiced and never once said I couldn’t do it. Not all of us have had cheerleading moms. But as adults we can be an enthusiastic supporter of those we love and show that being a team begins at home. What say you? What cheers of encouragement do you send with your kids to school?
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I’m not an artist. However, I know that a palette and basic colors are needed to paint. A person’s life is like that. A palette of colors. It might not feel like it, but you’re being divinely stroked with a detailed paintbrush, uniquely mixed with your experiences. There are times the palette looks messy but that’s necessary to create the perfect hue. So it is with you. Swirls of good, bad, joyous and difficult events combine to create a final masterpiece. What say you. Feel messy? Think again. You’re a gorgeous work of art.
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We spent time with friends recently and I ate too much. Ever do that? Consume until you feel bloated, sick to the stomach and vowing never to overindulge again? There are times I listen to too much news and get the same sensation. A bit sick, bloated and out of sorts. Balance in everything, excess in none. What say you? Over partaking in the negatives spewing from the news? Take a break, chew on small bits and bytes, and don't swallow every available thing. Your mind, body and soul will thank you for it. Believe me. Been there, done that.
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We had breakfast at a cozy restaurant. Although we hadn’t reserved the table, someone else obviously had for later in the day. The sign was a reminder of how we make the effort to book a table, sit at a nice place and enjoy a meal. Yet we can forget to “reserve” a few moments with loved ones—children, grandparents, parents or siblings. Time is an elusive entity. Days slip away and suddenly the “table” with them is no longer available. Call, write, text, or book time with someone longing to spend a few moments with you. What say you? Need to reserve a place?
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Since hurting my foot I’ve given up my usual three to five mile jaunts and allowed the luxury of doing nothing to creep in. Truth is, I’ve gotten used to the lazy life. I finally decided I had enough and forced myself to move for ten minutes. Did it hurt? You bet. A lesson I’m learning is that although something hurts it’s worth starting again, otherwise we get too comfortable and complacent. Wounded by a relationship? Begin to meet new people. Suffering from a loss? Give yourself time to grieve but be sure to reach out again. It’s only when we move that we live. What say you?
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Have you ever talked to yourself in the mirror? Maybe this is a ‘girl’ thing, but when I was a child and had been punished I would run to my bedroom and shout out my defense at my reflection. I found myself doing that the other day. Talking to me. There are times we need to verbally remind ourselves we are worthy. Yes, we need others to shower those words of affirmation but sometimes it’s fine to just say, “Hey, you know, you’re okay.” If you aren’t willing to do it, let me speak to your reflection for you, “You are loved and needed.” Now get out there and make a world of difference in the world. What say you?
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I never thought I’d say it…England needs rain. And California is desperate for a huge dose of heavenly showers. Earth requires water to survive. Ever think about the ‘water’ we need? We face dry spells: unfulfilled dreams, relationships that haven't worked as planned, children rebelling or facing a new season of life. Needed are "word showers" filled with encouragement, "confirmation raindrops" about a call on our lives. England? Rain? You bet. You and me, too. What say you? How can you offer water to another thirsty soul?
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3 months ago
“Sad” is an Old English word for “solid” and the term “sad iron” was used to distinguish the largest and heaviest of flat irons, usually 5 to 9 pounds.” (Collectorsweekly.com).
I sure would be sad—meaning unhappy or sorrowful—if I had to use one of these today. Wouldn't you?
Maids in Bethel Manor Secrets use “sad irons." However, there’s a maid who uses something else to make those in the household sad/unhappy. Wonder what it could be? Be sure to get your copy of Bethel Manor Secrets and find out.
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What? Bethel Manor Secrets
How? eBook (paperback available 08.18.18)
Why bother? To know how the Bethel Manor saga continues....you don't want to miss their next adventure. ... See MoreSee Less
Aging does not equal atrophy. Atrophy is to shrink or decay. Aging is simply a number of years. As long as we have breath, we can reach for the stars, learn how to fly, love deeper and soar higher. There are places to be discovered and chances to uncover new adventures. Perhaps become an archeologist and dig in the dirt. Whatever floats your boat is what will keep you from wasting away. Don’t let age dictate your future. What say you? Ready to rise and shine?
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When we release children into the world, we release a part of us. Like air escaping from a balloon, the raising, loving and letting go takes with it the essence of our inner self. It’s difficult to unfetter those you love. Yet our balloons are refilled when we see them ‘adult’ and begin making mature decisions. Our ‘air’ of influence resides in them, so in fact it hasn’t actually escaped at all. It’s just being transported through them. What say you? Ready to let the balloon be free?
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Takeaway: tubs of leftovers, food orders to be picked up or delivered. The actual definition of a takeaway: key point or idea to be remembered. We order fried rice, wontons or spring rolls. Maybe a pizza—NY style, of course ☺. Fish and chips or Indian cuisine. Too bad we can’t get wisdom, rational thinking or peace of mind in a "to-go" container. Order some key points. Maybe we can. It’s called a life lesson. Learning from my mistakes today, I can takeaway into my tomorrow. What say you? Ready to order? What’s on your menu?
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“Dream a little dream of me.” When you take a minute to consider your tomorrows, where does your imagination take you? As a child, I used to sing while my uncle played the piano. Playacting was my favorite pastime. I aspired to become an actress and singer on stage someday. When I was small, I dreamed big. When we become “big” why do we dream so small? We still have the ability to become more than we can ever conceive. I challenge you. Stop and dream a little dream…for you…for me. What say you? Where does your imagination take you today for your tomorrows?
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Ever feel like Saul? He’s the guy that needed soothing music for his soul. He would listen to David play the harp and the tinkling notes calmed the anger and fears that controlled his thoughts. Music has an amazing ability to cheer, warm, restore. Rhythms of instrumentals, cadences of heavier percussions, or whatever suits the mood, why not stop and take notice? You might just discover what Saul did. What I find. Harps take away the harping in the head. What say you? What tune is for you?
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