New Month, NEW BEGINNINGS!

Welcome to JUNE 2019 😃

i Celebrate YOU 365! I really do! This is more than something i say, it is how i live in community. In community, it takes on many forms. I celebrate occasions based on what they are. Births, deaths, promotions, retirements, graduations, Memorial Day, Easter, New Year's Day, etc. How i celebrate people is much different. Celebrating you is based on how i #LIVEinCommunity with you...our relationship . HOWEVER, if something negative upsets our relationship, then i must have the ability and compassion within me to be able to celebrate you anyhow.  Here's what i mean...

Growing up, i was reminded often "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all."  This applied even if they were mean to me or had said something unkind to me. My parents were trying to get me to see this behavior was rooted in something bigger; most likely unforgiveness. To forgive is to stop feeling angry or resentful toward someone for an offense, flaw, or mistake. This is hard to do without FORGIVENESS. Forgiveness gives me the ability and compassion i need to release the anger and bitterness and do what is right. Well this is a new month and with a new month comes NEW BEGINNINGS! Here is a nugget of wisdom...be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to anger so that you do not add fuel to the "fire" of anger.

Below are some steps, i have found helpful. I hope that you can use some of them and begin to heal well.
  • IDENTIFY the hurt/pain. Are you mad at the person, or mad at what they said?
  • ADMIT your feelings about your hurt/pain. How does it make you feel?
  • RELEASE yourself to feel it. **Do this in a safe place with someone you trust AND can handle your transparency while you share and release it.**
  • FORGIVE quickly! Don't have it? ASK GOD for HIS FORGIVENESS and now you will have it to give. Forgiveness is for you so you remain free to say/do what it right!
  • DO RIGHT! A positive response will create the space you need to ignite your healing.
  • Keep LIVING! Don't allow the hurt/pain you feel to thrive and cause a temporary paralysis to become permanent!

REMEMBER...
The purpose of the National Say Something Nice Day holiday is to counteract bullying and the lack of civility and common courtesy that is growing among people in today’s world. Hopefully, the practice of saying something nice today will continue onto all tomorrows. Learn more HERE.

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