"Brothers and sisters, fill your minds with whatever is good and true, whatever is pure, whatever is noble and right, whatever is lovely, whatever is honorable and admirable, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things. Put them into practice, and God -who gives us peace- will be with you." (Philippians 4:8)

"Thanks for the Gift: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." (Philippians 4:13)

We must train our minds to think upon these positive and peaceful things. We must keep our minds protected, because the devil could take advantage of those vulnerable ones.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Food for Thoughts with My Poem.

Food for Thoughts with My Poem.

You learn that there is power and glory in creating, contributing and helping others with compassion. You stop maneuvering through life merely as a “materialistic consumer” looking for your next fix or outfit.

You learn that principles and lasting moral values, such as honesty and integrity are not the outdated ideals of a bygone era, but the mortal ones that hold together the real foundation upon which you must build an honest Christian life.

You learn that you don’t know everything, it’s not your job to save the world, and you can’t teach a pig to sing. You learn the only Cross to bear is the one you choose to carry, and that martyrs get burned at the stake.

Then, you learn about love. You learn to look at relationships as they really are, not as you would have them be. You learn that be alone does not mean lonely.

You stop trying to control people, situations and outcomes. You learn to distinguish between guilt, responsibility, the importance of setting boundaries and learning to say “NO.”

You also stop working so hard at putting your feelings aside, smoothing things over and ignoring your needs.

You learn that your body really is your temple. You begin to care for it and treat it with respect. You begin to eat a balanced diet, drinking more water, and take more time to exercise.

You learn that being tired fuels doubt, fear, and uncertainty. So, you ought to take more time to rest. And, just as food fuels the body, laughter fuels our soul. So, you ought to take more time to laugh and play.

You learn that, for the most part, you get in life what you deserve, and that much of life truly is a self-fulfilling prophecy.

You learn that anything worth achieving is worth working for. Wishing for something to happen is different than working towards making it happen.

More importantly, you learn that in order to achieve success, you will need direction, discipline and perseverance. You learn that no one can do it all alone, and that it’s OK to risk asking for help.

You learn the only thing you must truly fear is fear itself. You learn to step right into and through your fears, because you know that whatever happen you can handle it and to give in to fear is to give away the right to live life on your own terms.

You will learn to fight for your life, and not to squander it living under a cloud of impending doom.

You will learn life isn’t always fair. You won’t always get what you think you deserve. Sometimes bad things happen to unsuspecting, good people. So, you will learn to not always take it personally.

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Until we write again.
Poet Starry Dawn.

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