Avoid Regrets

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My cousin Nick and I are truly saddened by the passing of our Uncle George who lived 90 years … So why are we having such a hard time processing this loss?  It’s because we put off being in closer touch for so long!  Not only that, when I spoke to my Aunt yesterday, she told me, “You know, Yiota, just not long ago we were talking about you and said we should call you but we didn’t.  I remember thinking I’ll call tomorrow, and now tomorrow is gone for your Uncle George.”  As for me, I had never told him he was my male role model growing up in Chicago and yes … Uncle George was a high school guidance counselor!

Funny how days turn into weeks that turn into months and into years, and then the years turn into decades until eventually a lifetime has literally passed. It’s sad, and I know we all do it.

Lets NOT!  Call someone you love and haven’t spoken to in a while and tell them so. Do it NOW!

(LUV you Lynne!)

From Late 19th Century Greek

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Metanoein: to change one’s mind.

God gave us a mind to USE, so think about things and CHANGE as often as it is necessary and as good as you are able.  Talk about whatever it is with people you trust, and pray about it!  Let God lift you from what it is you want to be free of one step at a time beginning with TODAY!

FB and Depression

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Check this out … FB is NOT an accurate representation of our lives and CAN make us SICK!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/facebook-depression/

 

 

 

 

Size 14

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I heard on GMA this morning that 67% of American women are a size 14, and not long ago we heard about how size 14 is considered a PLUS size.  Personally, I don’t qualify a 14 as fat, but as having been there I always thought I could stand to lose a few.  My friends said I was a bit chubby and not fat.  Is that denial?  Complacency?  Or is the entire size concept over-rated?

Promises OR Resolutions OR Goals?

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Most of us think about how we want the new year to better either physically, emotionally, and or financially.  We want happiness, health, and prosperity for ourselves and our loved ones.  We want to be better at what we do and achieve.  That’s all normal stuff!

Most of us generalize those resolutions though instead of making specific goals.  We promise to lose weight, but unless we have a starting point and specific number in mind we set ourselves up for an unclear expectation and regardless of how much we might lose, we could be disappointed. We might vow to be a better spouse but without defining which behaviors have to change … well what makes a better spouse?  Get the point?

We set or choose our goals based on various factors simply because we are all different, and that’s a VERY good thing, isn’t it?  HA HA!  I set my big goals based on two factors: 1. I must feel like it is a Holy Spirit driven goal HE wants me to fulfill; and 2. The goal and purpose must be congruent with God’s Word.  A big goal is something like “I’m going to finish writing my first best-selling book.”   Also, it’s a reasonable goal because I am the only person in control of whether or not I complete it.  Small goals just for fun are kinda different.  “THIS year I’m definitely going to sort my recipes and cookbooks by organizing and getting rid of those I KNOW I won’t use!”

What about YOU … How do you go about deciding what you want to change in your life whether you call it a promise, a resolution, or a goal?

OH!  And Happy New Year to you ALL!