Affirmation versus admonition

Well, I got my work out in, which was good. And I didn’t run too amok in my eating, which is great! Especially considering the last few days, though this morning I started looking in the mirror and giving myself positive affirmations about my appearance instead of the admonitions that usually surface when I study myself. It felt very good.

I was able to help a friend out, which was a bonus. God’s word teaches us that if it is within our power to do so, that we need to extend a helping hand to our neighbor when asked. This is in opposition to the codependent premise that says I’m gonna help you because I see that you obviously need help and it causes me to feel better/less bad/absolves something negative in me to do so. In other words, there is all sorts of baggage and crap that comes with that kind of help, and quite honestly I’ve found that I’d rather have no help at all.

Also found myself stressed and feeling bummed about my employment status today, but as I sat in the backyard tonight reading while my husband watered the garden, I listened to music (trying in vain not to be a feast for the local ‘squitos) and realized how much I had to be grateful for. 

Well, that’s it for tonight my dear friends, so glad you are still about…I appreciate each of you and hope you find a peaceful rest this evening.

G’night.

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