“April showers bring May flowers”…is the saying for the transition into springtime weather. Well, May brought plenty of showers itself, so the flowers got pushed forward into June.
May also brought Mother’s Day & I was so fortunate to spend the day with some of my favorite Mom’s (as well as favorite woman), my Mom, Grandma, Sister in law, & nieces. We went to see the musical. “Cinderella” at French Creek Reservation, TruNorth Cultural Arts Center…a story that proves in the right shoes making all your dreams come true!
Haylie, Alexis, & Cinderella…love!
5/1– “Ask yourself this question, ‘will this matter a year from now?’”-Richard Carlson-…what a great thought to keep in mind when you’re stressing about stuff that really doesn’t matter.
5/3-“I think when you pray,’Bring me someone to forget about them’ & that person doesn’t. It’s time to move on, they’re not the right one.”-I’m so terrific at giving other people advice, now if only I’d take my own
“Enjoy where you’re at on the way to where you’re going.”-Joyce Meyer-
“Wouldn’t it be pathetic if Jesus came tonight & you spent your last day on earth acting like this.”-Joyce Meyer- this statement was in a sermon she preached. Her husband told her that when she was in one of her “moods” that us woman can get in. What a great reminder to keep in the back of your mind when you know you’re in one of your “moods”.
“Trust requires unanswered questions.”-Joyce Meyers-…can you tell I was watching her this morning!
“The minute you trust God things get simple.”-John 11:40-…something I always struggle with. I’m controlling by nature & dishing out “trust” is something I struggle with daily. This is the translated version Joyce Meyer said, the NIV version is: Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?”
“Whenever you feel frustrated ask yourself, ‘what can I do in this situation to maintain my joy.”-Joyce Meyer (again)…she was killin’ it with quotes this morning!
5/8′-“Change the way you look at things & the things you look at change.”-Dr. Wayne Dyer-
5/9-“Courage is what it takes to stand up & speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down & listen.”-Amar Gupta-
“Control your thoughts because they eventually become actions.”-Zoe Dyer-
5/10-“Oftentimes God changes us before he changes our circumstances. You may be thinking, ‘if only my circumstances would change.’ when God may be thinking, ‘if only your attitude would change’’-Joel Osteen-…all about perspective, baby (my Aunt Linda’s philosophy).
5/11-“Remember we’re madly in love, so its okay to kiss me anytime you feel like it.”-Peeta-….oh’ The Hunger Games, how I’m obsessed so!
“Remember everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something, & has lost something.”-H. Jackson Brown-
5/12-“When you blame others you give up your power to change. Take responsibility for your future!”-Francis Westin-
5/13-“You are unrepeatable. There is a magic about you that is all your own.”-D.M. Dellinger-
5/15-“The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. And the first to forget is the happiest.”-Sydnee Rice-
5/16-“I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born, says the Lord.”-Isaiah 66:9-
“Always be a first rate version of yourself, instead of a second rate version of somebody else.”-Judy Garland-
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that really matter.”-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.-
“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.”-Mother Teresa-
“Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heal that has crushed it.”-Mark Twain-
“The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.”-Nelson Henderson-…just love this one!
“No you can’t help who you fall in love with, but its important to remember that love will always win over anything else. No matter who or what tries to intervene love with always win in the end.”-my friend, Michael Gatson’s, mom. What a smart lady!-
5/17-“You don’t have to feel like forgiving others to forgive them.”-Joyce Meyer-…this one took awhile to process & grow on me. I thought you shouldn’t ever forgive someone until your heart is ready to forgive, otherwise its just meaningless. However, I now think it means that you may want to hold onto bitterness, but as soon as you extend forgiveness, you’ll find your heart will catch up.
5/18-“Be careful about what you want to know, because once you know it, you can never not know it.”-
5/19-“Having God’s unconditional love doesn’t mean you have God’s unconditional approval.”-Miles McPherson-…just like my Dad has always said, “I may not always love your decisions, but I’ll always love you.”
“Sometimes if you want to see a change for the better, you have to take things into your own hands.”-Clint Eastwood-…really? is anything he says not laced with gold?
“Take notice what you do while waiting on God. It can be an important observation to learn about yourself.”-Aranka Simon-
“Never get bored or cynical. Yesterday is a thing of the past.”-Walt Disney-…just reiterates my pet peeve on people who say they’re “bored”…how in the world can you be bored in today’s society?
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”-Philippians 4:6-…humbly go before God with prayer requests, he may not always answer them in the way you hope. But believe, with all your heart, that your best interest is his top priority. Trust in the answer.
5/21-“Choose to trust, even when you don’t understand.”-Joel Osteen-…one of my all-time favorite quotes. I remind myself of this constantly when things look bleak, struggles seem never-ending & God seems to be silent in my prayers.
5/26-“The difference between who you are & who you want to be is what you do.”-Bill Philips-
5/29-“We each get the same 168 hours each week. What we do with that time is the difference between a life well lived & merely staying alive.”-Peter Parry-
5/31-“Don’t hate your scars, appreciate their depths.”-Q&S 101-
“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells.”-Dr. Seuss-