“Life is short, and it is up to you to make it sweet.” - Sarah Louise Delany
A smile can do wonders if you learnt how to use it. And it will surely gives you strength to fight back from depression and anxiety.. Hasne m konsa tax lagta h aur kya jaata h😁 .. Just smile😊... .
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It took me 18 weeks to start this journal. (And of course I had to summarize the 1st trimester and weeks so far in the 2nd). Part of the delay (if not the only one outside if constant fatigue the 1st trimester) was I just hadn't stilled myself enough to start it. At first it was just going to be for me.
But I decided to write it directed towards my baby, eventually it'll be a gift to him/her make when they're in middle or high school when they deal with the hardest season if self-discover and identity in the midst of this crazy, influential, culture.
I think sometimes we underestimate the power for writing a journal for someone else. Imagine that parent or child or friend going through something and reading what you wrote, however many years ago, concerning your heart towards them. It would be both encouraging, enlightening, and transparent. Lately, I've thought about do this for my parents, making a 3-6 month journal for them of my prayers, hopes, revelations about & encouragement to them.
Who would you write a 90-day+ journal for and what would it be about?
Giving yourself without expectation
A concept worth exploration raised in Neale Donald Walsch’s Conversations with God; is that most people enter relationships to fulfil their needs.
We all have needs and desires and where we lack we naturally want to fill those voids. Regardless of the relationship (partner, friend, business partner, work colleague, professional you hire etc) we enter relationship transactions based on what we want. In other words we enter relationships to “get” something. It’s a transaction.
What if instead you entered relationships with a giving mentality? What if you simply said I’m going to give myself fully to this relationship without expectation?
Expectations often make life challenging. When our expectations are not met we are disappointed.
Perhaps it’s time to shift your focus from yourself to others. Wanting to “get” is a state inwardly is focussed on you.
Giving is an empowered state where the intent is to assist others. Shift your attention outward. There is no greater reward in this world than to give yourself to benefit others.
What is self love to you? <><><><><><><><><><><><><>
As humans, we have absolutely no problem “loving” ourselves, meaning that we like to put ourselves first in everything. I mean really, if we were truly honest, this is how we are. It’s our nature to look after number 1 and take care of our own needs and wants first. This type of self love is self centered and very selfish because we are idolizing and “loving” ourselves. We like to put ourselves on a pedestal in our minds and thinking it’s all about us and saying “I deserve this” or “I deserve that” or even “they did that to me, so I must bring justice to myself by doing this to them,” So, what is the other alternative? How are we supposed to love ourselves? Throw that self centered love out of your life and replace it with a self sacrificing love. “Self sacrificing” doesn’t necessarily sound like showing love to yourself, but by using your abilities, time, and effort to serve others you make them happy and as a result, you feel good inside and are happy as well. If you are not showing yourself love in the right way, how can you show love to other people? Bashing yourself about things you don’t like and wish were different is obviously not an act of self love. This needs to be combatted with accepting who you are as a person and being content with whatever that looks like. Once you are able to accept this, you will naturally respect your body and your feelings much more and be on the road to loving yourself for who you are and what you were called to do.