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Flaws

Flaws
What we think is a flaw, sometimes is what makes someone or something so very special.

Flaws

Flaws show up in many ways. Some are visual; like a crack, blemish, a mark, a chip, a knothole in wood, or a distortion in a pattern. Some are invisible that we only think we can see; then some are not flaws at all; but are something very beautiful that appears uniquely different.

At first glance we look and see something that we think is hideous, unsightly, or unworthy.

We tend to focus on the imperfections and flaws so much; that we miss the actual beauty that the flaw gives to the masterpiece itself.

Humans do the same thing with their lives. They focus on the imperfections and flaws that they see. They begin to see things that they think are flaws; extra wrinkles, love handles, gray hair, droops and sags, and a variety of other things that bring on anxieties and self-doubt.

No matter how much they fight against it and try to ignore the flaws, self-doubt creeps in; causing anxiety and distress. The battle to once again seek perfection, creates hurt, anguish, conjures blame, denial and resentment; that robs them of the joy and the actual beauty inside and out.

Our idea of perfection is not the same as the ideas of others and God’s; that we tend to ignore and not listen to.

Instead; we should realize the beauty in all the flaws and imperfections that we think we see. Knowing that we were created by an incredible, awe-inspiring Creator just as we were meant to be. Each and everyone, made similar, but very uniquely in our own ways, that creates the value and self-worth that is very special and very priceless.

Flaws are never bad; they are a blessing and a thing of beauty in the creation of all things.

Embrace your flaws; show the world and yourself how special you really are.

Psalms 139:14 NIV
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

Rainbows

Rainbows are a sign of hope, peace, tranquility, a sense of calming, and witnessing the beauty after the storm.

Rainbows

The young and some old; think of that magic wish or a pot of gold and good fortune at the rainbow’s end, and some just admire the amazing splendor of it all.

For some, a rainbow now carries a personal symbolic meaning that represents inclusivity and diversity, an all-encompassing image of love and friendship.

For others it is a reminder of God’s love for us and His covenant and promise that the waters will never again flood and destroy all life.

The peace and tranquility one finds in a rainbow is unique within each person and the belief and sense of comfort that comes from it.

The song “Somewhere over the rainbow”; that was sung by Judy Garland, Israel Kamakawiwoʻole (IZ) and others; is a comforting reminder of hope and dreams that can come true.

Genesis 9:13 NIV
I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.

Vision

Vision comes in all forms; from the ability to physically see; to something seen in the mind (as in a dream or spiritual experience).

Vision

Vision can be a beautiful or impressive sight; the power of imagination to design or plan something; to imagine what the future of something could be, and the endless possibilities of your mind.

The power of sight is a wonderful thing; the power of vision is an amazing gift.

Let your vision open your world and unlock your potential deep inside.

Bright Colors

Let your life and love be brighter than the worries of the day.

May your heart be filled with happiness and your palette filled with bright colors, so you may paint the world that you would like to live in.

Be the palette for the world to paint from.

New Beginnings

As you travel along your journey, keep your eyes focused on the new beginings. Glance back only enough to remember where you came from, but not enough to turn around and go back.
~ Charlie Walker

Celebrate Life

Celebrate life

Celebrate Life


Celebrate life at the start of each and every day that you wake up. Sing praises and count your blessings for the health you have, the breath you take, the steps you walk, the food you have, a place to live, transportation, money, employment, family, friends, and everything else that we take for granted.

Enjoy the life you have and the journey that you are on, no matter if you are in the valley or the mountain tops, and be grateful for it all.

Spread love, hope, and a positive attitude to everyone. Help all you can, anytime you can and be the example for others to follow. Tell people that you love them often and how important they are to you and to others. Forgive those that hurt you with words and actions and show them kindness and love.

Make your life, your family and friends more important than work and other things that may rob you of your joy.

Praise the Lord for all that He provides for you.

Celebrate the life that you have been blessed with.

Matthew 6:9‭-‬13 KJV

Be The Sticky Note

Be The Sticky Note

Be the sticky note of life. Sticky notes are wonderful for keeping up with things, reminders, taking notes, and various other uses.

The best use of them is leaving little notes to friends, family, loved ones, co-workers, and strangers. Little love notes, words of encouragement, positive thoughts, bible verses, drawings like a smiley face, a kiss, something silly, or anything to brighten one’s day.

Leaving a sticky note in places, on the refrigerator, bathroom mirror, lunchboxes, backpacks, etc. is a great way to show someone that you care and miss them, or in places that strangers may find them so that it may bring joy to someones life.

Most do not walk around with a sticky note on their person, but being the sticky note adds a whole new level and is very personable.

Everything that you would write down, you can convey in person, by voice, with a smile, sign language and by acts of kindness, along with a gentle soothing word that can change the mindset and attitude of a person and make their day a happy one.

Be the sticky note and change a life and yours today.

Romans 12:10 NIV
Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.

The Extra Mile

Going that extra mile is a cliché that so many use as a term rather than giving the phrase the impact it deserves. It is a simple term, yet is very complex in it’s variety of meanings.

Going the extra mile is going above and beyond, having a desire to give more than is expected; reaching out and helping people, doing things without being asked or expected, caring enough to dig deeper within one’s self to do more, without self-grattitude or motives.
It is the willingness to go the extra mile for another person or people with a caring heart and loving attitude.

Always go that extra mile for yourself and for others, because the blessings and the joy that it brings, is worth every step of the way.

The Extra Mile

Matthew 5:41 NIV
If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles.

Eye on the Prize

The “Eye on the Prize” is a wonderful term. One that is used by athletes, motivationalists, coaches, teachers, and more. Though it is used as a term associated with winning or success, it is far deeper than that. It is beyond a trophy, an award, or achievement.

It is about focus, direction, determination, will power, feelings, strength, a positive attitude, achievement, a driving source deep inside, or a spiritual desire. The prize can be about raising your children, a graduating child, a wish, a dream, creating a happy home, a new job, helping someone, overcoming adversity, or a servere illness. It can be something simple or more complex, and anything that you want bad enough to strive for, desire and want for yourself or for others.

The prize is knowing you did everything you could or were led to do, to the best of your ability and feeling the overwhelming peace, satisfaction and excitement of obtaining the prize.

Let your “Eye on the Prize” be a beautiful experience and journey filled with excitement and joy.

Philippians 3:14 NIV
I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

Pleasures of life

The pleasures of life are around us and within us. They are not in what we own, other people, what we can do, our goals, and our accomplishments. They are found within the world around us, the sky, the wilderness, fields, lakes, ponds, and our space. They are found deep within our souls, our very being, our faith, and our trust in something far bigger than us. Peace comes from these pleasures and our fond memories in life. For some, it is faith in God, for others, it may be something else. Each person is born with inner peace inside their body. One can only find happiness from within; the rest is an added benefit of life