It’s a good day for a good day.
13 eggs this morning. My lucky number.
Too bad it wasn’t the day I had hoped for, but we can’t control how our days go, and eventually we learn to accept that.
It’s amazing how much your mood can change when you take the time to truly hand everything over to God. It feels like we do, but a lot of the time we take our big ball of gunk, leave it at His feet, and 30 seconds later we’re running to pick it back up instead of trusting and leaving it behind.
We aren’t meant to carry the struggles of life on our shoulders. That’s not why God offers forgiveness. If you read the Bible you can find where it talks about when we ask God to forgive us, and we truly mean it, He forgives us and forgets. Nothing gets harbored against us. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could do that for each other?
We get too caught up focusing on the wrong people have done to us, and it can be hard to trust that they’re truly sorry and be able to move on from it, but that’s what true forgiveness is. Of course, if it happens again and again there’s a good chance you should prioritize your safe boundaries and choose to love them from a distance instead of letting them be a repeat offender.
Fool me once, shame on me. Fool me twice, shame on you.
I’m guilty of giving others the benefit of the doubt more times than I can count. I ignore the red flags, I let them be repeat offenders, and I don’t set my safe boundaries, because I’m too busy making excuses for them.
Well, maybe it was just a bad day….
Maybe they harbor deep pain that I don’t know about…
I’m probably just reading the situation wrong…
They would never keep hurting me on purpose…
They didn’t know doing that would hurt me…
People are fully aware of how they treat others, but it all depends on what they deem as acceptable, and you have to decide if it’s acceptable to be treated as such, or if it isn’t within your safe boundaries.
You are a good person and deserving of love and kindness. Don’t let anyone teach or treat you any less than that. You‘re worthy of all the good things.
Let them come and don’t succumb to thinking you don’t deserve the best. In due time God always sends the right people, I promise. It took me almost 26 years to find my people, and some of them were there all along, you just didn’t see it.