Saturday, May 17, 2014

Accentuate The Positive...

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Author: Andreas F. E. Bernhard

Accentuate the positive;
How do we maintain a gentle and quiet spirit?
 The Lord has asked us women to have a demeanor of this quality.

In the hectic days we live in and all the distractions that seem to just,
Pop up like that silly game. You know the one where you have a 
HUGE Hammer to whack the head back down into its hole.

Well, I feel that even that will not work because we are using up,
Our much needed energy and strength for little or no gain.

I love the scripture that tells us (How to) have this quality!
It is not working harder or faster;
But rather taking captive what you're thinking about.

An Example:
We can just become overwhelmed with all the dishes we have
after making supper. But what we need to do is think of,
how nice and tidy the kitchen looks after they are done.
We can bog our brains and thinking  by just allowing the
 Thoughts about this is too much to handle.
Call me Pollyanna if you want; but I have learned this one thing;
The dishes will still need to be done!
So I am going to make the best of things most the time!
Learning to take pleasure in all that I have to do!
Hard some days?
Real hard some days!

Turn on some lovely music, hum and sing!
We must help this world with its spiral down thinking.
We must be the homes that have an atmosphere of peace.
A Husband and Children need a sanctuary where they feel safe and loved!
Not perfect and a show place or museum!

Take some time and sit and allow lovely thoughts
 to fill your heart and mind!


  1. Good Morning, Roxy. This is a great post. I'm thankful to have dirty dishes; it means we have been blessed with food. So many go to bed hungry each day.
    Wishing you a blessed day.
    Moving day is Wed. (finally). I appreciate your prayers and support throughout this process.

  2. I get through dreaded chores by thinking, "Okay- I will be all done with this in (however many minutes it will take me). That usually spurs me on. Great post- xo Diana

  3. This is just beautiful Rox… when I think like this for any task, it changes the mode and atmosphere around me. When that hurry and stressed out and overwhelmed thing comes upon me I just try to get back into the peace and joy mode. That is the fruit of the Holy Spirit… we have to practice it though, it doesn't come out on its own does it? Have a lovely day, and see you in a little while.
    Love and Blessings,

  4. I often wash my dishes as I prepare dinner, it means by the time I service up I have no dirty dishes, except for our plates and nothing horrible after the meal. I also don't use lots of saucepans etc., that way it keeps dishes to a minimum.

  5. So very true Roxy! If it needs be done, we should make the best of it with a smile. We might actually enjoy our work :)

    On a side note, I invite you to link up your latest posts on our link up. I had to update linky to retrieve archive files from my past herbal link up and so I didn't want to waste the subscription. Thus, another place to share :)

  6. Ahhhhh... your timing is perfect.
    I need to work on my gentle and quiet spirit.
    I'm going to go hum and sing, while doing my chores.


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