What have you done today to make you feel proud?
It’s difficult, in today’s world to find something to be proud of, in ourselves, in our families, in our communities, in our government, in our world. There are so many things, as each day begins, that make the possibility of achieving pride subject to change.
We may start off our day thinking that everything is going to go just right and at the end of the day we will be filled with pride that we’ve put in our best efforts and have remained successful at whatever our endeavor is. But things may happen that chip away at that potential for pride…
We let our frustration from the morning, such as traffic or being late, follow us around and show up through our attitude with others. We take criticism for something that we may be responsible for as a personal attack on our character or judgment rather than an opportunity to grow and learn. We make snap judgments and knee-jerk reactions that hurt people and, often times these days, get people killed. We lie and steal as if not a single parent has taught us right from wrong then look around and wonder where all these kids parents are. We watch the news to find that another parent has killed their child, and if they haven’t killed them, the child has disappeared and the parent doesn’t know why because the parent wasn’t there, and if the parent isn’t there, then it’s a famous or well-trusted idol who’s sexually abusing them. We see the tally of how many lives have been lost in this war oversees, and wonder why a war is still going on, then get even more frustrated at the government who just can’t seem to get their shit together…on anything! And on top of that…the weather and all the natural disasters lately are very strange and, well, scary. All these things makes it hard to have just an honest days pride.
But….if you wake up each day and just live your day as the best Christian possible…then you can take pride in that. If you remember your beatitudes, then you shouldn’t have to worry about your judgments and actions, and you’ll know to be compassionate, sympathetic, and to pray for every thing and one else going on that is evil in the world. Wake up, take in a big, deep Christian breath, start your day, and be at peace! It could be a good recipe for life!
**I didn’t make that video, it was a lucky find on YouTube. Lucky because I agree with almost everything in it, except the idea of the evolution. My mom said I was a hairy baby but I really struggle to believe that at one time we were apes. Why? God said so!**
~Dear Lord, thank you so very much for all of your blessings this week, and for continuing to watch over our health. Please bless each day ahead with peace and happiness, and with each person who needs your help, Lord, please bless them with the opportunity to be open to hear you, Lord…that they may find their way to your word and the peace that you offer. Please help us to love more, laugh more, and grow more and we continue on our journey to you and your Heaven, Lord. For all that you do for me, my family, and for my brothers and sisters, I thank you and praise you. In your most Holy name I pray. Amen~