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I’m Not a Loser…I’m Resting!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You are Never a Loser Until You Quit Trying ~Mike Ditkau

This quote reminds me of others like…

  • “If at First You Don’t Succeed, Try and Try Again”
  • “Persistance Pays Off”
  • “A Quitter Never Wins”

And each of these quotes remind me of what I have been taught all my life…

While I do believe in perseverance, I also believe there is great value in allowing yourself to rest!

At times I find myself fatigued and drained and realize down times are essential for survival…We find ourselves in such a fast paced world where our success is measured by what we do, the number of social events we attend, our involvement in charities, or the number of friends we have. Often we become so involved in all the hubbub we lose the ability to shut down or relax enough to rest.

My dear friends, it is ok to slow down, put your feet up and relax. It is ok to do nothing but take care of you! Does it mean you are a quitter, that you have given up, or don’t care?

No…

It means you have come to the realization that if you don’t take care of you then you won’t be worth shooting or of value to anyone else. It is ok for you to rest and you should not feel guilty for doing so.

So, What Constitutes Rest?

Rest has different meanings…For one it may include napping or sleeping while for another it could mean reading, writing, painting, or anything that may allow you to tune out the chatter of society and enable you to focus on your Spiritual, Mental, and Physical well-being. Doing that which refreshes rather than drains.

For those who say, “I don’t know how to rest”, I remind you of what Jesus says…

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

Go to Jesus, fall into His arms, and allow Him to provide you with REST…

Love Lee ♥

Under the Influence

The influence of negativity is very contagious…I pray daily God will protect my heart and mind and allow me to remain positive and not succumb to the negativity which I am often bombarded by. Do I always measure up…NO ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!

However, because I am soooo incredibly opposed to negativity and the influence it has on others, I am in constant pursuit of knowledge related to dealing with negative people. The article below does an excellent job of providing strategies for dealing with negative people. I wish I had read it yesterday…

How To Deal With Negative People – 10 Strategies.

God says to Love one another but…He never says we have to lower our standards and participate in their negativity…

And be not conformed to this world; but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Romans 12:2

Are You Under the Influence…

Love Lee ♥

Who Would Have Thought

When I was a little girl, I didn’t have dreams of being a wife, a mother, or nurse. Nope, I was going to be a pharmacist just like my Pawpaw and Uncle Jack.

High school was centered around academics. I pushed myself taking accelerated classes and studying non-stop. Then I took the class that changed my life…Chemistry. I remember wondering why…why…why; Why do I need to learn the periodic table, why??? I called my Uncle Jack and asked, “Why?” and he said “Lee, you don’t need to know why; just memorize it and move on. Chemistry is the foundation you need to be a pharmacist” 

Well, I gave this a lot of thought and realized perhaps I was not supposed to be a pharmacist because I needed to know why! I didn’t want to memorize…I wanted to know!!! Little did I know this concept would be the beginning point for a new path for my life. You see, God had a different plan for my life. He knew the desires of my heart before I did and redirected my steps. I didn’t know my way on this path but I do believe God has directed my every step.

Today, thanks to God, I am a wife, a mother, a grandmother, and a nurse…Who would have thought?

“The Lord says, ‘I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.’ Psalm 32:8,

Are You Allowing God To Be In Control and Guide You Along the Best Pathway For Your Life?

Love Lee ♥

Make An Impact

“Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down, But a good word makes it glad.” Proverbs 12:25 (NASB)

There are days my heart is weighed down, times when I feel a heaviness but find all it takes is a good word from a friend, a smile from a stranger, a hug from a co-worker and my frown turns upside down.

Be a blessing to someone today…

  • Give a compliment
  • Wrap your arms around a shoulder
  • Throw a smile across the room
  • Speak positive words

Make a positive Impact on Your World Today for Him!!!

Love Lee ♥

How to Avoid Workplace Drama

How to Avoid Workplace Drama is one of the best written articles I have read.

How To Avoid Workplace Drama

While we must follow Christ’s command to love we can also take some pro-active measures which are based on common sense.

NO MORE DRAMA!!!

Love Lee ♥ 

Mover, Shaker, or Procrastinator

In life there are three kinds of people…MOVERS, SHAKERS, & PROCRASTINATORS

The Movers

The “movers” are those that dive in and help crank out the work. They are result oriented and like immediate gratification. The “movers” can work circles around all others and typically enjoy getting their hands dirty. A “mover” typically walks fast and completes assignments on time or ahead of schedule.

The Shakers

The “shakers” are those that walk in and make an announcement about what needs to be done. They typically motivate others to get busy and do a great job of delegating work to others. They often pitch an idea, sign you up to carry it out and then step back and watch it all happen. A “shaker” typically talk fast and  conducts business verbally.

The Procrastinators

The “procrastinators” are those who know what needs to be done and may acknowledge it verbally but does not take action. They typically think or say to themselves they will do it later but usually talk themselves out of doing anything all together. They have minimal to no motivation and seldom if ever follow through. A “procrastinator” walks and moves slowly, talks slowly, and is typically seated and often announces “I’m gonna” or “I’m fixin too”.

Movers, Shakers, and Procrastinators are found in the home, the work place, on the job, and even in the church and often each are intolerant of the other.

  • The “mover” doesn’t want the “shaker” to tell them what to do and they certainly don’t want the “procrastinator” to sit and watch them work.
  • The “shaker” gets frustrated when the “mover” makes things happen before they are even able to delegate the task to them and to delegate to a “procrastinator” is even more frustrating because they know typically the work won’t get done.
  • The “procrastinator” does not enjoy being around the “mover” or “shaker” because it means work or being told they should participate in work.

The word work appears occurs 420 times in 380 verses in the KJV. God gives instructions on how to be a “mover’ and a “shaker”. He put more emphasis on work than rest.

Even God worked for seven days prior to resting. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. Genesis 2:2

And…He tells us to do the same. Six days thou shalt work, but on the seventh day thou shalt rest: in earing time and in harvest thou shalt rest. Exodus 34:21

Hmmm…I better get moving! It’s time to go to work!!!

Love Lee ♥

Oh What a Day

Wow…what an intense day this has been! It started arriving early to my office in order to meet a reporting submission deadline; Whew made that one!!! Then off to two meetings back to back. Finished up the meetings at noon then flew out the door to attend a funeral. After the funeral headed home changed clothes and it was off for a date night…WooooHoooo the time together we have been waiting for all week!

Last Saturday Richard asked me if I would like to go out for a date on Friday evening. Well, of course I said, “Yes”…time alone with Richard, Duh that’s a no brainer!!! Then the work week began and forgot completely about the conversation and with Richard working nights we had not had a chance to talk. Wednesday I received a call at work and it was Richard. He said, “Hey are we still going out Friday night? I have been looking forward to it all week.”

Oh how that man can brighten my day…Yes, I had forgotten but thought of an evening with him totally elated me!!!

Now it is Friday, at 11:30 pm and I am finally able to write my post. It is still Friday and I got the post in before the end of day! Goal met…

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13

Good Night My Precious Friends!!!

Love Lee ♥

Striving for Excellence

“Striving For Excellence”… No where in that statement does it say “Arrived at Excellence”.  The road to excellence is a journey and God provides the necessary roadmap for the journey when He says,

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.” Colossians 3:23

People can call you obsessive compulsive, passionate, annal, or any other term with a negative connotation but bottom line, if you are working with all your heart as unto the Lord and you are in pursuit of excellence you will find JOY.

Pearl Buck says it well…

“The secret of  Joy in work is contained in one word-Excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.”

If you’re not enjoying your work perhaps you are working to gain mans approval rather than God’s. I challenge you to begin your journey toward excellence today!

Love Lee ♥