Tuesday, August 7, 2012

We Are Glass

     I survived my wisdom teeth being pulled (I think...I am still in healing process)! It is so much easier than tonsil and adenoid surgery, but the the morning pain is still brutal when the ibprofen wears off.
     Today I am back to work playing nanny :) The child and I had a small talk today about being careful of how we play. For some reason I am still a little swollen (I really didn't swell that bad) and not feeling 100%. I am not sure why, but I take forever to heal from things. It doesn't help that I'm on a bad diet because I am limited to what I can eat, but it also doesn't help that my body is slow at kicking things to the curb. I realized how fragile bodies are. The mind and spirit have the potential to be so strong, but the human body can be so weak. I believe that the human body can be pushed to such a large limit, more than anyone can imagine if it needs to be, but when small things like this occur, drugs are pumped in and out of people to hide the pain, put people under, forget what happened, the entire nine yards.
     Being human is so odd if we really think about it. Life is great, no matter what goes on around someone, it is somebody's choice to be happy. There are times when people do not have a choice for what has happened to them, or what does happen to them or around them (been there), but eventually in life there is a choice to be happy. There is a choice to grow from experience. There is a choice to move on. The mind, spirit, soul, and body are all connected (like the father, son, and holy spirit), but they are all strong in different points. When the body is weak, the mind, spirit, and soul need to be strong for it. When those are weak, the body must make up for that weakness. Example, when I am stressed or down right upset I ride my horse or workout. I forgot what it was like to have surgery. I forgot what it was like to feel like absolute BLA..and I hope I am not reminded again any time soon. But as humans we are glass. We can break, we can fall and be damaged, but the difference between humans and glass is that we were gifted the power to heal where glass can not. We can choose to put the pieces back together and over time be mended back to normal (even though we don't even know what "normal" really is).

Daily Devotion: 
Understanding will never bring you peace. That's why I have instructed you to trust in me, not in your understanding. Human beings have a voracious appetite for trying to figure things out, in order to gain a sense of mastery over their lives. But the world presents you with an endless series of problems. As soon as you master one set, another pops up to challenge you. The relief you had anticipated is short-lived. Soon your mind is gearing up again: searching for understanding (mastery), instead of seeking me (your master). 
The wisest of all men, Solomon, could never think his way through to peace. His vast understanding resulted in feelings of futility, rather than in fulfillment. Finally, he lost his way and succumbed to the will of his wives by worshiping idols. 
My peace is not an elusive goal, hidden at the center of some complicated maze. Actually, you are always enveloped in peace, which is inherent in my presence. As you look to me, you gain awareness of this precious peace.
Proverbs 3:5-6; Romans 5:1; 2 Thessalonians 3:16 
*Solomon: I need to read more in the Bible about Solomon. See why I need to read the entire Bible? :) 

Random facts: 
1. Desperate House Wives saved my life during down time this weekend. I am obsessed with that show! I am on season 7...I will be so sad when I am finished with season 8.
2. I know I said I would try and get a funny picture of my chipmunk face, but it wasn't really that swollen and I was super loopy to get any. Sowwwy!
3. My birthday is May 5th, Cinco de Mayo baby :) (Alija and I share the same birthday, weird right?!)
4. My horses Sunny (he passed away last April) and Kelsey are my life.
5. I used to competitively show horses.
6. I love mostly all music, but country music steals my heart for the most part.
7. My break from not working out has been nice, but once I am back at school my butt will be kicked back into gear! (I know this doesn't really fit with this section of the blog, but it's short so it works, right?)

I am looking into doing the "makeover" to my blog! As you might be able to notice I am a little scatter brained today, so I will need to sit down on a day with nothing to do and customize everything. Susanna's blog looks SOOO good, so I may ask her for some help on how to add photos, profile info, etc. I see the links, but it doesn't exactly turn out the way I would like it to. I'm a little picky ;) 

Happy Tuesday everyone :) 
Today it is supposed to be 105 degrees. Holy Hottt!
Olympics: Wahoo America, but great job to all of the athletes. It takes to much hard work and dedication to be there. :)

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