scripture friday.

Even if my father and mother abandon me, the LORD will hold me close.

-The Bible

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prescription for happiness.

Let yourself smile (or laugh) today! You will feel better.

 

now you see it…

… now you don’t.

Social networking, mainly Facebook, gives us a great way to connect and reconnect.

But there is a downside. Have you ever closed your laptop and felt that twinge of envy because of what someone’s life looks like?

You know what I mean.

You didn’t get many likes.

Someone who has hurt you looks like they are doing just great.

They are on vacation and you can’t afford one.

Her family looks so perfect!

That’s the downside. Recognize it. Because if you’re hurting about something, this can just make you feel worse.

If you want to continue using social networking, you have to remember this one thing: things are not always what they seem. 

I don’t know why we do this, but we really believe what we see as truth. It isn’t always an honest assessment of how someone is really doing. That post is just a snapshot of one moment.

That’s not to say that we shouldn’t learn to be happy for people – to celebrate with them.

It means that we’re human and we are prone to being hurt.

Learn to use social networking with your eyes open.

If you can’t, consider taking a break from it or keeping a small network of friends.

Like?

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Photo credit: Sean MacEntee / Foter / CC BY

 

friday quote.

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walk a mile.

“First of all,” he said, “if you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view … “

“Sir?”

” …  until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.”

-To Kill a Mockingbird

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Walk a mile in someone else’s shoes today.

be human.

We live in a time when everything is analyzed.

All of our physical, emotional, or mental abilities (or lack of) don’t always have to be measured.

So on a particular day, you’re tired, or feeling blue. Do you reach for something to make you feel better?

Because sometimes, we just get up out of the wrong side of the bed. It’s not complicated.

But if we are always analyzing – wondering if we are “okay” – living to our fullest potential 24/7, we won’t put up with the down times that inevitably come with being human.

Today, just be human.

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Photo credit: LAZUR tomek pietek / Foter / CC BY

scripture friday.

Do you not know? Have you not heard?

The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.

He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.

He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.

- The Bible

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