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My experiences with crafting have taken me to many different places of healing. One recent encounter lead me to give away two angel bracelets that I have made. These bracelets symbolized new hope for the women that received them. I told one of the women that the new year would bring new blessings for her. She witnessed what true friendship could bring…….emotional support and a fresh outlook for a better tomorrow. Every day we encounter many people on our walk through life. How many of those people need encouragement? You will never know until you ask the question…..How can I help you? My six year old son taught me those five most important words. He showed me great kindness and concern on a recent trip to Subway at the mall. I was taking him to the mall to see Santa. Suddenly he said the words “I’m hungry I want Subway.” I was a little surprised at his request since I had never taken him to Subway. It was a first for me. I let him order what he wanted to eat and then we sat down at a booth. I helped him with holding his chocolate milk since I didn’t want it on his shirt. We had not taken a picture with Santa yet and I wanted his clothes to be fairly unstained. All of a sudden my son said……”Mom, you need to eat.” I didn’t buy myself a sandwich to eat because I wasn’t hungry. But I was forced to eat. I ended up buying a six inch sub. I then sat at the booth and watched my son eat. I thanked him for taking such good care of me. At such a young age he showed me an important lesson………..I need to sustain my emotional and physically energy in order to do the things that I need to get done. As the year is finishing up, I am finding myself on a new journey. I was recently told I needed to find a new career choice that was less physically demanding. I believe that I have found a new path to lead me to a better career and a better life for my  whole family. This will be the driving force for the next five years of my life. I will still continue to craft for my health. Over the next year, I will be finding new inspirations to incorporate into my new craft business. My life has come full circle. I am blessed.

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I have decided to do this idea of buying the book Christmas Jars by Jason F. Wright and giving a Christmas jar to a mother and five children. Her husband recently died from cancer. This year will be difficult for them. The holidays will be difficult to cope without the husband and father that they have loved so much. I have been blessed the past three years. I have been blessed with both the good, the bad and the ugly. But what has come out of the bad accidents in my life will give a young family new hope. New hope in humanity and an anonymous donor…..Me. It’s not all about me but about a family. Family is what life is all about. What happens in life is this. You are born. You experience all that life has to offer both the good times and the bad times. You survive. Somehow through the grace of God and pure miracles you begin to believe that there really is hope. Hope that tomorrow will be a better day.

http://www.christmasjars.com

Life will lead you wherever you want to go. How far you will go is up to you. If you hit a road block you will have a decision to make. Do you turn around or find another way? There are ways around the potholes of life. You can either go over them or around them. What direction are you going in your life? Are you going forward or backwards? Make a choice today. Go forward in your life. Face the moments where you don’t know what direction you want to go. After all you have GPS to guide you. GPS= GOD’S PROTECTIVE SERVICES. God will guide you if you let him. Cast all your cares and worries onto him. He will show you a new direction in your life only if you let him. Try letting go of your life’s steering wheel. God is in control. He will not let you crash and burn. There is only one way to find him……..Through prayer and meditation. Just try it. Let go and Let God show you the way.

Can you remember the last time you did a random act of kindness? I have done a lot of different random acts. One of my favorites happened at my favorite restaurant. It was Mother’s Day 2007 and I sat down to my favorite skillet breakfast. I watched an elderly lady, a young mother and her new baby eating breakfast. Right then and there I decided to pay for their meal. I wrote something on a 3×5 index card and gave it to the waitress telling her not to give it to them until I had left. I can just imagine how surprised they were to receive a RAK. In this difficult  economic time that we are facing a little random act of kindness goes along way.

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=242287.0

http://www.actsofkindness.org/

http://www.helpothers.org/ideas.php

http://www.nameyourdreamassignment.com/the-ideas/ekizz/random-acts-of-kindness/

http://www.daretobeanangel.com/tasklist.php

All it takes it one little act to make a difference. Dare to be the one to make that difference 

We must be the change, we wish to see in the world.

~ Ghandi

A Credo For My Relationships With Others
Dr. Thomas Gordon

You and I are in a relationship, which I value and want to keep. Yet each of us is a separate person with unique needs and the right to meet those needs.

When you are having problems meeting your needs I will listen with genuine acceptance so as to facilitate your finding your own solutions instead of depending on mine. I also will respect your right to choose your own beliefs and develop your own values, different though they may be from mine.

However, when your behavior interferes with what I must do to get my own needs met, I will tell you openly and honestly how your behavior affects me, trusting that you respect my needs and feelings enough to try to change the behavior that is unacceptable to me. Also, whenever some behavior of mine is unacceptable to you, I hope you will tell me openly and honestly so I can change my behavior.

At those times when one of us cannot change to meet the other’s needs, let us acknowledge that we have a conflict and commit ourselves to resolve each such conflict without either of us resorting to the use of power to win at the expense of the other’s losing. I respect your needs, but I also must respect my own. So let us always strive to search for a solution that will be acceptable to both of us. Your needs will be met, and so will mine – neither will lose, both will win.

In this way, you can continue to develop as a person through satisfying your needs, and so can I. Thus, ours can be a healthy relationship in which both of us can strive to become what we are capable of being. And we can continue to relate to each other with mutual respect, love and peace.

 

I thought about this credo the other day when I read an old email from a former coworker. In it she said that she thought about me when she came across my neon clipboard at work. She said she put my name on it and used it. I would always tape interesting articles,pictures, and prayers on it. I have a feeling that she found the one that was stripped of it’s unique identity. That happened plenty of times. The credo was one of the articles I had placed on it. I felt that whoever used the clipboard would be inspired by it. There were many times on the labor and delivery unit where relationships with coworkers were strained. Somehow everyone got through the difficult times. I loved working the midnight shift for the friendships that I had established. It wasn’t a permanent thing and I knew that the day I left my job. For the 17 years that I worked there, nurse came and left. Many of the ones that left were always thought of but contact was loss. Now I am one of those lost……but I am not forgotten. I still run into doctors and old coworkers. We all have separate lives now. Relationships come. Relationships go. Friends come. Friends go. All you need is one good friend. This past year I have discovered I have over 3,800 cyber friends and I am blessed. Thank you.

God listens at all times….. He hears your silent whispers in the night                                                He lights your darkened world
God listens to you when no one else will….He hears your silent pleas in the night
God touches you with the hands of a loving father….He gives you all that you will ever need
God forgives you when no one else will…..He knows that you are truly sorry for all your sins
He will give you the faith that you will need to get through the day
He will show you a better way
Just trust and believe in God above
He loves you unconditionally

God is love…. an ever shining light in your life

God is peace…. in a world of unrest                        

God is joy…. in the eyes of a newborn child

God is hope…. for the hopeless

God is good…. to those who believe

You have chosen to wait….It’s about time that you let go of your fears. What are you afraid of? Rejection…..Toss that word out of your vocabulary. You need to take the time to discover yourself. Stop trying to impress others. It’s about time you broke free from the chains that hold you down. Freedom lies beyond your self imposed limits. The sky is the limit. When was the last time that you took a risk? When was the last time you said hello to a stranger? It’s about time. It’s about time that you start living.