I can’t help but post about things that are out of our hands. For instance, I went to my local Dollar General store last week. The line to check out was 5+ long. I wait because I needed the cards in my hand, and the little pack of stickers Em kept bugging me to pay for. The person in front of me kept making small conversations with Em. While the line was crawling slowly, the woman in front of me kept thanking me for Em’s mannerisms, and for cheering up her day. She then said she was in line getting pasta because her father wanted it for his last meal. His last mean, I ask? She said he got sick over night and was told he was not going to make it. He was diagnosed with X, Y, and Z and the outcome wasn’t positive. When it was time for her to pay, her box of pasta was a dollar. She took out a $20 bill and I said to her, please let me pay for your pasta. I immediately took out a dollar and gave it tot he cashier. She was in tears, and thanked me again.
Today, I was in line at the store, getting some supplies to cook dinner and I had forgotten my wallet. After being in line for 10 mins, I realized it when it was already too late. I asked to go to the car to get it, and just as I was preparing myself to run to the car, the person behind me offered to pay for my groceries. It was only a $6 bill, but all I could think about was when I paid for the pasta, and that this was what God wanted. I paid it forward, and now someone was doing it to me. The anonymous person said he would do it over again and that $6 will not break his bank. I thanked him, and thanked God for always having my back. My grandma always has stated “Mamita, things always happen for a reason” and that we just have to believe everything will work out the way it was intended to. With that said, I leave you with this: Pay it forward, you never know when it’ll be your turn to get a helping hand.
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I completely agree with this saying. There are many times, even in recent days that I can think of when I didn’t ask. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no.
It takes a lot of courage to ask, and even though you know the answer is NO, or maybe not right now, you feel a type of relief by just asking. A great example is me asking my boss for a raise. Even though I knew the answer would be “no, there is no money”, I felt that burden of finding a way to ask lift away. The answer was not what I was looking to hear, but I got the guts and courage to ask.
As the ending of this saying states: If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place. Just sit there and really think about it. “If you don’t step forward….you’re always in the same place”. It can be applied to everything in life: work, marriage, weight, society, love, relationships, family….everything we strive for is founded by this single sentence. Have you had the courage to step forward?
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So I have to tell you, writing or posting for a whole 31 days is like having another full time job! I give all the bloggers out there some serious credit! With that said, I BLOGGED FOR 31 DAYS! YAY!
Things will be different for Feb. I will make it a point to post more, and give you more details about my person life and family.
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Every night, right before I go to bed, I think of all the good God has brought to my family. I praise him to the highest! Then every time I wake up, I think of things I need work on and try to address them throughout the day. Making this a part of my everyday routine has changed the way I live my life.
You should try it…..it has tremendous results.
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I came across this picture on a website of faith quotes. Thought it was a great way to start our day.