Mostly I thought about love during December … and other words of grace …
Others were thinking the same thing.
On a recent shopping and dining trip with a couple of girlfriends, our discussion wound its way, not around clothes or food, but around the philosophical and spiritual approach to living. Said Rachel …
“And it’s about giving grace,” Gail added.
“And it’s about forgiving,” I added.
“I just think we need to love like Jesus. To everyone.”
Here’s a compilation of other stuff I’ve been thinking about, my postings from the Happy Day Moments Facebook Page, Echoes from December 2014:
May we start letting grace have the last word.
- Sometimes the hardest people to love are those who need it the most. Keep loving.
- How others treat you is their issue, how you respond is yours. Love others anyway.
- Love does not give up. Love does not lose faith. Love is hopeful. Love endures through all circumstances.
- When you love God first, you love others better.
- Where there is love, there is acceptance and forgiveness and grace and all good things.
- Share your happy moments. Fill your world with what is good, what is lovely, what is true.
- Live out of your strengths and passions and not out of your weaknesses and pains.
- When your journey leads you through fog, God is still there.
- If we have faith in God, we need to have faith in His timing.
- Promise yourself to forget past mistakes and move forward to a better future.
- Choose to let go of the stress that comes with constantly trying to prove your worth to others and to yourself.
- May you be filled with such joy that you realize how rich you are.
- You’re sparkly. I’m sparkly. We’re all sparkly.
- Stay conscious of your blessings. Stay focused on what you have, not what you don’t.
- Let’s choose to believe in the reality of redemption.
- With each breath, let go of fear, expectation, anger, regret and frustration. Breathe in joy and peace and blessing.
- Always remember that kindness is free.
- If your circumstances seem to be shouting defeat, take heart and listen. You may soon hear, “victory is on the way.”
- Examine the experiences in your life to find the wisdom and purpose they hold.
- Let what you see, hear, taste, smell, and feel remind you of God’s love and provision.
- Believe in yourself, and declare this attitude, not in loud words but kind deeds.
- Contentment doesn’t mean we accept injustices, but it does mean that we trust God more than we trust circumstances.
- Remember: words spoken can’t be unspoken.
- Worry does nothing but steal your joy.
- Choose joy. Every day choose joy. It’s the best way to live each day. Hands down.
- In the middle of pain and disappointment, let’s actively expect God to do something.
- When waiting makes you feel lonely and empty and worthless, breathe deeply and keep praying.
- It is courageous to be vulnerable; it is not weakness.
- Be patience when you have little; be grateful when you have more than enough.
It’s all about how we love.