Welcome to day 10 of our #attitudeofgratitude challenge 🤗🤗 I'm developing an #attitudeofgratitude with @sobeyfitness
Today I'm grateful for my faith 🙏🏻😇 we often view faith from a Greek perspective 🤔🤔 that's when we believe in something even with or without evidence 🤔 but there was a fella about 2000 years ago who's birth we celebrate in a few weeks time - who started, with a simple message - to love one another ❤️ and if something worried 😩 you, to have faith that it'll be alright 👍👍 we were taught a prayer 🙏🏻 about how acceptance, forgiveness and gratitude lead to peace, joy and happiness 👍👍😊😊 Faith, is about having a confidence that who we are, what we're doing and what is happening is all ok 👌
Having faith doesn't take worry out of your life but it does take the sting out of the worry 🤗🤗🤗 Merry Christmas everyone 😊😊 may this festive season fill you with gratitude for the abundance of blessings that permeate your life 🤗🤗🤗 thank you 😊 thank you 😊 thank you 😊 .
A BIKE, A BOX AND A BHOPU
With his kirpan stuffed firmly in his belt, Surak Andakav Devkheda, stands by his mobile pharmacy. ‘If there is a problem in your ears and you can hear very little, there is no harm in trying my medicines. If you have pain in your back, in your stomach, ears or teeth, wherever it may be, apply this medicine. It is for free.’ His megaphone amplifies a litany of possible afflictions and the promise of a cure.
As he puts his microphone down, another voice emerges from his speaker – shrilly and badly recorded. Perhaps a mythological story filled with names of Gods. Barely audible, the sound continues. There is no single reason that drives people to the Kumbh. Where else will you find lakhs of potential customers in one spot? Like him, many bring their businesses to the Mela – right from the chaiwala to national banks.
Every once in a while I come across something that stops me in my tracks and reading this definitely did that. As someone that has/thrives off of very deep interpersonal relationships with those closest to me, it can get pretty mentally draining to constantly be diving into those emotions.. especially if I’m not in the space to absorb somebody else’s energy in that moment. I think that asking this question before you unload all of your thoughts & feelings onto somebody will greatly affect the quality of the conversation in a positive way and will ensure that the person on the receiving end is able to really listen & digest your thoughts.. this will also ensure that they’re able to give you advice from a place of understanding/ helpfulness instead of feeling obligated to do so 💛
I love being here at Temple Square in Salt Lake City... it’s so special just to sit under the lights and feel the peace that comes while thinking about our Savior this Christmas season. Tonight, Elder John H. Groberg held a special fireside (meeting) for Tongans to help them “realize how wonderful their heritage of love and faith really is. But mostly I hope it will help everyone feel our Savior's love more fully during this Christmas season”. It’s amazing to be immersed in another culture and remember that our diversity is a beautiful gift from our Heavenly Father. We are all His children. What an amazing celebration of love and faith! #yefamblog#templesquare#templesquarelights#Hisday#sharegoodness#lighttheworld#christmas#faith#christian
The 2nd Sunday of #advent , again for #preparingforchristmas marks another #purple candle. This week= faith. I hold my #catholicfaith near and dear to my heart, or so I thought. Like, last week, on a pitiful post on the beginning of #advent and #hope , this one also had me cringing. Where has my #faith gone, did it up and leave, did I abandon it? I pray and nothing happens, but I continue to do so. But then, isn’t that what faith is, carrying out and believing in what can’t be seen?
I go to a #placeofmiracles for Sunday mass, that some days is a two hour ride one way, but worth it. A #franciscan shrine where miracles do happen, real ones, but also in the people, staff, the angelic voice of “Guitar Lady” to the #friars you come to love. And its my #placeofrefuge the #shrineofsaintanthony But, it’s been a struggle to go, the last few weeks, as even at my last funeral, I lost my St. Anthony relic medal, that I somehow managed to get years ago, a woman who no longer wanted such a treasure! Who loses the #patronofthelost among other saints?! Not materialistic, but I like my #saintposse with me. But just last wknd, another death occurred, as I’m so wrapped up in unpaid work that I can’t do by myself, to praying for my dear friend with #pancreaticcancer and all those that have it, as I want to solve, well everything. But, this woman, a gentle soul, who fought for her family, who would attend mass daily, she had faith! She had determination. She supported people like myself with #mooddisorders and those that made multiple “attempts.” How can one have faith when someone like that is in depths of pain and no one knew? I’ve thought about it, and while tearing my house apart looking for things she gave me, including a book she wanted my help publishing, I knew the answer. It’s not in fuming- though that’s going to happen, for quite some time. It’s in faith, knowing that while no one knew when her time was coming, or (as @jeffcavins once said, indirectly quoted), she decided to “put a period where God only intended for a comma.” Thankfully, I have faith in the #divinemercychaplet to go on. Because as #stanthonyofpadua put it, “What we are before God, we are and nothing more."
"Sometimes it's important to just have faith that things will workout. Have faith that things will get better. Have faith that the situation will change. Have faith that you are on the right path. Have faith that you're doing the right thing. Have faith that you will reap the success of your hard work. Have faith that the best is yet to come.
Sometimes having faith is all we have. Have faith and keep going."-LD.