Learn to accept the reality of yourself as someone with strengths and
weaknesses who will have some good days and some bad days.
Enjoy life , this is not a rehearsal.
Don’t fear pressure, for pressure is what turns rough stones onto
(Source: Dr Schuller)
There is an interesting quote below by Michael Wells from page 170 of his book ‘Sidetracked in the Wilderness’ (USA, 2005, ALP). What are your thoughts about what he says?
The only way out of failure is faith. We do not wallow in self-pity and guilt, but we allow failure to bring us to a place of true dependence, which will bring maximum productivity as Christ lives His life through us. Regrets are for unbelievers, not for those who walk in Christ’s righteousness.
Talking about food, I found some tips for how to boost your mood without using food from page 548 of Dr Christine Northrup’s book ‘Mother-Daughter Wisdom’ (New York, 2005, Piatkus)
Aerobic exercise increases endorphins, the ‘opiates’ of the brain. It also decreases excess cortisol and helps offset food cravings. Meditation also enhances opiate levels in the brain and decreases stress effects. Ten to twenty minutes per day is adequate. Breathing deeply through the nose into the lower chest and abdomen decreases stress hormones and enhances mood. Napping is another strategy for mood enhancement – especially in the sleep deprived.
There is a lovely little poem here by Helen M. Exley below
I think there is in friendship, an instant recognition – a kind of loving. It needs just a word, in passing, the touch of a hand – yet parting is loss and the tiny ache of regret stays with us always.
Bridgette Bentley sang at the Crystal Cathedrals church service, and I just fell in love with her voice, it is very beautiful. One of my all time favourite songs is ‘Never Walk Alone’ that is sung here by Nita Whitaker.