Luke 6:38, Charity and Gratitude

The past few days have been phenomenal.  I have had the joy of feeling both motivated and productive when referring to my work.  I did a shout out on Monday regarding goals I had set for myself.  I’m happy to report that I have exceeded them.  Not only has this affected my blog but also I utilized the worksheets I created with my patients.  When I showed up at A’s house he had the corny show I enjoy pulled up on Netflix ready to go, pizza ordered, and his house clean and smelling good.  He also drew me a candle lit bubble bath, brought me champagne while in the bath and continued to booze me up the rest of the night.  I’m not sure that it gets any better than that?  Oh wait, it does.  He is taking me to look at a gorgeous house on Sunday.  Not exactly sure if we want to buy a finished house or a project yet, but we will work that out.

Anyhow, back to our topic.  I opened Facebook to a memory this morning.  A year ago I shared this passage;

Give and it will be given to you.  A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap.  For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you Luke 6:38.

There are many passages related maintaining focus on the important aspects of your life.  Focus is a key word.  I’m going to just name a few books so that you understand the magnitude of this message: Matthew, Luke, John, Peter, Psalm, Hebrews, Romans, Proverbs, Thessalonians, Colossians, Philippians…

What are things that draw away from our focus?  Worry, anxiety, stress and any other synonym of the like.  These are all feelings that will lead to depression.

To better understand ourselves, we need to evaluate when is most important to us.  What are your priorities?

Mine are as follows:



Life Work

I use the term “life work” to be a bit more all encompassing then just my career.   I like to keep busy and have my hand in a lot of different things.  Not always top make money, but to be useful.

When you focus and show the world your best self, it will come back to you.  Focus on the good.

I was asking the patients that I had the pleasure of seeing yesterday for their daily goals.  An individual stated that she would like to make a “gratitude list.”  What a fantastic idea!  I put a worksheet together to guide them into making a gratitude list and also a gratitude letter.  I was surprised by the amount of patients that asked, “Is it okay if I write this to myself?”  With a little consideration, the answer was yes.

Be thankful for yourself everyday!

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