Monday, September 20, 2010

Agape and the Treadmill of Life

Yesterday was an awesome day with my children. We went to see Agape at a local church. He is amazing. Not only do the words of his music inspire me but his stories touch me in a way that I could listen to him all day long. Gavin was so interested in everything David said. My niece and nephew had a great time dancing with my kids and I, to his music. Thank you to Jennifer, Sally and Erika for watching my store so that I could be with my kids. We really had a great time.

So I got this fortune cookie that read: If you do what you have always done, you will get what you've always gotten. The meaning to me is that if we look at our lives as one big circle of events, good or bad, which ever of the two it is, it is because of choices we have made. If we choose to be mean, act jealous, not be wise with our money, be negative, whatever....we will always come in contact with mean people, feel worthlessness, be broke or bouncing a check, and get negative things in your life. If you choose to be giving and friendly, wise with our money, confident in ourselves and as positive as possible, then we will get more happy people in our lives, feel content and worthy, be wealthy in our bank account and in our hearts.

Why do people continue to stay the same if they do not like what comes to them or if they are so miserable in their life? If they have not learned the lesson it will come back around. In The Secret they call this 'the treadmill of life'. We can choose to get off this treadmill and make a better choice for ourselves. However, most people are so used to their life being this way, afraid to change, or rather wait for something good to just happen to them to change things. We are the ones who have to make the change.

Our past and our upbringing has a lot to do with why we are molded into who we are but remember that this belief system was instilled in isn't necessarily how we HAVE to be. We chose to react to situations they way we do, we chose to be happy or sad, we chose to open the door for someone or just ignore them completely. There is a way to change everything. How do we do this? Start by changing your thoughts into thoughts of love. If you focus on love, then the things you do not love do not seem so important. Start giving without expecting anything in return. Treat people the way you want to be treated. And, remember that God loves everyone.....even those people you cannot stand...a quote from Agape. Prayer also helps. Ask God to guide you and listen. Our lives will only feel like one big circle of events if we decide not to change our decisions and/or the way we think. We are in charge of our lives.

What I am thankful for today:
time with my kids yesterday
The Agape concert
my children
my pets
my family
lunch with Jennifer and Jessica today
the animal shelter with my youth group this Saturday
HIS blog
my store
Chloe healing
the sunshine
my favorite TV shows
the gym
the upcoming fundraiser