Thursday, March 25, 2010

Selfishness and Complaining

I was selfish today. I didn't know I was being selfish when I was being that way. All I knew is that I was unhappy and it was the cause of someone other than me. How dare this person interrupt my life, my plans, my wants, my, my, my, my....(primal scream)
Then I began to complain. I ddin't know I was complaining when I complained. All I knew was that I was unhappy and it was the cause of someone other than me. Me. Me. Me. ME. (primal scream)
Then I slowly let Christ in. Or is the truth, I let Him come out? I don't know how it works. Him in me or me in Him. Just slowly these sweet, tender thoughts came to me, "you're making it worse you know." "Take up your cross and follow me." "He who loses his life finds it." These types of thoughts. So, I sat STILL. I listened and gave in to the tender thoughts and I got a bunch of correction from the Holy Ghost.

When I complain about a situation (wah-wah-wah -wah) I am sending out messages into the air that go up to the devil and his demons. Then they take those words and fly around, and soon a hornets nest of wah-wah-wah-wah is swarming my whole life and it's worse than it was when the problem came up. If instead, I praise, thank, bless and ask for help, then my words go up to God and His angels and they fly around and soon there is peace, there is instructions, there is wisdom, and the problem will be sorted out well. Just so you know. I didn't come up with the explanation myself. My sister told it to me when I told her I think I'm making everything worse by complaining and getting upset.
Now is this exactly spelled out like this in the bible? I don't think so. But I bet I could find it somewhere in there to prove it's true. At the very least, the Bible says God HATES complaining. At the very least the Bible says we are to have a grateful heart, give praise and thanksgiving, and that God inhabits the praises of His people.

That's what I learned today. Thanks to my sister for listening to my wah-wah-wahing.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Life is Like a Book

I'm helping a gal who is selling her house that is in foreclosure. To avoid bieng on the sheriff's auction block we got the house sold and short sale approved. She's going from a 4 bedroom 2 bath home with a backyard, great deck, swinset to a 2 bedroom apartment with one bathroom. She has two kids.
Her daughter is excited about moving into an apartment the way only an 8 year old can be. She asked her mom, "Do you want to move Mom?" I love how the mom answered and I'm adopting this attitude. She told her daughter "you know how books have chapters and different things happen in each chapter? Well, this is like a new chapter in the book." Her daughter liked that analogy. In this chapter they're moving from a big house to a small apartment.
I decided to look at my life like this. this is what's going on in the chapter right now...It might not be good, but with resolve and determination it can be satisfying.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Brainless is Back a Month Later

OK, I really want to blog something! Time is screaming at me, "Get to the office right now!"
I have been very busy. I have six in contract and five to close by March 31st! One of those transactions caused me a great deal of anxiety and I got sick from worry over it. I was so sick for about a week, but still threw myself through the day get work done. I actually managed to get 3 trips to the pool in, too. (One of those pool trips I ended biking instead of swimming)

It's time to change the photo here as the snow is almsot gone, and I'm pretty sure it's gone for good. My one anxious-producing transaction is still crawling along with jeopardy all over it, so I don't know what will actually happen by March 31st. We'll see.

Becca graduates in a month or so, so I need to plan a Florida trip very soon.

Samuel got his temporary driving permit and he feels very happy about it.

I have oodles of real estate to do, and what I really want to do is ...

SLEEP!

Got to go, much love,