A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
~Sir Winston Churchill
“And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:19
Today, perhaps think about this:
Be Teachable with Peace because, ultimately, I cannot expect others to make me feel more secure, loved, and protected, only God can meet the deepest needs of my heart. Learning how to release giving my conscious and subconscious mind freedom from trying to control situations or others will bring my heart peace.
Gallup defines Social Wellbeing as having strong relationships and love in your life, the second of five essential elements in living a flourishing life.
- Write a list of 2-5 individuals’ names, plus your own name, in your family or social circles.
- Next to each name, write 2-3 specific ways you appreciate and value each person.
- Keep this list in front of you and reread daily.
- Pause, reflect inward and thank the Lord for their place in your life.
Keep this list close to you because there will be a day(s) you may feel slighted by them (because this will happen). When this day arrives your heart and mind will have been prepared to appreciate and value rather than depreciate and devalue.
When feeling disrespected and devalued you can spiral to sadness, fear, anxiety, or guilt.
Even though you might have read the list many times before, reread it again. Seeing it written down helps stay clear and focused, strong in your loving relationships, building energy in appreciating and valuing others plus yourself. Believe it in your heart (mind, affections, will). A ‘Win-Win’ relationship.
Being consciously competent in being teachable with peace. Thinking the best of others. TRIP (Think, Reflect, Imagine, Practice/Pray) helping shift from a heart at war to a heart at peace.