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Friday, May 11, 2012

Sunshine Growing in Random Places

I live in an apartment...in Houston...across the street from a movie theater.

But God loves to throw in little bursts of nature here and there...and when I stop to notice, it makes me smile.


This isn't out in a country meadow...or on a mountainside...

It's between a theater and a grocery store, but that in no way takes away from the beauty.  






I think I need to search for other wildflowers tomorrow.  

"Earth laughs in flowers"  -Ralph Waldo Emerson



Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Most Damaging Virus Ever...

I hate being sick.

Do you ever feel that brief moment of panic when a co-worker (or friend or family member) coughs, sniffles, and then blows their nose...loudly?  It's generally followed by the groan and "ohhhh ib thick...".  (Translation:  "ohhhhh I'm sick" in stuffy nose-speak)

It's at this moment that my adrenaline takes over. I jump back a few feet, throw my hands up, and say, "I don't wanna get it!  Stay away from me!"  

I then proceed to saturate everything they may have ever touched with Lysol, run to wash my hands repeatedly with antibacterial soap, and start popping vitamin C.

Not very comforting, I must admit...but did I mention that I HATE being sick?  

I'm sure I'm not the ONLY germ-a-phobe here either!  I KNOW some of you are with me.  When I'm sick, you return the favor...so we are even.  

And sadly, it doesn't always work.  We still end up catching it, but at least we know we have done our best!

I had an interesting thought today...

We work so hard to fight a simple cold virus, but we do nothing to prevent the most harmful virus of all time.  Actually, we EMBRACE it.  We invite it in, ask it to dinner, and roll around in it!!!!  We then go infect everyone around us...we sneeze and cough on all our loved ones, insuring that they can't possibly fight off the illness.

And this virus kills.  It destroys lives.  It makes everyone infected suffer miserably...

What is it?  

Ebola?

The Plague?

No....even worse...

The  NEGATIVITY virus...

Do we walk away and wash our hands of it?  Nope.  Do we "take our vitamins"?  Nope.  Do we spray disinfectant?  Nada...

But why not???  Why can't we let it go???  It destroys us.

Next time this virus sneaks up on you, take ACTION!!!

STEP BACK and WASH YOUR HANDS of the negativity germs..shake it off, and don't carry it to others!

Take your VITAMINS, meaning focus on positive things...stay in prayer, listen to happy music, surround yourself with things that make you smile!  (This works much like vitamin C...you build up immunity the more you make it a habit...)
  
Fight back with happiness!  SPRAY those negativity germs with your HAPPINESS LYSOL!!! If a downer comes at you, do NOT let them suck out your positive outlook.  Turn it around on them.  Spread JOY!

I don't care if this is cheesy...I just hope it made you smile.  ;)