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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

{ It's Today }

Do you have someone in your life who is a "Debbie Downer"?
(I really do not like that name....wonder why....LOL)

It's sometimes difficult to separate ourselves from people who are always looking at life from a negative point of view.  Their glass is ALWAYS half empty and their outlook on life becomes ours sometimes, and having a fix-it type of personality I feel it's up to me to change this person, to make them happy, to fix their life so that they'll see things differently.  Okay, I know that's crazy thinking on my part because we cannot change a person 'cause  believe me, I've tried.  God's been working on me lately about my attitude, but it's difficult to have a happy, upbeat outlook when you are in the midst of negativity and criticism.  



So.....
I'm going to try to tell myself this each and every morning......

I'm going to make TODAY my  favorite day!

I ain't gonna let the devil steal my joy!

By the way, thank you so much for your kind comments yesterday.  I truly didn't write that post looking for the things y'all wrote, but after reading a devotional last evening about those whose love language is "words of affirmation" (that's me!!!) and it stating that we need to ask God for encouragement.....

well, I realized that's just what He gave me through that encounter at the Wal-Mart and through you all.

Ain't God good?
Oh, yes He is!

HOPE each and every one of you has the most Terrific Tuesday!



10 comments:

  1. Well....sweet friend....I had such a disasterous afternoon yesterday....and I am still rather ticked....so, my attitude is def. a "Debbie Downer." I have had enough of certain folks attitudes around here in the household and enough is enough...anyways....been there, done that and sometimes still doing it.

    Preach on, Sista'...smiles

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  2. Good attitude! I need to tear a page out of your book. Have a great day!

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  3. I think we all have our down moments, but I too have someone in my life who is negative and in fact, her whole family is pretty negative about things. But I have enough positive people in my life to more than compensate. I'm with you. Today is my favorite and I choose joy. God has been so good to me ... Over and abundantly better to me than I deserve.

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  4. Sometimes I have to stop and sing that old hymn: Count Your Blessings!

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  5. Love the Pooh quote. Who knew the little yellow bear was so wise? :-)

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  6. I think we all know some downers. I think some people enjoy complaining.
    As crazy as this sounds, I've had people who didn't like me because I was happy!!

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  7. Now THAT'S the spirit! And in that frame of mind, you'll not be a Debbie Downer yourself. Hope you can put some distance between you and the people who drag you down.

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  8. All any of us can do is take it one day at a time and make it the best day we can! My Daddy used to always say, "no one will know the difference a 100 years from now." When I was young and struggling with an issue I thought that was crazy....but now, I know he was right. ((hugs)) my friend, everything is going to be all right! You know why? Cause God is good, that's why!!!
    ))smiles))

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  9. I'm late getting to posts today, but I loved reading yours today. I love that quote from Pooh. We all need to live like that. Hugs.

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  10. I realize that I was prob a Debbie Downer to my kids while growing up. If I had to do it all over again, I would encourage them more! I try to encourage everyone I can now. (do you know that you show up as a no reply blogger on my blog?)

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Gracious words are a honeycomb,
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