Tuesday, August 12, 2008

If's, And's and But's

If "if's, and's and but's", were candy and nuts,
everybody would have a Merry Christmas!!!

The first time I heard this saying was from my brother, and I had to ask him to repeat it....I laughed so hard!!!
My Mom and I still share it whenever one of us says
"if, and, or but"!!!

I guess I'm thinking about that little saying because it reminds me of living in the past. You know what I mean???....looking into your past and having a regret about something and saying, "if only", or "but if I had only known", or "and another thing". I have a couple of bad traits...okay, more than a couple...but a couple that relate to this line of thinking. I either live in the past...or way down the road in the future...and fail to enjoy the here and now. My Mom also has a little saying of her own..."one day at a time". I am really trying to start doing that. I seem to concern myself a lot with things that are in the past and that I can do absolutely nothing to change....or I'm taking one of those "future trips", where I'm concerned about the "what if", or "but", or "and another thing"!!! Sometimes I can't enjoy today because my mind is on what I have to take care of tomorrow!!!
So...please pray for me that I will be able to better enjoy my life...
one day at a time!!!

Matthew 6:34 (NLT)
“So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries.
Today’s trouble is enough for today.

In His love...and with mine!!!

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Kind words are like honey—
sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.
Proverbs 16:24