Monday, July 20, 2009

Spiritual & Inspirational Sunday July 19, 2009

Welcome to my Spiritual  Inspirational Sunday post. Please forgive me once again for being a day late.  For over twenty-five years I have collected quotes and scripture. The nature of these tend to be spiritual, religious, business, relationships, and sports related. My hope is that by sharing these with you on my blog, it will cause you to pause and reflect. Perhaps you will in turn share it with a friend who just so happens to be in need of reading this very quote.

Thank you so much for the emails and for the comments left on my blog wishing me a speedy recovery. The surgery on my left ear was performed this past Tuesday and was a success. Unfortunately, my right ear became infected again the day before surgery so I am faced with another surgery instead of having had both ears operated on at once. As soon as the infection clears I will have the same surgery on my right ear. I am seeing my doctor today as the infection has gotten worse.  I am trying to maintain a positive attitude though there are times when I am run down and negativity creeps in.  I have found if I remember to put it in God’s hands, the negativity vanishes. Knowing I will be having the same surgery again except on the opposite ear is a bit daunting since I know exactly what to expect…PAIN! This is where turning those fears/dread over to God helps tremendously.  I find if I think about our soldiers and the wounds they deal with or friends with cancer, my situation is put into perspective really quick. I believe God is teaching me a lesson through all of this, perhaps one that I will be able to share with others.  Blessings.   …susan


“Trust worthy people have words and deeds that match. They are not afraid to admit mistakes. They treat others with respect. They are consistent over time. If they hurt someone’s feelings they apologize. They take responsibility for their actions. “

“Listen to a person’s actions”

“Words are cheap, actions speak volumes”

One of my faults is to be too trusting. I want to believe what everyone says even though their actions don’t match their words. I want to believe everyone has honorable intentions, everyone operates with a moral compass, everyone tells the truth, and everyone has a conscience. One of life’s lessons learned the hard way and learned over and over again is some people are not trustworthy, some people lie.

With age, the red flags seem to wave a bit more forceful trying to get my attention. My intuition seems to speak louder when things don’t seem right.  I just need to heed the warnings and then apply the quotes I am sharing.  Sometimes I like someone too much to want to face the facts and then I could kick myself.  I hope what I have shared today protects you from an untrustworthy person!

The source of those quotes is unknown. If you know the source and will contact me, I will edit this post and add the source.


Design Esquire said...

I'm glad to hear the first surgery went well, and I hope the next one does too (although that is so frustrating that you have to go through it twice). I will continue to send you positive thoughts and prayers your way.

I also love the first quote, it is very true.