Friday, November 27, 2009


Do you ever feel like your life is in shambles? Me too.

Tonight on the PBS station Dr. Daniel Amen--book: Magnificent Mind at Any Age--is talking about depression, anxiety disorders, ADD, ADHD, changing your perception of a problem--just about everything that might be stressful in your life (except a non-functioning computer--I hope Santa reads this blog). I think I need to read his book--he is giving lots of help to overcome the negative and encourage the positive. He says these things will be life changing. he has a weekly email. Click here to subscribe.

Also, today I got the following email in the mail. You probably have seen it yourself. It comes around every so often. (Thank you, Terri). See what you think. I'm picturing my computer on fire along with other things on fire, too. My fatness, perhaps. Man, that fire should burn for years!



The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him. Every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming.

Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect him from the elements, and to store his few possessions.

One day, after scavenging for food, he arrived home to find his little hut in flames, with smoke rolling up to the sky. He felt the worst had happened, and everything was lost. He was stunned with disbelief, grief, and anger. He cried out, 'God! How could you do this to me?'

Early the next day, he was awakened by the sound of a ship approaching the island! It had come to rescue him! 'How did you know I was here?' asked the weary man of his rescuers. 'We saw your smoke signal,' they replied.

The Moral of This Story:

It's easy to get discouraged when things are going badly, but we shouldn't lose heart, because God is at work in our lives, even in the midst of our pain and suffering... Remember that the next time your little hut seems to be burning to the ground, it just may be a smoke signal that summons the Grace of God.
If you hut is on fire I hope the ship is just beyond the horizon and chugging toward your island at this very moment.

PS Here's just one of his suggestions: Write down five things you are grateful for. Meditate about them during the day--every day. This will increase your level of happiness in just three weeks. What have you got to loose? Make your list today. I'm going to do it, too.


Lorraine said...

I'm grateful for your post
I'm grateful that my son is who he is
I'm grateful that my cats love me
I'm grateful that I have 4 seasons
I'm grateful that my passion for photography and words keep me alive

WV is JOHOOP, yeah I'll jump throuh hoops lol

Mick (Chief Elf) said...

A computer? But you have been such a naughty little girl.

Mental P Mama said...

Wonderful! I am on it!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

REMEMBER our conversations about my ability to deal...many years ago when i was just 16 i was told to write at least one thing each day that i was grateful for... I had a calendar a book on day on each page and it had space in it to write... that book is somewhere in this house and I can tell you that there were days the only thing I could be grateful for was the ability to write because i sure had little to thank God for. ... IT really DOES work :)
Love n hugs
today I am grateful for bloggers :)

Damama T said...

This is proof positive for me that there IS a universal consciousness. All the stuff you wrote about here dovetails perfectly in with my post: Personal Disasters for which I am Thankful

... and I think somebody **coughmaybecoughGod??cough** is trying to tell you something because you are finding it wherever you turn. ;o)

Whatever's going on in your life, Hang on. A good friend of mine recently reminded me that no storm lasts forever.


Astromom said...

I am grateful your ok after the hospital insident,
I am grateful you are my friend
I am grateful my daughter is in your achievement day group
I am thankful we've been challenged to read the Book of Mormon again
I am thankful for growing experiences