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Victim or Doer

Some people, including myself, have been in the category of victim at some point of our lives.  Why?  Well, for many reasons as we all can surmise.  I will not to go into the many and varied reasons here in this brief, but what I do want to go into is addressing the following question:

Does living life constitute just ‘watching’ it or being the effect of it or does living life mean that you actually get in there and do something pro-active, productive or causative with your life?  I hold the belief that times continue to change and so much so lately in regard to surviving and thriving, that one must grab life by the horns or it will eventually eat you up.  This means personally and collectively.  I  believe that our Supreme Being gave each one of us the means and the ability to survive.  Maybe the means and the abilities are different, but what if you could actually know the technology of how to do something and then practice it until you got really good at it so as to not be the effect or victim of it but the cause of good things happening in your life and in others lives as well?

Do you believe that you are accountable and responsible for everything that happens to you in life?  Are you a victim of life or a person that learns the basics of life and applies them?

How well off financially can you or I be? What does it mean to be wealthy and upon what does wealth depend?  How about being happy and successful in relationships, creating that beautiful marriage, having strong and healthy children mentally, physically and spiritually, or holding down a job, communicating effectively and so forth?  How does one go about life to learn and apply all of this much needed knowledge?

I leave that question up to you to answer for yourself, but here’s some help if you are curious.

I am certain of this:  “In seeking the Truth, we discover ourselves…In living the Truth, we define ourselves.” Mary Rensberry, Author at QuickTurtle Books®.

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What is proper exchange?

I’ve been thinking about what to write next…usually I have no idea but when the Spirit strikes and the spark is lit, I just go with it.  Like right now.  Today I’ve had on my mind, EXCHANGE.  What is proper exchange?  IS there such a thing, if so, why?  When do you know that you’ve done all you could to give back to others that have given to you or is this exchange limitless?

These are really tough questions in today’s society.  With all the charities, non-profits, give-away programs, volunteerism, etc how does one really know why, when, and how much to exchange? So, I’ll be writing a little bit about exchange and your input would be greatly appreciated.  Don’t be bashful…this is just communication! lol

In my viewpoint, when one gives of themselves either of their talent/skill, money, or time to help you accomplish something or to be a better person, don’t you think that the ‘right’ thing to do would be to re-pay that person?  Somehow, someway, some time?

There’s that Pay It Forward gesture that I can bring up as an example.  If everyone really paid it forward, then this would be a different world entirely.  But somewhere along the line, the gesture stops and for different reasons.  Busy with life, forgetfulness, kids, chores, work, lack of morals, etc might be some of the answers.  I’ve noticed with myself lately that I try to look for things to do for other people NOT expecting for the gesture to be returned.  Usually I find I am pleasantly surprised as when I need that whatever us returned to me; it is right there to be had.  It’s just MAGIC how that works!  BUT…AND…

The bible states that ‘God loves a cheerful giver’ in 2 Corinthians 9:6-7.  It is also a natural and spiritual law that when you outflow more than you inflow, you reap abundantly and besides that, it’s holier to outflow, too.  If you are a tither and give a certain percent of your salary or money that you make to your church or favorite group, then do you do so cheerfully and with enthusiasm?  Paul states in Corinthians, “Not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”  Give because you love to give and seeing the results of your giving brings great joy!

Make sure that what or who you give your talent, time or skill to is worthy and will be responsible with what you give.  That just builds RESPECT.  To give to others, say like those on welfare, without expecting any form of exchange, then some kind of criminal is being formed here. It eats at their spirit…their conscience.  And when it happens so much, that conscience is hardened.  Those folks believe they are ENTITLED to a hand-out now even if there is no form of exchange given.  Welfare is suppose to be temporary and for those really needing an extra push when they can’t do it for themselves.  But there should be some exchange involved  in some kind of contract, if only in verbal form.  What about all those free e-books or downloads you get?  Do you ever think about giving an honest review to help that author or illustrator out?  I’m sure it would be greatly appreciated!  And it doesn’t take much time to do either.

Exchange builds trust, earns respect and is a gesture of love.  It is a gift that can be unexpected (like Pay it Forward) or can be something  expected, too.  It really depends upon the circumstances.  To give freely without expectation of return is to live with a “no strings attached’ attitude and can set yourself up for trouble depending upon the person or group you are helping.  See RESPONSIBILITY above.   But it’s nice knowing that with giving comes receiving…sometime, somewhere.

Why put off doing for others, being in right exchange, when you can do so right now?  Is there someone that’s helped you get out of a tight spot at some point in your life?  Is there a group that’s helped you overcome a weakness or helped a family member or friends?  Is there someone you could thank and help by giving something of yourself?  So before time runs out…why not get in some proper exchange?

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Definition of “Exchange.” Merriam-Webster, Merriam-Webster, May 2018, 7PM, www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exchange.

 

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Nothing Wrong

There’s nothing wrong admitting you were wrong.

In fact, it takes a person of great strength and moral character to say so & to say I’m sorry.

It brings immediate healing to the hurt & wounded if genuinely felt and expressed.

Always communicate…trust that love will see it through. ❤️  I Am forgiving….

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I Feel like Blogging…Sometimes

In my opinion, blogging is all about sharing a part of yourself.  If someone can learn something or be helped by your blogging, then it is well worth it to blog.   So, I blog…sometimes. 🙂

I don’t have time to read all the many blogs I’m subscribed to or have voluntarily offered to follow, but I try.  I find that I learn something about the other out there in the world, too.

Communication is so essential in our lives, for it the woof and warp of life itself!  It IS life!  Life survives and thrives by and with and in communication with the other.  There wouldn’t be so many divisions in every area of life if we actually sat down and got in communication, now would there?

And that, that is in communication, is in community….  Oh, how I love the word community.  From that we get communion*.

Have a wonderful rest of the day!  And thanks for allowing me to commune with you.

If you feel that you cannot communicate as you wish to in life, then by all means check out the helpful, free course here.  You’ll be happy you did! 🙂

“Communion.” Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 21 May 2017.

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Off of Automatic

I am free to be.  Free to do.

I am free to give and take.

I am free.  Free at last.

To smile.  To love.  To enjoy the moment.

With myself or another.

Free of it all and freedom to create once again.

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