We have all been hurt. We have all gone through pain. We have all dealt with struggles. This hurt, pain, and struggle can make us angry and bitter. It's normal to feel that way for a period of time, but we can't stay in that place. It's like the old saying "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger." But I would add that pain can only make you stronger if you take time to reflect upon it and learn from it. In that way, your past can make you better!
How I choose to react can be positive or negative. Some days it is hard to make the right choice when you feel so broken
I don't spend as much time as I used to hanging around on social media, but I still like scrolling through my newsfeeds for entertainment. And now and then, I find myself remembering the fun of what social media can be when we turn down the bitterness. http://authorbrandikennedy.blogspot.com/2013/10/twitter-fun-again.html⠀ .⠀ .⠀ One of my favorite social media things of all time is the hashtag games that used to be such a big deal on Twitter. Sometimes I would just read through for the laughs, but other times I would get in on it. For some of my favorites, click the link in my bio and scroll down to the bottom of the blog. When you get there, you'll find "Twitter Fun, Again" listed under October 2013.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #twitter #hashtag #hashtaggames #tag #justforfun #funtimes #entertainment #newsfeed #scrolling #scrolldonttroll #hashtaggamesaregoodreadstoo #momlife #humor #gigglehunter #goodtimes #social #socialmedia #socialmediafun #bitterorbetter #seekthegood #happinessisinside
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You have a say in the matter! Life happens to everyone but we decide if we will be bitter OR better because of what happens. • • • Life is what YOU make it! Make it simply amazing, unbelievable, indescribable yumminess. Good days and bad days running together like cake and ice cream. When they come together something beautiful happens. Something beautiful!❤️ #life #lifeis #beautiful #beautifullife #bitterorbetter #unbelievable #indescribable
Long post warning: I participated in the @otfcedarrapids sprint dri-tri (our version of a triathlon) yesterday. It’s the second time I’ve done it and honestly, going in, I felt like my treadmill skills have improved enough that I’d improve my time. Well, I did improve my time (by 15 seconds), but my treadmill portion stayed exactly the same!! Ugh, I was really disappointed if I’m being honest!! I didn’t feel super strong on the tread portion but still thought it had to have gotten better. But guys, even though that didn’t improve, I still beat my previous overall time. So I could dwell on what I didn’t accomplish, or be happy for what I did. I chose to celebrate what I did and figure out how to improve what I didn’t. I talked with one of the coaches afterwards, got some tips and showed up for my usual class this morning to go about putting those tips to work and getting better. The first picture is after the event yesterday, second is my workout summary from this morning...where I implemented exactly what was suggested. The point is, we have a choice every day....be bitter, or get better. Let our setbacks sidetrack us, or regroup and figure out how to be better next time. I’m choosing to be better and keep working. 🧡🖤 #otfdritri2018 #bitterorbetter #inspireothers #fit4life #progressnotperfection #workingonme #faithfullyfit #getbettereveryday #lovemyotffamily #fitfriends #motivateeachother #collaberationovercompetition
Isaiah is in Sunday School now, and he absolutely loves it. So much so that he wakes up five hours before it starts and asks to go. I love that he enjoys it. I've been reflecting a lot lately, because this full year, September 2017-September 2018 feels like it was five years crammed into one. I went from moderately healthy, to the sickest I've ever been, to possibly the healthiest I've ever been, but also chronically ill. I went from hiking 100 floors and 26,000 steps in one day with my dad, to walking 100 steps in a day that required assistance, to riding a bike 40 miles. I went from not loving my job and actively looking for a new one, to being forced into a short term leave, and now being in a different, but much better environment within the same office. I went from being happy with my parenting, to extremely anxious and insecure because I was so frustrated with myself, back to feeling comfortable with being a mom. There was a moment when I first got home from the hospital, and taking a shower took me 45 minutes and all of my energy, where I sat in my bedroom and sobbed because I really thought Josh was going to leave me because I felt like I was completely useless. My bestie said yesterday that if I were able to go back in time and tell extremely-sick-me that now-me is real and that it won't always be the way it was, I would never believe it. And she's right. I never thought I'd get back to this point, and that was the main message of church today. Is your suffering making you better or bitter? I don't really love MS, but I love the person I am. I fought really hard to become her.
“If you knew what I know, would you try; before your time has run on you and worn you down?” | WHAT IS TRUTH | 👊🏽👊🏽👊🏽Folks are gettin comfortable, believing #lies that are stealing their #joy , blocking their destinies, destroying their #relationships , and killing them! Would rather stay #victims , than truly walk in #victory . Have gotten comfortable with #fear , but won’t step out of their comfort zones into #faith . Could be doing sooo much for #God , but are stuck inside themselves and their #drama . The #devil has tricked people long enough! I'm just letting ya know! If your hearts are truly after God, like ya say, then why are you running the other way when He calls you out? Jesus said that the #truth will set you #free ...not the lie that you’ve decided to embrace as truth. Gotta see right, before you can be right, ya'll! 🎤👇🏽 #LauraPLytle #authorlife #authorquotes #theway #thetruth #thelife #Jesus #onlyJesus #alwaysJesus #victimorvictor #bitterorbetter #fearorfaith #istheretruthinyourpain #beautyforashes #transparency #youdecide "As we lie in the shade of poison trees, are we as safe as we let ourselves believe?" -Dashboard Confessional
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When faced with ADVERSITY you have a very important decision to make! . . Are you going to get BITTER or BETTER??? . . This will be determined by: . . 1) What you focus on? 2) What things mean to you? 3) What you do next? . . No matter how bad your situation may seem, you ALWAYS have CONTROL of your FOCUS, MEANING and ACTIONS! . . Adversity can either break you or build you, it’s YOUR CHOICE, choose wisely!!
Ya’ all do you realize that so much of what happens in our lives we have a choice with? I am a part of a coaching beta course with the most amazing ladies, I want you to meet. Two Smart Girls is launching officially Oct 1st, I encourage you to consider giving yourself the gift of their classes, because we are capable of so much more when we get out of the way!! “ Your result will always tie back to the thought you had at the very beginning. Always, without fail.” “By focusing on where you have succeeded in the past, it allows you to design a path, step by step, to achieving your future. The gap that exists between today and tomorrow is just a series of well planned out thoughts.” #twosmartgirls You have a choice, #choosehappy ! • • • #bitterorbetter #getoutofyourhead #youdeservetosoar #friscophotographer #dfwphotographer #janazerpoliphotography
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