I don't know if I have ever mentioned, this blog is not about positive thinking. This blog is about the truth. Positive thinking can only get you just so far. Even happiness in of itself can only get you just so far.
What does happiness have to do with the heart one might ask; those who are considered to be truly happy are those who are often considered to or simply do have rich hearts. In-fact, everything extends from the heart. Number one remedy: True joy is keeping your eyes on the maker and not the circumstance. And in this is learning to be good to yourself and to other people. Because cradle your heart all you want, but if you don't live a life of uplifting others -- then sorry my friends, a selfish existance can only get you so far. So now let's get back to your heart....
Yes, our hearts have to be treated like babies, we have to love our hearts enough to be conscious about what we are putting in there, how we are nurturing it and how we can proactively allow it to be protected when we are going through hurt. Imagine for a minute your heart in your hand, cradling it like a baby, singing to it...perhaps with a gentle hum or some nursery rhymes. When the sun comes up or if there is too much wind, you put a cozy blanket over it to protect baby heart; sounds sweet, right? Then picture two, imagine if you were dragging this same image of a heart all around town, it's being stepped on, the texture of it is being corroded or scraped by the gravel on the ground----Can we say OUCH! Now I just wanna put that lil baby heart back in my arms and be like " hush lil baby, don't you say a word...Momma's gonna get you a brand new sword!" (the sword of the word!)
When life pulls you in this direction or that direction, you just have to constantly turn your face back to and refocus your eyes upon the the Creator and His promises for you. And one can only know by reflecting on what is written in the book) No shame in the game, your stare has to be practiced until it becomes direct. ((militant, yet humble in the deep of things)) You see, a vision can only keep going as deep as you allow it, and the keys are in your hands as impossible as it might seem at times.
This post just took a different turn above than expected so that means that somebody needed to hear it. Alrighty then, beneath I'll give you a few thoughts about what I wanted to discuss
My daily dose of happiness at one time had
seems to be the standard everyday
I wanted my red lipstick Everyday (flashback from then........)
...And about that red???? My herbal red lipstick in my hands ... my mind saying no, my hands saying no, the outfit saying no, but my lips were screaming RED! LOL. My outfit ended up being a cute one, though. I placed on my high waisted denim skirt. I had a tight very light gray tee to match the light denim with an warm smokey n dark gray sleeveless loose tank top above it. The tank top had tarnished silver chains and silver studs around the neckline and was tucked in at the high waist. The chains hung loosely and dangled about five inches downward and met where the skirt began. So I wore the cutest tangerine and gray head tie to match the over shirt. The wrap sat flat and was rolled into a bundle in the back of my neck. To top it off, I had the most magical earring from my jewelry line. They were singular silver chains with a perfect circular ophalite stone on the base of each. Now what lipstick should I wear? Pink was the obvious and natural choice, but everyday I find great pleasure in my vibrant red lips. So after getting dressed, after putting on the matted pink lipstick. After grabbing my keys and my purse, I went back in the bathroom. At first I tried to put a tint of red mixed with the pink, because I knew the red didn't match. It was so conflicting, but I then looked in the mirror and was like self, we gotta do this RED. I finally told myself, if this lipstick makes me happy and doesn't hurt, if for some reason I feel vibrant and beautiful in it, Let the dance continue. And I wore that RED and I wore it again today! And look, the outfit to my cousins ended up being all the rave!!!! I felt vibrant although unsure if matching, but Vibrant ended up speaking for itself that day and my Herbal Red lipstick made me feel happy. As simple as that, I found great joy in it.
And sometimes, my friend, happiness is just like that. It's just like that and not given by a magic wand. We just have to hold onto the simple things in life and look forward to them. Also, we have to remember that overt things can only sustain a person just so long.. Perhaps joy is found in the combination..;-) But regardless of how you look at it, it is the deep of things and actually the deepest of it all that will mend the heart, give true joy and nourish the soul., a soul that could have otherwise been starving.
Bible verse: Psalm 30:5
".....weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning."
9/1/15 original 2/17/20 reposted and edited
Welcome to We Make the Static! And here's a bit about your blogger. Mardea is a self entitled Modern griot or at least one in the making. She is also a social thinker and her belief system is Messianic/Christian. She lives by a conservative moral code and knows that the greatest gift given by God to us is Love. Love came through His son, the Christ. Therefore, these inspirationals are meant to not only uplift the the I , meaning not just you, but to do a wholesome work in uplifting the "we". That is creating harmony with you and others. but most important, to bring Harmony between you and the Creator through His Christ because He gave his son to you not only as a gift, but as the Keys to salvation. So --enjoy and if you find the readings inspiring, feel free to share. Also feel free to leave comments as feedback is always encouraging!