Face things and move on

Today I decided to bake some bread from a different recipe. It didn’t work. Although the bread rose initially after shaping it just sat there. After a little rise I decided to bake it and it promptly fell. After taking it out the taste was great and the texture wonderful but it only rose the slightest bit. Won’t use that recipe again. Back to my own recipe that works every time.

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Bread baking is so therapeutic. I love kneading it with my hands. The silky feel of it and the smell when it bakes. (even if it doesn’t rise) The house smells so good. I was planning to take some to a neighbor but another day.

Things don’t always work out the way we planned. This was a small thing but when big things happen we have to move on just the way we do with the little ones. Sometimes it helps to fuss and #%^&*+#Β  some to make us feel better. If it is a truly bad thing it may take some time to get over it. I have a friend who says “take 24 hours for a pity party and then shake it off and get on.” I have actually found this to work for me. After the 24 hours are up I challenge myself to rise up out of the depths, take a deep breath, and move on. I think our minds just need time to absorb whatever new reality is facing us.

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Life is never boring but shakes us up to test our mettle. Those upsets don’t get to me as much as they used to except for life and death issues. Even then I have learned that those things can be faced and accepted even though they hurt. At my age one has to acknowledge that death is inevitable. Doing so brings a kind of peace.

If only we could learn to live each day knowing that it will never come again. Participate in life every moment instead of waiting for tomorrow we would be so blessed.

 

8 thoughts on “Face things and move on

  1. My pity parties aren’t that long. I let myself “wallow” for about ten minutes – cry profusely, etc. Then I think, “Well, this isn’t fun,” and I’m done. Sometimes I wallow for ten minutes a day for a week or so, but that’s my limit. I guess I’ve always had a shorter attention span. πŸ˜‰

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  2. …This is why I try to wait until I get back to my computer at home to write, until I am inspired to write, while something is fresh on my mind…
    … ANYWAY, She’s still my “Little Siste”, seven years my junior and I am trying to find a way to impart something I have learned in my life, along with the wisdom I’ve been given by my mentor; my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, whom she’s loved, yet like myself, (up until about 8 years ago), was a “Luke warm” Christian. I started learning, what kind of miraculous, Joyful, peaceful life there is, In giving everything and every part of my life to Jesus, living only for Him, just because of who He IS, and how much He LOVES US.
    When I finally got to the point of realizing, that I can do nothing worthwhile, and have the kind of Character it takes to stay these. If we decide to follow Christ, we can “wander” off, even for a moment, and do our own thing… Missing what He is continually, trying to say, teach, and bless us, every moment, IF we have our eyes…our minds sy@”on Him

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  3. Yet, we MUST be teachable…And hungry and thirsty for His Righteousness. Then, He will guide each and every step we take…
    Trusting in our Redeemer, Savior, and defender.
    Where He “Guides”… He WILL PROVIDE πŸ’œπŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§πŸ’œπŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘§πŸ‘ΌπŸ‘©β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦πŸ’ͺπŸ’œβœŒοΈπŸ’¨πŸ’₯πŸ’«πŸ‘€πŸ™ŒπŸŒŽ

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