Tuesday, June 26, 2012

When...

your heart is broken and you are left devastated or stunned, 
give yourself time and lean on hope--healing will come


you want to criticize, think twice, count to 10 and choose to not have an opinion. 
you will not believe how much lighter you will feel when you don't have opinions


you want to seek revenge,
i encourage you to be a peacemaker instead


you want to give up--don't-- keep pushing through, and persevere,
you have so much to offer


you are feeling uninspired, take a break, be gentle with yourself
and then come back renewed and accept that it's ok to go through seasons of such


you are feeling unloved,
remember that God's love is enough for you--
even if it feels like it isn't


you are feeling confused,
seek wisdom from friends or mentors--reach out


someone hurts you or wrongs you and you start to feel hate in your heart--
forgive instead, it's there that you'll find freedom


life doesn't go as planned, take a deep breath,
and discover what life has to offer outside of your plan

26 comments:

trishie said...

Such beautiful words of wisdom

Laura said...

Such encouragement to my heart. Thank you :)

Mandy Crandell said...

Yes! These are all things that my mother has told me over the years. I used to be such a hot head. I mean, I still am, but I try to keep it to myself now. :)

http://mandycrandell.blogspot.com/

Kate said...

A great reminder, thank you!! xo

Elisha(: said...

Gorgeous. Your writing is.

x.

christina said...

AMEN!! beautiful writings!! soooooooo true!

Farmgirl Paints said...

beautiful words of encouragement...thank you.

JackieShoemaker said...

I loved reading this; very inspirational. Thanks for sharing!

JD and Whitney Todd said...

super refreshing and beautifully said!!

Natalie said...

Beautiful Gina!

Dawne said...

I've printed a couple copies of this off. One is going at my desk at work and the other on my fridge. This is a beautiful poem of practical, sensible, doable courage. God Bless your gifted heart. ~Dawne

Naomi said...

Beautiful words! Lovely blog! :)

Daisy said...

Such wisdom. I need to practice not having an opinion.

Julie Marie said...

Love you... Such wisdom...

nicole said...

ah. and amen.

Donate Life said...

Thank you for these lovely, precious reminders, Gina.

Anonymous said...

Love love this G!!! ~T

Lydia Criss Mays said...

Outside of my plan - I love that. It's never really any of our "plans" is it? Yet we quickly forget this and try to take it back. This is refreshing and beautiful and inspiring.

Thank you!

Happy seeing beautiful!

Stela said...

Very beautiful. Thanks Gina!

Nicole Marie said...

Beautiful Gina, simply beautiful.

HopeUnbroken said...

beautifully said, gina! there is always a choice in the matter, yes? so many times it's as simple as turning the other way. choosing hope. choosing Him.
thanks for your encouraging words. love you this day! :-)
steph

Magical Day Dream said...

Absolutely beautiful and encouraging! And so true :)

x

Marielle

chambanachik said...

<3 So wise.

his little lady said...

this post is so beautiful and inspiring, and exactly what i needed to read today. thank you for sharing this!
xo TJ

Nicole Marie said...

Hey love. I just wanted to tell you I awarded you with an award over on my end. :)

Barb said...

Lovely words and photo to go with them!