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Light in the Darkness Surrounded by Love with Hope for those in need.

Shirley

Shirley is the proud mother of two beautiful young ladies. She enjoys spending time with them on their ranch in the deep South with their three paint horses. Always looking for an adventure, she looks forward to hikes in the mountains chasing waterfalls, or scouring the coast for beautiful lighthouses! Shirley writes to encourage others and often times shares things that motivate and inspire her. She believes in living life to the fullest because no one is promised the gift of another day. Join her as we honor our bodies, minds, hearts, souls, and our Almighty Creator, God above!

12 Comments

  1. Tamela
    August 25, 2014 @ 8:38 am

    Thank you, Shirley. I think on some level it is human nature to look for hidden meanings when we are troubled about something. We, ourselves, think things are being broadcast when the reality is they truly aren’t. We think “certainly what is being talked about or one is having trouble with is being broadcast the world over! Isn’t it??!!”

    It is like you said, when one steps back from their own inner turmoil and fully allows Creator to come in and soothe your heart and mind – it is only then that we begin to heal. Today I am filled with White Light and peace is where I choose to live today. No more guessing as to what others are doing and certainly no controlling! I am willing today to allow life to happen and not try to drive life in a certain direction. Unless I become I spy, I must learn, like many, to accept the words written as truth and stop looking for a false meaning where none exists.

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    • Shirley
      August 25, 2014 @ 12:31 pm

      Beautifully stated, Tamela. Thank you.

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  2. tara pittman
    August 25, 2014 @ 12:55 pm

    I too can let my emotions get the best of me, it only natural. I always am thing people are talking about me.

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    • Shirley
      August 25, 2014 @ 1:07 pm

      I think we all do this from time to time, Tara. We take on things that really aren’t ours to take on. We may see something that triggers our thoughts to go to a place where we have some pain, and we may take things personally when it wasn’t aimed at us at all. It is a hard cycle to break, but if we’re mindful of this going in, it might make the difference. Maybe we can remove ourselves for just a minute to check ourselves, then proceed. Easier said than done, I know.

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  3. Kristen @ Ladybug Blessings
    August 25, 2014 @ 1:37 pm

    Awesome post! Definitely something I think everyone needs to read 🙂

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    • Shirley
      August 26, 2014 @ 7:53 pm

      Aww, thank you so much, Kristen. By the way, I LOVE the “Ladybug Blessings!” My daughter’s nickname is “Ladybug!”

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  4. Keiko
    August 25, 2014 @ 4:05 pm

    This reminds me of Jungian shadow work – that the things that drive us nuts about other people are really the things we sometimes can’t stand about ourselves. Great post!

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    • Shirley
      August 26, 2014 @ 7:52 pm

      Thank you, Keiko! Yes, that is very interesting, indeed, how that works!

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  5. Jay @ Life of Creed
    August 25, 2014 @ 5:20 pm

    I am one of those with the walls up. If something does bother me, well I keep it to myself a majority of the time. Which I know is not always the best thing, sometimes letting the emotion out and expressing it can be a good thing.

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    • Shirley
      August 26, 2014 @ 7:51 pm

      I used to be one of those with the walls up also, Jay. Then when I started thinking about it, the walls were to keep people OUT so they couldn’t get close enough to hurt me. Yet, I was the prison because I closed myself in! I had to do something about that and open myself up more. It has been worth tearing those walls down, as scary as it was to begin with.

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  6. Heidi Bee
    August 27, 2014 @ 3:23 pm

    I think we all tend to do this and it is hard not to take it personally but we must try. Sometimes I think it has more to do with the person posting and something they are going through. It would be a great time to pray for them!

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    • Shirley
      August 27, 2014 @ 3:58 pm

      You make a very good point, Heidi. It very well could be something that the person is going through. It would be wonderful if we could turn our focus from ourselves and on to praying for them.

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