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Category: beliefs

Gaining New Perspective: Part One

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Gaining New Perspective

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Isn’t that an amazing photo? Do you think if you were the one right there on that mountaintop, taking in that view, that you would be able to gain some new perspective on your life?

A recent article by one of my favourite depression writers John Folk-Williams titled ‘Changing Core Beliefs about Depression’ got me thinking…. You may want to read it yourself along with other great stuff on his blog ‘Storied Mind’ and see if it tweaks some new thinking for you too.

He talks about the core beliefs of his own depression story like this: “The core beliefs of my depression story are bleak: things don’t work out, I stumble and fail, I don’t have much energy or motivation, I’m no good at getting along with people, in groups I’m invisible, and on it goes.”

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99 Reasons to be Thankful: Part One

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series 99 Reasons to be Thankful

chickadeeHello! Did you read last week’s posts about The Healing Power of Thankfulness?

This week I am leading by example and inviting you to join me. Each of the three days I am going to list 33 things I am thankful for. Here we go!

1. eyes to see

2. nose to smell

3. ears to hear

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“one thousand gifts”

BEST SELLER

BEST SELLER

Have you heard about this best seller?

My sister gave me a copy and she thinks it is terrific and I trust my sister and so, here I am, attempting to read this book that everyone is raving about. But I am not feeling my best and so it is hard for me to glean any good out of anything.

I don’t know whether it is

1. the rebellious side of my character or

2. my bipolar

but… I tend not to like some things that ‘everyone’  thinks so highly of. I seldom get caught up in trends. Sometimes I am convinced there is something wrong with me (even more than the bipolar) and I have spent most of my life feeling that I am not like most people.

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“Good Friday”? What’s So Good About It?

JESUS DIED FOR ME

JESUS DIED FOR ME

Many Christians, myself included, call this day “Good Friday”. Yet, today is the day that Christ was crucified. I wondered about that and so ‘googled’ it and found some interesting explanations.

I liked this one the best:

“But I think we call it Good Friday because, in pious retrospect, all that tragedy brought about the greatest good there could be.”

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