One night a woman had a dream. She dreamed she was walking along the beach with God. Across the sky flashed scenes from her life. For each scene, she noticed two sets of footprints in the sand. One belonged to her, and the other to God.
When the last scene of her life flashed before her, she looked back at the footprints in the sand. She noticed that many times along the path of her life, there was only one set of footprints. She also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in her life.
This really bothered her and she questioned God about it. "God, you said that once I decided to follow you, you'd walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there is only one set of footprints. I don't understand why when I needed you the most, you would leave me."
God replied, "My precious, precious child, I love you and would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then I carried you."
How to Be Happy!
Don't ever stop dreaming your dreams;
they're a very essential part of you.
Do whatever you can to make them a
reality by the course you take,
the plans you make,
and all the things you do.
Don't dwell on past mistakes;
leave yesterday behind you ---
along with any of its problems,
worries, and doubts.
Do realize you can't change the past,
but just ahead is the future ---
and you can do something about that.
Don't try to accomplish everything at once;
life can be difficult enough ---
without adding frustration to the list.
Do travel one step at a time,
and reach for one goal at a time.
That's the way to find out
what real accomplishment is.
Don't be afraid to do the impossible,
even if others don't think you'll succeed.
Do remember that history is filled with
incredible accomplishments of those who
were foolish enough ..... to believe.
Don't forget that there are so many
things that are wonderful, rare,
and unique about you.
And do remember that if you can search
within and find a smile .....
that smile will always be a reflection
of the way people feel ..... about YOU!
My Prayer for Panic Disorder
Lord, I thank you for all blessings I have received, and all to come. Be close to me in my time of need. When I get shaky and weak, hold me up with your strength. When I get hot and sweaty, cool me with the breeze of your swift response to me, your child. When my eyes seem foggy as though I am looking through a cloud, let me see through your eyes. When my heart is racing, let it race be towards you. When I feel as though I am having a heart attack, hold my heart and comfort it. When I have trouble breathing, return to me my first breath in life. When I feel that I will die, let me be reminded, you died for me that I may have eternal life. When fear fills my heart, remind me of my salvation, my Lord, my Savior. When I feel as though nothing is real, let me see the truth, the reality of your word. When I feel dependent on others, show me your dependence to carry me through. Lord guide me, make me release all that is negative in my life. Heal me by your purpose, in this I will grow. Take control of my body, and use me as a tool, always in your will. Compel me to be ever mindful of your divine love for me.
by Dayna Matthieu
There is no investment you can make which will pay you so well as the effort to scatter sunshine and good cheer where-ever you are.
The deepest principal in human nature is the craving to be
appreciated. When you treat an individual as if they were what they
ought to be and could be, they will become what they ought to be and could be.
Everyone thrives on being appreciated, loved and needed.
There is no stimulus like that which comes from the consciousness of knowing that others believe in you.
Applaud others when they run.
Console them when they fall.
And cheer them when they recover.
As water is to flowers,
So is praise to the heart of another.
Go placidly amid the noise & haste, & remember what peace there may be in silence, as far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly & clearly, and listen to others, even the dull & ignorant; they too have their story.
Avoid loud & aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself to others, you may become vane & bitter; for always there will be greater & lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble ; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity & disenchantment it is perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the council of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees & the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with god, whatever you conceive him to be, and whatever your labors & aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham , drudgery & broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy.
Staff, H. (2007, February 19). Inspirational Poems, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2023, December 3 from https://www.healthyplace.com/anxiety-panic/articles/inspirational-poems