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Monday, April 18, 2016

Carolyn McBreen Gibbs Blog: You Choose!

Carolyn McBreen Gibbs Blog: You Choose!: We do have choices, every day! When you wake up in the morning, you can choose what kind of day it's going to be. Our minds are powerful...

You Choose!

We do have choices, every day! When you wake up in the morning, you can choose what kind of day it's going to be. Our minds are powerful tools, all we have to do is learn how to be in charge of our thoughts. Sometimes it is easier to let the negative in, and allow our minds to dwell on the negative.

It takes more determination, more work to look at the positive. Like anything in life, it is a learning process. I think we humans look to the negative automatically. I don't know why we do, but that is what our minds come up with. We think we can't, we think the worst.

Whether it is our personal life, or what is going on in our country, or the world, we worry, we stress, and we believe the worst. We don't know how it will ever right itself. We don't see any solutions. A crisis hits. Our job is gone, our family is falling apart, and there are more health problems than money to fix them. Oh what to do....what to do! Right? Wrong?

There was a time, not so long ago, I stressed over a lot of things. If friends or family had a problem, I wanted to fix it. Problems in the world, Made me so angry at injustice, and any thinking different from mine made me crazy. I just felt like I had to change people's minds, to right injustice, and you, know,be Super Woman. Watching the news, listening to politicians, or reading about man's inhumanity to others, wore me out. 

God had a different plan for me. With His loving, gracious, care, He brought me to a new place. It hasn't been easy, and it certainly doesn't happen naturally. My new place is totally in His hands. Over and over He has taught me in His word, and through the Holy Spirit, that He truly does have a plan, and a purpose. I have learned to turn ALL over to Him! No matter what our country looks like, no matter what may happen, it is still all in His care! I don't have to worry about it any more!

It is very freeing, but I repeat, it isn't easy. I still have the old worrier rear her head,from time to time, and my Jesus, simply reminds me, "I have this!" It feels good to let go, and know that whatever happens, it goes through God first. He will continue to care for me, lead me, teach me, through any event in my life! I pray about all situations, I pray for our country, I pray for our next leader, and then let God do what only He can do! It feels really good not to have to stress over life. God has a plan, I trust Him!

It is my choice! I choose to trust Him totally. Each time I choose His way, I release a little more of me. When I get me out of the way, He can do amazing things. All I know is I have a peace and a calm by trusting Jesus! It didn't happen overnight, but I am so glad Jesus was patient enough to wait for me to get it! 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Carolyn McBreen Gibbs Blog: Good Golly...Miss Molly!

Carolyn McBreen Gibbs Blog: Good Golly...Miss Molly!: Bet you all thought I ran away! Nope! I just like to stay burrowed in when it is winter! Mom says when that cold air hits my nose, I just wa...

Good Golly...Miss Molly!

Bet you all thought I ran away! Nope! I just like to stay burrowed in when it is winter! Mom says when that cold air hits my nose, I just want back inside! She is right. I do not like cold, I do not like wind, and I definitely do not like snow! I guess I am a Goldilocks kind of girl. Not too hot, not too cold, just right!

Winter went by, finally, and now it is Spring. I like Spring! The sun feels good, the sky is very blue, and I can chase squirrels again! We'll sort of. I run at them, they run up a tree. I circle the tree, and bark. I can't ever get there very fast, cause Mom says she can't go that fast. I don't know why she can't run fast like me.

We had those ducks in our pool again too. They just float around and don't pay any attention to me. I try to be scary, but I guess not enough. Mom likes to watch them and take pictures of them. The best fun is seeing my friends. Max, next door is still my best bud. We don't see each other as much, cause his Mom is so busy. I love to see her too, cause she knows just how to rub a girl's ears!

I am glad the snow is gone, cause now we can go on longer walks. Do you know how much a girl can see and smell on a long walk? Lots! One time Mom fell right in the driveway. I always stay close to her, but I don't know how to help. I'm glad a neighbor came and helped, and I'm so glad she didn't get hurt. 

I still love when my Daddy gets home! I love his lap better than anything! On the days Mom and Dad stay home all day are the best! It is really hard to see them leave. They say I have my sad, "poor me," face on when they get ready. Lots of times, I stay right on the steps, and just wait. When I hear the car come home, I am so happy, all I can do is wiggle! I put my nose in the corner of the step, and whine, and whine, just cause I am so happy! Then I run up the steps, and sit on the arm of the couch, so I can give them kisses when they get up the steps! Then I run f
or the bed, and it's "belly rubs!"

Well I guess that's all for now! My life doesn't change much, but I am a lucky little girl! Oh, one thing I forgot....remember last year when Daddy had to have what they call surgery, and he was gone so long, well, Mom just said he has to have more surgery next month. I am saying my puppy prayers that it won't be as long this time! If you would think about it, maybe you could say some puppy prayers too! Thank you, and I love you all! Paws Up, and tails wagging!
Your puppy friend,