“A woman with breast cancer, going through the rigors of chemo, woke up one morning,
looked in the mirror, and noticed she had only three hairs left on her head.
‘Well,’ she said, ‘I think I’ll braid my hair today.’
So she did and she had a wonderful day.
The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror
and saw that she had only two hairs remaining on her head.
‘H-M-M,’ she said, ‘I think I’ll part my hair down the middle today.’
So she did and she had a grand day.
The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and noticed
that she had only one lonely hair on her head, hanging on for dear life.
‘Well,’ she said, ‘Today I’m going to wear my hair in a pony tail.’
So she did, and she had a fun, fun day.
The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and
noticed that there wasn’t a single hair on her head.
‘YAY!’ she exclaimed. ‘I don’t have to fix my hair today!'”
I got a good chuckle out of this funny, wise little story. 🙂
My “take-away” and challenge to myself is to reflect on what attitude I am going to choose along this path God has me on. Here’s some I can think of for starters right now:
I choose to have a grateful, happy heart that is based on the Word of God, not my circumstances.
I choose to enjoy every single day God has left for me on this earth, thanking Him for the lovely gifts He has for me along the way .
I choose to recognize those gifts, particularly those wrapped in packaging that make them not seem like good gifts but they really are.
I choose to remember that this earth is not my real Home, just a temporary one: Heaven is and it’s right around the corner even if I live to 100.
I choose to be soft and tender in God’s Hands: allowing Him to teach me all the beautiful lessons He has for me along the way .
I choose to be a blessing and to reach out to others.
I choose not to give in to self pity and a self centered life.
I choose not to be a miserable person, especially when I am feeling miserable.
I choose to deal with sin and mistakes in my life God’s way.
I choose to forgive others and myself. Everybody messes up sometimes, just like me.
I choose to be a peace maker.
I choose to tell people how great and wonderful God always is no matter what.
I choose to cultivate laughter and humor.
I choose God above everything else.
Father, please help me to make good choices. I know I can only do this in Your strength. I know how prone I am to wander and to grab stuff in my life back and even though it’s foolish and dumb to do that, I still do it. Please take over completely. Please be in total charge of everything having to do with me and my life–I’m 100% Yours.
Lord, every single good gift comes from You…
277. The relief of again giving full control of my life over to God. Help me to keep giving myself back to You, moment by moment, Lord!
278. The funny, wise story of the lady with 3 hairs left and my take-away on the choices I desire to make and will make, in His strength, with Him in charge
279. Mom, Bets, and Heidi coming to visit next week! Hooray!
280. He’s given me His peace. My heart never needs to be troubled or afraid (John 14:27)
God’s beloved bald-headed Paula
“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you.
Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” John 14:27