The following is my post on facebook for May 12, 2011:
Some days you just have to stir yourself up! Get yourself going! Getter Done! and as tempting as that pity party you are inviting yourself to may sound, don't attend, it's not worth it! Get yourself going in a positive direction, it is your choice! ~Mary Jean Marquez
This post hit a cord in many people's hearts. The feedback was positive and a needed word for so many, to include myself. The words that kept coming to my mind were, "Live an on purpose life." It is our God given free will to choose how we live life, and I personally want to live a good life. Let's choose life and not death in every area of life, ON PURPOSE!
There will always be negative situations that may arise, or areas of life that are not quite how you would want them to be, but don't allow those things to run your life. You have the choice to have a positive and optimistic attitude toward those situations. It sure beats having a downcast, negative attitude! That will get you nowhere, and will not help at all! You have the choice to change the way you are thinking and what words come out of your mouth. Your words are seed and if you are constantly talking negative about your life, or others, then that is what your harvest is going to be. You have the choice to control your mouth and actions ON PURPOSE!
Instead of letting those negative things around you bother you, fix what is bothering you. Instead of nagging and complaining about situations in your life, find the solutions, implement, and then move on. Don't allow yourself to stay stuck, feeling sorry for yourself. More than likely you will be the only one at your pity party; no one likes to hang with downcast people, even your family!!! Oh! Oh!
Make an honest assessment of YOU! If anyone can be honest with you, it should be you! Right? And then go to God with it and seek help and guidance for the areas that you want to change in your life. You can do all things through Christ who is your strength. Purpose to do this and you will succeed in your personal goals and dreams.
I hear so many people complain about their weight/health, but don't want to put on those tennis shoes and exercise. You control your flesh ON PURPOSE! You tell your body what to do. Don't let negative emotions or laziness get in the way of good health habits! Replace that negative outlook with a positive one ON PURPOSE!
Another complaint I hear a lot is, "MY house is so dirty!" Well, excuse me...clean it! I truly believe that there is chaos in the spiritual realm when there is a dirty home. Take one room at a time and really clean it out. Stop hording things and get rid of them. Be a blessing to someone else. If you have not worn those pants in over a year, bless someone else with them. Don't allow your life to be a stagnant swamp, but choose to be a flowing river of blessing! Rid your life of stuff you don't need, it only weighs your life down creating chaos in your home! This is a continual and lifelong process ON PURPOSE!
One other complaint is, my yard is over grown with weeds and doesn't look nice! Ay!Ay!Ay! A nice yard isn't going to miraculously appear. It takes work and effort to have a nice looking yard. I started doing my own yard, and I absolutely love it! I get out in the sunshine and meditate on God's goodness-Our time together! listening to the birds sing, and I get a good workout and tan, LOL! when I am done, I feel energized and proud of myself and my beautiful yard. I don't always feel like doing it, but I do it ON PURPOSE.
Kick that ugly EXCUSITIS out of your life! Be aware of when you make excuses not to do what you know you should be doing. Most of the time excuses are made because you don't want to do it, but you will make the time for the things we want to do! Make the decision that you will not make excuses anymore ON PURPOSE!
Don't allow a spirit of laziness or complacency overtake you. Get yourself going, no one else will, and no one else can motivate you, but you. There is a fabulous life to live, and life is made up of those mundane, everyday tasks. Let's approach each day with a positive attitude, and with energy to attack each day knowing that when you lay your head to rest at night, you have done all that you had set out to do for that day, and sleep in peace, ready and excited for the next day.
Make the quality decision that you are going to "Live an on Purpose Life."
LIFE IS FABULOUS PEACHY DARLING WHEN YOU LIVE AN ON PURPOSE LIFE!
With much Friendly Love!
Mary Jean Marquez