I have this nasty habit… I’m a smoker.
I don’t smoke in my house, that’s gross.
So when I want to do my nasty lil habit I step out my back door.
Today I noticed something that I’ve probably seen before but never gave much thought.
If I look to my left, just over the top of the fence, there’s a church way up on a hill; on top of this church is a steeple with a cross.
Even at night, that steeple and cross are lit up.
Smoking has been a struggle for me. I quite, I pick it back up; I quit, I pick it back up.
Today, that cross spoke to me. Somehow, it reminded me no matter where I am or what I’m doing I’m always at the foot of the cross.
I’m a Christian, but far from perfect.
Thankfully, I can take all of my imperfections to the foot of the cross and lay them at Jesus’ feet knowing he loves me unconditionally.
What a great reminder that steeple and cross are during a time when I’m doing something I struggle with on a regular basis.
There are things in life we struggle with. Whether that’s something we do over and over again or whether it’s something that’s a one time thing.
Thankfully, we aren’t expected to be perfect or even close to it.
Thankfully, we are loved just as we are, just where we are!
We are loved…unconditionally. We don’t have to be good enough or do enough, we simply have to accept it!
That’s my one minute mind
18 thoughts on “My One Minute Mind”
One minute mind. I can relate. Exercising the brain will help. I agree with Sarah….walk away from the ciggs. You life and health are more important. My husband struggled with that. I know its hard.
I’ve given them up before (once for 10 years) but they seem to always reappear! Exercising my mind…what a good idea!
No one is perfect, but we mustn’t forget to try and better ourselves when we can. Like quitting smoking.
Paola…you’re absolutely right about bettering ourselves.
We most certainly don’t need to be perfect. I think we all need to remind ourselves we are enough and we are loved unconditionally. Happy New Year xxx
Wendy, that’s one of the best things I do. Remind myself I am loved unconditionally! Thanks
Such a beautiful reminder ! Day and Night looking after you and your loved ones x
It really is beautiful verushka. It makes me feel stronger
I agree Robyn! I also have the same bad habit among other things😋 but no one is perfect and we are loved as we are, imperfections and all!
Yes we are Anna! Thank you
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Walk awaaaaay from the ciggies Robyn! 😉
I have two stories for you. A wife served her husband cigarette soup for dinner and it put him off smoking forever. Haha. Good call, huh?! 😉 … EFT (Emotional Freedom Therapy) can be helpful. Attaching negative images/thought patterns with a habit you want to break can work too.
One of my brothers died from 20 peripheral tumours around his lungs aged 31. He wasn’t even a smoker. It was an incurable, secondary cancer. My other brother, who’d been an occasional smoker till that point, gave up overnight.
Sometimes we need a shock. Other times we’re able to consider in advance.
Smoking is no doubt an incredibly difficult habit to break. Some people live long lives and get away with smoking throughout. Others aren’t so lucky. My next door neighbour passed from lung cancer (smoking related) in her 70’s.
If I have a big change to make, I think about the consequences of dealing with a potentially related illness in the future. Prevention is so much easier than cure. Wishing you good health Robyn.
Thank you for both the stories and the words of encouragement Sarah! It is a battle I have been fighting for many years, but I never give up hope
HI Robyn! I agree that the cross and what it symbolizes means the most to me when I am struggling with something repeatedly…HE never gives up on us and His mercies are new every single morning! http://joanwpage.com/what-is-happiness-what-is-joy/
Thank you Joan for your lovely words and for sharing your lovely post with me.
A nice post. May 2016 be happy and healthy.
Thank you Miriam and right back to you!
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A good reflection, Robyn. What I would worry most about is what the smoking is doing to you health. Do take care.
Thank Corinne! I worry about that too, but the struggle is bigger than me. One day at a time!