Thursday, March 13, 2014

Week 2/Day 11~ 21 days to a Positive Attitude (Wednesday March 12)

Day 11 - Wednesday

1) Every day write down 3 good things that happened that day for which you are grateful.
A.  The Physical Therapist who is part of the in home rehab, trying to get me ready for full steam ahead physical therapy, has been the same one the who time, unlike the visiting nurse.  She informed me, worked around my TBI symptoms of anxiety and depression, which are ever present, saw what I needed to do, and wrote the plan for therapy that would allow me to accelerate and not destroy myself.  Individual care. Awesome blessing.  Plus she loved on my daughters kitty's. What more can you ask. 

B. My daughter has taken to my wife's and my Kenpo Instructor like water to a lake.  She finished Short 4, the master form for Ed Parker Kenpo, today, and even understand that now the learning begins, as she fine tunes both the moves and their applications.  It is a blessing when you students, and more so your daughter, take to something you hold dear, and then accelerate past you like you are standing in cement.  I am blessed by good friends (and Instructors) and and Awesome Daughter.

C. Today I discovered how much has changed at MAK in the last 2 weeks, and the teaching team is not only making it ok, they are making it better.  This blessing is from God's People who have happened, or chosen, to associate with us.  I thank God for them, but more directly, I thank them for them too.  

2) Journal about one positive blessing. One of the three, and explain why that good thing is better than the bad things that happened.

I am a control freak, and yet I know my limitations.  For other control freaks, that last statement is an anathema, as they can not conceive of any weakness they might have or limitations they might accept.  They teach "You can do anything, if you want to badly enough."  I agree, I can, but I am noticing during my rehabilitation that doing it, and doing it well are far different things.  I have skills that I was gifted by the Holy Spirit and I have skills and talents that I have developed by my own effort, and I tend to want to use them all.  This surgery is forcing me to notice that those around me also have talents and skills.  Like the body, you would be in deep do do if your hands hand to do the job of your feet.  You could make it work, especially if you had not feet, but if you have feet, your feet are your best feet.  That is the lesson I am learning this month is seems.  I need to focus more on my own talents and trust those around me, and that is point C above.  I am blessed with awesome friends who also teach karate with me, and I am only now noticing just how awesome they really are.  Thank you God, for putting me here, and I would like to thank them for choosing to be at MAK.

3) Meditate and detach from multi-tasking, by focusing on scripture~ read it, research it, think about how it might impact your life.

Today I was continuing to read Forgotten God by Francis Chan, and I continued to learn some of the things that a control freak like me can do to justify their behavior, rather than follow the Holy Spirit as we are asked to by Paul. The Holy Spirit is not for tomorrow, or next year;  He is for here and now, and I have to lay my will down for him.

Galatians 5:16 (CEV):"If you are guided by the Spirit, you won’t obey your selfish desires."

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4) One random act of kindness a week. You can do more. (Try one a day)

not today

5) Pray. Lay down the hurtful things and gather strength. 



Rules for 21 Days to a Positive Attitude Click here

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