Thursday, March 20, 2014

Week 3/Day 19 ~ 21 days to a Positive Attitude (Thursday March 20)

Day 19 - Thursday

1) Every day write down 3 good things that happened that day for which you are grateful.

A. I got to teach with Steve MacGregor and Barbi McCoy today for the Power Turtles and Tiny Tigers Class.

B. We have been having huge issues with out propane gas hot water heater.  Brand new, keeps going out.  Hard to find techs for it.  Called the gas company to see if they could test the feed, just in case that was the problem.  Turns out they have repair techs.  Turns out the regulator was frozen.  They replaced it for free.

C. I ran into the pastor of one of the three churches in the area that I really like. He was at Starbucks.  20 years ago, when I was a new Christian, I had an argument with him over the well being of one of my students.  That student is grown and not really part of my life, but this pastor set me down the road to proper doctrine.  It was the right meeting of the right man at the right time.  Blessing indeed.

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

Teaching is in my soul and is the only gift of the spirit that I am sure I have and it has never let me down. I Love teaching.  Long ago, a former pastor of my church said that I was not really teaching because I was not imparting the Word of God.  I am not at all sure he was right, but I have gone into great depth since then to make sure that I am teaching God's word when I teach, though to be honest, it is more by practice than by word. Anyway, I love teaching.  Today I got to teach the Power Turtles, 2 1/2 year olds, and Tigers, 4-5 year olds.  Most people don't teach this age group.  Too hard.  Those that do consider it some type of income source that requires basic baby sitting.  I don't.  I get to teach these kids some of the most important lessons of the martial arts, and surprise surprise, I also get to teach the they physical art.  It astounds me every time I get to teach them.

Today, 4 hours after teaching them, my knee is still screaming in pain because this is only 2 1/2 weeks since total knee replacement, but it was worth it.  And I got to teach with two awesome teachers who teach for the same reason I do. (Again, to be honest, all the instructors I can say that about, it's just I got to teach with only two of them today.)

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

John 17:20 (CEV) - "I am not praying just for these followers. I am also praying for everyone else who will have faith because of what my followers will say about me."

Jesus was literally praying for me 2000 years before I was born.  Wow .. anyone who will have faith because of what my followers will say about me, he prayed.  We can include people in this astounding blessing just by bring them the Gospel.  Wow,

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

None today

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



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  1. At least you've went through your heater issues now. At least you can look back on it all and identify potential errors and areas of improvement. Some of which though are no doubt natural effects amid flaws in initial design. But as they say, the only thing you can really do is to get into the bottom of the matter and work from there, with the wisest guide and expert help possible.

    Levi @ Capital Plumbing

  2. In the end, after all the play, and replay, turns out the #1 issue was a messed up regulator on the tank, and they fixed that for free. eerrr but yea!