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Today is all about options again – I’m going to give you two items at a time, and you have to choose which either best describes you or which you prefer:

  1. Dyson or Vax?
  2. Talker or listener?
  3. Ford or Citroen cars?
  4. Fawlty Towers or Only Fools and Horses?
  5. McDonalds or Burger King?
  6. Jazz or classical music?
  7. Electric or gas?
  8. Lions or tigers?
  9. Rolling Stones or The Beatles?
  10. Analogue or digital clock/watch?

A variety of questions, some about your personality, some about your preferences. Whatever your answers, together they define who you are.

In case you’re wondering here’s my answerslogo_your_preferences_final

  1. Dyson
  2. Listener
  3. Citroen
  4. Fawlty Towers
  5. McDonalds
  6. Classical music
  7. Electric
  8. Tigers
  9. The Beatles
  10. Analogue

Today is all about options again – I’m going to give you two items at a time, and you have to choose which either best describes you or which you prefer:

  1. Cold weather or wet weather
  2. New York or Las Vegas
  3. Silver jewellery or gold jewellery
  4. Burger or pizza
  5. Midsomer Murders or Dalziel and Pascoe
  6. Sony or Samsung
  7. Debenhams or John Lewis
  8. Jumper or cardigan
  9. Snooker or pool
  10. Sweet or savoury

A variety of questions, some about your personality, some about your preferences. Whatever your answers, together they define who you are.

In case you’re wondering here’s my answerslogo_your_preferences_final

  1. Cold weather
  2. Las Vegas
  3. Gold jewellery
  4. Pizza
  5. Midsomer Murders
  6. Samsung
  7. John Lewis
  8. Jumper
  9. Snooker
  10. Sweet

DebtYesterday, I spoke about how we live in a world where debt is prevalent in our communities (A World In Debt). But today I want you to think about any debt you personally might have…

Any other debts you can think of?

There’s one other debt I can think of, and it’s not a monetary one, my debt to Christ for giving his life for me at Calvary, just so I personally could be forgiven of all my sins.

Have you acknowledged you debt to Christ for dying on a cross for you?

Why not repay your debt to Christ today, by giving your life, your all to Him.

It’s All Because of Jesus I’m alive

 

Over the last while I’ve asked you a couple of times whether you had ever noticed how there are some things which happen in films which never ever happen in real life – today it’s time for some more examples!

top15moviesHere’s a few examples which show what I’m saying:

  1. When paying for a taxi, don’t look at your wallet as you take out a note. Just grab one out at random and hand it over. I’ll always be the exact fare.
  2. All bombs are fitted with electronic timing devices with large red digital displays so you know exactly when they are going to explode.
  3. You always wake up with every hair in place. i.e. No “bed-head”!
  4. Plain girls can become movie stars simply by removing their glasses and letting their hair down.
  5. Many musical instruments (especially wind instruments and accordions) can be played without moving your fingers.
  6. It’s not necessary to say “Hello” or “Goodbye” when beginning a telephone conversation.
  7. A disconnected telephone call can always be restored by frantically beating the cradle and saying “Hello? Hello?” repeatedly.
  8. You will survive any battle in any war unless you show someone a picture of your sweetheart back home.
  9. All single women have a cat!
  10. If a microphone is turned on it will immediately feedback.

Any of these sound familiar?

Obviously these are complete generalisations because not every film follows the above rules, but I’m sure you’ll agree, you can think of a lot which do!

Your career makes a living but your calling makes your life.

So today’s question for you is twofold:

  1. Is your career fulfilling your ambitions?
  2. Have you accepted your calling?

As far as my first question is concerned, many find themselves falling into a particular job or career simply because of circumstances, i.e. It was the only job they could get, while others may have following a childhood dream, or through their academic achievements found certain opportunities opened for them.

Now my second question is for me the more interesting one, as in order to accept your calling, you have to first listen to God as He directs you , and then choose to accept the plan He has for your life.

It may be difficult to change your career, particularly given the current economic climate and lack of job opportunities at present. However it is never too late to say, “Yes”, to God’s calling. So whether you’ve been swithering for a short time, or ignoring God for years, it’s not too late to accept God’s calling now, today!

I hope you enjoy listening to the International Staff Songsters of the Salvation Army singing Christ Calls, as the message in this song, reinforces what I’ve written in this blog post:

OpportunityDo you ever feel like you never get any opportunities in life?

Well have a read at this

Opportunity follows struggle. It follows effort. It follows hard work. It doesn’t come before.

Have you not had any struggles or put in much effort or hard work?

I find that hard to believe. It is simply that you have not realised that what you were confronted with were opportunities, but simply saw them as inconveniences or problems you had to overcome.

Don’t be blinded into thinking all problems are inconveniences, but instead look for the opportunities and openings that these problems are presenting to you, and grab them with both hands.

EvacuateIf you suddenly had to evacuate your house I an instant, what five items would you take with you?

Here’s my five, in no particular order…and they assume my hubby can get himself out!:

  • Tigger (our cat)
  • Mobile phone
  • Purse (which will also contain my credit cards)
  • Laptop
  • All my medication/tablets

OK that’s my list, any of them surprise you? Any surprise omissions?

Yes I’ve not included any person items like photos or anything, because at the end of the day, I have my memories plus many of the more recent photos are on the laptop which I included as one of the items I’d rescue.

You might wonder why I’m taking my mobile phone, but how else am I going to call for help!

What about you, any of your five things the same as mine?

 

Yesterday in Happy People #1, I spoke about how we don’t need to have the best of everything to be happy. well today I’m going to contradict myself!

There is one thing in life in which it is imperative that we have the best in order that we can be truly happy – Any ideas?

God! If our life is without faith, without God, we will never be truly happy. When we give our lives to God, He promises to never leave us, therefore if we put our entire faith and trust in Him, He can help us be happy.

Happy people and those who have given their whole life to God just as this following song Everything by Tim Hughes says:

The happiest people don’t necessarily have the best of everything but they make the most of everything.

As I said yesterday (in Keep Smiling), smiling can be infectious as if we smile, those around us will also feel like smiling. One thing helps make it easier to smile sometimes, is when we have all we need. That doesn’t mean we have the best of everything, but we don’t need the best of everything to be happy, as happiness is a very subjective feeling and as such can often be fulfilled simply by having all we need in life. e.g. loving family, good friends, a roof over our head, food to eat, clothes to keep us warm etc..

Note: To have everything we need does not include life’s luxuries, such as a car, lots of money, all the latest gadgets, but instead it is simply life’s necessities to live.

We all have particular things/events that make us happy – What makes you happy?

Here’s a few things that make me happy (in no particular order):happy people

  1. Listening to one of my favourite pieces of music
  2. Getting positive feedback about my blog
  3. Watching a good comedy
  4. Waking up thinking it’s time to get up, but finding there’s another few hours before the alarm will go off
  5. Finding something I thought I’d lost
  6. Making something (food) I’ve never made before and finding it’s delicious
  7. An ice-cold drink on a hot day
  8. Looking out on a snowy day knowing I don’t need to go out in it
  9. Getting a bargain in the sales (this doesn’t happen to me very often)
  10. Being told presents I’ve bought others are “just what they needed”

Have any of these things made you smile or think of a similar situation that you were in?

If your answer is Yes, I’ve done my job and made you happy, just by talking about my “happy things“.

Keep thinking happy thoughts!