Laughing during Life’s Sadness and Disappointments

A happy heart is good medicine, and a cheerful mind works healing, but a broken spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22 (AMPC)

It is this quote I have said I am here to bring cheerfulness and Laughter to the world through Life’s sadness and disappointments we all been through that. If you ever get around me, I LOVE to laugh I have fun I have a great time when I laugh laughter is one of the characteristics is that I am looking for in a guy. This is a quote all of us I have seen ‘’ live well, laughed often, loved much ‘’ by Elisabeth – Anne ‘’ Bessie ‘’ Anderson Stanley (Farrell, 2015), if you look at the second word, laughed often. If somebody said something funny, did something funny or a funny thought comes to my mind I tried to laugh as much I can. It’s more sadness than it is laughter I was reading this book that my Mom has I forgot the name of the book it’s about the people who have experienced the Holy Spirit at the Azusa Street Revival. While I was reading it, I started to laugh I was trying to hold it in but, I couldn’t I went out laughing my Mom was looking at me like, what is wrong with you? I said I am laughing my Mom said oh, you have that Holy Spirit Laughter. The book was nowhere funny I was just laughing when we think of laughter we think of joy we put joy in material things and people that give us temporarily joy when their time is up to leave us we are sad again. We have Jesus who is the joy of life the source of joy we don’t have to feel sad about him leaving us because he can’t he said he would be with us to the end (Matthew 28:20) he won’t leave us or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5). Don’t get it twisted I am not saying we can’t enjoy the people and the material things in our lives that we love so much I am saying don’t depend on them as your source of joy they are contributors of joy (1 Timothy 6:17). While we have Jesus as our source of joy, we have the strength to go through life’s sadness and disappointments (Nehemiah 8:10) and have that Joy-filled laughter people would look at you crazy like, how can you laugh at a time like this? You can look at life as full of joy or full of sadness from this day September 24, 2017, I will look at life as full of joy because I know where my joy comes nobody can’t take it away (John 16:22) everything don’t have to be perfect I can laugh with the fullness of joy. I looked up some research on how laughter can heal our sadness and disappointments.

1. Remind yourself to have fun – I tell my Mom this all the time to have fun she knows I love to have fun. Go to social outings that are fun such as go to a game, out to eat, go to a party, go bowling, go to the park it is ok to have fun it is not a problem life is to be enjoyed (Lingren, 1998).

2. Learn to laugh when you can’t – when you are in a bad or a difficult situation that you don’t want to laugh, laugh anyway people would ask what is funny? Say that you are laughing with the fullness of joy with that joy comes from Jesus can be your strength to get through that difficult situation (Lingren, 1998 and Nehemiah 8:10).

3. The benefits of Laughter – everybody loves to laugh it makes you feel good that good feeling will still be there after you stop laughing (Lingren, 1998). Laughter helps us see that the small things are not that important as they sometimes are it helps us to see a problem in another perspective, make it seem not that serious, and you will realize your opportunities will go up for objectivity and insight (Lingren, 1998).

4. Laughter heals – Laughter would make you want to live and help you fight diseases our chest becomes bigger when we laugh, we get to breathe more making the air comes from our lungs (Lingren, 1998). Laughing relaxes our bodies and the problems that comes with it such as high blood pressure, strokes, arthritis, ulcers and heart disease are sometimes brought low (Lingren, 1998).

5. Humor unites us, especially when we laugh together – what makes us go against each other is when judge each other inappropriately (Lingren, 1998). Our friends and neighbors are not perfect, and neither is our family or personal life we when laugh together it brings us together than makes us go against each other (Lingren, 1998).

Wipe those eyes end that woe is me party know where your joy comes from and start laughing watch this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAYr4Jg9iSE

References

Farrell, M. (2015). Where does the saying, ‘’ Live well, love much, often’’ comes from? Retrieved from https://www.quora.com/Where-does-the-saying-Live-well-love-much-laugh-often-come-from

Lingren, H. (1998). Put Laughter and Humor in your Life. Retrieved from https://www.insightpsychological.ca/handouts/Put%20Laughter%20and%20Humor%20in%20Your%20Life.doc

Much Love and Many Blessings,

Robin

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Appreciate the little things

Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5: 18 (NLT)

On September third and fourth, 2017 Florida was hit by Hurricane Irma by September fifth the hurricane has left on September tenth I was viewing the news saying there were such a significant number of individuals without power. Amid the hurricane, I had power in this circumstance it influenced me to value that I had power I don’t as a rule value anything I have. I enlightened my Mother regarding this she said you generally acknowledge what you have regardless of the possibility that it is an easily overlooked detail, for example, power the seemingly insignificant details only essential as the huge things. We don’t, for the most part, welcome the seemingly insignificant details it generally the enormous things we acknowledge we shouldn’t do that. We ought to value all that we have rather they are huge or little in all circumstances.

Much Love and Many Blessings,

Robin

Don’t Look Back

No, Christian brothers and sisters, I do not have that life yet. But I do one thing. I forget everything that is behind me and look forward to that which is ahead of me. Philippians 3:13 (NLV)

August was not a good month for me relationship wise I am so glad that September is here where I can really start afresh. Last month I noticed why my eyes are in front of my face and not behind my head. I said God has a reason why he put your eyes in front of your face not behind your head. The reason is He wants to you look what’s in front of you and not behind you if keep looking back you will crash. What I am saying is keep looking forward, in other words, keep it moving whatever happens in August don’t look at it behind you look what’s in September it’s something there. Celebrate, God brought you to a new month, and he is doing something new can you see it? (Isaiah 43:19 AMPC) I hope y’all have a wonderful September.

September by Earth, Wind & Fire

Much Love and Many Blessings,

Robin

Reconciliation

Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation. 2 Corinthians 5:18(NKJV)

On August 3rd, 2017, me and David reconcile after we got into a disagreement about a money issue. The reason I reconcile with him because I loved him and cared more about the relationship than the money issue. I am not sure did he felt the same way now, we are no longer together when it comes to people that have done me wrong I don’t usually reconcile with them I kick them to the curb and leave them there. When I was reconciling with David, it’s like I was showing the Spirit of Reconciliation to him this is the first of many this reminds me how God reconcile with us through his Son, Jesus. God loved us He wanted to be with us to start a relationship with us He cares more about us than our sins so; He sent Jesus to die for us and shed his blood. He is not like us that hold grudges saying why I should forgive you or want to reconcile with you? With all the sins, you have done to me go to HELL. Lol, we will be on our way there gather around the air condition begging for some water crying saying God doesn’t want us no more. Thank God, Thank God, He is not like that. All of Us were like the lost son (Luke 15:11-32 NLV) want to spend our parent’s money live a wild life think wild, wild, wild thoughts (DJ Khaled, n.d.) you may not have heard that song before ask your kids they know. After the son spends his money living a wild life thinking wild thoughts didn’t get him anywhere he finds himself living on the street having no money working in a shelter realize he were living a blessed life having a roof over his head having clothes on his back having food to eat living his Dad and their employees. He decides to get out the shelter and go back home he had plan in his head to tell his Dad I am sorry for what I have done I am not worthy to be called your son hire me like I am one your employees. As he were little bit far away the Father saw him and the son saw the Father they ran to each other, they embrace, they hugged it out, they cried, they reconciled. He said to his Dad I am sorry for what I have done I am not worthy to be called your son the Father said to him Forget about that you are home bro you are home I am glad for you to be home. If you read verse 20 in Luke 15 it is about reconciliation if you think about it, it feels good to be reconciled with others to be accepted back in each other lives. For those of us that have received Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior we have been reconcile back to God and let’s spread of the Spirit of Reconciliation to everyone.

Reference

Khaled, D.J. (n.d.). Wild Thoughts. Retrieved from https://play.google.com/music/preview/Tnnpimz226ga6y4tst6qrqwsa5i?lyrics=1&utm_source=google&utm_medium=search&utm_campaign=lyrics&pcampaignid=kp-lyrics

Much Love and Many Blessings,

Robin

Think New and Positive Thoughts

And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Philippians 4:8 (NLT)

In this world would let you think some negative thoughts especially if a person did you wrong but, we have to do what Apostle Paul told us that is think new and positive thoughts such as think about what’s true, honorable, right, lovely, admirable, excellent, and worthy of praise. When we think new and positive thoughts we forget those negative things that happen to us and leave them behind. That’s another thing that Apostle Paul told us to do forget what’s behind us and look what’s ahead of us (Philippians 3:13 NLT) you have to focus on what’s in front of you right now for me; it is school. As you know I am in school I think about my future career which is excellent for me to think about I think about working for the NFL Network as a Managing Editor in Culver City, California. So, think about whatever is true, right, lovely, honorable and excellent to you.

Much Love and Many Blessings,

Robin

Take a Step of Faith

Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is evidence of things we cannot see. Hebrews 11:1 (NLT)

It is this guy that I use to talk to through the Facebook messenger app his name is David Adedeji Adeleke he is an American – born Nigerian recording artist, performer and record producer he is also known as Davido (Adeleke, n.d.). You can look him up on YouTube, Wikipedia, and his website at https://www.iamdavido.com on June 27, 2017, David took a step of faith contract me to start a relationship with me without seeing who I was or been around me. He said to me he likes me, he loves me, and he wants to marry me I went out on a limb said to him I love him too. I am not sure did he do his research on Facebook about me before he met me I took a step of faith to start the relationship with him too without seeing who he was or been around him. I said to myself this man using some faith who would start a relationship with someone online without seeing who they were or been around them? When it comes to online you have to use faith anyway because you are talking to people you never seen before or been around my prefer dating is the old-school way seeing the man face to face but. Anyway, this guy is doing better than us when comes to faith. We never saw God but, we say love God when God ask us to do something such as take a step of faith we don’t want to do it we want to see it first we want to research it then, we will take a step of faith. God is not like that he works by faith he wants us to take a step of faith without seeing it as you continue to walk then, you would get to see it for example in my neighborhood you can’t see Publix from my house have to get in your car and drive. You have to keep driving, driving, driving, driving, and driving so more until you get to see Publix get my point? God wants us to work by faith especially if it requires patience this is where I struggle at because I cry when I start to do something which I shouldn’t be doing anything that’s when it starts to happen. I will give you an example to explain my point I gave my tutor my essay on Saturday night I was getting very anxious as it went towards the night and was thinking about turn it in. I gave my tutor a reminder I need turn it in before deadline he said, relax Robin I shall not let you down he gave me my essay way before the deadline turn it in and I turn it in. This is the area I need to improve on depend on my faith don’t do anything have the patience that it will work out. People have said take a step of faith very loosely such as Carolyn my Mom wants to know how she can retire with the money that she has Carolyn said, take a step of faith. I told my Mom I said, if God didn’t tell you to take a step you better stay where you are if you do what Carolyn said you would fall flat on face, and butt Carolyn wouldn’t be anywhere around. If God tells you to take a step of faith do it you don’t have to research it you don’t have to see what it is.

Reference

Adeleke, D. (n.d). Davido. Retrieved from https://en.Wikipedia.org.wiki/Davido

Much Love and Many Blessings,

Robin

Live Life of more than Enough

The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).
John 10: 10 ( Amplified Bible Classic Edition (AMPC)

Don’t get me wrong I love living my life but, I hate living my life of not having enough and can’t get it such as cable I want to watch my sports and reality tv shows. I can’t get it because I don’t have enough money I am fed up with it it’s like I had to live all of my life of not having enough. That’s why I struggle stay up late sacrifice weekends going to social outings just to figure out my homework if I have to go through education to achieve my goals so be it. I want to achieve that abundance life I want to live life of more than enough in that way I can get more money and more things God wants his children to live life that is more than enough. He is the God of more than enough He is El Shaddai He doesn’t want his children to live in just enough or not enough he won’t get nothing out of that. I know not to put my happiness in material things I know where my happiness comes from but, do we not live in a world where money is the answer to all material things? Look that up in Ecclesiastes 10:19 I will always take care of my needs they are everyday but, I will have more of the things I want too.

Much Love and Many Blessings,

Robin