Smile, be happy, laugh a lot, Don’t shed another tear; A wonderful life is waiting for you, So face it without fear. There’ll be problems to solve, hurdles to cross, Work hard and know you can cope. With God at your side, Him as your guide, Each day will bring new hope. Days will pass by and turn into years, The ache in your heart soon will heal; Keep your faith and know that God always cares, So tackle each new day with zeal. Courage my friend, and trust be with you, Accomplish each task with a grin; Hang in there, you will make it I know, Remember your God, you have him.
We have all heard the saying “Sticks and stones can break my bones but words can never hurt me.” But let’s face it we all know this is not true. There is nothing more hurtful than to have someone who you love put you down with his words, insults you and say hurtful words that makes you feel worthless.
Many women suffer emotional abuse from their partners. A man will say hurtful things to a woman, which can literally tear her apart, break her down and make her feel as if she is not worthy of his love. Often he erodes her self-esteem and little by little she begins to think less of herself.
One thing ever woman must understand is that love is not supposed to hurt. If he hurts you emotionally then his kind of love is not right for you. Be true to yourself and walk away because you deserve better.
This is a season set apart for giving Our gifts that warm the heart, As we celebrate Christ’s birthday In a season set apart. A season set apart for showing How much we truly care For those we share our lives with And miss when they are not there. A season set apart for going That fabled “extra mile” To help a needy stranger image credit TheHolidaySpot And leave him with a smile. A season set apart for loving All creature great and small In honor of the Christ Child Who loved them one and all. It’s the season of thanksgiving For all we have received, For once upon a Christmas day, He came and we believed.
Wise men and philosophers throughout the ages have disagreed on many things, but many are in unanimous agreement on one point: “We become what we think about.” Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “A man is what he thinks about all day long.” The Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius put it this way: “A man’s life is what his thoughts make of it.” In the Bible we find: “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.”
One Sunday afternoon, a cranky grandfather was visiting his family. As he lay down to take a nap, his grandson decided to have a little fun by putting Limburger cheese on Grandfather’s mustache. Soon, grandpa awoke with a snort and charged out of the bedroom saying, “This room stinks.” Through the house he went, finding every room smelling the same. Desperately he made his way outside only to find that “the whole world stinks!”
So it is when we fill our minds with negativism. Everything we experience and everybody we encounter will carry the scent we hold in our mind.
One of the many dangers faced by women is domestic violence in relationships. In my home country of Jamaica a total of ten women have been murdered by their partners in a little over two weeks. This is alarming.
Domestic violence is one of the most difficult crime to contain because in many cases you don’t know beforehand that it is going to happen. The onus therefore lies on the woman to take preventative measures to protect her life.
If the man you are considering having a relationship shows signs of abusiveness or is known to have been abusive in a previous relationship stay clear of him. If he hurt you physically, even if it is one time do not give him the opportunity to put his hands on you again. Do not believe him if he tells you it will never happen again because in most cases it will. The longer you remain in an abusive relationship the more power you give to the man and the more difficult it will be for you to end the relationship.
You are dating him not his family so their opinion of you shouldn’t matter right? Not quite, sometimes his family’s reaction to you can have an influence on the relationship. When you are up against his relatives who don’t like you and do not approve of your relationship it can make it more difficult for things to work out with him.
The man may love you but may not like being in a situation where he has to choose between you and his family. If you find yourself in this situation tread carefully. It is going to take a lot of work from the both of you to reach a common ground with his family and make the relationship work.