"Yet a time is coming
and has now come when the true worshipers will worship
the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the
kind of worshipers the Father seeks." - John 4:23

My Heavenly Daddy is healing
me from the inside out.

Transparency is Real.
Many times painful.

Daddy let me be secure in You only!

Saturday, August 28, 2010


In today's society to even get someone to "do their job" i.e. wait on you at a store is even difficult. And then to even have them be half way nice or even acknowledge you as a human being would even be a big plus. Your mind screams "Don't Ignore Me!" I know mine does, BIG TIME!

There are so many hurting people in the world. Many people are just NOT happy.

A lot of us need the reassurance that we matter. We have a purpose. Many times we may not understand why we are put in situations that may feel uncomfortable for us. It may be for our own benefit or for someone else's that we are there at that moment. We do not know what we may offer someone. May be that particular day that other person is in desperate need of an encouraging word. A smile. A "hello." Who knows? Obey your heart's leading....

"To have one's individuality completely ignored is like being pushed quite out of life. Like being blown out as one blows out a light." —Evelyn Scott

We need to know that we matter in this life. We need evidence that others are aware of our presence. And thus, we can be certain that others need the same attention from us. When we give it, we get it. So the giving of attention to another searching soul meets our own need for attention as well.

Respectful recognition of anothers presence blesses her, God, and ourselves. And we help one another grow, in important ways, each time we pay the compliment of acknowledgment.

We're not sure, on occasion, just what we have to offer our friends, families, co-workers. Why we are in certain circumstances may have us baffled, but it's quite probable that the people we associate with regularly need something we can give them; the reverse is just as likely. So we can begin with close attention to people in our path. It takes careful listening and close observation to sense the message another soul may be sending to our own.

I will be conscious of the people around me. I shall acknowledge them and be thankful for all they are offering me.

(Hazelden Foundation)


  1. you never know who might need a word from you and how it will change their day....i hope you have a marvelous saturday!

  2. I know that saying "hello" or "thank you" or simply just smiling to someone makes them smile and feels good to me. Or simply opening the door for someone. It also reminds me of a post I did awhile back, but I didn't receive any comments or much viewer. I think that I will repost it again next week, but here is the link for you now: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cbk980jV7Ao

  3. Clueless I watched the whole video. That is a very good story. You should try and repost it again on your blog. For all who are interested here is the link to the video: VALIDATION

  4. Can relate. I often wonder.... yet I often have no words, yet always a smile. A smile is the shortest way to connect. That includes myself. I love smiling at myself. Have a wonderful weekend.

  5. This is awesome JBR....
    I agree that we honor others when we acknowledge their presence. Ever notice that animals even do this. My dog is so excited and make a big deal when I come home. When I walk him, He always wants to say
    "Hi" to everyone. :)


  6. Oh I so relate to your topic today. As a person with an auto immune disorder, I can feel very ignored. Sometimes, actually. It's a very difficult task trying to explain to others how isolating it can be. When I am out and about in public, I try very hard to remind myself, You do not know their (being anyone who others might question, snark at, make comments) circumstances. Speak to them kindly, make them smile. Once in a while, it works. Hugs to you today. Tammy

  7. I think you're right-- it's so important to know that we matter and don't just simply take up space. But know that you matter a lot-- at the very least you matter to those who read your blog. You are gifted, JBR.

    Wishing you well,

  8. You are so right. Sometimes just a warm smile and a hello can mean the world to someone.

  9. I often struggle with if I matter or if my existence is of any importance. You are so right. Something as small as a simple smile can mean so much.
    Sending {{{hugs}}} your way!

  10. This is all so true...and I really liked your admonition to "Obey your heart's leading.."

  11. Yes, just a simple thank you can mean so much!

  12. Hello my sister in Christ,

    I don't know, but I think your blog just might be my favorite. I know I can always relate to what you write because you are deep in hurting, but know the one that can heal you. Our Lord. It's seems like I have two groups of e - mails on here. My religous blog and my mental health blogs, but you blur the line. Your awesome and I just wnated you to know.

    Blessings with hugs,

  13. It's amazing how a smile can change your internal balance. I try to make an effort to look at everyone I pass and smile, whether I know them or not!

  14. So, so true that we need to be aware. Nothing lights up people's lives like working at social services. I see everything, the helplessness, hoplessness, hope, depression, anger, triumph, desperation, and much more. It is the sole of the people I often see and I cry for them, it is so sad sometimes.