Deep thoughts with Jenny Johnson:
Ever feel like you need to leave some people behind? Not in a mean way, just that there is nothing in common anymore. Almost as if, you are ready to move forward and he/she isn’t. Like you can’t stick around any longer because you realize you have different things to do, different dreams, and different ambitions. Then you slowly let go of his/her hand, and inch by inch finger by finger, tip to tip, all the while staring in to the eyes, hoping to meet again, until your finger tips aren’t touching anymore. It can take days, months, or even years. Then POOF, your on your way.
Never let anyone hold you back. If it is meant to be, you will meet again. It’s true, some people are always in your life. Some are there for a short while, leave, and come back. Then some are there and never come back. When those people are gone, no matter what, you will miss something about them.
The ones you never meet, you never miss.You can’t miss what you never had.
The ones you have, have the power to hold you back but only if you give them that power. It’s all up to you.
Spark up your life and make a change to move towards what inspires you. Hang out with people with the same desires.
Matthew 7:13-14 KJV
13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
For some unknown reason, I believe this verse means that narrow minded people chose a wide path.
Broad minded and/or open minded people choose a narrow path.
I believe people who choose the wide path have less learning, less growing and become spiritually challenged. They avoid obstacles and bumps. They become narrow minded thinking they are getting some where fast but instead are on a path to no where; always hiding behind a trial or avoiding an obstacle. They believe happiness comes from avoidance. That is what makes people narrow minded.
I believe thinkers, the broad minded can see the end of the narrow path beyond the bumps and hills and trials. We have vision and drive and focus. We can see the distance is shorter on the narrow path and don’t mind seeing hills. We are born with strength. We just know that each bump is an opportunity for growth. Unfortunately, few find this path.
You know what is awesome about the narrow, bumpy path? The view from the top. What an awesome reward. The more bumps there are, the smarter we get, and the better the view. We gain strategic knowledge of life. We live better lives because we know how it ends. It doesn’t matter our circumstance. We play king of the mountain with ourselves no matter what. Don’t you see? The top of the hill/trial lets us see the end of the path. It is inspiration and motivation to keep going. I believe people who choose the bumpy, straight and narrow path become spiritually mature.
When we travel is it not more entertaining to take the road less traveled and stop along the way to see cool stuff or are you more interested in avoiding the stops and missing out in the adventure.
Do you see what I mean? Narrow minded people want the broad path. Broad minded people want the narrow path.
So what kind of mind do you have?
Day 1 of 6th round of chemo.
As most of you know I write a lot. I was looking back at some of my spirals notebooks, My first thought is,”What? Holy Moly! I wrote that?” I apparently am an inspiration to myself and didn’t even know it. It is as if, I read what I wrote in the past and I can’t stop reading. All I can think is, I need to write a book because this is good stuff.
I don’t even remember writing some of the stuff. It is as if I am reading it for the first time. It is breath taking some of the things I write. I find myself with my hand over my heart as I read. Literally breathtaking.
Writing was never meant for me. I always have others in mind. I just assumed none of this was for me. But it was. It was for me and everyone. I have a hard time thinking that I can actually make a difference. I just wanted everyone else to realize that they can make a difference.
I’m not trying to be boastful, I am more surprised at myself. I really am my own inspiration. It is as if I never truly believed that I have the capability of being inspirational. People tell me I am. But, I had to figure it out myself to believe it.
Honestly, sometimes I even say, “I couldn’t have wrote that, that wasn’t me.It is in my own hand writing yet I will even close the notebook and examine the front to make sure it is mine.
I often wonder; are these words a compilation of letters to myself reminding me that inspiration begins with a good thought. It is amazing, what just a little inspiration can do. Just one person, can make a difference and that person could be you or me.
Have an inspirational day. ~Jenny