Senior Life

Can’t We Just Be Kind?

Yesterday someone posted a very nasty and mean comment on a coloring channel I watch. The content made no sense at all. It was very hurtful and I believe meant to be hurtful. My heart ached not only for the person it was directed to, but also for the person who wrote it.

Shortly after the person deleted the comment and then wrote: “Sorry, wrong channel.”

Didn’t matter. This person was still directing hate towards someone. And the damage had already been done.

I don’t understand why we can’t be kind. Even in disagreeing, we can use kindness. At least in my opinion.

Our world is filled with anger, and people who have low self esteem. This then is unleashed on anyone within hearing distance. With the internet and social media platforms the hearing distance is unlimited.

So today I am praying for this person who has such a hard heart and others like her. I’m praying for a lost world. Praying for the good people, the kind people, the believers who are in the line of fire these days.

Morning Thoughts

A Prayer Journal? – Why, Yes!

I’ve been watching a lot of You Tube channels on making prayer journals. I have been using one gifted to me, but I don’t always remember to open it and write down my prayers. There are so many different ways to structure one, and I realize there is no right or wrong way, only the way that works for the individual.

I’m still a writer at heart. I enjoy putting words on a blank page. I also enjoy pretty things. Some people choose a digital prayer journal. I prefer having some pretty paper to write on. I’ve decided to try making my own. Years of working outside the home has conditioned me to love organization, so organizing my very own and personal prayer journal appeals to me.

For a couple of years, I’ve been placing the names of the people I’m praying for on my wall. I liked the idea of how it would look and thought it would prompt me to pray more often for them. I still like the way it decorates my wall, but it isn’t leading me to prayer as it too easily falls into wall decor. Also, we all need to pray for ourselves and our lives. I didn’t feel comfortable putting my name on that prayer wall. I suppose I think it looks selfish. Though in reality it isn’t!

I love the “junk journal” my daughter gave me that has become my place to write down moments of joy. I also write things that I read that speak to my heart on the little decorative note tags inside. But this, while beautiful and useful, isn’t what I really am looking for as a prayer journal. I need pages that will turn easily in a binder. I need it to be flexible enough to change and grow as needed.

A good fall project for me to undertake! I might find that stash of scrapbook paper quite handy to pretty up the pages and even make dividers. I will keep you posted and share the results when completed.

If any of you have made your own prayer journals, I’d love to read any comments you might have to share. In the meantime, I lift my cup of tea and wish you all a Friday filled with love. Remember to be kind and spread love and smiles!