They say there are 7..

Was reading a devotional taken from Dr Young and read this quote;
The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the soul of the diligent is made fat.
-Proverbs 13:4

Laziness is not just about how hard you work, but what you’re willing to work at.

A craving is a deep, heart-felt desire. Ironically, a sluggard longs for some good thing with his or her whole heart, but the heart is too lazy to do anything about obtaining it! Dr Young continues on with this analogy;

A man sought counsel about how to attract women. The adviser told him to lose 40 pounds and improve his hygiene. The man kept eating and neglecting his appearance. He enjoyed his self-pity and was too lazy to discipline himself.

Many people work hard at making a living, but not on how to live. A sluggard will work feverishly at getting married, but not making a marriage. He or she will do all necessary to have children, but not work hard on parenting. The lazy person will strive to be popular, but won’t work on healthy relationships.

The diligent heart, however, is willing to work for the things it earnestly desires. Rather than merely wishing, such a person takes action. While the sluggard bemoans unfulfilled wishes and poverty, the diligent celebrates success and prosperity

As I was reading this i teared up. Why would someone not work hard at parenting?

I was thinking about when people adopt pets, guess its the same reason they end up at the pound, the task becomes too difficult, boundaries weren’t set or maybe the dog was growing through his teething stage? Either way; termination of the love relationship was decided and love was abandoned. THIS for me tears me up.

One analyzes, seeks counsel and the truth remains the same, if one is abandoned one abandons. So where does that leave the abandoned one? How does one stop the cycle?

LOVE ON, not self…REFUSE to let poverty engulf you..stand for the truth and silence will motivate you, just remember REMAIN KIND and watch the miracle of change begin.

One must commit, PURCHASE an idea, the TRUTH, STAND on it, NEVER let it go, be willing to face your ugly self and let the old you finally die and living begin.

About Brenda

"Brenda adores the birds. She is enchanted with their grace, their beauty. It was the birds and being out among them that gave her the peace she so needed and forged a new passion She uses a camera to capture those incredible moments, to savor them and share them with others. For her the camera was freedom. Brenda spent her life healing others, and dealing with incredible pain and despair. The world of birds and nature and photography was what she turned to in order to see the beautiful side of the world" -Eric Curtis Cummings
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10 Responses to They say there are 7..

  1. Beautifully said, Brenda! Abandoned pets break my heart, as do stories about neglected and abused children. You’re right when you say that people who do these things often had them done to themselves. It can only stop when individuals take responsibility for their own actions. Thanks for a thoughtful post.

  2. Jo says:

    This may well be my favorite of ALL your writings. Be kind. Such simple and easy advice. Why would people choose not to be kind? I ask myself this question and I have no answer. Love is so easy to give and the commitment to parent (human or furbaby) is so loaded with rewards when carried out, why would anyone choose not to love.
    So beautifully written and lovingly read. ♥

  3. Amy Morgan says:

    “One must commit, purchase an idea”… my favorite part and overall a really eloquent piece. Sadhow some jsut don’t commit to parenting as you say. I know a young woman, has seven children now ages 2 – 18 and is barely a mother to any of them. See she LOVES babies…but beyond that, not so much. Truly sad she keeps bringing all these children into the world and then basically abandoning them once they are not 100% dependent on her. I would sent send this to her if I thought it would do any good.

  4. I loved this! “Laziness is not just about how hard you work, but what you’re willing to work at.” — So very true. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Everythng said here so true! Commit and purchase an idea. I’m going to keep those words. 2onderful inspiration!

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