Inspiration can sometimes come from the strangest places and hit me square between my unexpecting eyes.  This book~

found HERE has created not one but TWO posts.  (If you have Kindle unlimited you can borrow the book for free)    It never occurred to me when I started the book it could inspire me, I was reading for pleasure and I enjoy this author.   But God can use the strangest things to remind me of how He connects all things for His Good Purpose.

This quote pretty much sums up exactly what I might feebly be trying to convey-

"Somewhere down the road in this process I got something I'd never gotten before.  I got that when a person is rude and abusive to me, it's not about me at all.  They can say something terrible to me or about me, but they're revealing themselves, not me.  It has nothing to do with me. They're just showing me the landscape of themselves as they project it out onto somebody else."

Side note-I continued on with the almost finished book and came across this quote that begged to be included-

"if people knew how much they were revealing about themselves when they tell you what they think of you, everybody would just shut up and never say anything to anybody again."

The author sequentially stated exactly what I have tried numerous time to expound upon in these blogs.  The eyes we look through cloud our frame of reference.  Our experiences, our genetics, our lives cloud our opinions.  Unless we constantly think like a scientist without bias, our history cannot help but influence our opinions.  OH-for the wisdom to look past ourselves when interacting with others.  What a kinder world this would be.

"So, as those who have been chosen of God, 

holy and beloved,

put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience;

bearing with one another,

and forgiving each other,

whoever has a complaint against anyone;

jast as the Lord forgave you,

so must you do also."

Colossians 3:12-13

Tomorrow--Blog #2 from this same book!


  1. Sounds like a fabulous read, Lulu. I'll have to add it to my book wish list.

    1. Martha, please read the description before reading.

  2. Exactly!

  3. This is Mona. I’m still trying to figure out how to do the name thing. I’m loving these! I’ve gotten to where I wait until bedtime most days to check out what’s going on. I’m going to be reading this one. I love and miss you SO much! 🥰🥰🥰

    1. I'm having some difficulty with the reply button too, Mona. Love & Miss You!


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