Living With Myself

I wrote this nearly a year ago and as I re-read it today, I thought of how true it is, especially as right now I am alone in the house. Mike has gone to the driving range and I’m all alone with myself.



I am the person with whom I spend the most time ….and for that reason, I am the person with whom I must be most at peace.

If I can live happily with me, I can live happily.

I have to live with myself.

If I have behaved badly,  I have to live with how I feel about that.

If I have spoken harshly, I have to live with the outcome of my words.

I have discovered that I want to be at peace with the face that I see in the mirror.

When I look at myself, I smile. I treat myself lovingly. I may be thought to be a little loopy – looking at myself warmly in the mirror and saying in a whisper ‘you’re looking good today!’

It makes me warm and fuzzy if I can accept myself, knowing that I am loved. God made me this way. He wants me to be at peace with myself. I can do that because He has said,

John 14:27

Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

It does not matter what others thing of you. Know for sure that God loves you. He holds you in His grip. He comforts you. He fills you. He guides and directs you.

Yes, things will go wrong. Frustrations will come; I do stupid things sometimes that make me feel bad. But I get up again and I try and do better.

I am at peace with the face I see in the mirror.

It’s a good place to be.

I think it doesn’t just happen. I think it is a process that grows and develops – it matures with age. A quiet strength that comes as age advances. A confidence that I can cope during times of adversity. A deepening of faith that comes as I walk longer with God, trusting His Word and believing Him completely.

Through Him, I can be at peace with the face I see in the mirror.

For Him, I can be at peace with that face, because He has given peace to me, not as the world has tried to give. If I am at peace with me, I can be at peace with others.

The peace I’ve got is the best kind going. It’s free. You just have to accept it.

#193 of my 1000 thanks is for the friend I am to me.

It keeps my smile going.

These are the days!

God bless you.

In His Grip,

Helga xx 🙂

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