GRATEFUL GIRL'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
I'm sure you have heard of the infamous Ink Blot test, right?
You know, that test created by psychologist Hermann Rorschach in 1921 that consists of a series of 10 images --well, black blobby shapes on a white background, really. I think more modernized versions included splashes of red and then, recently, I am pretty sure some of the shapes went full Technicolor dream coat.
Anyway, you're supposed to look at them and describe what you see. Your answers allegedly indicate your personality type.
But I will say about the Ink Blot test, it sure is open to interpretation. Because, you could be looking at either a cat or a dog; a monster or a mystical warrior; a carousel or a crime scene. It all just depends on how you look at it. Literally.
But I find this to be true in daily life, too. Consider this, even when you get bad news --or say, a friend lets you down --or perhaps, you finally see a person or situation for what they/it truly are --and it ain't what you'd hoped-- here's the thing: you can still wind up with a positive takeaway in almost every circumstance.
Because not only is there forgiveness out there in the world (second chances for problems to be corrected or friendships to be saved) but also, even if it's a worst-case scenario and you have to face a little harshness, at least you are finally aware of it.
The truth really is liberating. Accepting something or someone in reality is freeing because you no longer have an unrealistic expectation and therefore can adjust your attitude accordingly.
After he dumps you for another girl for the 14th time, I'm pretty sure you can safely kick your boyfriend to the curb once and for all, 'kay? And don't look back -- because Mr. Right isn't likely to be on that crummy cheater's curb but he absolutely COULD be rounding the corner just up the road, ya dig?
It's good for the mind, body and soul to see things as they really are; even if that's all blobby and misshapen, Capisce?
Rv 12:7-12ab War broke out in heaven; Michael and his angels battled against the dragon. The dragon and its angels fought back, but they did not prevail and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. The huge dragon, the ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, who deceived the whole world, was thrown down to earth, and its angels were thrown down with it. Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: "Now have salvation and power come, and the Kingdom of our God and the authority of his Anointed. For the accuser of our brothers is cast out, who accuses them before our God day and night. They conquered him by the Blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; love for life did not deter them from death. Therefore, rejoice, you heavens, and you who dwell in them."