There just happens to be GLITTER literally seeped into the leather surface and cracks of it!!!
I was looking at it the other day, like, HOW in the world is there glitter in my Bible like this, buuuuuut it doesn't come off either, it's just THERE, like a part of me for all the world to see!!! Liiiiiike, my name of it, without actually writing it...I LOOOOVE IT!!! (:
Sooooooo I've been on a water drinking kick lately annnnnd according to the "health" people, your supposed to drink half your weight of water in ounces, my weight is 250ish, that's 125 ounces of water a day, which JUST AIN'T HAPPENING unless I literally live and sleep in the bathroom...ahahaha...They're all telling me this and I'm thinking like, OKAAAAAAAAY obviously your NOT following this rule yourself IF you still have your job...cuz IF you were following this rule you would be running to the bathroom ever 10 minutes.BAHAHAHAHAAA!!!
Anywayz, I am TRYING to at least drink A LOT MORE water than I have been, so I drank all these 24 oz cups of water, then when I got to Starbucks yesterday, I went through my car and gathered up all the trash in my car to throw away. As I'm throwing all these empty water cups into the trash, I notice that the last cup I toss in is feeling pretty heavy still! I was like, AWWWW maaaaaan... I thought I DRANK ALL THE WATER out of these cups before I threw them away.
I'll be HONEST with you all, the thought of ACTUALLY taking the cup out of the trash and finish up the water went through my head, buuuuuuut then I was like, NAAAAWWW, I can't do that...it's IN THE TRASH MARY...there's like, germs and stuff...buuuuuut....I did glance at my water cup one last time before I walked away...
Annnnnnnnd my eyes widened in disbelief in what I saw in the cup...
It was NOT water in my cup that was making it so heavy,
I HAD drank it all, it was...
MY CELL PHONE!!!
Yes peeps, I had THROWN out my cell phone!!! Annnnnd NO I did not give a second thought about the germs on it, I reached in and grabbed it!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!
Sooooooooooo my friends, if THINK you drank ALL your water, buuuuuuuut your cup is still FULL, look INSIDE, you never know what you'll find it!!! Who knows, it could be something of value, like a CELL PHONE or something...HEEEEEEEEYYY!!!!
I have to share with you all this HILARIOUS card I got my friend Courtney for her birthday...
Then this is the inside!!!
Just for the record, I really don't think people are ugly, buuuuuut the card was just TO HILARIOUS to pass up, I literally bought it almost a year ahead of time for my friend!!! It's very MARY and COURTNEYish!!! LOL
Sooooooo the other day I'm reading my Bible and look to see WHAT I had previously written underneath a highlighted scripture in my Bible...
It's "These are the things which defile a man," (thefts, fornications, false witness, blastphemies, murder, adultery...) "but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man..."THEN I have written under that, "We do NOT need to wash our hands!"
YES, for realz my friends...I REALLY WROTE THAT IN MY BIBLE!!! BAHAHAHAHAAAA!!! I wish I could say that I've had this Bible since I was a child, buuuuuuuuuuuuut, i'm pretty sure I've had it since I was at least 18 maybe even in my 20's...AHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!! Buuuuuuuuuuut heeeeeeeeyyyy just to spiritualize my notes, WHEN YOUR DOING THE LORD'S WORK...you JUST NEVER KNOW when your going to have to eat something WITHOUT WASHING YOUR HANDS...Soooo there you have it...IT'S OK...JUST EAT AND DO THE WORK OF THE LORD!!! LOLOLOL!!!
♥Mary Frances :)
P.S. I hope NONE of my nursing degree friends read this post...hee, hee!!! ;)
So my lil nephew Odie is such a little stinker, his new thing of late has been to say WHAT to pretty much EVERYTHING you say to him!! I have to share a conversation him and I the other day...
I'm like, ODIN, Your cute!? He says, What?! I'm like, your cute! He says, what? I'm like, your cute! He says, what? Well this goes on for quite some time...
Your cute! What?!
Your cute! What?!
Your cute! What?!
Your cute! What?!
Your cute! What?!
Finally I all but SCREAM out to him...
Without missing a beat he says, "You ALREADY said that Aunt Mary!" I was like, REALLY??? You just ask me 6 times what I said annnnnnd THEN have the audacity to tell me I had ALREADY TOLD YOU THAT???? AHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Such a little stinker, buuuuuuuut I sooooooooooooo LOVE HIM!!!
What are my options??? That is a question that we ask quite frequently. We are living in a day and age and a society that is BIG on alternatives...Options...choices. You could be on the airplane getting a meal and there is going to be someone that doesn't like what they are being given and they will say, What's my alternative??? Resturaunt menus are filled with OPTIONS for all the different eaters.
There is a vegetarian section, gluten free, low-carb, fat free... People want OPTIONS!!! People want ALTERNATIVES!!!
Everyone wants to hear an alternative to what they should do. Someone Is diagnosed with cancer and the first thing they will be told is, their OPTIONS!!! A girl gets pregnant and people will tell her, these are YOUR OPTIONS!!! There is alternative music, alternative thinking, alternative schools, alternative educations, alternative lifestyles, alternative religions, alternative marriage there is EVEN alternative meat for vegetarians!!!
What really perturbs me is when people think of living for God as just an option. That alternative thinking seeps into our everyday living. But there has to be a time in our life that we decide when it comes to living for God, there are NO ALTERNATIVIVES!!! There are NO OTHER OPTIONS. If things don't turn out the way I planned, OH WELL, I'm gonna KEEP ON LIVING FOR GOD!!! Fixed! It bothers me so much when I hear people say, "I ALMOST backslid!"
I don't say that to sound holier-than-thou, I say it because it is worrisome to me. It means that somewhere in their mind backsliding IS an option in their life. We can't live in a way that says, well I WANT to live for God, buuuuuuuuut if it doesn't work out, I guess I'll jus go back to the world! I have a dear friend that I was extremely close to. I watched as God picked them up from a life of NOTHINGNESS and miraculously changed their life for the better, buuuuuut they NEVER could get it out of their mind that GOING BACK TO THE WORLD, wasn't an option.
There is a bumper sticker that says, "Try Jesus, if you don't like Him, the devil will always take you back!" We can't live with that mentality, we can't just TRY Jesus!!! We have to BURN all of our bridges of alternatives and options in our life till we can say, I can't go back, BECAUSE I HAVE NOTHING LEFT TO GO BACK TOO!!! We have to say, THIS IS IT!!! This is my ONLY OPTION!!! There is NO PLAN B!!! I have NO ALTERNATIVES!!!
I can honestly say that the thought of backsliding does NOT enter my mind! You know WHY??? Not because I'm ultra spiritual, buuuuuuut BECAUSE I have NO OTHER OPTIONS!!! Its like what Peter said to Jesus, "Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away? Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life." (John 6: 67:68)
Yes, there are times that its HARD!!! Yes there are times that there is sin in my life! Yes there are times that I need an attitude adjustment!!! Yes there are times that I'm confused, bewildered, frustrated, sad, mad, devastated, heartbroken... Buuuuut its like Peter says, TO WHOM SHALL I GO??? I have no alternative for myself outside of a life devoted to living for my God!!! WHAT ELSE IS THERE???I have NO other plans! I have NO other options!
LIVE FOR GOD???
I have NO alternatives!!!
"Myheartisfixed, O God,myheartisfixed: I will sing and give praise" (Psalm 57:7)
Sooooooooo the other day I was having this very random, MARY THOUGHT!!! I was thinking about the fact that everyone always say I have really good self-esteem...BUUUUUUUUUT...I was thinking...
What if I really don't have good self-esteem????
What if I REALLY AM...
I ACTUALLY asked my brother that VERY QUESTION last week and he was just like, Wow Mary, WOW!!! I gotta keep things stirred up and flowing ya know?!?! Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut THEN I had another VERY RANDOM MARY THOUGHT!!! I was like, OMW, WHAT IF I'M REALLY NOT PRETTY??? WHAT IF I JUST HAVE GOOD SELF-ESTEEM??? I pondered this very thought for about 10 seconds, Then I was like,
This is TRUE...buuuuuuuut... I would like to say that EXCERCISE is ACTUALLY NOT THE MOST UNDERUTILIZED antidepressant... Prayer and The Word is THE MOST UNDERUTILIZED ANTIDEPRESSANT!!! This week, when your feeling down or stressed out, PRAY, READ YOUR BIBLE, then exercise, THEN after all that go get yo self a LITTLE TREAT!!!! (My suggestion is Fruity-pebble FROYO from zoyo, with fruity pebble cereal on top...YUMMMMM!!!)
Happy MONDAY!!! Have a GREAT week my peeps!!!!"This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it."(Psalm 118:24)
I REALLY do LOOOOOVE surprises...buuuuuuuut rarely am I ever surprised because i'm VERY INUITIVE to EVERYTHING...I notice it EVEN THO I act like I don't!!! BAHAHA!!! IF I know that there is something amiss...I will DO EVERYTHING in my power to find it out and then be THOURGHLY disappointed when I DO find it out!!! LOL I want presents to be a surprise, they don't have to be elaborate, buuuut I LOVE to NOT know what I'm getting, YET I will try with EVERYTHING IN ME to figure out what it is...I know...it makes NO SENSE...buuuuuut then again, this IS ME!!! AHAHAHAAAA!!!
Sooooooooo my friend is telling us all in a group text the other day this really cute story about her son. The jist of the story is that he wanted his Auntie at church but she couldn't take him at the moment because she was praying with someone. So the little boy is like, I'm JEALOUS, like Joseph's brother's!!! And walks away!!!
So you have to understand that in the moment that I read the story, I was in the middle of doing some stuff. So all the other girls are writing back like, Oh wow! He's so funny! Too cute! What a cute kid! Annnnnd I'm just sitting there and in my head i'm thinking like, I don't get it!!! What soooo funny???
So then his mom writes in again and is like, The kid sure does know his Bible! Annnnnd it HIT ME...THE BIBLE...sooooooooooo I finally write me response, "And I'm sitting over here like, HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO KNOW WHO JOSEPH IS???"
Yes, my friends, TRUE STORY!!! I read her lil story and thought, "I don't know any kids from her church!!! Joseph?! How am I supposed to WHO JOSEPH is, let alone his brothers??? BAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!
Annnnnnnnnnnnnd YES PEOPLE,
I DO KNOW WHO JOSEPH IN THE BIBLE IS!!!
The story of Joseph is ACTUALLY one of my all time favorite stories...His attitude amidst his circumstances and the fact that you just NEVERRRR know what God is working out in the middle of YOUR MESS!!! What man meant for evil...GOD MEANT FOR GOOD!!!
Sooooooo tonight at church, when Denae and I see each other, we look at each other and without thinking, at the very same moment, we point to each other outfit and say, THAT'S CUTE!!! Then we're both like, THANK YOU!! We both start laughing then Denae says, that's why we're friends and AT THE VERY SAME TIME AGAIN we both say,
WE COMPLIMENT EACH OTHER!!!
Then we really start laughing!!! Get it you guy's, WE COMPLIMENT EACH OTHER!!! As in, compliments buuuuut ALSO, complement, as in we go good together...GET IT??? WE COMPLI(E)MENT eachother!!! Heeeeeeeeeyyyy!!!
So I post this before and after picture of myself on my family Groupme and my brother gave me one of the coolest compliments everrrrr!!!
He said, referring to my before and after picture "Same Self-Confidence though, not very many people can say that!" And I thought, that's just about THE COOLEST COMPLIMENT I've gotten during my whole weight loss journey! No, no, THAT IS THE COOLEST COMPLIMENT I HAVE GOTTEN!!! Although, I would HAVE to say, that I think what my brother ACTUALLY meant is "Same SELF-ESTEEM" Because self-esteem is overall how you view and value yourself as a person,self-confidence ishow you feel in your ability to do something. Because one of my biggest fears with weight loss surgery, which I will go into more details in another post, was that in the process of losing weight, I would ALSO LOSE ME!!! :,(
I talked HERE about my over all self-esteem from a legit mental health test I had to take before they started the weight loss journey process!!! The phsycholgist said he had NEVER had a client score as high as me..bahahahaaaa
For example, my confidence may be high when it comes to public speaking or writing because I KNOW that these are strong areas in my abilities, buuuut when it comes to math, my self-confidence may not be very high, not because I think lowly of myself as a person, BUUUUT because I know this is a weakness of mine, HOWEVERRR, self-confidence can improve with learning and studying...soooo if anyone out there wants to tutor me in math...HEEEEEEEY...LOL Anyways, soooo in certain areas, my self-confidence HAS gone up with weight loss when it comes to being able to wear certain clothes because they look better now and in physical activities because with weight loss has come increased ability to become better in physical activities!!!
However, my SELF-CONFIDENCE, which is what my brother was ACTUALLY referring to, IS THE SAME!!! And TO ME that is THE COOLEST COMPLIMENT EVERRRRR!!! Because ultimately what that means is this, I'm STILL THE SAME ME! ME has NOT been lost in the midst of MY WEIGHT LOSS!!! Believe it or NOT, that was LITERALLY my biggest fear OVERALL with having weight loss surgery, I didn't want to LOSE ME...I LOVE BEING ME!!!
I still know what I knew BEFORE weight loss, I am a child of God, my heart, my life, my being belongs to Him! I was made by Him, and FOR HIM! I am beautiful BECAUSE He created me in HIS IMAGE! I am HIS handiwork! His masterpiece! HIS DESIGN!!! My outward appearance may have changed, BUT WHO I AM HAS NOT, I am STILL God's girl...I am still my hilarious, warm-hearted, quirky, fun-loving SELF!!!
I hope everyone is having a great beginning of the new year!!! As for myself, I'm striving to clear out and organize my life, which is going great thus far, I'll go into more details in the near future and ultimately striving for a closer walk with God, which of course is most important of all!!! Hope you all have a great week walking with The Lord!!! God bless!!!
"This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it."(Psalm 118:24)
♥Mary Frances :) P.S. If your part of the AIO club, listen to this months adventure...I WAS CRYING at the end!!! ♥
Seriously, tardiness is one struggle I do NOT struggle with!!! I consider myself to be a pretty prompt person and strive to USUALLY be about 5 minutes early...In fact, IF I am late its usually cause I planned it and didn't want to be the first one there...OR I GOT LOST!!! BAHAHAHAAAAA!!!