I’m Happy for you {sort Of…Not Really}

9781601425959Today I am going to review I’m Happy for you {sort Of…Not Really} by Kay Willis Wyma this was an excellent book because she talks about the comparison that we all face on a daily basis. I love on how page 6 of this book redefines OCD to stand for Obsessive Compulsion disorder and she describes this as our compulsion to constantly compare ourselves with others, producing unwanted thoughts and feelings that drive us into depression, consumption, anxiety and all-around discontent. This is one of my favorite quotes so far Comparison is the thief of Joy- Theodore Roosevelt. She mentions that you can silence the comparison when we learn to recognize its insidious invitation to self-obsession.

I love how in Chapter 2 she talks about a computer terminology called Ctrl-Alt-Delete she means the Ctrl: Control the Thought process by pausing to recognize the problem. Curing comparison she says starts by being aware and by identifying the signs that it has infiltrated our thinking. When we recognize the many ways it undermines our contentment, we are better positioned to deal with it effectively. She mentions to call out comparison and naming it for the problem it is. Alt consider an Alternative perspective by considering an alternative perspective moves our eyes off ourselves and onto something more productive. Delete: Eliminate comparison- or at Least Tone It Down by taking steps in the right direction-refusing to let comparison rule our thoughts, dictate our mood, or send contentment into a tailspin-we can forge a new pattern of thought. I received this book from Blogging For Books in exchange for my honest review.

Brave Enough by Nicole Unice

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Today I am reviewing Brave Enough by Nicole Unice this book is about dealing with your fears and this is something I have struggled with for a long time. I love how in Chapter 3 she talked about partnering with others and how it is okay to reach out to others when you need help this hit a chord with me because I struggle with reaching out to others when I need help because I just don’t want to bother people with my troubles, and I try to do things myself. I learned through that section on partnership that it is okay to reach out to others because they will spur you on in your journey with the Lord.

In Chapter 5 she talks about anger in depth which I have struggled with my anger a lot and I really never understood because there are some people that I have anger against the exercise in the book she had was to write in a journal or a piece of paper of the following prompts such as “I’m sad about.., I’m scared about…, I’m mad about… then you were to write about whatever comes to mind and then if you couldn’t come up with anything then she said spend five more minutes reflecting on that statement. Finally, she said to leave your feelings right where they are which was a great exercise because it showed me the things that I was angry about.

Finally, I loved Chapter 8 because it talked about us women knowing our limits and learning how to say no things that we are not able to commit to which I have struggled with boundaries because at times I want to do it all. I identify with one of the ladies in the story because there are times that I will have anxiety attacks and get so overwhelmed, but that’s because I reached my limit and did not stop to pause and reflect. We also need to take a rest day ladies and yes with kids it is hard to do, but it must be done in order for us to recharge our batteries and this is basically what this Chapter is saying. I would recommend this book to all women all over the world because we all need to learn to be brave.

Disclaimer: I received this book from Tyndale House in exchange for my honest review of the book

Galatians 1:4-5

S- Galatians 1:4-5 Who gave (yielded) Himself up [[a]to atone] for our sins [and [b]to save and sanctify us], in order to rescue and deliver us from this present wicked age and world order, in accordance with the will and purpose and plan of our God and Father— To Him [be ascribed all] the glory through all the ages of the ages and the eternities of the eternities! Amen (so be it) (AMP). Galatians 1:4-5 Jesus gave his life for our sins. He set us free from this evil world. That was what our God and Father wanted. Give glory to God for ever and ever. Amen.

O-  In this verse Paul is reminding us that Jesus gave himself on the cross for our sins. He sets us free from the evil in this world. We are to give glory to God forever and ever.

A- I will continue to remember that Jesus gave himself on the cross for my sins.

I need to give glory to God forever and ever.
P- Lord, help me to remember that you sent Jesus to die on the cross for my sins. Create in me a pure heart O God, and renew a steadfast Spirit within me. Lord, thank you for the new job that you opened the door for me to have and that you will help me with my internship and my classes when they start in a few weeks. In your name amen.