Friday, April 28, 2017

How to Stop a Pity Party in Mid-Whine

I have to admit that I've been known to throw myself some world-class Pity Parties.

Gatsby-esque affairs.

Hired a band and dancing girls. Champagne. Hors d’oeuvres. Banners. Balloons. Fireworks.


“Of course you feel misunderstood. Of course your life is harder than anyone else’s. Of course your friends are oblivious to your pain…”

(Of course you’re being really stupid and selfish and narcissistic.)


So, I’ve had to learn how to stop it in Mid-Whine in 10 easy steps. (Mysteriously, it does work.)

So if you are ever tempted to throw yourself a party, please print this part out, and tape it to your morning mirror:

1.) Think of someone who is worse off than you in some way.
2.) Pray for that person.
3.) Think of something for which you are grateful.
4.) Think of another one.
5.) Think of another one.
6.) Think of another one.
7.) Think of another one.
8.) Think of another one.
9.) Think of another one.
10.) Give thanks.

(Steps 1 and 2 may be repeated indefinitely, as there are  a myriad of people who are suffering more than you are.)

Now get out there and spread some joy around!


“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances…”

(1 Thess. 5:16-18)


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