I hate to admit I suffer from this on a not too infrequent basis. I have yet to tell my medical provider so I can be officially diagnosed. Please be aware of this disease and know the symptoms.
Recently I was diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D - Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder. This is how it manifests:
I decide to water my garden. As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and decided it needs washing. As I start toward the garage, I notice mail on the porch table that I brought up from the mail box earlier. I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car. I lay my car keys on the table, put the junk mail in the garbage can under the table, and notice that the can is full. So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the garbage first. But then I think, since I am going to be near the mailbox when I take out the garbage anyway, I may as well pay the bills first.
I take out my check book off the table, and see that there is only one check left. My extra checks are in my desk in the study, so I go inside the house to my desk where I find the can of Coke I'd been drinking. I am going to look for my checks, but first I need to push the Coke aside so that I don't accidentally knock it over. The Coke is getting warm, and I decide to put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold. As I head toward the kitchen with the Coke, a vase of flowers on the counter catches my eye, they need water.
I put the Coke on the counter and discover my reading glasses that I've been searching for all morning. I decide I better put them back on my desk, but first I'm going to water the flowers. I set the glasses back down on the counter, fill a container with water and suddenly spot the TV remote. Someone left it on the kitchen table. I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV, I'll be looking for the remote, but I won't remember that it's on the kitchen table, so I decide to put it back in the den where it belongs, but first I'll water the flowers.
I pour some water in the flowers, but quite a bit of it spills on the floor. So, I set the remote back on the table, get some towels and wipe up the spill. Then, I head down the hall trying to remember what I was planning to do.
At the end of the day, the car isn't washed, the bills aren't paid, there is a warm Coke sitting on the counter, the flowers don't have enough water, there is still only one check in my check book, I can't find the remote, I can't find my glasses and I don't remember what I did with the car keys. Then when I try to figure out why nothing got done today, I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all day, and I'm really tired. I realize this is a serious problem, and I'll try to get some help for it, but first I'll check my email.
I know there are days when I feel like this, I have gone a million different directions and all of my own making!! I hope this made you laugh as it did me the first time I came across this cute little story. Comment below with your favorite part or share a moment when this happened to you!
I am always amazed at how children perceive the world. They look at it through such innocent, simple eyes. Eyes that have not been shaped by hate, fear or bitterness. Sometimes it is the children who teach us the true meaning of a word. Here is a few thoughts on the topic of what love is that I found in an article from the Sword of the Lord newspaper. I hope you enjoy it like I did.
When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore, so my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That's love.
~Rebecca, age eight
Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs.
~Chrissy, age six
Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him to make sure the taste is okay.
~Danny, age seven
If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend whom you hate.
~Nikka, age six
When you tell someone something bad about yourself and you're scared they won't love you anymore but then you get surprised because not only to they still love you, but they love you even more.
~Matthew, age seven
There are two kinds of love: our love [and] God's love. But God makes both kinds of them.
~Jenny, age four
During my piano recital I was on a stage and scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling. he was the only one doing that. I wasn't scared anymore.
~Cindy, age eight
Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.
~Elaine, age five
I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out an buy new ones.
I let my big sister pick on me because my mom says she only picks on me because she loves me. So I pick on my baby sister because I love her.
~Bethany, age four
You really shouldn't say "I love you: unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.
~Jessica, age eight.
What things did you learn about love from home? I would love to hear about them! Share it in the comment section below!
A preacher and a song leader in a certain church were not getting along. This began to spill over into the worship service. One week the preacher preached on commitment, and how we should dedicate ourselves to service. The song leader then led the song, "I shall not be moved".
The next Sunday, he preached on giving and how we should gladly give to God. The song leader then led the song, "Jesus paid it all".
The next Sunday, he preached on gossip and how we should watch our tongues. The song leader led, "I love to tell the story".
The preacher became disgusted over the situation, and the next Sunday told the congregation he was considering resigning. The song leader led the song, "Oh, Why not tonight".
The preacher resigned the next week and told the congregation that it was Jesus that brought him there and it was Jesus that was taking him away. The song leader led, "What a friend we have in Jesus".
I am just an ordinary girl who is loved by an extraordinary God and I seek to love others the same way. I love to bake, read, do puzzles, watch Hallmark movies, and go shopping with my mom! This blog was created as a place where I could share some thoughts that the Lord has shown me and to be an encouragement to others who desire to know Him in a deeper way. My prayer is to learn to sit still and trust God with my future.
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