Pithy Maxims

Here’s an aphorism for you!

(Hold On! It’s not a sugar coated message…)

Aphorisms are straightforward or pithy maxims.

“Don’t be like a dog always returning to his vomit” …

“Like a dog that returns to its vomit, So is a fool who repeats his foolishness.”
— Proverbs 26:11

Complacency can quickly become your cage.

Your worth is what you believe it is… your future is only as bright as you want it to be…

Foolishness is lack of good sense or judgment; stupidity.

A complacent person feels that they do not need to do anything about a situation, even though the situation may be uncertain or dangerous.

Here’s some simple “Pithy Maxims” … 👇🏻

You want better health – get up off your arse and move. Clean up your diet. Plan Prep and Remove the junk!

You want to have more financial freedom – quit buying crap you don’t need and make a budget and stick to it. Stop living beyond your means. Get a job if you don’t have one.

You want good quality relationships – quit going back to those toxic connections that you know you need to break free from, it’s like a dog going back to his own vomit.
It’s foolishness.
Stop being complacent!

When you truly know your worth and the price God paid for you – you will stop entertaining anything or anyone that cheapens you.

It really is that simple …
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We ALWAYS have a choice.

XXOO 😘 Michelle Cosby Bollom

A Deeper Connection

Do you ever feel like you have that someone in your life … a parent … a sibling… a partner … a friend; that you seem to always be feeling like you are hustling for their approvals or acceptance or accolades or affections?

When we are craving deeper heart Connections and all we are getting is superficial surface fluff…it gets hard to not want to either hustle for affection or retreat with resentments.

Recently I watched two tables while out at a dinner meeting and it made me want to cry. One person was stuck with their face in the phone and the other one looked lost and deeply sad.

I too have been in others presence and watched as they engaged with others on their mobile while I sat silent feeling dished and excluded.

I too have been guilty and put my phone above my family and friends at times.

I try to practice time off my phone now. It’s a choice. I turn my phone off at a certain time and people know if I don’t respond I am on off time. They also know if they have a true emergency I can be reached by a special land line.

Trust me – there is not a call or text so important that it can’t wait till the morning.

I really struggled with this because I get calls, messages and texts from people I know and strangers contacting me for Ministry and Prayer needs. I have learned not to answer everything like a 911 call.

I will send an auto reply or explain I am not available at the current moment and will get back to them soon. Sometimes God does have me drop everything immediately for them.

We must learn to hear God and let Him direct and guide us and not let the ding of our devices control us.

We should not have to hustle for the attention or affections of others.

If you are with people that are tied to the telephone – may you have the boldness to ask them – Can we connect without distractions today? And I pray they hear you.

But if they don’t want to do that, I pray God brings you the people that think you are pretty dang special and worthy to put their phones away for.

Don’t make people hustle for your attention. Put that phone away and start to connect deeper.

~ XXOO Michelle Cosby Bollom

Survival Maintenance & Growth

We need four hugs a day for survival.

We need eight hugs a day for maintenance.

We need twelve hugs a day for growth.

Virginia Satir was an internationally acclaimed therapist. She knew a lot about what people need to be healthy and happy and to live in good relationships with each other. She was very smart, and most of her advice was pretty simple.

Take hugs, for example. What could be more simple? One person reaching out to touch another person with safety and care. Very simple.

But what do hugs give people?

Comfort. Acceptance. The basics we all need no matter where we are at today.

So, let us all remember to Give Hugs today!

Manipulation Is Never Love

2 prayers I have prayed daily for years:

God show me who my true friends are – Bring only true Divine Connections into my life.”

“God reveal any dark motives or hidden agendas and bring all issues to light. Let nothing hidden stay hidden. Expose what needs exposing.”

Although sometimes painful, God is always faithful to answer these prayers.

While it seems like a shock when someone betrays you – trust that it is never a shock to God. He knows. He will handle it. Let Him fight your battles.

People disappoint. God never does!

Embrace the Gift Of Goodbye – there is always a reason for the removing.

And remember – manipulation of any kind is not love!

Don’t be afraid to disappoint some folks! Be uniquely you and allow God to answer these prayers for you too.

—XXOO Michelle Cosby Bollom

Pain

Of course, pain has a place and a voice, but don’t give it centerstage or let it have all the lines.

What are you magnifying?

The pain or the prize…

The hurt or the healing…

The labor or the reward…

It’s your choice.

Choose well.

Push The Good Stuff

Drug dealers push drugs all the time.
They destroy lives and ruin families.

You can deal a different pill to an ill world.

The best medicine for an ill world is Christ’s Love.

Get to pushing the “good stuff” so that people will only want the One real true fix for their lives. ~XXOO Michelle Cosby Bollom

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