Pour out the vinegar first; Genius!

“When you begin to pray, pour out the vinegar first – the acid, whatever’s troubling you, whatever hurt you, whatever is harsh and jangling your nerves or spirit. You pour that out first…” – Shauna Nequist

Doesn’t that make perfect sense when shared that way? It did to me and hit me hard. It’s so easy to move the “hard; bad; sad” things to the side and just go directly towards what you are craving: peace, love, things to happen for / not happen to the people we care for. It’s easy but then we are still left with all the things we pushed under the bed.

I’m a positive person but I do not believe that being positive will change things; action changes things; hard work changes things; seeing things for how they really are and deciding if that is what you want or don’t want anymore does.

All I want to do most of the time is talk, let it all out. Share…

Why I am the way I am, why sometimes, I can’t stop going and others it’s so very hard for me to even start. I feel a strong pull to share as when I have in the past, I’ve had at least one person share that they are so glad that I did and I believe for every one, there are many others. Honestly though, even if it was “just” the one – that’s a beautiful thing, right?

The truth is sometimes it all hurts, the memories, the facts, the way I seem to have to learn my lessons – the hard way. Other times, I feel like this is the perfect way as the pain and hurt motivates me, keeps me going.

“The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you’re in control of your life. If you don’t, life controls you.” – Tony Robbins

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