“Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”
– Colossians 3:13
Everyone knows that being hurt by someone you love is probably the worst feeling in the world. Forgiveness is probably the last thing that you’re thinking about. I usually don’t have a hard time forgiving people. Especially if it’s a first offense and they apologize. But, God doesn’t give circumstances when He tells us to forgive others, He just says to forgive them…regardless of anything else (even if they don’t ask for it)! It was a GREAT reminder that I definitely needed after my morning at home.
Now that summer vacation is in full force and both of my sisters are out of school, living at home is becoming stressful. I can’t just get up and make my breakfast without being thought of as inconsiderate for making noise.
I feel like one big inconvenience a lot of times.
Not to mention all the mean comments about my “blog stuff” taking up too much space in the house.
Yes, it hurts my feelings…just as much as it hurts my feelings when I get nasty looks when I whip out my camera at dinner or make a special request for an order.
Even at night when I’m packing my lunch
Baby carrots on a bed of alfalfa sprouts, cherry tomatoes, sliced red & orange pepper, cucumber fries, and squash slices for dipping in spicy turkey hummus. A whole wheat flat wrap with Sonoma Jack’s for spreading.
When I accidentally miss a seed on the counter when I’m cleaning up, or miss the trash can with a rind or peel that I threw away. These things make me a “slob” and a terrible “example for my sisters”.
When I come up with a new recipe that everyone looks down upon even though they’ve never tried it.
3 slices Lite deli turkey slices
1/4 C. diced orange pepper
2 tbsp. Salsa
Blended until creamy & smooth and pack in your lunch like I did.
When I get home from work and don’t get a “hello” from anyone. From now on, I’m going to be mute until someone says something to me first. That way I avoid bothering anyone.
When they make me feel badly about taking up “too much room” in the freezer & fridge with my healthy snacks for before my workouts.
When the only place I can go to escape is the gym.
When they call me after I’ve already left for the gym to ask if I want to eat dinner with them.
When I get home and make myself something to eat, only to hear complaints about how much what I’m making “stinks” up the house & how disgusting it looks.
1 Bag of broccoli slaw, 3/4C. Light Ragu, 2 FF Hebrew National hot dogs cut up, a few canned sliced button mushrooms, a sprinkling of nooch.
When I’m so hungry that I’d like to wait until AFTER I sit down to eat before I clean everything up.
When I use the blender for two minutes, to whip up a green monster while they’re trying to watch TV, causing them to blare the volume, making their point.
3/4C. frozen spinach, a handful of alfalfa sprouts, 5 frozen strawberries, 8 oz. Diet V8, & a splash of SF Raspberry syrup.
When I “mmmmm!” outloud and they roll their eyes.
When I get hungry for dessert two hours later because I haven’t had enough protein after my 800-calorie-burning workout, which means using the blender again…
1 cup navy beans + 1 tbsp. hershey’s cocoa powder + 1 frozen banana + Organic Zero
These deep chocolate Vitatops were definitely a comfort food for me…And so was this giveaway on Danica’s Daily!!
Can anyone relate to feeling like this? Is your family totally supportive of your eating habits & lifestyle?