Too Blessed to be Stressed © 2009 By Jackie Paulson

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Too Blessed to be Stressed | © 2009 By Jackie Paulson

Too Blessed to be Stressed © 2009 By Jackie Paulson

This is my personal collection of poems, sayings, encouraging words, emails sent to me over the years to help encourage others who are faint hearted. I would like to give credit to all of those who contributed to this collection and thank them for allowing me to pass along the encouraging words to help others in their daily struggles.

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Too Blessed to be Stressed | © 2009 By Jackie Paulson

Too Blessed to be Stressed © 2009 By Jackie Paulson
Angels hover around us, With outstretched wings. Answered by our prayers, They protect when needed. They dance around the Throne, And whisper God’s direction. Angels, God’s messengers of love, Sent from heaven to watch over us.

Believe In Yourself
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Too Blessed to be Stressed © 2009 By Jackie Paulson
To the depth of your being. Nourish your talents Your spirit is freeing. Know in your heart When the going gets tough That your faith In yourself Will continue to grow Don’t forfeit ambition When others may doubt. It’s your life to live So live in the Now.

When things are not going well for you and times are not what they should be Just focus on the positive and think about what could be.
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Too Blessed to be Stressed © 2009 By Jackie Paulson
Acknowledge what has happened Do not lose sight of lessons past But do not allow the negative Distracting thoughts to last Take what you have learned and start from there. Draw strength from your struggles Give you a sense of purpose To be your new foundation. It is hard to follow any plan Precisely to the letter Through life right now is difficult Things will get better. “This too shall pass.”

If you follow your dreams and your bright hopes turn to gray Do not wait for reassuring words Or hands to lead the way.
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Too Blessed to be Stressed © 2009 By Jackie Paulson
For seldom will you find a soul With dreams the same as yours. It’s not often another will help you Especially in your time of need. Go ahead and pass through the untried doors. If inner forces urge you To take a course unknown, Be ready to go all the way. Yes, go through the open door, alone. Draw lessons from the past Find confidence within your heart and let it be your guide. Strive to reach your dreams and they will not be Denied.

Before I die, it is more important to receive flowers once in awhile. They are alive, and well and brighten my day. Because once I pass on to Heaven I will bring with me those memories.
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Too Blessed to be Stressed © 2009 By Jackie Paulson
I would rather have flowers now from family and friends To wish me well and a good day. Than a truckload of flowers when I am dead.

I got up early one morning and rushed into the day I had so much to do that I forgot to pray. Problems seem to rush into my thoughts And each task seemed to stay. Why doesn’t God help me?
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Too Blessed to be Stressed © 2009 By Jackie Paulson
He answered, “You did not ask.” I tried to come into God’ presence To no avail. God gently and lovingly sighed, “My child, you did not ask, seek, or knock.” Today I woke up early and paused Before entering the day I had so much to do that I had to Take my time and Pray.

Angels are all around us Created by God above. There is one for you and one for me Sent down to us from somewhere up above Michael the Archangel has so much work do All he ask is for you to say
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Too Blessed to be Stressed © 2009 By Jackie Paulson
What you need and he will make is true. He will watch over you and me As our human eyes cannot see He’s working behind the scenes to Arrange what we need.

Love is patient Love is kind Love is not jealous Or boastful It is not arrogant or rude It is not abuse; emotionally, mentally or physically. Love does not want its own way
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Too Blessed to be Stressed © 2009 By Jackie Paulson
It is not irritable Or resentful It does not rejoice in wrong But rejoices in the right. Love bears all things Believes all things, Hopes all things, Endures all things Love Never Ends.

The Ten Commandments Are to be read and understood. If we follow these commands Life will be good. God is the only one To be worshipped With respect to his name Honor Him in word, deed, and worship.
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Too Blessed to be Stressed © 2009 By Jackie Paulson
God gave your parents to you to honor and respect. You shall not kill, Committed adultery Steal Lie Or be false in any way. Amen.

Dear God, Give me the courage to begin my life again To overlook the hardships To overcome the obstacles And to stay open to the moment; which is here and now. Help me be patient enough to know it takes time to heal And wise enough to ask for your help Or any help from family, friends and even strangers when I need it. As I look to the future, may
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Too Blessed to be Stressed © 2009 By Jackie Paulson
I reflect on the past and remember the lessons. And, God, thank you for helping me always look to you for my strength and guidance.

Help me, God, to move beyond my hurt and make the healing choice to Forgive. May your love warm my heart So I can reclaim the freedom and peace that come only with Forgiveness.

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Too Blessed to be Stressed | © 2009 By Jackie Paulson

Too Blessed to be Stressed © 2009 By Jackie Paulson

Dear Lord, free me from The painful memories of my past. Untie the roots of bitterness From my heart So that finally I am able to let go And let God work a miracle Of love and forgiveness I my life One day at a time.

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Too Blessed to be Stressed | © 2009 By Jackie Paulson

Too Blessed to be Stressed © 2009 By Jackie Paulson

Lord, in all I do today, remind me that there is Just one way to do The things that I do best, To put my mind ad heart at rest And that is to put in your hands My life that you alone have planned.

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Too Blessed to be Stressed | © 2009 By Jackie Paulson

Too Blessed to be Stressed © 2009 By Jackie Paulson

God grant me serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And Wisdom to know the difference Living on day at a time Enjoying one moment at a time. Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace. Taking as Jesus did, this sinful world As it is, not as I would have it. Trusting that You will make all things right if I surrender to Your will. So that I may be reasonably Happy in this life
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Too Blessed to be Stressed © 2009 By Jackie Paulson
And supremely happy with You forever in the next.

I shall not pass this way again And any good therefore That I can do, or any kindness That I can show Let me do it now. Let me not defer it or neglect it, For I shall not pass this way again.

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Too Blessed to be Stressed | © 2009 By Jackie Paulson

Too Blessed to be Stressed © 2009 By Jackie Paulson

This new day Is given to us Uncluttered, fresh And clean. Yesterday’s troubles Are in the past Tomorrows may never be seen God has granted us this new day To do with it as we will Let’s fill it with kindness and love For tomorrow may not come.

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Too Blessed to be Stressed | © 2009 By Jackie Paulson

Too Blessed to be Stressed © 2009 By Jackie Paulson

Sometimes the stress I feel Lord, seems more Than I can bear. That is why I am counting on you Because I know how much you care. I know that troubles can teach, so I am not asking that hey cease. What I really need is just a little Of your Peace.

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Too Blessed to be Stressed | © 2009 By Jackie Paulson

Too Blessed to be Stressed © 2009 By Jackie Paulson

Our lives are made up of millions of moments, Spent in a million different ways. Some are spent searching for Love, peace, and harmony. Others are spent surviving day by day. But there is no greater moment Than when we find that life, With all its joys and sorrows, Is meant to be lived on day at time It’s in this knowledge that we discover The most wonderful truth of all. Whether we live in a forty room mansion, Surrounded by servants and wealth, Or find it a struggle to manage The rent month to month, We have it within our power to be fully Satisfied and live a life with true purpose and meaning.
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Too Blessed to be Stressed © 2009 By Jackie Paulson
One day at a time We have that ability Through cherishing each moment And rejoicing in each dream. We can experience each new day And with this fresh start we have What it takes to make all of our dreams come true. Each day is new and living one day at a time Enable us to truly enjoy life and Live in the moment to its fullest.

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Too Blessed to be Stressed | © 2009 By Jackie Paulson

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