Getting Your Hair Done and Going To Farmers Market With Covid -19

I had my hair done today at Main Street Styles located in Clear Lake, Iowa. My hairdresser Jewell wore a mask while she worked on my hair and I wore a mask as well. She had hand sanitizer on hand, clorox wipes,rubber gloves, new face mask for her customers and and more sanitizing agents. Jewell dyed my hair which was in dire need of hair dye. She then washed my hair, cut it, dried it and styled it. I felt like a new woman with my hair cut and dyed.

All of the chairs were wiped down and the tools were sanitized. The magazines were given to the customer to keep or thrown in the trash. The cover that she placed over me was sprayed down and sanitized. Her salon goes the extra mile to keep you looking good while practicing what is necessary to stop the spread of the corona virus.

When I paid my bill and set up my next appt. there was hand sanitizer by the check out counter which I used before I left. We must thank our hairstylist as they put their life on the line while working so very close to us.

My trip to Farmers Market in Clear lake, Iowa was perfect. People were practicing social distancing. You just had to point at the item you wanted and it was put in a plastic bag for you. I left with a wonderful loaf of Apple cranberry bread and one dozen brown eggs. I tried a slice of the bread when I got home and it was absolutely delicious.

The items available at Farmers Market were spinach, onions, rhubarb, honey, soaps, breads, herbs, eggs and much more. The vendors at Farmers Market were very friendly and explained how their bread was made and if was gluten free. We must remember to thank our food providers for having fresh food available for us with the Covid – 19 Virus.

Thank everyone often who is on the front lines in this pandemic for us. Always wear your mask for the next life you save might be your own, a friend, family member and for all the people that someone holds dear in their heart. God Bless you and yours.

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Living In A Positive Manner

Always look at your glass half full and not half empty. Negativity will suck you down in a vortex that will devour you if you let it take over your daily thoughts. Surround yourself with positive thinking individuals that are movers and shakers. Think of of at least one positive thing that happened to you today and move forward with that.

Remember you woke up this morning and that was a positive. Plan out your day so you can achieve goals that you have set for yourself. Do not expect the impossible from yourself and set realistic goals that you can live up to. Do your toughest jobs first and then work your way down to the easy jobs. You will be glad you are doing the easy jobs in the afternoon as you have gotten worn down earlier in the day.

God wants us to live in a positive manner and be productive and set a good example for others to live by. Be a good steward whenever and however you can everyday. Help lift up peoples spirits and let them know that you genuinely care about their well – being. You show someone that you care about their well – being by being their for them in good and bad times, talking about the future, looking at them and showing empathy and more.

Negative events happen to all of us. It is best to learn from a negative event quickly and try to turn it into something positive. If you can warn someone about what happened to you and prevent it from happening to them that is  positive. Protect and nurture those that you love and do not let negativity get the better of them.

Start out your day with positive thoughts and think to yourself how can I make the world a better place today. Live up to your fullest potential and never waste a day on negativity. God has faith in you that you can achieve great and remarkable things on earth if you stay focused on the positive and lock the door on negativity. Leave your good mark on the World and make a positive and everlasting influence in other peoples lives as that will leave you a great legacy. God Bless you in all of your endeavors to leave negativity far behind you.

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Obedient

We are obedient to people in authority when we comply with their orders or request. We need to respect people in authority. We need to follow the guidance of our parents as they only want the best for us and they want us to succeed in life. We need to follow the guidance of our teachers and anyone that is working to make us a successful person. Obedience is a key that unlocks the door to our success. Submit to guidance from figures in authority. Learn from others and comply with their orders or request. If you never heed your employers advice you will be doomed to failure in your job.

Be obedient to what God is calling you to do in your life. Submit yourself to Gods guidance on a regular basis. Obedience unlocks many blessings in our lives that we would never achieve without Gods guidance. Obedience demonstrates our faith and trust in God. We must read Gods word everyday and ask him to empower us with his Holy Spirit so that our life will honour him.

By helping people that are downtrodden and oppressed we are helping God. When we help anyone in need we are one of Gods obedient children. Help get food, clothing, necessities and more to those in need. Be their for someone that is lonesome and in need of a cheerleader in their life. Share the scripture with as many people as you possibly can. Read a portion of the Bible everyday and see how it applies to your life today and how it could benefit the life of someone you know. When you are obedient to Gods word you are never truly alone in life. Gods knows all of your inner workings and what you need in your life before you know it yourself.

Be obedient as obedience with God is the key to a happy, joyful, peaceful and a loving life. Avoid gossip, negative thoughts and do not listen to things that do not go by Gods principles as that is how he wants us to live.  Follow the Ten Commandments as they are not called the ten suggestions. We must deny ourselves many worldly pleasures and take up the cross and follow God.

Scripture 1 John 2 : 17

The World and its desires pass away but whoever does the will of God lives forever.

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Vulnerable

All of us feel very vulnerable at times. We may feel unsafe, at risk or endangered depending upon our situation. When we are very young or elderly it is easier for people to take advantage of us. When we are young and naive or elderly someone may have the upper hand on us. We are very trusting in general of other people. In times of hardship and trials people tend to pray on other people and take advantage of the situation to line their pockets. We must always be on guard for uncouth characters that are out and about.

We are very vulnerable in times of a pandemic. Some people think price gouging is OK. I think price gouging is as low as you can possibly go. Never take advantage of people that are struggling to get buy and need essential items to survive. Remember the Golden Rule and live by it everyday of your life. The Golden rule is : Do Unto Others As You Would  Have Them Do Unto To You.

There are many phone scammers and internet scammers that make a living taking advantage of vulnerable people. They may get by with that on earth but they will not get by with that on Judgement day. Some places keep sending out donation forms constantly hoping that you will forget that you just paid them.

The price of face masks and other essentials that we need due to the pandemic that we are in are all over the place. My grocery bill since march 1st 2020 has gone up $40.00 for the same exact items. Everyone has to pay a lot more for all of their essential items.

Are health care workers on the front lines are very vulnerable to catching Covid – 19. Remember to thank health care workers everyday as they are fighting to help save our lives. People with preexisting conditions and illnesses are very vulnerable to catching Covid – 19. Stay home and only go out for essential items for the next life you save just might be your own. Covid – 19 does not discriminate  anyone or any age group. All of us could die from this pandemic that we are in.

Be nice to people, businesses, and all people that you meet.  If a store is out of an item that you need or want do not loss your cool for it is not their fault if they are waiting for supplies. Do not get irate and out of control with workers. It takes longer for all of us to get supplies than it used to as that is the new normal. We have to beat this pandemic together as it is very real and it could kill any of us at anytime. Follow all of the rules and stay safe and well.  God bless you and yours.

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Life Has Many Challenges

Life has many up and downs. How you handle your downs can determine the rest of you life. I refuse to let negativity into my life. Negative thoughts lead to more and more negative thoughts and you can become so weighed down that you cannot move forward anymore. Moving forward with your life and learning new things everyday and sharing what you have learned with others is what life is all about.

Do not stay stuck on a particular event in your life for it is over and you cannot change its outcome anymore. By dwelling on things you are robbing yourself of productive days in your life. Time waits for no man and all of us have a limited number of days.

If something you are good at becomes more difficult for you to get done never be afraid to ask for help. We are put on earth to help each other and praise each other for a job well done. If someone keeps criticizing you regardless of your best efforts consider the source.

Life is not easy for anyone as we never know what might be on the other persons plate. Everyone has family concerns or health issues now and then. Never be to quick to Judge someone for only God can be the Judge of man. God is the only one that can truly see what is in another persons heart and soul.

If someone has challenges in their life you may not know about it. Be kind, compassionate, caring and show genuine concern for your fellow man. Some people need food to eat or warm clothing to keep warm on a cold winter’s night. You never know the plight of someone else. Help people with the challenges they face and try to make their life better for them. Be the best steward that you can possibly be everyday. Try to serve you fellow man somehow today and put a smile on someones face today.

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Expectations

We all have strong expectations of what we want and what we should achieve in life. There will be positive and negative things that will happen to us in our lifetime. You can not expect to achieve great things unless you put your heart and soul into your work. Nothing totally ever gets handed to you on a silver platter you must work for what you achieve in life. God will help you with your goals in life as he gives you the power and the ability to learn and work for what is important to you.

Expectations have limits. You cannot expect to gain instant fame overnight as it may be a lifetime effort on your part. You generally get out of life what you put into your life. Remember to always stay focused on your goals in life and let no one dis-swayed you from achieving them. Your life will have many ups and downs but do not let the downs hold you down for too long. Life is fast paced and waits for no man.

We expect to have a job and to get paid a decent wage for the work we do at our job. Layoffs will happen now and then and that is why you must save up money for a rainy day. We will have certain health conditions that will come up in our lives that may alter our expectations for awhile or forever. We try to live up to the expectations of others to make them happy. Never let anyone take your expectations down the wrong road in life for you know what is right and wrong. God is the only true Judge of man so do not even try to Judge others for you do not know their past or the roads they have been down in life.

We expect our friends to treat us fairly. We want a wonderful and kind loving family. We all want good health and to feel reasonably safe in our own home. We hope our money will hold out for our lifetime. We hope we will have someone care for us in our old age. We expect good health care with experienced nurses and doctors that will treat us with the upmost respect.

God expects us to worship him and put him above all others. We expect God to help us get through all of life’s storms. God has always been by my side and he is my constant companion and compass in life. God bless you and yours. Expect the best and achieve the most that you possibly can in life.

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Growing Closer To God In These Trying Times

I have been reading more devotionals and religious books. I have been writing more inspirationswithlaura post. Now is an excellent time to grow your relationship with God. Call and check on your friends and families well being often. Pray for your friends and the Worlds well being without ceasing.

Thank God for all the many blessing that you have in your life. Help and pray for those in need. God listens to all of our prayers and he answers them when he knows we need him the most and we can except his answer to our prayers. God is our creator  and he only wants the best for his children.

Nature is very unpredictable and we cannot control its outcome. Storms come to all of us in our lifetime and it is how we handle the storms in our life that make all the difference in the World. We are put on earth to support, comfort and uplift in each other in these very trying times.

I have been calling friends, family and those in the rest homes and assisted living units. Talking to someone in difficult times is truly comforting. We are all in this pandemic together World wide so lets help each other out as much as possible.

God knows all of your thoughts before you can even say or think of them on your own. Life is full of new challenges and changes everyday. You must adapt to changes faster than you may want to in trying times like these. God has supported and uplifted you in life since the day you were born and even while you were in your Mother’s womb.

I know God is working on a cure for the Coronavirus as he does not want any of his children to suffer. He is giving people in the health care profession ideas and knowledge of what to use or do to find a cure for the Coronavirus. We must be patient with God knowing he and the health care professionals are working as hard as they possibly can to see end end to this virus in the near future. God bless you and yours and stay safe and follow the rules to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.

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Living With Promise

If we make a promise to someone we are obligated to go through with what we promised to do for them. A promise is declaring that you will or will not do a deed for someone. If someone tells you something in confidence your promise to them is not to tell another living soul what they just told you in total confidence.

If you break a promise with someone you have hurt your relationship with that person and you have broke the confidence that they had in you. A promise is not just something you say you will do it is something that you must do if you have committed yourself to do so. If you say you will take someone to the grocery store and then you do not word will get around that you break your promises and you will lose respect quickly.

If someone tells you you have great promise they are sure that you will dedicate yourself to the job at hand. A dedicated person does not stop a task halfway they take the task to the finish line. Your promise to your employer is that you will do the best job that you possibly can and you will complete it in a timely manner.

We promise to follow Jesus by keeping the sabbath day as a day to rest and to worship God. We promise to be good shepherds and spread Gods good works.We are to follow the Ten Commandments as they are not called the Ten suggestions. We promise to treat others as we would want to be treated if we were in the same situation as they are.

Gods promises to be by our side everyday of our lives. Without God by our side protecting and nurturing us along in life we would not make it in this World on our own. God gives us new hope everyday and he brings joy, peace and love into our lives. Jesus came down to earth as a human to bear the cross for our sins and died. He then rose again so we may  have eternal life with God. Glory be to God in the highest.

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Living In Paradise

You can live in paradise on earth. God has created many beautiful things for us to enjoy while we are on our earthly voyage in life. We enjoy looking at birds, flowers,scenery,majestic mountains and so much more. Paradise is living a life in the present without hanging on to your baggage from the past. Your past should remain in the past since you can not change the outcome anymore.

We can delight in the company of friends. We can listen to and help each other with problems we may face. Give your friend an unexpected gift. Compliment your friends often. Their good fortunes should bring joy to your heart. Heaven can truly be a place on earth where you feel safe and sound and the sounds of nature abound.

I find paradise living in the country. Watching animals being born in the springtime brings joy and hope into your  life for their are always new beginnings in life with new births. Baby animals of all types are so very cute and adorable. The sounds of nature such as the oceans waves pounding, birds in song, rain drops hitting your windows and much more are the sounds of paradise that God created for us to enjoy while we are on earth.

Living in paradise on earth prepares us for the ultimate paradise we will have in heaven someday. Jesus died for our sins so that we may be in eternal paradise with him in heaven when we leave our earthly body behind. We will have a spiritual body that will know no more pain or suffering.

Do not let anyone hold you back in life. Let bygones be bygones and move upward and forward with your life. Do not let any illness empower you. Embrace your illness as God knows what you are going through. Your illness may be a wonderful gift that will help you grow closer to God and you may be able to accomplish much more with your life than you ever thought was possible.

Paradise is around the corner for all of us if we just take things in stride and let God be our compass in life all of the days of our life on earth. We will reach our ultimate paradise next to God in heaven when we leave our earthly body and we are in our new spiritual body.

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Turbulence Ahead

When we are on an airplane and the pilot announce’s turbulence ahead we are not to nervous but when the plane starts rocking violently we become alarmed and very worried as to what the outcome may be. In these troubled times their is definitely turbulence ahead.

We are living in very turbulent times. We are very concerned about our health and the health of our families. We prepare as much as possible when we go shopping. We may put on gloves, a mask and distance ourselves properly but we are very concerned that we may end up endangering our life and the lives of those we hold most dear and other people that we meet along life’s hi-way.

We ask God to protect us and shield us from this terrible pandemic. God and scientist are working on a cure for this devastating and unpredictable virus. I pray to God everyday to help the World find a way to combat and put an end to this pandemic. God is my my pilot as he has lead me out of many turbulent storms in my life.

It is time for everyone to let God be your compass and pilot in life for only he knows how to solve this pandemic that we are in. Be kind to all the people that you meet in the grocery store, gas station, Doctors office and pharmacy. All of  us are very stressed with the shortage of certain everyday products that we used to take for granted. A lot of people I know are not sleeping well at night and are having difficulty concentrating on day to day living.

Pay attention to social distancing as you might save your own life and the lives of many more people. Age does not make any difference with this pandemic as any age group could die. No one is immune from death. Stay home unless it is a great health need or a grocery store run.

If we use common sense we can beat this clever mutating virus.  Thank you God for all the wonderful and amazing health care workers who are working around the clock tirelessly to help keep us healthy and to treat the sick and dying. Remember to thank any and all health care workers that you see on the front line to help stop this pandemic in its tracks.

God bless you and yours and follow social distancing and pray without ceasing. Be kind, compassionate, caring and a good example for others. Be patient and do not lose your temper with anyone that is trying to help you as we are all in this together around the World.

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