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A Penny for Your Thoughts

Stupid.

Failure.

Idiot.

Rotten.

Ugly.

Fat.

Loser.

Words that float in my head.  Embedded insults to myself.  There is no use in denying the truth.  I believe those words.

Heavy words weighing me down spiritually, emotionally, and even physically.  Words I hate, yet yield to them, always.

God’s truths are to be heard.

Accepted!

Adopted!

Loved!

Beautiful!

Lovely!

Pure!

Saved!

I thought I would turn those negative thoughts into something tangible and good.

My grandmother would often hand me a penny and offer, “A penny for your thoughts.”  She knew I needed to talk…. unload. I would take that penny and spill my guts.

A penny for your thoughts…….

Each time I think something negative about myself, I will put a penny in a jar.  I will give those pennies to my son’s Sunday school class.  They are raising money for the 30 Hour Famine.

So far, this morning, I’ve added two cents to the jar.  I will have a visual representation of how many times I tell myself something negative.  The truth may be hard to swallow….. Ahem.

Embrace.  Give. Love. Serve.