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Gratitude and Miracles

Editor’s note: The following article refers to spiritual concepts. Please read Lovefraud’s statement on Spiritual Recovery.

It is easy to get caught up in the pain and suffering and not see all the good.  Often times, when we are most hurt, it is difficult to see anything but pain and evil.

The world is full of good, selfless giving, love and miracles.  We just need to look for it!  I like a saying I once heard that goes like this…

“You are what you pay attention”

This is true for me because when I am grateful, I feel good.  And when I feel good, I anticipate good things and miracles.  If I am looking for these things, they tend to materialize.

Today I am grateful for all of you here at Lovefraud.

I am grateful that we can share with each other and heal together.

I am grateful for those that have helped me along the way.

I am grateful for my family, my health and my life.

I am grateful for Miracles.

Miracles are expressions of God’s love and they are not random events.  We can participate in the process that invites them into our lives.  That process is helping others heal.

Miracles are a correction in our lives.  It is God doing for us what we cannot do for ourselves.  There is so much talk of evil on this website, and rightly so, but there is something else that is so much more powerful.

That powerful force is the unconditional love of our creator.  When we begin to trust it, miracles happen.  When we help another human being and bring hope into a hopeless situation all of mankind benefits.

This is the solution.  Be grateful, focus on helping each other and learn to trust God’s love.  Yes, there are different ideas on what love is, but the most helpful “worldly” image for me is the unconditional love of a mother for her child (not the imitation that many of us were harmed with).

Hope you don’t mind if I use a little scripture today.  This turned out to be my experience…thank God!

James 1:2-12

Trials and Temptations

2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. 6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8 Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.

9 Believers in humble circumstances ought to take pride in their high position. 10 But the rich should take pride in their humiliation—since they will pass away like a wild flower. 11 For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant; its blossom falls and its beauty is destroyed. In the same way, the rich will fade away even while they go about their business.

 12 Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.

Now that’s A Promise I can live with!  Peace.



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  1. Ox Drover says:

    Oh, my goodness Milo, and I THOUGHT MY FAMILY WAS SCREWED UP!!!!! I don’t blame you for not wanting to delve into such a family as that! WOW!!!! We must be KIN!!!! Oh, my goodness! Me and you and Hens! Wacked out families! I just saw your response today! Some how this thread got buried. LOL



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  2. Ox Drover says:

    Dear My heart,

    I”m glad that your son has had a “happy childhood” and I hope it continues to be happy for him as he goes through the teenage years! Congratulations to you!

    There is life after the psychopath! Just keep on living it, and learning and enjoying those sons!



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  3. myheart says:

    Thanks OX Drover for kind words. Yes I am trying to enjoy them, it is hard, but life is going in one line. No more turmoil.



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  4. swimmingupstream says:

    I feel so grateful for this site. Thank you Donna for creating it! Just knowing this exists feels so comforting and chips away at the feelings of isolation that life with and after an spath can create.



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