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Taking? a Chill Pill?

Joan Winifred

Not an actual pill…just trying to relax…cause i am getting so SICK!! of stuff…dealing with

AND disaster as in things/people/beyond my control category….complicating my life…IF i let.

all i want/need is (the) simple life.

STOP trying to provoke me to be selfish..ain’t working!
(take what i/you get…and don’t make a fit.)

staying modest/content under provocation/chaos…staying selfless under provocation/chaos…staying mild under stress/distress

how i deal/(respond) with/to harsh criticism or over-the-top praise…

indicative of my (spiritual) progress…(balanced aka “humble-appropriate” view of self/development of positive traits) whether or not: too high/too low/too extreme…

no buttons to be pushed.

i am cutting off all my buttons…(figuratively speaking) or at least trying..HA!;)

button less existence…yet not apathetic nor indifferent am i

patience learn-ING!

Go Away so-called button-pushers?…i need my peace.

3/8/17 @ 9:39 p.m.

updated & published 3/10/17 @ 3:39 p.m.

recent readings: positive ancient examples of modesty: Sage of Peace aka Jesus

A modest person will imitate Jesus. “When he was being insulted,” the Bible says, “he did not insult in return . . . ,  but he entrusted himself to the One who judges righteously.” (1 Pet. 2:23) Jesus knew that vengeance belongs to Jehovah. (Rom. 12:19) Christians are likewise admonished to be humble and not to “pay back injury for injury.”—1 Pet. 3:8, 9.

Queen Esther:

Excessive flattery or praise can test our modesty as well. Consider Esther’s excellent response to a surprising turn of events. She was strikingly beautiful and was pampered with luxurious treatments for a year. She was in daily association with many young women from all over the Persian Empire who were competing for the attention of the king. Yet, she remained respectful and composed. She did not become vain or immodest even after the king selected her to be his queen.—Esther 2:9, 12, 15, 17.

Modesty helps us always to dress, groom, and comport ourselves in a decent and respectable manner. We realize that we win people’s hearts, not by boasting or drawing undue attention to ourselves, but by displaying a “quiet and mild spirit.” (Read 1 Peter 3:3, 4 “Do not let your adornment be external—the braiding of hair and the wearing of gold ornaments or fine clothing—  but let it be the secret person of the heart in the incorruptible adornment of the quiet and mild spirit, which is of great value in the eyes of God”.; Jer. 9:23, 24 “ This is what Jehovah says: “Let not the wise man boast about his wisdom; Let not the mighty man boast about his mightiness; And let not the rich man boast about his riches.”24  “But let the one boasting boast about this: That he has insight and knowledge of me, That I am Jehovah, the One showing loyal love, justice, and righteousness in the earth, For in these things I take delight,” declares Jehovah.”)

Vain sentiments in our hearts will eventually show up in our actions. [excerpts You Can Remain Modest Under Test W January 2017]

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