While having dinner at my favorite Mexican restaurant tonight with Hubster and the kids, I remembered (of course) that there are many many people on Val Day who have broken hearts. Not just broken for romantic reasons but broken for all KINDS of reasons.
And it reminded me of the email I read this morning from MountainWings (which is a great site, by the way.) I'll re-print it below for your edification and elucidation (trying to use a couple of those "Reader's Digest" words tonight...) :-)
How To Mend A Broken Heart
How do you mend a broken heart?
We get a lot of prayer requests asking to simply pray for theirbroken heart.
Days like Valentines Day magnify the feeling.
So what do you do when you've got a broken heart?
Here are four steps that will help you up that mountain.
1. Occupy 2. Gratify 3. Sanctify 4. Glorify.
Occupy: Occupy your time, don't sit around moping. Do something. Idleness is the soil of self-pity and depression. Get busy. The best thing that you can do is to do something that helpsothers. It's a universal principle that when you start focusingon helping others, your own problems are diminished. Don't just stand there, DO SOMETHING!
Gratify:Write a list of the things you like, then pick three of thosethings and put those things in your life - now. Make sure you can afford them and that they aren't harmful. When our hearts are broken, we often deprive ourselves of thethings we enjoy. Make an effort to put enjoyment in your life.
Sanctify: Do good. Don't return evil for evil, hurt for hurt, pain forpain. Don't wish something horrible would happen to the other person. Hope for their good fortune in your spirit, and it just may release your good fortune in your world. The easiest way to forget someone, is to truly wish them well.
Glorify: Life is not over. You can live without them. Not only can youlive without them, you can live even happier without them. It is a matter of perspective. Even with the negative in your world at the moment, there is something to be thankful for. There is plenty to be thankful for actually. Give God the glory for what you have. You can't be sad and thankful at the same time. Tell heartbreak to move over. There is a sermon on www.AirJesus.com called "Breaking the 3-WayTie, How to Break Soul, Sex and Spirit Ties." If you or someoneyou know is suffering from a broken heart, they might do well tolisten to it.
A famous comedian said, "A man isn't a man until he's had his heart broken."
It's not really broken, it's just tenderized.
~A MountainWings Original~
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