Kim Fredrickson, MFT, author and guest speaker is…IN THE SPOTLIGHT… @ numberoneteam.net. WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!
Kim’s book, “GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK–TURNING YOUR INNER CRITIC INTO A COMPASSIONATE FRIEND” just became available 7/7/15!!! Hhhmmm…I just learned about this book and the author while listening to the Christian radio station at 99.1 here in Northern FL on my drive home from work Tues, 7/7/15…THE VERY DAY THE BOOK WAS RELEASED!!! BAM!!!
Kim was being interviewed to discuss her new book. The discussion made reference to biblical scripture that commands us to “…love thy neighbor as you love yourself.” I HAVE HEARD THAT A MILLION+ TIMES, folks!!! You too, huh??? “LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS YOU LOVE YOURSELF”!!! YEAH, YEAH, YEAH. Kim then made a statement that struck me right UPSIDE MY HEAD…BAM!!! OUCH!!! Wait for it…
In regards to: “love thy neighbor as you love yourself,” Kim quickly retorted: “That’s presuming we all love ourselves”. WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!??? Now, “THAT” was powerful!!! AND VERY DEEP!!! What an amazing point that I never “REALLY” thought about…BEFORE TODAY!!! Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…
LIFE…IS DIFFICULT, folks!!! I am finally learning to love myself. AFTER ALL THESE YEARS!!! IT SURE FEELS GOOD!!! AND “IT”…ALLOWS ME TO LOVE MY NEIGHBORS…everywhere, as well!!! WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!
According to Mark 12:30-31, “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your mind, all your soul, and all your strength….Love your neighbor as yourself. No other commandment is greater than these”. AMEN!!! I always thought that my neighbors were those individuals that live right next door, right??? Or wrong??? Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…
I then began to realize that the girl/guy working next to me was ALSO my neighbor. And the patient I am “HELPING” in therapy is my neighbor too!!! Hhhmmm…the driver next to me on the road…is “my neighbor”. WOO-WHOOOOOO!!! And what about the homeless lady sitting on a bench down the street with all of her belongings contained within a child-sized buggy parked right next to her??? Yep…she’s my neighbor ALSO!!! The cashier at the store??? The waitress/waiter at the restaurant??? Fellow passengers on the bus??? In an airplane??? MGO, folks!!! (May God Offer) insight or understanding!!! Fellow humans…ANYWHERE AND EVERYWHERE… are ALL my neighbors too!!! DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!
“LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF,” folks. Keeping in mind that you must first love yourself. 😉
I highly recommend Kim Fredrickson’s new book, “Give Yourself A Break: Turning Your Inner Critic Into a Compassionate Friend.” I am certain this book will “HELP” you, me, him and her to love ourselves more completely, thereby improving the quality of “LOVE” we extend to our neighbors…EVERYWHERE!!! http:// www.facebook.com/KimFredricksonMFT?ref=hl
WOW, thank you Kim!!! You encouraged my mind to view the same idea from a different perspective. God has GREAT plans for you…in His Greatness!!! Far and above your current accomplishments. Onward Christian soldier…
GO TEAM!!! WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!
P.H.P., folks. People Helping People.
Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today…“EVERY” day!!!
ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!! AMEN.