Adult Life

Hey everyone,

So I’ve been trying to find work and currently working on school courses.

I haven’t had any real catches yet (DQ called, but nothing happened with that unfortunately) but I’m still looking, and I’m really hoping I can get a job at McDonalds. I’ll have to keep checking and my aunt mentioned a place that I will see if I can apply for.

I’m getting better at doing my school work and that’s good too.

Now, I just need to work on cleaning more at home and praying more. This should be fun! (no sarcasm)

I’m getting better at learning how to take care of myself and everything is going pretty well.

It’s still difficult though. But with everything there is something to learn so I’m just hoping there’s a good reason for all of this (I’m hoping that there’s a reason I haven’t been called in to work anywhere yet, unless it’s because I haven’t done enough to solidify an interview. In which case, that’s my problem and I need to search for work more.)

You know, everything is okay because I’m slowly getting out of my teenager mindset and moving into my adult mindset. Which is very helpful actually and I like it, so it’s all good 🙂

Another update is that this Friday is the first day of the youth conference in Victoria! Whoo! That’s going to be really exciting 🙂

I really need to find work though, so pray for me! And if it is God’s Will, I’ll get something 🙂 but in the meantime, studying, praying and learning.

 

So I think that’s all for now. I’m aware I haven’t been on in a long time and my apologies for that. I’ve just been taking time for myself to figure things out. Everything’s good!

 

Cheerio and peace to all 🙂 ,

Flickering Candles.

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One Way To End Backbiting

Hello!

So here is a way that we can stop idle talk of others:

“If, however, a person setteth about speaking well of another, opening his lips to praise
another, he will touch an answering chord in his hearers and they will be stirred up by
the breathings of God. Their hearts and souls will rejoice to know that, God be thanked,
here is a soul in the Faith who is a focus of human perfections, a very embodiment of
the bounties of the Lord, one whose tongue is eloquent, and whose face shineth, in
whatever gathering he may be, one who hath victory upon his brow, and who is a being
sustained by the sweet savours of God. Now which is the better way? I swear this by the beauty of the Lord:
whensoever I hear good of the friends, my heart filleth up with joy; but whensoever I find even a hint that
they are on bad terms one with another, I am overwhelmed by grief. Such is the condition of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá.”

(Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Page: 230)

http://bahai-internet-services.org/devotions/furutan_celebi/Backbiting.pdf

 

It is related that His Holiness Christ—May my life be a sacrifice to Him!—one day, accompanied by His apostles, passed by the corpse of a dead animal. One of them said: ‘How putrid has this animal become!’ The other exclaimed: ‘How it is deformed!’ A third cried out: ‘What a stench! How cadaverous looking!’ but His Holiness Christ said: “Look at its teeth! how white they are!’ Consider, that He did not look at all at the defects of that animal; nay, rather, He searched well until He found the beautiful white teeth. He observed only the whiteness of the teeth and overlooked entirely the deformity of the body, the dissolution of its organs and the bad odour. This is the attribute of the children of the Kingdom. This is the conduct and the manner of the real Bahá’ís. I hope that all the believers will attain to this lofty station.

(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Star of the West, Vol. IV, No. 11, p. 192)

You’re Talking To Me?

Hey hey hey,

So,

I want to tell you a little story.

My name is some-what hard to pronounce.

I’m used to getting many different variations of it.

But when I meet someone who can say my name properly?

“They said my name right. Oh my goodness. How do I feel about this? Do I feel respected? Do I feel happy? Nervous? Full of anxiety? How do I interpret this? How..”

If you say my name properly, you will hold my attention. I will remember who you are and when you said it.

And if we’re at that stage where you start calling me by a nickname and you say THAT part of my name properly?

Your name is a part of your identity. It’s a part of who you are, and when someone gets that part of you right? You feel open, as if they hold you in their hands. As if they can see who you are.

You probably think I’m ridiculous now but I don’t care.

Peace to you,

Flickering Candles.

I Refuse To Feel Sorry For Myself

It is not productive and not helpful.

I am a human being. Which means that I have shortcomings, but something stronger than that, that I have, is faith and hope. Faith in Him that I will be better today than I was yesterday,
and hope that I will keep working on myself until my last breath. And even after that.

Because even as my actions define me, I can choose to re-define myself and transform into something better. This time and this place is in constant motion,
it is always changing and evolving, just as I am and just as we all are. We all learn and will continue to do so, whether we like it or not. I am bigger than what I see myself as.

Each day is a new chance, and I will make the change. I am stronger than this, or any mental illness that can come my way because I will not let it be an excuse for not trying.

As always, He is love. And love can surpass anything.

I’m not going to blame other people for my problems.

I’m not going to be rude.

I’m going to be a better person, and take responsibility for my actions.

I will be kind, and generous, and helpful, and patient, and open, and loyal. And understanding, and truthful.

I will be this person and more.

I will be happy and make others happy while doing so.

I will be full of joy. I will be an ocean of joy and happiness.

First I’ll need to start out as a trickle, and then a stream, and then a river, but I will make it.

I don’t have to impress anyone.

I will strive to impress God, and by doing that I will impress myself.

Because we will make a change, and it will hurt, but it will be done, and we will be better for it and because of it.

Peace to you,

Flickering Candles

Yeah :)

Ever since I’ve moved here I’ve learned so many new things.

How to live in the moment for example. There are things that are easier here I think.

I’ve come so far from the first semester at school. It’s good, and I feel good.

Yeah 🙂

 

Still learning! so that’s a plus.

The world is kind of messed but we’re all working on that right?

 

In other news.

I’ve been kind of irresponsible and feeling bad about things but trying to move forward and forgive myself and help myself to grow. Yeah!

Righto.

Here we go.

 

Peace upon you and your family and your animals.

Flickering. C.

 

Living In The Moment

is what I’m trying to do.

Trying to not worry about the future or the past, I’m just trying to live and be happy.

It hasn’t been as tough for me as it has been a lot of people – but I’m still trying to be a better person and to be happier.

 

I have less than a month left of school.

Here’s to everything being ok.

Praying that everything will be alright.

 

Pieces of joy (otherwise known as laughter),

Flickering Candles.

Back To School

tomorrow.

I hope this week goes well.

 

My grandfather is a wonderful being. I have plans to talk to him more. And to ask about how his thoughts are and where he’s at.

I don’t know how much time is left but I hope I’m here for him when he needs me.

 

The news is scaring me. Man, this world is.. this world.

God help us and prepare us.

 

Thank you for everything, Praised be to Him for everything, and please help us with everything.

 

Peace,

Flickering Candles

 

Stresssinnnggg, but it’s good :)

I have a lot of things to study for, but I’m thinking of a plan.

I have a unit final coming up for one subject which I’ve wasted two days of non-studying for.

I have an exam that’s super important this year.

It’s crazy.

I’m ready for this year to be over.

I have a little over or less than a month left.

God, help me through it.

The thing is, it’s a lot of memorizing and I’m not super good at that. A lot of memorizing.

I can make it through this.

Baha’u’llah wouldn’t give me what I can’t handle, right? Challenge accepted.

I hope you all have a wonderful week and weekend 🙂

Peace.

F.Candles

School :D

Yes. I’m happy to go back to school.

I’ll tell you why – because I have a limited time left! and then summer is here 🙂

Also – it’s a good school. I get to see people and get an education! win – win 🙂

The days have been really nice and warm and sunny here.

I think I might make a comic soon.

I should probably get ready to go back to school though.

Yeah 🙂

I hope you have an amazing day/week. Keep that ray of sunshine you call a smile on your face 🙂

Pieces of Joy,

Flickering Candles.