vereen's vibes




Open says me!


One Day I was in a hurry to pick something up from a building not familiar to me. My mind was filled with the things I had to do that day, as I walked briskly up to the glass double doors.

I stopped in front of them and stood there waiting for them to open automatically.
As I stood there, I looked through the glass doors to see a doctor’s surgery with people waiting their turn. A lady looked at me and smiled.Then the realization struck me! the doors didn’t open, so I looked at the handle to see the word PUSH.

Oh! I looked back at the lady who had a chuckle with me, with several joining in.

Yes! I had stood too long, waiting for everything to magically happen for me.

Now…isn’t this true in life? We expect things to just ‘happen’ for God to just ‘turn up’ when at times there needs to be a bit of effort of our part. At times we need to PUSH through!

I laughed when I went through the doors, did a little bow to the lady who had a full on laugh out loud. I watched her face, as a doctor (in a mask) came out and called her name. Her face changed and I couldn’t help but wonder what she had to ‘push’ through with that day.

Sometimes pushing through means change. Change can be exciting, new but more often than not if it’s difficult there is pain associated with it. The pain of changing a habit is minimal when the results are good. Change happens every day, sometimes every hour.

When riding our motorbike Dan (hubby) and I were going around many twists and bends on the old Pacific Hwy to Brooklyn for brekkie. If I hadn’t gone with the changes I would have caused an imbalance, riding on the back. The outcome could have been dangerous.

When riding we both look out for changes on the road. One corner, there was a dead kangaroo. We were upon it so quickly, but Dan made a quick change, I saw it and readjusted my riding. Again if I didn’t look out for it, I may have been off that bike.

In Dan’s book “How I Quit Being Angry” Dan talks about the Tool Box.  In this tool box there are many new habits to replace the old ones (tools) that don’t work.

If a change is not made….and a bad habit brings bad results all the time, then that is not moving forward or growing.

We need to become familiar with good changes, pushing through with new habits and watching the good results.

I hope today, as you go through some automatic doors or one that you need to push through, that you also, are mindful that it’s worth making good changes in our lives.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.5 It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.




Comment on Vereen's Blog