Thanks to you!

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Words are futile
to describe how I feel
about you

You, who give your most precious asset
Time
to my ramblings

How to convey this?
I’m practically speechless

But I will say
in the most limited way
YOU are absolutely, unmistakably

Amazing
Innocent
Perfect

and if it takes “words” to remind you
so be it
and so it is

WordPress sent a notification informing me it’s been one year since I began my blogging journey. Woo hoo! I’m still here and so are you!! How cool is that?

Thank you and God bless!

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Attitude Adjustment

My 6-year-old granddaughter and I have an open dialogue about random life stuff and things we don’t understand.

Once in a while I will even share one of my daily readings with her if I think she will “get it” (BTW she gets it better than I do).

Yesterday she grabbed one of my books, “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff… and it’s all small stuff” by Richard Carlson.

“Oh grandma, I like this one,” she says as she brings the opened book my way.

Think of what you have instead of what you want

 

“Yes this sure is a good one.” (and just what I needed I might add)

I’ve been really caught up in negativity and nonacceptance. There’s a lot of fearful thoughts going on about just about everything and once I get on a roll  -watch out-  Avalanche!!!!!

Today I’m going right into the solution as my granddaughter has CLEARLY led me to, starting with a plain ol’ gratitude list.

Thank you my wise, beautiful granddaughter. As usual, just when I think I’m teaching them…….

What do you do to help get yourself out of the quicksand of negativity? Do Tell 🙂

 

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Gifts are everywhere

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Each day a thousand treasures come to me at every passing moment. -A Course in Miracles

What good is a gift if it’s not received? If it sits unopened? This is often my dilemma. They’re there, but I can’t “see” them let alone enjoy them.

Practicing gratitude is a way to remove the blinders and receive the gifts that continually come my way. It does take practice though, as for me, it doesn’t come natural. Not YET anyway.

But I do know how to practice, it’s not impossible. I practice negative thoughts, patterns and habits quite often. And when I do I’m so blind, I walk right past my treasures. Some days I may even trip over them and say, “who put those damn gifts in my way!”

Today I pray to see through the eyes of my Infinite Source the many gifts given to me on a moment to moment basis. I pray to remember to treat today like a treasure hunt and find them all!

 

photo from google images

True Happiness

Happiness is an inside job – William Arthur Ward

It’s so easy to get caught up in hoping, believing, wishing outside stuff to be the source of our happiness, even when we know better.

Some years ago I’d drive down tree lined streets, envying the family’s doing their yard work together. “How perfect everything would be if I could just live in a house like that one.” I’d say.

A wise friend would often tell me, “You’re comparing your insides to their outsides.”

I couldn’t totally grasp what she was trying to teach me. After all, I’d been a lost soul for a long time. It had become ingrained thinking if I only had this or that, then I would finally be happy.

Deep down though I think I always knew it was a lie but it kept me going until I surrendered to the awareness that the true source of happiness is that place- deep down.

Fast forward many moons and spiritual teachings later I have made tons of inside progress as well as outside. More often than not,I am happy and contented.

But….I can still “go there”.

Today the circumstances are different but the feelings are the same. Thankfully so is the attainable solution, happiness is an inside job.

Every day I take time to tap into Source and experience real happiness by forgiving and remembering to practice gratitude.

Because deep down I know the Truth and I will surrender as many times as needed to the knowingness I hold-deep down.

Grateful for You

photo by CBurns

Drawn to you by an invisible string

  on a different level you taught me.

Confusion and doubt filled my every crevice-

  Blind faith had my back.

I trudged and I scrambled and I twisted and screamed

  inside was my drama you knew all too well.

Believing just enough to take the next step

  you stood by – trusting

Hope was just around the corner.

Through the light I say, “How can I ever repay?”

“Pass it on if truly grateful.” And I Am.

My mentor, my friend, my angel from God.

Thank you my Donna for being you.