Thank you, Creator of the Universe, for the gift of life you have given me. Thank you for giving me everything that I have ever truly needed.
Thank you for the opportunity to experience this beautiful body & this wonderful mind. Thank you for living inside me with all your love, with your pure & boundless spirit, with your warm & radiant light.
Thank you for using my words, for using my eyes, for using my heart to share your love wherever I go. I love you just the way you are, & because I am your creation, I love myself just the way I am.
Help me to keep the love & the peace in my heart & to make that love a new way of life, that I may live in love the rest of my life.
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can change, & the wisdom to know that it is ME!
It is true. The only thing I can be sure of changing is myself. Of course, when I change me, the Universe changes also to align with the new me. Whatthis means is that when I don’t like what I am seeing or hearing, it is time for me to change me – that is shift to a new TV or radio station, so I can see or hear different things.
When I quit looking for what I don’t like, & start looking for what I do like, I find there is much around me that is quite good. I find that people can & sometimes do change overnight when I quit expecting their behavior to be bad & start looking for how it is good. I have shifted my feelings from animosity to love.
I was reading Catherine Ponder this morning & came across a story of a woman given 3 months to live. Her husband told her she could accept the diagnosis & die or reject it & live. But if she wanted to live, she had to do two things: First, stop talking about her operations, hospital experience & illness. Forget it. It’s over. Second, think about life, affirm life & expect to live.
He suggested that she affirm “Let Divine Health manifest for me & in me now.”
This reminded me that we all need to tell a new story when we want something different. We need to let go of the old story, & embrace the new one.
I know that I have often held on to the old story WAY PAST its Use By date!!! I have often said, I don’t have the answer. I don’t know. But the truth is that something inside me does know. God knows. So instead of moaning about how I don’t know, I try to remember to affirm that God knows & is showing me the path. All I need to know is the next step. And if that step isn’t clear to me, then the next step must be prayer.
We can choose to let go of the old story of poor health, or poverty, or indecision, or failure.
I’m choosing to write a New Story.
How About You?
Live or Die!
What’s Your Story?
Never Forget You are An Amazing, Powerful, Brilliant, Awesome, Unique Divine Creation! Go Forth & Spread the Love. Thank You God!
If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself. If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world,
then eliminate all that is dark & negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation.
— Lao Tzo
Sobriety Ain’t For Sissies
We’ve all been there. We don’t like what someone else is doing & we want THEM to change. No matter how much we want THEM to be different, that doesn’t work.
I only have the power to change myself. When I do that, when I think differently, when I speak differently, when I act differently, THEY will change in reaction to my change. It was Mahatma Ghandi who said we should “Be the change we want to see.”
It isn’t one day at a time, it’s one heartbeat at a time! It starts with me, & when I am being the very best ME I can be, then I am not in judgment of how others act. The plan is simple, but I tell you it is not easy, because True Sobriety Ain’t For Sissies!
I recently ran across this quote, & was so touched, I thought I’d share it.
“Breathing in, I calm my body.
Breathing out, I smile.
Dwelling in the present moment,
I know this is a wonderful moment.”
— Thich Nhat Hanh
While relishing this thought, I notice there’s another index card, that’s separated from the small stack of quotations on my desk. Flipping it over, the contents come into focus, asking: “What is the highest possibility in this moment?”
What if we believed that this is a wonderful moment? What if we KNEW it was full of possibilities? What if we then looked for those possibilities?
I suspect we would always have smiles on our faces!!! Thank you God!