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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

THANKSGIVING AGAIN

"On Thanksgiving day, we acknowledge our dependence." 
~ William Jennings Bryan ~

I am grateful for courage, willingness, discipline, support, and ongoing learning.
I am grateful to get up everyday and have a fresh start, and be able to leave the past in the past.
I am grateful for family and friends and all the people I have yet to meet and connect with.
I am grateful for sunshine and wind and changing seasons.
I am grateful for good food and plenty to eat.
I am grateful for generosity and kindness
I am grateful for possibility and hope. 
I am grateful for love.
I am grateful.
I am.
😊

I enthusiastically express my gratitude for life!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

SURPRISING KINDNESS

"Kindness is just love with its work boots on." 
~ Karen McCullah ~

When others are surprisingly kind and considerate, and generously seem to care about us, it softens the hard edges of life, tenderizes our experience, and opens our heart.
     Let's take it a step further and be the one who creates this good feeling in others- regularly, and with purpose, simply because we can.

I am thoughtful and considerate, and show others through my actions that I genuinely care.

Monday, November 20, 2017

NOTHING TO PROVE

"I will not ask that you nor you approve. The wild thyme is itself nor asks consent of rose nor reed." 
~ Muriel Strode ~

Why do we care so much about looking good and avoiding looking bad? And what do we really have to prove? My guess is, less than we think.
     It seems to me that our primary generosity to the world is in simply being who we are- not in posturing, or pretense, or appearing either more or less knowledgeable or sophisticated or put together than we are.
     Authenticity is inspiring and refreshing, and allows for so much more than maintaining ourselves safely behind walls of our own creation.

I show up authentically in the world.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

RECONSTRUCTION

"If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere." 
~ Frank A. Clark ~

Having to re-do things we have already done because of computer errors and other glitches is initially rather impossible to face. When we first realize the situation, we think, "No! It can't be!" and we check and re-check , and then re-check again. And sometimes, we actually recover our lost work, and other times we do not, and it's excruciating, but what can we do?
     It's as if a flood or a fire has wiped us out, and there's nothing for it but to build anew- to start over, and trust, that in re-building, something fresh will be born- something evolved in a new way, and even better than what was done before.

I patiently rebuild what collapses in my life.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

FREEDOM!

"Freedom is the oxygen of the soul." 
~ Moshe Dayan ~

Resistance blocks us to possibility, to action, to transformation, and to love. Stubbornly insisting on our position, immovable, affects the flow of energy all around us.
     Let's be open-minded instead, and willing to explore all kinds of ideas and options. Let's be unrestricted, unresisted, and free!

I accept the possibility of possibility. 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

LIFE AT WORK

"Why aren't you dancing with joy at this very moment is the only relevant spiritual question." 
~ Vilayat Khan ~

The desperation we feel having to keep jobs that deplete us is unhealthy. The power we hold over them is the power to either change our approach, or do something else. To stay and be miserable and complain away our days dishonoring our spirit, our purpose, and the very real contribution we are here to make is its own kind of insanity, and life is simply too short to play at that game.

I adjust my actions and attitude to enjoy my situation.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

BEING SUCCESSFUL

"To freely bloom-"  
~ Gerry Spence ~

There's so much distinction in the world regarding what success looks like- a certain amount of money and status, or how respected we are in the community, or how our children have turned out, or maybe what our houses look like, or our clothes, or our car.
     It's endless, and all means less than we think it does, because what's success here is not success there, so ultimately, it's relative. Ultimately, in fact, our personal definition of success is entirely up to us. So let's take the lead and assert our personal power to define it.

I build a life of success based on my own definition of what that means.