Full richness of now
What you let go of in any moment is finite. What you can gain, what you can become by doing so is limitless.
The stories you continue repeating about your past can keep you from living the full richness of now. Lovingly, peacefully let them go and let yourself be, here and now, with life’s abundance fully flowing.
Feel the intense and magnificent freedom of living by choice, with purpose and love, in the moment that is. Delight in the opportunity to act, to create, to experience and to be.
Choose to live from a perspective where fear, anger, resentment and worry have no relevance. See the remarkable value that is already yours, that is in you, that is here now for you to creatively live.
Even the seemingly monumental concerns are trivial compared to the positive possibilities that are here now for you to allow. Let go of your need to strive against the problems, and let your life create so much new value that the problems are no longer problems.
Now is here for you to make the most of, so joyfully allow yourself to do it. Live the richness of now, and bring great, new wonderful things to life.
— Ralph Marston
Hope opens doors where despair closes them.
Hope discovers what can be done instead of grumbling about what cannot.
Hope draws its power from a deep trust in God.
Hope “lights a candle” instead of “cursing the darkness.”
Hope regards problems, small or large, as opportunities.
Hope cherishes no illusions, nor does it yield to cynicism.
Hope sets high goals and is not frustrated by repeated difficulties or setbacks.
Hope pushes ahead when it would be easy to quit.
Hope puts up with modest gains, realizing that “the longest journey starts with one step.”
Hope looks for the good in people instead of harping on the worst.
- Author Unknown
May you find serenity and tranquility
in a world you may not always understand.
May the pain you have known
and the conflict you have experienced
give you the strength to walk through life
facing each new situation with courage and optimism.
Always know that there are those
whose love and understanding will always be there,
even when you feel most alone.
May a kind word,
a reassuring touch,
and a warm smile
be yours every day of your life,
and may you give these gifts
as well as receive them.
May the teachings of those you admire
become part of you,
so that you may call upon them.
Remember, those whose lives you have touched
and who have touched yours
are always a part of you,
even if the encounters were less than you would have wished.
It is the content of the encounter
that is more important than its form.
May you not become too concerned with material matters,
but instead place immeasurable value
on the goodness in your heart.
Find time in each day to see beauty and love
in the world around you.
Realize that what you feel you lack in one regard
you may be more than compensated for in another.
What you feel you lack in the present
may become one of your strengths in the future.
May you see your future as one filled with promise and possibility.
Learn to view everything as a worthwhile experience.
May you find enough inner strength
to determine your own worth by yourself,
and not be dependent
on another’s judgment of your accomplishments.
May you always feel loved.
- Sandra Sturtz Hauss
New Year Prayer
God grant us this year a wider view,
So we see others’ faults through the eyes of You.
Teach us to judge not with hasty tongue,
Neither the adult … nor the young.
Give us patience and grace to endure
And a stronger faith so we feel secure.
Instead of remembering, help us forget
The irritations that caused us to fret.
Freely forgiving for some offense
And finding each day a rich recompense.
In offering a friendly, helping hand
And trying in all ways to understand;
That all of us whoever we are …
Are trying to reach an unreachable star.
For the great and small … the good and bad,
The young and old … the sad and glad
Are asking today; Is life worth living?
The answer is only in, loving and giving.
For only Love can make man kind
And Kindness of Heart brings Peace of Mind.
By giving love, we can start this year
To lift the clouds of hate and fear.
author- Helen Steiner Rice
Just for today
I will live through the next 12 hours and not try to tackle all of life’s problems at once.
I will improve my mind. I will learn something useful. I will learn something that requires effort, thought, and concentration.
I will be agreeable. I will look my best, speak in well-modulated voice, be courteous and considerate.
I will not find fault with friend, relative or colleague. I will not try to change or improve anyone other than myself.
I will have a program. I might not follow it exactly, but I will have it. I will save myself from two enemies, hurry and indecision.
I will do a good turn and keep it secret. If anyone finds out, it won’t count.
I will do two things I don’t want to do. Just for exercise.
I will believe in myself. I will give my best to the world and feel confident that the world will give it’s best to me.
When things go wrong …
When things go wrong as they sometimes will;
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill;
When the funds are low, and the debts are high
And you want to smile, but have to sigh;
When care is pressing you down a bit-
Rest if you must, but do not quit.
Success is failure turned inside out;
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt;
And you can never tell how close you are
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit-
It’s when things go wrong that you must not quit.
1. Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.
2. Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.
3. Drive carefully. It’s not only cars that can be recalled by their maker.
4. If you can’t be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.
5. If you lend someone $20, and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.
6. It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.
7. Never buy a car you can’t push.
8. Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you don’t have a leg to stand on.
9. The early worm gets eaten by the bird, so sleep late.
10. When everything’s coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane.
11. Birthdays are good for you; the more you have, the longer you live.
12. Ever notice that the people who are late are often much jollier than the people who have to wait for them?
13. If ignorance is bliss, why aren’t more people happy?
14. You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.
15. Some mistakes are too much fun to make only once.
16. Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.
17. We could learn a lot from crayons: some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, some have weird names and all are different colours, but they all have to learn to live in the same box.
18. A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.
19. Happiness comes through doors you didn’t even know you left open.
November 10th,2012 Teachings
When I think of the goodness of God, I’m blessed.
The breath He breathed into my body early this morning.
Yes, I’m blessed.
The sight He placed in my eyes, the hearing in my ears.
Oh yes, I’m blessed.
The walking in my legs, the swinging in my arms,
the grip in my hands.
Don’t you know, I’m blessed?
The voice in my mouth, the speaking in my tongue,
the blood in my veins.
Oh my God, I’m blessed!
With every beat of my heart, every thought in my mind,
every problem solved.
Listen to me, because I’m tellin’ you, I am truly blessed.
As I think about the clothes that drape my back,
the food that graces my table,
Boy I’m blessed!
The place I call home, the furniture on which I sit,
the pillow that cradles my head.
The job that pays my way.
When you sum it up,
I’m so blessed I won’t be stressed.
- Author Unknown
Let Go Of Sorrow
I’ve heard it said don’t go to bed while hanging on to sorrow,
you may not have the chance to laugh with those you love tomorrow.
You may not mean the words you speak when anger takes its toll,
you may regret your actions once you’ve lost your self-control.
When you’ve lost your temper and you’ve said some hurtful things,
think about the heartache that your actions sometime bring.
You’ll never get those moments back, such precious time to waste,
and all because of things you said in anger and in haste.
So if you’re loving someone and your pride has settled in,
you may not ever have the chance to say to them again…
“I love you and I miss you and although we don’t agree,
I’ll try to see your point of view, please do the same for me.”
“For every hour spent organizing, an hour is earned.”