As I listen to conversations like; “I can’t believe Christmas is over” or “Now I have a bill I can’t afford”.
Reflect on why we celebrate Christmas?
Christmas is the time to celebrate or reflect on the birth of Jesus, what he lives and stands for. The spirit of sharing, caring, laughter, joy…the list goes on. Unfortunately, a lot of us get caught up in believing, it’s solely about ‘us’. So please take some time to stop during the holiday busyness and remember that Jesus is the “reason for the season”. Understand that Heaven came to fix the wrongs in our broken world by presenting us with a precious gift and because of Him, it truly is “A Wonderful Life”.
Did you have breakfast, lunch or dinner today? There are so many people, newborns, young and old who’s answer to this question, would be ‘No’. Understand that for those of us who have the choice to dine when we’re ready are truly blessed.
Our world has faced a number of storms this year and so many have faced devastation. Loss of homes, personal belongings, hunger, mental and physical exhaustion. The list goes on and on…
Look at your current situation and ‘Understand Your Blessings’!
Keep on asking and you will be given what you ask for. Keep on looking, and you will find. Keep on knocking and the door will be opened.
Everyone in the world has the opportunity to enjoy a ‘Summer’ somewhere. There is something about this season that take people to a slightly different approach about life. Summer has a tendency to light you up and excite you about being you. Some people start physically preparing months ahead to assure that they have the best body, remodel your home, travel, buy a new car or just take this time to try something new. While you’re enjoying the summer, try to embody that spirit and hold on to that bright light feeling all year through!
As we all know…biology isn’t the only way to earn the title of ‘Mother’. I read this poem and wanted to share with all persons who is recognized as a ‘Mother’ and or ‘Motherly’.
A Mother’s Love
A Mother’s love is something that no one can explain. It is made of deep devotion and of sacrifice and pain. It is endless and unselfish and enduring come what may, for nothing can destroy it or take that love away.
It is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking. And it never fails or falters even though the heart is breaking. It believes beyond believing when the world around condemns.
And it glows with all the beauty of the rarest, brightest gems. It is far beyond defining, it defies all explanations. And it still remains a secret like the mysteries of creation.
A many splendored miracle man cannot understand. And another wondrous evidence of God’s tender guiding hand.
-Helen Steiner Rice
Happy Easter Everyone!
Reflect and understand the meaning of this joyous day and the wonderful gift that was given to all who will open their hearts and minds to embrace & receive the blessing.
YOUR ‘PRESENCE’ IS A ‘PRESENT’ TO THE WORLD. YOU’RE UNIQUE AND ONE OF A KIND. YOUR LIFE CAN BE WHAT YOU WANT IT TO BE.
TAKE THE DAYS JUST ONE AT A TIME.
How old are you? Have you lived in all that time, some of that time? Think about it.
What have you done? What have you completed? More importantly, what have you learned?
This is your homework. You don’t have to respond to me, but respond to yourself.
An important month has come and gone…’January’!
For a lot of people January represents a fresh start to Life or New Beginnings. You feel as if you’re receiving a nod to ‘Try It Again’.
January is an opportunity to forget the past endeavors that didn’t work in your favor OR everything is going as planned and you’ll just have to continue to work or climb towards your goals or visions.
Come on friends, say ‘Hello to the New Year’!
THIS IS FOR THE LOVE OF YOU! A SPECIAL SOMEONE SHARED THESE WONDERFUL THOUGHTS WRITTEN BY D. PAGELS NOW I’D LIKE TO SHARE THEM WITH YOU TO TAKE INTO THE NEW YEAR AND LIVE INSIDE OF YOU, ALWAYS!
Happy New Year(s)!
YOU’RE SOMEONE WHO DESERVES TO BE CELEBRATED ALL YEAR LONG!
In this season of hopes and prayers and wishes, I want this to be an especially joyful time for you. And I pray that you will be given the gift of a truly special year ahead.
I hope you have so much happiness coming your way!
I want all your plans to work out exactly the way you want them to. I want every moment of this next year to be rewarding and giving and good. I know that the journey ahead will bring you closer to your family and friends, your courage will see you through so much, and your beautiful soul will help you make your dreams come true,
May you find – in your life – every joy that you seek…and every smile that is searching for you.
Take a minute, right now, and reach out to a family member, friend, or pet, and tell them you love them. Tomorrow is not promised, do it today.
Whether it’s snowing, cloudy or the sun is shining,
Life is always sending bright opportunities your way.
Today is the day to follow your heart, make a decision, to make things go right,
Enjoy this ‘day’ from now till night. Make your life worthwhile, celebrate anything and learn everything. Sing or dance whether you’re laying down, sitting in a chair or standing.
Share yourself with those less fortunate, pray for all and always lead or leave with a smile. Thank God for what you have, no worries about what you don’t!
Be honest, the only person holding you back is you. Knowledge is power. Get started today!
This Thanksgiving season, reflect on who you are, what you've become, what you desire to be. Being the 'best' you will not only bring self-gratification but the ability to show others that if you trust, believe, and work hard, anything is possible.
Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your family and friends, but most importantly....enjoy 'You'!
Today is a great day to start following your dreams!
It is now September, reflect on your summer events and activities. Make a list of how much was spent or focused on ‘You’ and your goals. Check off what was met; comment on what you need to do to complete what you’ve started.
Remember, it’s never too late! Meet each day with gratitude, knowing that you’ve been given another day, another chance to enjoy life, enjoy the opportunities.
I read this poem and wanted to share this with our readers.
© Bettejane Brown
Published on February 21, 2016
I'm not a people person, as everyone knows;
It's in the garden where my energy flows.
I talk to the birds, I talk to the trees,
I talk to the ants, and at times even the bees.
My back yard is my Garden of Eden,
where God stays beside me, Him I believe in.
He shows me His love in the plants out there,
where everything's lovely and everything's fair.
We are told by the Bible our love we must share;
maybe my plants don't count, but they too care.
I water and trim them and tend to their needs;
they grow, they blossom, and give me seeds.
Now we do know all things in life go in a circle;
plants are like people, it's really God's cycle.
We are born, we grow, we produce and we die;
we all need much love, in both it does apply.
A yard contains grass, plants, and beautiful posies
accompanied with many weeds, so it isn't all rosy.
In comparison it's much like mankind - just think...
we have good ones, pretty ones, and some that stink.
So, people and gardens are so much alike;
some like social living, some like to be outside.
You take the parties, the chatter, and bickering;
I'm going outside, and with this I am sticking.
Have you ever been asked to go hiking, camping, fishing or join in on an outdoor activity but continue to make excuses as to why you can’t? Challenge yourself, be adventurous and make the time to do the ‘out of ordinary’.
Do you feel enthusiastic about what you’d like to accomplish in your life? Turn on your ‘Zeal’ and go for it. Its waiting for you!
‘You’ Are Loved
By: Roger Pinches
When the road seems too long
When darkness sets in
When everything turns out wrong
And you can't find a friend
Remember ~ you are loved
When smiles are hard to come by
And you're feeling down
When you spread your wings to fly
And can't get off the ground
Remember ~ you are loved.
When time runs out before you're through
And it's over before you begin
When little things get to you
And you just can't win
Remember ~ you are loved.
When your loved ones are far away
And you are on your own
When you don't know what to say
When you're afraid of being alone
Remember ~ you are loved.
When your sadness comes to an end
And everything is going right
May you think of your family and friends
And keep their love in sight
A thank-you for being loved.
May you see the love around you
In everything you do
And when troubles seem to surround you
May all the love shine through
You are blessed ~ you are loved.
Please, subscribe to get an access.