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The desire for love

In every living thing there is the desire for love.
~ D.H. Lawrence

 

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A grateful heart

Today I am so grateful that God knows my heart.  Others may misunderstand my good intentions, judge my words or deeds, find fault, or blame what they truly do not understand.  But God knows my heart.  He knows I am learning, trying, endeavoring, to be all He created me to be.
~ Lori Nawyn

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Make the jump!

What we are…leap of faith…what we want to be.  Make the jump!

 

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Go out and love others

If you know how it feels to be treated as unloved, go out and love others.  The act of helping them will heal you.

 

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The serenity prayer…with a twist

God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it’s me.

~ Author Unknown

 

the wisdom to know it's me

 

Something to think about…

 

The more we are in concert with God, the greater will be our pleasures in life.  Recognizing our partnership with our higher power makes every decision easier, facilitates the completion of every task, and removes all uncertainty about our value to this world, particularly to those persons around us.

 

Knowledge that we are never alone, that in every circumstance our best interests are being cared for, softens whatever blow we encounter.  The blows teach us; they are the lessons the inner self has requested, and let us never forget we have a ready tutor to see us through every assignment.

 

The more we rely on God to see us through the mundane activities as well as the troubling experiences, the greater will be our certainty that all is well, our lives are on course, and a plan is unfolding little by little that has our best interests at its center.

 

Source (modified):  Each Day a New Beginning | Hazelden Meditations

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Life is the sum of all your choices.

Life is the sum of all your choices.
~ Albert Camus

 

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You have to get started to be great

You don’t have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great.
~ Les Brown

 

you have to get started

 

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Time and pressure

God changes caterpillars into butterflies, sand into pearls, and coal into diamonds using time and pressure. He’s working on you, too.

~ Rick Warren

 

time and pressure

 

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Change is not easy, but it’s absolutely unavoidable.  Doors will close.  Barriers will surface.  Frustrations will mount.  Nothing stays the same forever, and it’s such folly to wish otherwise.  Growth accompanies positive change; determining to risk the outcome resuting from a changed behavior or attitude will enhance our self-perceptions.  We will have moved forward; in every instance, our lives will be influenced by making a change that only each of us can make.

 

We have all dreaded the changes we knew we had to make.  Perhaps even now we fear some impending changes.  Where might they take us?  It’s difficult accepting that the outcome is not ours to control.  Only the effort is ours.  The solace is that positive changes, which we know are right for us and other people in our lives, are never going to take us astray.  In fact, they are necessary for the smooth path just beyond this stumbling block.

 

When we are troubled by circumstances in our lives, a change is called for, a change that we must initiate.  When we reflect on our recent as well as distant past, we will remember that the changes we most dreaded again and again have positively influenced our lives in untold ways.

 

Source (modified):  Each Day a New Beginning | Hazelden Meditations

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Your expression

Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important.
~ Janet Lane

 

your expression

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Bare feet in the grass

Hope it’s a bare-feet-in-the-grass, sunshine-on-your-shoulders kind of day.

 

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The soul of a philosopher

A dog has the soul of a philosopher.

~ Plato

 

soul of a philosopher

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A quiet mind

Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.

~ Hans Margolius

 

Purple Sunshine

 

Something to think about…

 

Perhaps it’s the human condition never to be satisfied and yet always to think, “If only…”  However, the more we look within for wholeness, the greater will be our acceptance of all things, at all times.

 

So frequently we hear that happiness is within.  But what does that mean when we may have just lost the job that supported us and our children?  Or when the car won’t start and funds are low?  Or when we are feeling really scared and don’t know whom to talk to or where to go?  “Happiness is within” is such a grand platitude at those times.

 

Nevertheless, our security in any situation is within, if we but know how to tap it.  It is within because that is where the strength we are blessed with resides, the strength given us from the power greater than ourselves.  “Going within” first takes a decision.  Next, it takes stillness, and then, patience.  But peace will come.

 

We will quit wanting when we have learned how to turn to our inner strength.  We will find serenity rather than suffering.

 

Source (modified):  Each Day a New Beginning | Hazelden Meditations

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A good life is a collection of happy moments

A good life is a collection of happy moments.
~ Denis Waitley

 

happy moments

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Sorrow is too great to exist in small hearts

Sorrow is too great to exist in small hearts.
~ Kahlil Gibran

 

small hearts

 

 

 

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Faith is an oasis in the heart

Faith is an oasis in the heart.
~ Kahlil Gibran

faith is an oasis in the heart

 

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Seek first to understand

Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
~ Stephen Covey

 

seek first to understand

 

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The struggle you’re in today

The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow.

~ Robert Tew

 

the struggle you're in today

 

Something to think about…

 

To be alive means to experience difficulties, conflicts, challenges from many different directions.  What we do with adverse conditions both determines and is determined by who we are.  Resistance, most of us have learned, heightens the adversity.  Acceptance of the condition, trusting all the while the lesson it offers us is for our benefit, ensures that we’ll come out on top.

 

Difficulties are opportunities for advancement, for increased self-awareness, for self-fufillment.  So often we hear and remind one another that we grow through pain.  We can face any situation knowing we have the strength of our faith to shore us up.  Strangely, we need challenges in order to grow; without growth we wither.  Happiness is the bounty for facing the momentarily unhappy conditions.

 

Source (modified):  Each Day a New Beginning | Hazelden Meditations

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Live, laugh, love

Laugh your heart out.
Dance in the rain.
Cherish the moment,
Ignore the pain.
Live, laugh, love.
Forgive and forget.
Life’s too short
To be living with regrets.

 

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Life begins at the end of your comfort zone

comfort zone

 

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Dream another dream

You are never too old to set another goal or dream another dream.
~ Author Unknown

 

dream another dream

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Our attitude is crucial

It’s up to you to find the beauty in the ugliest of days.

~ Author Unknown

 

find the beauty

 

Something to think about…

 

Rough times may be pouring in on us at the moment, and they may seem unending.  Difficulties appear to attract more difficulties, problems with loved ones, problems at work, problems with our appearance.  A negative attitude, something that we all struggle with at times (some of us more than others), is the culprit.

 

When the good times come, as they always do, they are accompanied by a positive attitude.  We do find what we look for.

 

Our attitude is crucial.  It determines our experiences.  A trying situation can be tolerated with relative ease when we have a positive, trusting attitude.  We forget, generally, that we have an inner source of strength to meet every situation.  We forget the simple truth — all is well, at this moment, and at every moment.  When the moments feel good, our presence is light, cheery.  When the moments are heavy, so are we.

 

Source (modified):  Each Day a New Beginning | Hazelden Meditations

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Pull them into your peace.

Don’t let people pull you into their storm. Pull them into your peace.

 

pull them into your peace

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Walk boldly through them

Most obstacles melt away when we make up our minds to walk boldly through them.
~ Orison Swett Marden

 

most obstacles

 

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Our attitudes shape our world

When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.

~ Buddist Proverb

 

a teacher will appear

 

Something to think about…

 

Meeting life head-on, with a smile, attracts people and situations to us.  Our attitudes shape our world — which is not to deny that problems do occur.  However, problems can be viewed as special opportunities for personal growth — as gifts, more or less, that we are ready to receive.  When the student is ready, the teacher appears.  the stumbling blocks we encounter push us beyond our present awareness.  They teach us that we are stronger and more creative than we’d thought.  Problem solving is esteem-building.

 

Negatively confronting the day is sure to complicate any experiences.  A simple misunderstanding can be exaggerated into a grave situation, requiring the energy of many people to handle it.  On the other hand, a patient, trusting, loving attitude can turn a grave situation into a positive learning experience for all affected.

 

We can beautify the day by smiling throughout all the experiences it offers us.  The epression of love to everyone we meet guarantees to make us more lovable in return.

 

Source (modified):  Each Day a New Beginning | Hazelden Meditations

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Letting go of yesterday

The beautiful journey of today can only begin when we learn to let go of yesterday.
~ Steve Maraboli

 

beautiful journey

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