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It’s what’s inside that counts

9B576ABB-3FA0-4B49-B385-08978995ABC4The reason for the season is really to be celebrated everyday and especially this time of year.

Is the Christmas Spirit in you?  Have you birthed the Christ?

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But she had died slowly…

My neighbor died yesterday.  For good.

I was not very close to her mainly because she kept herself locked in her home most of the time.  She had a dog and a cat, too, that lived with her, or for her, not too sure which.

I wonder about people that want to leave earth but do so ever so slowly.  Sometimes it causes me to look at my own life and wonder if I do things out of balance.  People either eat, drink or other things to the extreme excess or not enough to sustain their life on a daily basis.  By the time you are my age, 65, you either have lived a good life or a not so good one-and the body shows for it, most of the time.

I do remember when I paid her a visit not too long ago.  It was during the summer months and I knocked on her door.  She allowed me to come in.  She did not bar me out.  I suppose that was saved only for her estranged family, how sad.  It was not easy seeing her physical state; she was not healthy to say the least.  Multiple problems and medical conditions too difficult to pronounce.  She did not stray far from her lounge chair much at all.  She could not and would not for fear of falling.  I gave her a dozen  fresh brown eggs and a booklet called The Way to Happiness which she politely thanked me for.

My neighbor said one of her favorite things to do was to look at the sun rise every morning.  I guess that’s one reason why I like to take photographs of the rising sun.  I, too, like to look at the new rays of light that come as a blessing out of the east each day.  And when I think of it, I’d rather look at what she did to help me-which was to appreciate life a little more and to be more active-active in helping others.

Each day there is an opportunity to change- to make life better than the day before.  To live life to the fullest.

Message:

Hello beautiful people! How did you like my thoughts above and photo?  I am very delighted to have you in my life to share my thoughts.  And thank you for all the likes I’ve received, too.  I have a lot of friends I’ve made on social media and also some followers, too.  But I would like to get to know you more, although  this platform makes communicating somewhat difficult.

So I have come up with a new game. At the end of each post I will ask you a question and you can reply in the comment below. Like today I want to know where you are from and what you like to do to help others.

 Okay. So I would like to begin:

I am from Michigan, USA.  I like to write inspirational messages and illustrate children’s poetry books that my husband, the poet, writes.  Where are you from and what do you like to do to help others? You can leave a comment in the section below…and thank you!  I appreciate you. 🙂

 

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It’s NOT about ME

Truly, it’s NOT about ME, BUT RATHER, it’s about who or what is IN me…THUS making me who I am.

What good propelling force is in you or me is what counts.

And how is another able to know this force?

By their fruits you shall know them, is the answer.

Are the fruits producing an effect that is helpful or harmful for the most concerned?

As this force is very personal and personable for each of us, nevertheless, IT (being Spirit) IS either us or not to one degree or another. The physical vehicle called the body we carry around with us is not who we ARE, but is simply a vessel in which to allow that force of good to act.

So, by my fruits you shall know me.

What do I DO and how do I APPLY the word or the active loving force within me?

By knowing first Who I Am, and then What I Am on earth to DO (that good creative force working in and through me FOR THE GREATER GOOD) and finally, HAVING the fullness thereof (meaning having the desires of your heart met).

So, it’s REALLY not all about ME!  Do you ‘see’ that now?

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Getting Your Hands Dirty

It’s so much more fun to actually do things rather than just be an observer in life

                 participating

                getting your hands dirty

only to find that you love the smell and the feel of the dirt under your fingernails

 

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I Feel like Blogging…Sometimes

In my opinion, blogging is all about sharing a part of yourself.  If someone can learn something or be helped by your blogging, then it is well worth it to blog.   So, I blog…sometimes. 🙂

I don’t have time to read all the many blogs I’m subscribed to or have voluntarily offered to follow, but I try.  I find that I learn something about the other out there in the world, too.

Communication is so essential in our lives, for it the woof and warp of life itself!  It IS life!  Life survives and thrives by and with and in communication with the other.  There wouldn’t be so many divisions in every area of life if we actually sat down and got in communication, now would there?

And that, that is in communication, is in community….  Oh, how I love the word community.  From that we get communion*.

Have a wonderful rest of the day!  And thanks for allowing me to commune with you.

If you feel that you cannot communicate as you wish to in life, then by all means check out the helpful, free course here.  You’ll be happy you did! 🙂

“Communion.” Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 21 May 2017.

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Postulates

Postulates are like thoughts or expressions of prayers-for oneself and others.

Successful prayer or postulates originate as being thoughts brought on by observation. Both need to be positive and carry the vibration of love, admiration, and helpfulness in everyday actions.

The natural law has been said many ways at many times:

Change your thinking, change your life.

What you resist, persists.

What you focus on, brings that to you.

The Christian bible verse of Philippians 4:8 states the same thing: Postulate or think on those things worthy of thinking on-the pure, lovely and good.

Here’s another viewpoint that states the same:

“The more you can invalidate the amount of resistance which the physical universe makes, the more success you are going to have with it because the more your thought will expand to embrace it. Thought, belief, faith—these things are expansive things. …

“It’s awfully simple. If you just looked at life this way and said, ‘Why, I don’t see anything that—offer me any trouble. No obstacles around here that I can see. As far as putting forward my ideas, as far as even thinking up ideas, as far as carrying forward in life at large, I don’t see any obstacles,’ you wouldn’t have any.”

— L. Ron Hubbard
Excerpted from the lecture Illusion delivered on 4 Sept 1951. This can be found in Research and Discovery Volume 7.

Regardless, it’s all a mind-set*.

“Mind–set.” Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 2 May 2017.

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“In seeking the Truth, we discover ourselves…In living the Truth, we define ourselves”. mmr