"If you don't think every day is a good one, just try missing one."
Footsteps To Live By
There are those times that come along,
When things just don't go right,
When fairness seems to slip away,
And wrong things fill our sight.
Sometimes it's hard for us to see,
Beyond the hurt we feel.
It's hard to see the blessings too,
And know that they are real.
Because the heavy loads you have
Weigh more at times like these,
I ask if I may carry too,
And offer with a "Please"
I want to make a difference though,
To bring a smile this day,
And maybe if by writing this,
A smile will come your way.
So hold your chin up strong and proud,
Cause it's the thing to do,
And know that I'll be standing near,
Because I Love You!
~ James O'Brien ~
THE SPLASHES OF LIFE..
My grandfather took me to the fish pond on the farm when I was about seven, and he told me to throw a stone into the water. He told me to watch the circles created by the stone. Then he asked me to think of myself as that stone person.
"You may create lots of splashes in your life but the waves that come from those splashes will disturb the peace of all your fellow creatures," he said. "Remember that you are responsible for what you put in your circle and that circle will also touch many other circles. You will need to live in a way that allows the good that comes from your circle to send the peace of that goodness to others. The splash that comes from anger or jealousy will send those feelings to other circles. You are responsible for both."
That was the first time I realized each person creates the inner peace or discord that flows out into the world. We cannot create world peace if we are riddled with inner conflict, hatred, doubt, or anger. We radiate the feelings and thoughts that we hold inside, whether we speak them or not. Whatever is splashing around inside of us is spilling out into the world, creating beauty or discord with all other circles of life.
Remember the eternal wisdom:
WHATEVER YOU FOCUS ON EXPANDS...
TODAY'S INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE:
I believe in the sun even though it is slow in rising.
I believe in you without realizing.
I believe in rain though there are no clouds in the sky.
I believe in truth even though people lie.
I believe in peace even though sometimes I am violent.
I believe in God even though he is silent.
~ Author Unknown
"A rose has thorns; a sheep has horns. One cannot afford to be too vulnerable."
TODAY'S INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE:
"Someone once wrote: "Happiness is always a by-product. You don't make yourself happy by chasing happiness. You make yourself happy by being a good person." The happiest people I know are people who don't even think about being happy. They just think about being good neighbours, good people. And then happiness sort of sneaks in the back window while they're busy doing good."
~ Rabbi Harold Kushner