Complaining about anything holds you in the place of refusing to receive the things you've been asking for. Justifying about anything holds you in the place of refusing to let in the very things that you've been asking for. Blaming someone holds you in the place of refusing to let in the things that you've been asking for. Feeling guilty, feeling angry, it doesn't matter what you call it; it is a refusal, not a conscious one. You're asking; you can't help but ask. The Universe is yielding; it...See More
I need to be reminded of this more than I like to admit. To expand on it, maybe it's because when I can't save them, I feel I've failed them. And sometimes seeing them suffer combined with not being able to help causes me to pull away. Instead, if I let that go and shift into love, at the very least, I'm not closing them out. Loving someone, however I can in the moment, cannot be failure.
I'm grateful for my sister who came up with a clever birthday present for my Dad this past summer called Lunch and Labor. My bothers, sister and I rotate Saturday's having lunch with my dad and doing chores he needs help with, running errands and having a nice visit. He was a military man, then foreman and eventually plant manager at a huge factory during his working years. Now he's alone and in a wheelchair. This arrangement gives him some control over organizing the work to be done and know...See More
Begin your day by feeling grateful. Be grateful for the bed you just slept in, the roof over your head, the carpet or floor under your feet, the running water, the soap, your shower, your toothbrush, your clothes, your shoes, the refrigerator that keeps your food cold, the car that you drive, your job, your friends. Be grateful for the stores that make it so easy to buy the things you need, the restaurants, the utilities, services, and electrical appliances that make your life effortless. Be ...See More