Category Archives: Gratitude

Learning To Be Grateful For It All?

If we are not careful, we will waste a great deal of our lives getting caught up in and wasting time playing the blame game. The problem with playing the blame game, is just that – it’s a game and it really does not accomplish anything meaningful in our lives.

Instead of getting caught up in and distracted by the blame game, we need to see people for what they really are. Good people help us to experience happiness. Bad people provide us with experience. Ugly people teach us a lesson. And the Best people bless us with memories.

They say that a person is blessed if they can count on one hand thier good friends. Good friends give us someone to share life with and they help us enjoy the good and survive the bad. Good friends not only bring us happiness, they give us someone to share happiness with and that makes the gift of happiness even more special.

“Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; 18 in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” -1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Live long enough and we will encounter bad people, who do bad things to try and cause us to have a bad life, but we don’t have to empower them to call the shots in our lives, instead we can take the bad and let it remind us of what really matters, so that we don’t miss what is really important in life.

There are a group of people that come and go in our lives that can be considered ugly people and it is their desire to destroy us, kill our dreams and rob us of the beatiful gift of life, but if we choose, we can learn from the things they do and say to try and steal, kill and destroy all that is good and blessed. They key here is not to get defeated or distracted, but to learn whatever lesson life is teaching through this challenge and we will be so much better for it.

The best people are the ones that we get to share life. We take the good and the bad and walk through it all together. These people make life worth the living and enable us to face and take whatever comes our way. With these people, we are blessed with the beautiful gift of creating and sharing precious memories…

Good, bad or ugly – be grateful for it all and you will discover the best and the blessed you were created for…

No Limit Living!

Inside each of us is a seed of unlimited potential and it is up to us to decide what we are going to do with this seed. Will we ignore it, because we allow ourselves to get distracted by all the noise of the world or will we nurture it, knowing that the seed is really God in us, enabling us to live at the higher place we were created for? We all make the choice for ourselves, no matter what blame game we may try to play.

Who is God? A better way to ask that question might be: Who is God not? God is everything and everyone, the original source and stuff of everything and everyone we have known or will ever know. Another question we often ask is: Where is God? Maybe it would be better to ask “Where is God not?”, because the amazing reality is that God is everywhere and there is no where that God is not, because all that is – is God.

When we open ourselves up to God and all the potential that God is within us, we open ourselves up to unlimited miracles and unexplainable blessings. And the really beautiful truth to grab hold of is that this is reality for all of God’s creation. We are all made in His image and therefore have opportunity to live in the supernatural.

For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them. -Psalms 139:13-16

Open your heart mind and soul to God’s love, power, wisdom and spirit, so that you might experience and become all you were created for. Be the blessing by experiencing the blessing and sharing the blessing of the unlimited potential that lives inside of you. And never forget: The only real limit you will ever have on your life is the one you put on yourself…

A Fresh Start!

Everyday is a fresh start, an opportunity to learn from the mistakes of yesterday and live for a brighter and more rewarding future. So many times, we tend to get distracted by our past sins, failures and mistakes or disoriented by becoming overly anxious about our future and who we are going to be, what we are going to have and where we are going to go. We need to realize and accept that yesterday was an education, tomorrow is not promised and today, this moment is our opportunity.

Today is our fresh start, our new opportunity to begin again fresh, new and ready for blessing. No need to waste time thinking about “some day”, because today is the day. Our tomorrow is created by what we do today. George Bernard Shaw said: “Life is not about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself.” And this is exactly what life offers you, an opportunity to re-create yourself.

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. -2 Corinthians 4:16-17

Our thoughts are powerful and the way we think and the things we think are vital to our living the life we were created for. We need to learn to allow our spirit to empower our thoughts, so that our thoughts drive our body. Most people living in today’s world allow their body to drive their mind, which limits their spirit. Your spirit, mind and body will respond to your new way of thinking and assist your growing and living in the most positive of ways.

Open yourself to your infinite spiritual nature. When you open yourself to your infinite spiritual nature, you will almost immediately begin to experience satisfaction, joy and peace as you learn to live in the present by letting go of past tension and future worry. With every thought we think, we have the ability to re-create our lives by saying yes to new beginnings and the opportunities for blessing, growth and love they bring…