Enjoy the experience you are currently in, there is JOY within it and all around you.
Whatever the experience looks like resolve yourself to finding the beauty and joy in it. It may be hiding but it is there! You have the choice and care of creating your life. When JOY is what you desire then JOY will be manifested. It is always your very own choice.
Blessings sometimes come disguised as something else. Yet when you are always expecting JOY and a miracle, then that is what will be evidenced by you. Take for instance, no employment. This could be a time of great distress or you can make the most of it and discover a great gift that has been waiting for you to have some free time to show itself to you. Maybe you can learn to swim or learn to paint or construct another artistic object. This may be the golden time of your life. Remember it is your choice of how you will look at it, either a curse or a blessing.
Enjoying the experience may mean that you are currently living a single life. Well how about truly developing your relationships with the friends in your life. You now have the time to do things that you did not have time for before. Go out and meet new people. Get involved in an activity that you have put off until the right time. Enjoy your life and the experience you are currently in.
Age has absolutely nothing to do with it. Age is a matter of consciousness. I know an elder who says she is 16, however the way we calculate age she is actually 88 years young. But for her, she is 16 and loving life!!
Add flavor to your life by daring yourself to learn a new language or go to a new place just for the fun of it. Another friend of mine has recently relocated to the Southeast and he takes full advantage of his new environment by going out and learning about this new uncharted area of the United States he has never lived in before. He is having the time of his life.
What God has for you is beyond your wildest imagination! You cannot fathom the richness, the prosperity, the abundance that awaits you!
God created the Storehouse of Plenty! The Creator said ‘you can have everything that you desire’. The Source of all creation is simply waiting for you to make your request known. WOW!
You must be and remain open and receptive to the Good that is yours. Never allow thoughts or words to contradict your acceptance of Blessings. Trust that it is yours. Watch God show out in your life. The Blessings will begin to flood your life in every area.
Pray constantly with Thanksgiving. Thank God for every detail of your present situation. Thank God for Mercy and Grace. Thank God for life. Let Thanksgiving be your constant prayer.
Meditate on the Goodness of God, your life and all humanity. Surround loved ones in your meditation with perfect health and wholeness. Send those healing energy vibrations out into the universe.
Be prepared to receive. Eliminate all negative thoughts and words from you. Permit only thoughts and words of abundance, life, health and prosperity to linger in you. Saturate yourself in loving thoughts and actions. Yes YOU are worthy and deserving of the best. You must believe this and as you allow yourself to trust, watch it appear abundantly in your life. It is that easy.
The Source seeks to Bless you beyond your wildest imagination! Be ready to receive it. God is, therefore you are. What God has for you is for you!
God is more than money is what I was told by Mother Elnor Abdullah. This simply yet eloquent statement stopped my thoughts. What does she mean by this? Our Elders are always gifting us with wisdom when we allow them to.
Sometimes we confine our prayer request, to Infinite Source, to financial matters. Sometimes we get lost in the support we feel we need and it is not readily present. Or is it? As we have learned from various teachers, what we focus on we will attract into our life. Now it becomes another question all together, where is your focus?
When I allow myself to stay centered and focused on the Goodness of God, Blessings seem to quickly manifest in my life. I have accepted that God and I are actually more than money and it puts a different energy around that necessary component of living. When I can take importance away from money and place my complete attention on the Goodness of God, it loses its hold on my thoughts.
As with money, so with relationships; when we think that God is only in the business of providing us with a perfect mate, then once again we are limiting God. Or when we discount the rains in favor of the sun always shining, both are provided by God for us.
I give Thanks to Infinite Intelligence for opening my mind to thinking a new thought about the things of life. I am grateful that I can see what is really important. Life and Love, Peace and Passion, Compassion and Care, and Forgiveness are the key essentials of life. These are all free to us by virtue of The Supreme Being.
Next time you think that you can limit God, rethink your options.
God is more than money. God is the substance of life!
Look back over your life and count your blessings!
Give Thanks for surviving those tough times.
Give Thanks that you never gave up.
Give Thanks you are still alive, this day!
I count my Blessings today and I Am Thankful. As I count my Blessings I am reminded of the Goodness of God. I say God IS Good, All the time. I can and do say this because it is the absolute Truth!
My Blessings are present all around me. I choose to live in this present moment by counting my Blessings one by one. Blessings are small and large. Blessings are the things that are granted and given to you freely. Blessings are known as family and friends. Blessings are also having sufficiency in all things. Blessings are a gift from God.
In counting my Blessings this day I discover there is not enough time to list them all. The Blessings of my life are overwhelming and I am forever grateful.
I give Thanks today for the out pouring of God’s Grace and Mercy in my life.
How many ways can I count today to be grateful for my life?
How many expressions can I share that are testimonies to the acceptance and appreciation of others?
How many ways can I say Thanks God, without saying the words?
How many ways will I show my Love?
How many ways, indeed. We can go forth today with a dedicated effort and goal of expressing gratitude. We can look and find ways to display our appreciation for this free gift of life. We can even be an example to those that are not exposed to this way of giving thanks continually.
How many ways will you count when this day is over? Our intention is complete concentration on the Blessings all around us, in every nook and cranny. Our focus is to be grateful the entire day. Whether it be traffic on the roads or a cranky boss, a long line at the grocery store or a delay in your scheduled flight, be grateful and look for ways to make the best of every situation.
Already I have counted about a gazillion things to be Thankful for:
1. My life
2. my body
3. my fingers
4. my toes
5. my arms
6. my legs
7. my eyes
8. my feet
9. my heart
10. the veins in my body
11. the number of breathes I breath with ease
12. Loved ONES! This is where my list gets longer and longer!
Recently a friend called and as we shared I sensed she wanted or needed something that I could not give to her. She was focused on the physical world of outcomes and was seeking validation that a God truly exists and was active in her life. As I listened, I prayed for the right words or ideas to share with her.
She was excited to tell me of a tree that appeared to be dying had come back to life after she tendered it with lots and lots of love and care. She explained to me how she talked gentle words of life and healing to the tree. She watered the tree with love and appreciation. After only three short days, she saw New Life on her tree! Excited beyond words and truly overjoyed, she was incredibly amazed by the outcome.
She continued with what appeared to be challenges in her life, in the way of finances. There just seemed to be too much month left after her money ran out. I could sympathize with her and added that many people go through this experience and I was among the many folks. I reminded her that the only remedy for this situation would be her belief in the power of Faith and God. She listened but still needed more solace than what I had offered up to this point. Suddenly a beautiful butterfly flew by her as we talked. She was making her way outside to sit with her tree. Next she told me of the many birds singing to her.
God had answered my prayer with these words to give to her. I told her that she needed quiet time with God. To allow God time to talk to her. My words were, ‘God is giving you all kinds of signs but you are not paying attention to them. God has blessed your tree with New Life. God gave you a butterfly to remind you of transformation and metamorphosis. Finally God asked the birds to sing to you and the birds represent freedom.” I ended with “God is answering you directly; you must listen to what God is telling you.” With that said, her battery went dead on her portable phone and the call ended!!!
What signs are God giving you to answer your concerns???
The other day I sat and decided to write down my Blessings of last year. I began by listing the twelve months and decided to write one event per month. Next thing I knew, there were two, then three events or situations that I considered a Blessing. Finally, I ran out of room. Therefore, I listed the twelve months again and began the process all over! There was magic in doing this exercise. Some of the miracles that had unfolded for last year had not come to my mind for a long time. This exercise gave me the opportunity to relive the event and be Thankful all over again and it felt great! It was amazing to be able to Count My Blessings this way.
This year I may list my Blessings monthly. No, actually I think I will do this weekly; better still how about on a daily basis. When we remain in a state of sincere gratitude, our Blessings seem to manifest at a faster pace. How beautiful when we are focused on our Blessings, we know life is wonderful.
So start today and make your gratitude list. My list begins with waking up this morning, with or without an alarm clock. The fact that I woke up is a Blessing. Next is my ability to get out of bed, even if I am still sleepy. For me that means I had a bed to sleep in and I have fully functioning body parts. As I move about my home, I am grateful for each piece of furniture that occupies my dwelling. I am thankful that I can make my first cup of tea; thankful for the wonderful healing of tea steeping. I have the sense of smell and my nostrils work as they should.
As I sit and wait for my tea I listen to nature, the birds seem to enjoy singing to me early in the morning. Their sweet melody is music to my ears. I look out the window and can see with my two eyes the beauty of the day. It is wonderful when the sun is shining brightly and I love it when it rains. Rain seems to always wash away and make fresh the air I can breathe. As I make my first cup of tea I can feel the touch of the hot tea kettle, and the smooth surface of the cup. I can taste this delicious beverage and am extremely appreciative.
Now fully awake and functioning I can appreciate my life even more. I can now decide what I will think and do with this day that I have received as a Blessing. What will I leave in the space of today’s memory bank? Will it be wonder-filled, affirming thoughts and actions or negative self-defeating thoughts?
I choose this day to COUNT MY BLESSINGS, whatever they may be!!!