The more life (the Lord) teaches me, the more I come to know how critical my thoughts and my intentions are. Thoughts can be a difficult thing to corral at times but, with consistent practice, I find it gets easier. That consistency thing taught me a lesson this week. I make it a consistent part of my daily schedule to fit in some exercise. For a few weeks it just kind of seemed like I was going through the motions but not getting much in the way of positive results. (I was kind of hoping for a few pounds to disappear) Then my husband paid me a compliment and although I still hadn’t gotten the result I had hoped for, I realized that I was getting a positive result – even if all that resulted was that my body was benefiting through better health. Where we place our priorities is where we get our results. Making positive thoughts a priority opens the heart and the mind to a life of positivity and abundance!
Happy Thanksgiving to all of my friends and family! You all are such a blessing in my life! On the very most difficult of days I am so richly blessed! It is my hope and my prayer that you are able to look at your life and your surroundings and feel likewise. For every smile I get to cherish, every hug I receive, every convenience I enjoy, each bite of food that feeds me, and more, I need to recognize the source of that joy and happiness. I am so very thankful for the Lord who shows me each day in so many ways that I am loved and that I am completely surrounded with blessings. I am grateful that the Lord has shown me the positive effect on my happiness that recognizing my blessings brings! May we all recognize and give thanks for the many many blessings that are ours!
We are entering a time, which on our calendars, is traditionally a time for gathering – the Holiday Season. I love the gathering and the time spent with family and friends. Yet, in this wonderful world of ours, there is an increasing tendency to let the voices of media drown out the true voice of the people individually and collectively. There are truths that never change regardless of what other voices may say. Those truths are of God. When we know and understand those truths, it is our duty and obligation to stand for and to do our best to preserve knowledge and understanding of those truths so that others may share in being blessed by those truths. No matter what the season, I hope that we will all stand firm for those principles and precepts that are eternal and of God.
As the Holidays approach, I hope that more and more of my fellow sojourners in this world are able to find that one true supplier of solace and love. We all need love and peace and God is always willing to grant our desire to receive those gifts when we are willing to hand over our lives to him.