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My Thought for the Day…May 6, 2019

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May 6, 2019

“I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy.

I woke and I saw that life is all service.

I served and I saw that service is joy.”

Khalil Gibran


*this is a repost of Monday, May 6, 2019, somehow it disappeared and I had to repost.  Sorry for the confusion.

Service Is Joy

Service is joy.  How many years did it take me to realize this?  Contemplating this quote made it finally concrete in my mind.  Serving others has always made me feel immensely better than just serving myself.  The simple act of helping someone out.  The joy and thanks received from it. Which ultimately propels me and the recipient higher.  It is a win-win situation if I ever saw one.

I recently watched The Blues Brothers, an old movie from the 80’s again.  It is one of my all-time favorite movies.  It never ceases to lift me up with the amazing music and the quirky story.   So, one particular part, in the beginning, is when John Belushi is at a gospel church and the Reverend (who is played by James Brown no less) is yelling ‘do you see the light?’  ‘Do you see the light!!’ As John Belushi’s character is finally seeing the light by getting the band back together to raise the money to help the orphanage they grew up it.   He sees the way is ultimately service towards others rather than service towards self, or at least that is the message I received from it!

 

So, maybe “service is joy” isn’t true for everyone, but it definitely is for me!  I bet if you think long enough you will see it is probably true for you too.

 

 

Don’t Give It a Second Thought!…My Thought for the Day…May 1, 2019

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May 1, 2019

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”
-Henry Ford


Don’t Give It a Second Thought!

Some days it just seems like everything is going wrong.  Like tripping up the stairs, it has a cascading effect.  You miss a step and trip, then you keep tripping.  You lose the smooth rhythm you usually have.  The more you trip, the madder you get, it’s just stairs, right?  Been doing this my whole life, what’s the problem now??  And the funny thing is, the more you try not to trip, you trip!  When you finally get out of your head, well that’s when you seem to be able to resume your normal stair climbing ability.

So, some days it does just seems like everything is going wrong.  But maybe it’s like the stair thing.  If we think about it too much, focus on what’s going wrong, we just keep tripping. Or stubbing our toe.  Or experiencing blocks at every turn. Then we ruminate on why everything is going wrong today and compounding it.  We are out of alignment.

Does the airplane complain about taking off into the wind?  Of course not, it’s a f*$%ing plane😉!  Maybe better put as, does the pilot complain about taking off into the wind?  Of course not, because he knows the plane is fully capable of this and this is how it’s done.  He doesn’t give it a second thought.

Let me repeat that, he doesn’t give it a second thought.  He just plows ahead with the assumption that everything will work out.

You Can Do It!

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The same thing happens to me every time I sit down to write these posts.  I stare at the graphic, read the quote over and over and lament why did I start this 😂?  But then I just get out of my head and start writing the first thing that pops into my mind.  It can always be changed, right?  But that starts the snowball and then somehow, I end up writing a post I am pretty happy with.  It never ceases to amaze, me every time!

So, the next time you find yourself tripping up the proverbial stairs, try to get out of your head and have a little faith!  You can do it!

My Thought for the Day…April 3, 2019…Your Calling

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April 3, 2019

“Your calling isn’t something that somebody can tell you about. It’s what you feel. It is the thing that gives you juice. The thing that you are supposed to do. And nobody can tell you what that it is. You know it inside yourself.”

Oprah Winfrey


Your Calling

I have always admired those who knew what their calling was and were doing it.  I have been on a mad search for mine for as long as I can remember.  “That thing that gives you juice.”

The only thing I ever remember giving me “the juice” was creating something visual, drawing, painting, sculpture, digital art.  I am hesitant to call it art, I guess, but that is my own baggage…

That was the place where I was happiest and would find I would lose time.  Forget to eat and drink even.  But I had long since written that off as something “acceptable,” that I could actually do for a living.

I now find creating these graphics for this blog gives me immense pleasure and satisfaction, now if I can just find a way to make them pay the bills!

Have a great Wednesday!

 

My Thought for the Day…March 13, 2019

“If you follow your heart, if you listen to your gut, and if you extend your hand to help another, not for any agenda, but for the sake of humanity, you are going to find the truth.”

-Erin Brockovich

We’re all born with it.  That inner voice of wisdom, whether we choose to listen to it or not.  Often times we can’t hear it because of all the noise of life and its many distractions, but it’s still there, waiting patiently for us to tune in.

And when we do, in that moment, we might not always like what it has to say.  Because what the human wants in that moment isn’t always what is best, but ultimately the voice is usually right.  In hindsight this becomes apparent.

How many times this has happened for me and I still struggle to trust or have the courage to follow my inner wisdom!

My Thought for the Day…March 12, 2019

“Find out who you are and be that person.  That’s what your soul was put on this earth to be.

Find that truth, live that truth and everything else will come.”

-Ellen DeGeneres

Easier said than done, but something I aspire to everyday!  I do find that I really enjoy creating this inspirational and motivational media.  It satifies me on multiple fronts.

Seeking out the quotes satifies the researcher in me.  Creating the finished piece satifies the artist in me.  And releasing it to the world in hopes that it brightens someone’s day satifies something I cannot quite name.  Maybe it satifies my soul, maybe I am finaly geting a clue to what I am here to do.

Have a great day!

 

My Thought for the Day…March 9, 2019

 

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”

-Mahatma Gandhi