A peaceful Sunday
Is my prayer for you today
I’ll see you later
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A peaceful Sunday
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”
“So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon seem inevitable.”
“Get excited and enthusiastic about your own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire—you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.”
“The secret of making dreams come true can be summarized in four C’s. They are Curiosity, Confidence, Courage, and Constancy; and the greatest of these is Confidence.”
Henry David Thoreau
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.”
“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one.”
Time to go to bed
Off you go into dreamland
Make your dreams come true!
I am feeling the
Blessings of the Fairies
With this happy blog:
Humoring the Goddess
Faerie Paths — Laughter
“When the first baby laughed for the first time,
its laugh broke into a thousand pieces,
and they all went skipping about,
and that was the beginning of fairies.”
~ J.M. Barrie
Yesterday’s big winds
Brought today’s beautiful snow;
Fairies tossed feathers!
Wind blew from the south
Yesterday’s ferocious sound
Brought today’s beauty
I caught your cute smile –
Yes, you can laugh heartily!
Gratitude Haiku x4
Live with Gratitude.
Gratefulness changes your life –
Notice little things.
Fill a daily post
In your gratitude journal;
It’s very potent!
Commit to refrain
From complaining or gossip
Let your decision
To live always gratefully
Enhance every day.
Of others just weighed her down;
Then she grew happy.
Happiness came from
Setting aside others’ dreams
And finding her own.
Became her daily garment
And laughter rang free.
At peace with herself.
The mirror revealed the Truth.
Peace smiled out from her.
Good night, blogging friends.
May the Peace of Christ be yours.
See you tomorrow.
“In today’s world,
despite ample material development,
too many lack inner peace.
One way to counter anger, jealousy and competitiveness
is to cultivate non-violence
and compassion towards others.”
When you have a friend who’s down,
You may not be able to physically lift them up,
But you can bend down to understand
And massage their heart and fill their cup.
Giving comfort to others who hurt
Seems to lift my spirit as much as theirs.
Compassion is directed in as well as out,
It’s a two-way street, an up-the-down stairs!
“And you? When will you begin that long journey inward?”
I am certain that my friend, Lilie, is on the road to inner peace. Yesterday she quoted the wisdom I copied above from Rumi on her WordPress blog, Tea and Toast with Kindness.
I learn a lot by reading the ruminations of others. This week I especially appreciated the writings of Dr. Perry in his blog,
Dr. Perry, posted a blog titled, It’s OK to Have a Bad Day. It caused me to internalize this inward journey for peace and think about the habits I have worked to develop in order to be my own best friend.
He quoted Emerson, who wrote:
““Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ten Habits of Peaceful Living
Traveling inward, looking for contentment, I have found that I need to consciously adopt habits that foster inner peace:
- Recognition of Limitations
- Confrontation of Temptations
- Elimination of Blame
- Hope in the Face of Despair
- Celebration of Where my Hope Lies
- Life-long Learning
In the process of traveling the Road to Inner Peace, it is important to stop every now and then to look back. Consider your progress or regression. Have you every noticed when you’re traveling up a hill that you don’t realize how steep it is until you look back at the incline you have just traversed?
Likewise, when the road is on a decline, you may not realize how drastic the angle until you stop and look back up to the place you began. Reflecting on where you started and seeing how far you have improved or deteriorated can be very helpful.
Dr. Perry, in the post I referenced above says it this way,
“After a period of time, reflect on what you have learned and gained from the negative event or interaction in your life. More often than not you will find that you have learned something. Perhaps you will discover an inner strength that you were not aware of or a higher purpose for your existence.”
In her September 27th, The Godly Chic Diaries posted a WordPress guest writer. She introduced Matik Nicholls by saying, “I’m a firm believer that if you have a pulse, you have a purpose. I say this with my whole heart, Everyone needs a blessing. And if you have the ability to bless others, be a blessing. And when you are a blessing to others, you will find ‘joy unspeakable’ in the process….”
Guest Blogger: Matik Nicholls wrote:
“Every gift, ability and blessing we have
is for the service of others.
We are blessers not blessees!
We carry the presence of God
wherever we go
for a greater purpose
than just for us to be happy.
It is our privilege and purpose
to transfer the blessings of God to others!”
Take Joy in the Journey
Traveling life’s road,
I take joy in the journey.
Spreading it’s my goal.
|With The Godly Chic’s help, I discovered this new website, and decided to subscribe to it. The author, Matik Amilcar Nicholls, has created an inspirational web blog at http://www.Authenticjoy.org. This handsome, positive-thinking young man resides in the beautiful islands of Trinidad and Tobago.|
|On his site, he shared, “I am an engineer by training, having graduated from the University of the West Indies with a B.Sc. Computer and Electrical Engineering (with honours). More recently, I completed an M.B.A. with the Heriot-Watt University. I also have a certificate in Applied Theology (class valedictorian) from the Millennium Bible Institute and currently I am pursuing an online programme with the International Coaching Academy to become a Certified Coach.”|
Naturally, reading about him, I am inspired to want to learn more. My Road to Inner Peace is made more successful when I can join hands on the journey with people like Matik. People in other parts of the world. People whose life stories are far different from mine, but who share the common purpose of wanting to “Be a Blessing.” I encourage you to let Matik’s JOY infect you as I found it to be quite “catching” indeed!
Like me, spreading joy
– and the source of his joy (his FAITH) –
is what Matik says he is all about.
“I love Jesus. I love spending time with Him.
I love His mercy that keeps flowing endlessly in my life.
I love what He stands for:
love, grace, mercy, peace,
truth, freedom, humility and transformation.
I am committed to these values.
I’m committed to doing my part to preach the gospel,
heal the sick, feed the poor,
comfort the hurting and free the oppressed…
I enjoy seeing people walk in the fullness
of all that God has for them to be and do.“
Walk in the fullness
Of all that God has for you
Find that Inner Peace.
See ya tomorrow.
Are sometimes visible things;
Most = Invisible!
This Persian’s pretty;
Her purr’s the absolute best –
And the love she gives.
These roses are grand,
But their fragrance is the best;
And their “giver” too!
This bird is gorgeous,
But its song is the greatest –
And its Creator!
This scene’s amazing;
But the peaceful feelings here
Adorable child –
She’s so beautiful to see,
Her trusting heart’s best!
The cake’s impressive,
But memories are more grand.
(By the way that’s us: Bob & Jan… 57 3/4 years ago)
The moments, feelings,
The sweet smiles and the laughter –
That’s where beauty lives.
When people and places reign.
Thank you for being
A beautiful part of my life
In my WordPress World.
You add JOY by your presence.