Friday, December 14, 2012

Final Thought for 2012

The point is not to pay back kindness but to pass it on ~ Julia Alvarez

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Day You Were Born

Christmas Spirit

Wouldn't life be worth the living
Wouldn't dreams be coming true
If we kept the Christmas spirit
All the whole year through?
~Author Unknown

Christmas is Forever

Christmas is forever, not for just one day,
for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away
like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf.
The good you do for others is good you do yourself.

Peace on Earth, good will to men,
kind thoughts and words of cheer,
are things we should use often
and not just once a year.

Remember too the Christ-child, grew up to be a man;
to hide him in a cradle, is not our dear Lord's plan.
So keep the Christmas spirit, share it with others far and near,
from week to week and month to month, throughout the entire year.

~Norman Wesley Brooks

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

God's Perfect Time

Prayer is when you talk to God; meditation is when you listen to God.
~Diana Robinson

The Vow

I take you to be my partner in life and my one true love.

I will trust you and respect you, laugh with you and cry with you,

Lovingly and faithful through good times and bad,

Regardless of the obstacles we may face together.

I give you my hand, my heart, and my love,

And I promise to be there for you for all your life, come what may.

Monday, December 10, 2012

I Believe

When I Look Back ...

When I look back on my life,
I see ...
Mistakes and

When I look in the mirror,
I see ...
Learned Lessons and
Pride in Myself.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Guest House

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they're a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Passion drives Motivation

If there is no passion in your life, then have you really lived?
Find your passion, whatever it may be.
Become it, and let it become you and you will find great things happen FOR you, TO you and BECAUSE of you.
~T. Alan Armstrong

Allow God to Change your Heart

If we are to ever change our behavior we have to first allow for God to change our hearts.
There aren't many ways to get past our pasts but to totally have a change in our mindset. Though some believe that the emotions we feel are not in our control, the staunch reality is, everything that we do is controlled by the way we view and think of life.
Your heart is a muscle like any other, and it definitely needs the right nourishment, and exercise.

You have to train your heart, and train your mind to think positively, so that the things that come out of you will be positive.

If you choose to allow yourself to remain in a negative and depressing mind state, the things that will come from your mouth will be abundantly more negative than positive.

If you choose to train yourself to stay in a positive mind state chances are the things that flow out of your mouth from your heart will be positive as well.