Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Gratitude - Attitude

We can feel this way again by tapping into gratitude of our lives. Gratitude fills my soul as I enjoy my computer, move about my home, hug people and so on…. There is so much to be grateful for each moment of each day. Where gratitude goes, joy flows. This flow of gratitude and joy is the creative energy to bring more to feel about. Knowing that the law of attraction works to attract more of what we are focused on, it only makes sense that we practice being happy. This is a simple process of shifting gears and changing thoughts. Don’t put off being happy, go ahead, be happy right now. We will find that our cup does indeed run full with love.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Priceless Happiness

Babies remind us of a basic wisdom, joy in just being, People always ask themselves, what do I have to be happy about? After that question, they go on to communicate a long list of what is wrong in their lives. Here is the key difference between those who are joyful and those who are not. What are you focused on in your life? Do you fill your day with gratitude for all that you already have rather than moaning over what you don’t have? Do you go on and on about aches and pains, bills, relationships or lack thereof? There is a cycle of unhappiness that we need to break in order to change our lives. We knew long ago how to be happy for happiness sake. We felt the joy of connection to Spirit and all of Creation. We didn’t focus on what we had or what we didn’t; we just basked in the beauty of the moment and the thrill of being alive. Thinking back to the days of youth, we see we had passed many hours watching the animal parade in the clouds, rode our bikes for hours in a state of bliss, built forts with sticks and vines and imagined ourselves as mythical characters. We listened to music and were swept into a state of joy and oneness by the music.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Source of Joy and happiness

Have we ever wondered why it is that so many people just aren’t happy? Doesn’t it seem strange that so many of us are putting off being happy until something happens? We listen to people talk and say things like; wow, when I get that new job, car, home, lover, more money and clothes, I will be so happy. What is wrong with being happy right now in this moment? Why is it that most adults just can’t seem to feel joy without something happening? It is like we are addicted to happenings and have forsaken joy for joy’s sake. We watch little babies and toddlers and how joyful they are. For most of the part they are in an almost constant state of joy. They smile without reason, and giggle with delight over the light fixture hanging overhead.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

feelings and ex-pressions

Remember; spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever. Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side. Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent. Remember, to say, 'I love you' to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you. Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again. Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind

Friday, April 4, 2008

Lifeless living

We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things. We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less. These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete...

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

The paradox of our time

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness. We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.