2/29/12 Grace is available for each of us every day. Leap Year’s extra day offers us another day to seize the moment. Ask God for a day’s worth of grace with a grateful heart. This day won’t come again for another four years. The real life of joy you were meant to be living is waiting for you when you search for the Sacred in the ordinary with love!
We are all like cups, constantly being filled up. The trick is knowing how to tip ourselves over and let all the beautiful stuff out. Celebrate the overflow of love.
2/28/12 Fill up your soul with happiness, not negativity, gossip, or mind numbing TV. The feeling of happiness and joy dwells in the soul, not in possessions. It is found in the meaning and purpose we have in our lives. Celebrate everything that brightens your heart; one thing per day. Your mind will automatically search for something to celebrate. Life is a miracle so focus on all successes and be grateful for God’s grace and love!
If what you treasure is outside yourself, you risk being trapped by it. Only by letting go can we be free.
2/27/12 Most of the traps in life are those we create for ourselves. We hold onto many things that don’t serve us well, like past mistakes. We don’t let go of our anger and resentments. Our attachment to possessions seems to be more important than our own well-being. What are you holding onto? Do you need to be right or would you rather be happy? You can choose your own treasures, but don’t let them trap you. Be free!
He who can no longer stand in awe and wonder, is as good as dead. He has fallen asleep and his eyes are closed.
2/26/12 Awe is a power unto itself, and a life filled with awe is transformative. It is free to all and is naturally and continually occurring. All you need to do is wake with a new approach to life’s wonders. Being alive is reason enough to rejoice; every day is a gift. When you place your feet on the floor, give thanks for the ever-present journey and adventure called life. There is much more to your experience than you realize. Savor the little moments.
The moments of happiness take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them; it is that they seize us.
2/25/12 Stay open to the surprises and possibilities life has to offer. Realize that change can spontaneously occur. Promote positive change, which comes in many forms. Pain can be an opening to a new opportunity. Acknowledge and recognize your limits by staying in the present. Life is always evolving and benefits may come in strange packages. Stay open to receive them!
Laughter is the shortest distance between two people; an instant vacation away from the absurdly serious!
2/24/12 Laughter is the best medicine, but laughter that comes at the expense of another, causes pain. It divides, destroys joy, and it pulls apart; but laughter that comes from delight and enjoyment brings people together. Make time for joyful play by spending time with positive, authentically happy people who do not take life too seriously. Pray for laughterJ
When you focus on being a blessing, God makes sure you are blessed. Focus on things you desire, not things you fear.
2/23/12 There is no substitute for paying attention. Whether you are studying, working, or finishing a project, the ability to focus is crucial. Continuing to concentrate when your brain is tired can stretch your attention span and build mental endurance. If you are in the middle of a task and temped to give up~read, pray, finish, or work 5 more minutes!
2/22/12 When life takes us to places we didn’t consciously want to go, we often feel as if we must have made a mistake somewhere. The hard knocks and struggles are designed to shed light within ourselves and deepen our experience of reality. Often it takes something major to wake us and humble us into seeing the bigger picture. We now see all the patterns of emotional baggage that stand in the way of our joy. Surrender to the situation, feeling lighter and braver!
A life without struggles is a life without happiness, because the value of happiness is realized through pain.
12/21/12 On some level, life is always a struggle, no matter how powerful you are, how much money you make, or “who” you are. You cannot avoid challenges, so find fulfillment in living through them. Each obstacle offers its own opportunity for growth and accomplishment. Don’t throw away a precious moment by not fulfilling life’s incredible opportunities by avoiding struggle!
12/20/12 Each time we compliment others, we add zest to our day! Who doesn’t benefit from a word of praise or a compliment every now and then? An accolade offered freely can send smiles and warmth through another’s soul. Let those compliments emerge naturally and freely while maintaining sincerity. As warmth wells up in their hear, it boomerangs right back to you!