HOW TO BE HAPPY ON A SHOESTRING BUDGET

Two little old ladies decided to go shopping.One wanted new shoes, the other a new dress.The first little lady looked in the shoe store windowand saw shoes she would like to havebut was dismayed when she saw the prices.So she walked into the store and said to the cashier,”I’d like some shoestrings, please.Some nice bright pretty ones.”She went home and put the shoestringsin her old shoes and smiled.”How nice these shoestringsmake my shoes look.Why, my shoes look almost new.”The other little lady looked at dressesbut was dismayed at how much they cost.So, she said to the cashier in the dress shop,”I … Continue reading HOW TO BE HAPPY ON A SHOESTRING BUDGET

PARABLE OF THE BOY WHO CAST HIS BURDENS AWAY

Once upon a time in a small mountain village it was the custom for the villagers to strap on their knapsacks each morning, Then, during the day, each time they worried about something or felt depressed about a problem, they would pick up a small pebble and put it in their knapsack. The knapsacks were heavy and a burden to carry because the villagers never emptied them. They carried their burdens every day. It was all they knew. One day one of the village elders walked down to the river bank. He was bent over from his knapsack full of … Continue reading PARABLE OF THE BOY WHO CAST HIS BURDENS AWAY

MAY YOU BE BLESSED WITH AN ANAM CARA – SOULMATE

ANAM CARAis a beautiful ancient Celtic phrasewhich loosely translates as”SOULMATE.”ANAM is the Irish Gaelic word forSOUL.CARA is the Irish Gaelic word forFRIEND.Thus, the literal meaning is”SOUL FRIEND.”This is a very special relationshipbetween two people, such aslover, friend, family member,teacher, or spiritual guide.ANAM CARA is a Celtic philosophyand Irish belief that two souls withthis unique relationship are strongertogether than they are apart.”Two are better than one.”An ANAM CARA is the SOULMATE withwhom you can share your deepest hopesand dreams and the intimacies of your life.When you are blessed with an ANAM CARA,you have arrived at a most sacred place,a sense of … Continue reading MAY YOU BE BLESSED WITH AN ANAM CARA – SOULMATE

LET MY HEART BE FILLED WITH TODAY

Another morning breaks.Another welcome dawn.What a blessing to awaketo the gift of another day.What joy to see the lightstream through the silhouetted trees,to see the dew drops bright and glisteningon silhouetted leaves.How refreshing to feel the gentle touchof the early morning breeze.How beautiful to hear the choral singing from birdsperched proudly in the trees.O let me listen to this new day in silence,as it softly speaks to me.Let not my heart be attachedto yesterday.Let not my heart be burdenedwith a load of care.Rather,let my soul be filled with today,the beauty, the sights, the sounds,the wonders all around.Let my heart be … Continue reading LET MY HEART BE FILLED WITH TODAY

ALL YOU REALLY NEED IS HEART

Lyrics to the song,”You Gotta Have Heart,” state the following:”You gotta have heart,miles and miles and miles of heart….All you really need is heart.When the odds are sayin you’ll never winthat’s when your grin should begin….When your luck is batten zeroGet your chin up off the floorcause you can be a heroYou can open any door.There’s nothin to it but to do it….All you really need is heart.”What does it mean “to have heart?”Helen Keller once said,”The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched.They must be felt from the heart.”Even when you’re downHEART is refusing … Continue reading ALL YOU REALLY NEED IS HEART

WORDS HAVE POWER TO AFFECT LIVES

NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF WORDS.ONE WORD that is encouraging:”Yes.”TWO WORDS that are healing:”I’m sorry.”THREE WORDS that are reassuring:”I love you.”FOUR WORDS that are supportive:”Let me help you.”FIVE WORDS that are reconciling:”I’m willing to forgive you.”SIX WORDS that are warm and welcoming:”It’s so good to see you.”SEVEN WORDS that are bonding:”Let me give you a big hug.”EIGHT WORDS that are strengthening:”I’ll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.”NINE WORDS that are a blessing:”May you be blessed with happiness and good health.”TEN WORDS that are inspiring:”May you dream big dreams and may your dreamscome true.”REMEMBER,Words have the POWER to AFFECT lives.Choose them … Continue reading WORDS HAVE POWER TO AFFECT LIVES

10 MORE BITS OF WIT AND WISDOM TO LIFT YOUR SPIRITS

Here are ten more Bits of Wit and Wisdom to encourage you and lift your spirits. 1. Perhaps the most meaningful things you can collect and store are precious memories.  Try to add at leastone to your collection every day.2. It is more uplifting to view yourself as unique rather than different.3 In your effort to find someone to love,first look in the mirror and love the image you see with all your heart, mind and soul.4 Beauty is not something to simply be viewed,it is to be experienced.5. Always take the time to count your blessings,but also multiply them by sharing them with … Continue reading 10 MORE BITS OF WIT AND WISDOM TO LIFT YOUR SPIRITS