EXPLORING THE MEANING OF LIFE

If life is the pursuit of happiness,may I make the right choices to experience it.If life is the search for truth,may I discover it.If life is a long and winding road,may I not miss the rainbows along the way.If life is a symphony of nature’s music,may the melodies soothe my soul.If life is a journey of spiritual awakenings,may I be inspired.If life is a gracious gift,may I be wise and gracious in how I live it. Continue reading EXPLORING THE MEANING OF LIFE

THE FIRST CHRISTMAS GIFT

He was a small shepherd boy tending a flock of sheep with his father and uncle in the fields near Bethlehem. The boy lay by the fire to keep warm. He covered himself with the royal purple blanket that his mother had woven for him for his birthday one week earlier. It was the only thing he owned and he treasured it. He thought he was dreaming when the angel appeared and told them a Savior had been born and that they should go see him. They went immediately and found the baby in a makeshift manger with his mother, … Continue reading THE FIRST CHRISTMAS GIFT

YOU SHOULD NEVER HAVE TO EARN TRUST

TRUST is not something to be EARNED because you can NEVER EARN it. UNCONDITIONAL TRUST is like UNCONDITIONAL LOVE.  It’s a GIFT. In its pure, gracious form, it is given without conditions. Even when a person makes a mistake or does a serious wrong,   the goal is still to TRUST the person. TRUST means believing that down deep the person has the ABILITY to do what is right. to make the right decisions. It is motivating and confidence-building to feel that someone trusts you UNCONDITIONALLY,   and you don’t have to figure out how to EARN it. It doesn’t … Continue reading YOU SHOULD NEVER HAVE TO EARN TRUST

WHAT ROSEMARY GAVE TO ME TO BRIGHTEN MY DAY

SOME DAYS BRING HEAVINESS. And it’s easy to let my attitude whirl out of whack and turn negative. But……oh….. What an early morning walk in the garden will do to brighten my day. Rosemary is there to greet me. I touch her gently and she responds with a gift of sweet aroma so fresh and fragrant that I can’t help but be grateful for such a blessing… for such a friend in the garden. Rosemary reminds me of how blessed I am…. and my attitude changes. I breathe in the frangrance, pause and reflect, and say to myself… May I … Continue reading WHAT ROSEMARY GAVE TO ME TO BRIGHTEN MY DAY

THE PRICELESS GIFT OF SOMEONE’S TIME

Over the years I have received many gifts and I’m always appreciative of what I have been given. But one gift that always stands out in my mind is when someone gives me the gift of time. They give me a portion of their life. It costs nothing….yet it’s priceless. You can’t wrap it….yet it has great value. It doesn’t come from a store…. It comes from the heart. How special I feel when I get someone’s undivided attention, when they give me their time. What a wonderful gift to give someone. Continue reading THE PRICELESS GIFT OF SOMEONE’S TIME