BE INSPIRED!

May I inspire you with a tip for each day of this week?

  1.  Blessings are coming your way.
  2. You are braver than you think.
  3. Your smile is contagious, keep smiling.
  4. Having fun is the best stress cure.
  5. Be happy is a decision you can make.
  6. Hope stimulates, hope heals, and
  7. Your prayer is effectively heard.

So, make this week incredible – You deserve good things!

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WONDERS OF SATURDAY

I love the feel of Saturday, when I can get up and enjoy the thought that anything can go, the house is tidy and I can pursue whatever comes to mind, especially rest and relaxation.

May these light quotes bring you an abundance of happiness.

“Some people despise the little things in life.  It is their mistake, for they thus prevent themselves from getting God’s greatness out of these little things.”  –Meister Eckhart

“The happiest life, seen in perspective, can hardly be better than a stringing together of odd little moments.”  —Norman Douglas

“There is the music of Heaven in all things.”  —Hildegard of Bingen

Only those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly will acquire the skill to do difficult things easily.”  –Schiller

“It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.”  —Charles Haddon Spurgeon

There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy.”  —Robert Louis Stevenson

It is good to give ourselves the gift of time to be happy.

A hot cup of Chamomile tea will warm the heart.

I’m smiling at you!

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ON THAT SPECIAL WALK

“Come to ME eager to be changed.  A close walk with ME is a life of continual newness.”

–Jesus Calling by Sarah Young

I know that the good Lord does not want me to cling to old ways.  Instead, He wants me to be teachable in renewing my mind, so I am stretching my thinking and opening myself to reading new knowledge.  He tells me he has “plans to give me hope and a new future.”  His plans for you are awesome too!

Already 24 days into 2023. are your new resolutions still on point?

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CACTUS DELIGHT

“Only from the heart can you touch the sky.”

–Rumi

I have three different cactus plants that were gifted to me years ago and each one of them is now blooming – now this is my delight to touch the sky and share this saying with you:

“The root of joy is gratefulness…it is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.”

–David Steindl-Rast

I hope that today brings you a wonderful delight, a rush of gratefulness and abiding joy!

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READING THE LIFE OF CHRIST

“Don’t neglect your spiritual reading.  Reading has made many saints.”

-Josemaria Escriva

Today after the turbulent tornadoes hitting Alabama and Georgia, the temperature remains at 35 degrees, and my hands and toes are cold. My mind wanders to such a cozy cabin as the one above and to settle down reading.

Josemaria was on point when he wrote “The Way, The Furrow, and The Forge. He believed, as I do, I, that having a practice of spiritual reading gave him “a place to encounter Christ,” thereby founding Opus Dei for workers to live a practical spiritual life.

Hearing and reading Holy Scripture awakens Faith and supplies the Holy Spirit to guide and sustain life.  I am always amazed when the Word of God speaks to my reality at any given moment.  From these flow hope and trust in my personal relationship with the Holy Trinity. I smile, because in my own thoughts I say, “God gives joy, after that not much else matters, so I choose joy!”

What kind of spiritual reading do you entertain to keep yourself positive and uplifting?

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