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Be a Blessing:
Sometimes, thoughts come unbidden through my mind — ones which come from a criticizing, analytical background, which is how I was raised. From a small child, I was always criticized for always doing everything wrong and informed just how wrong that was.
Today, I realized that those same thoughts should change – they need changed very much.
It has been a known fact for centuries that thoughts are powerful and can affect the world. Great thinkers of every age have declared it so to be. Descartes said, “I think, therefore, I am.” Ernest Holmes and Thomas Troward, among others, state that: “Thoughts are things.” If one were to contemplate the truth of this, it would surely make many positive changes in our world.
Following this train of thought, I believe that I should put forth greater effort towards others and mentally bless each one, fat or thin, grumpy or cheery, pleasing or abrasive, etc.
Isn’t there enough negativity in each day without judging others as being less than perfect, adding the power of that thought to an already poor situation?
I choose to change my use of the power of my thoughts, removing the condemnation and judgment of others. I choose to BE A BLESSING. I sincerely believe that this will bring new life to my being, like baby barn swallows greeting the day.
How about you? What do your thoughts say?
God’s blessings upon your journey!
Baby Barn Swallows – New Life
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Mark 12:30,31 “Thou shalt love the Lord Thy God with all thy heart…first commandment…Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is no other commandment greater than these.”
Interesting thought, isn’t it? Please notice emphasis is on the “AS.”
It seems to me that too much attention is paid to: “Love Thy Neighbor.”
In other words, you send out love to everybody else.
Yet, when it comes to actually loving ourselves, we so often fall short in that department.
“I’m fat.” “I’m too skinny.” etc. Something is always wrong.
We look in a mirror, and we do not like what we see.
We condemn, criticize, castigate, etc. When do we feel good about ourselves?
We are taught as children that we must not “get too puffed up” because that is a sin.
Why do we forget the “AS”? It goes on to state that there is no commandment greater than these. Yet we do not ever act as if that is true. Do we believe that could be a possibility for us?
In other words, LOVE actually begins within us – for ourselves.
Only by accepting ourselves, complete with our faults as well as our gifts, can we then actually love others.
We all have gifts to share with the world…unique, special, and one-of-a-kind.
Yet it is only when we stop beating ourselves up for our shortcomings that we can actually grow, learn, and become who we were intended to be.
When you look in a mirror in the morning, what do you see? Do you like your reflection?
Can you begin by saying, “I love me!” and give yourself a hug? Can you compliment yourself and actually mean it?
No matter how silly that sounds, it is actually the beginning of your change in attitude, towards yourself, as well as others.
Don’t you agree that this world would be a much better place if there were more LOVE in it?
It can only begin within you. Are you willing to give yourself a fresh start, NOW?