Posts Tagged ‘Thoughts’

A Label-Free World

L5Ie986ry3EyihjO.jpg

What an incredible truth!  (And, oh gosh, how it indicts me.)

nl2

I LOVE this short video about labeling:

*

nl1

 

Thought Driven

Feel Good! Emotions are key. Your thoughts = your feeling. Give yourself a reason and a reminder of all things associated with the feeling.

via Thought Driven. http://robertsnapspot.com/2015/06/11/thought-driven/

HH – Holiday Happiness

Holh1

It’s Sunday night.  December 28.  Three days after the big day.  Christmas gifts and meals are opened and eaten.

Just a few more days left in 2014.

Sometimes there’s a bit of a letdown after the glitter is gone.

So … what is there to be Happy About?  Especially if you’re alone?  Or sick?  Or frustrated?  Or angry?  Or not where you wanna be?

To be honest, I don’t know.

BUT I encourage you to do this:  Go on a Gratitude Rampage.  Start listing — or just thinking about — what you have to be grateful for as 2014 wanes.

Go ahead — try it.  Make a list.

Here’s a tad of mine:

1.  Air to breathe.

2. Legs that help me to walk.

3.  Imperfect family members.

4.  A mind that allows me to think.

5.  Shoes.

6.  Eyesight.

7.  Collard greens (I just sautéed some for dinner).

8.  Music.

9.  Sunshine.

10.  Cinnamon.

11.  Grandchildren.

12.  People who know my name.

13.  Insurance.

14.  Roaring laughter.

15.  Pecans.

This list could go on and on.

May peace, joy and love be your portion now and forever!

ref2

Gratitude is powerful.  Try it and see how it makes you feel.

 

Sunday Morning Quote (12/28/14)

ref1

“Reflect upon your present blessings — of which every man has many — not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”

― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings

Five Friday Happy Bringers — 12/5/14

bf2

And it’s time to reflect on what brought us joy this week.  Here’s a handful of my happy bringers.

1.  Big deer.

Jtxi8g8wrLTNLdHo.jpg

iq6sbW5nN58KNgLM.jpg

(Outside Phipps Plaza in Buckhead)

kRKCNMZaXDxNwVuK.jpg

xGc5VMQ5OGp4Xr81.jpg

yUs5in0miwKJv1Ak.jpg

(Inside Savannah Mall)

2.  Snow!

kW0PdfAEAUFIpDxZ.jpg

Okay, maybe it’s fake. (Outside the ice skating rink at Avalon just north of Atlanta.)

5Qk3buc3he2hZqX3.jpg

IBQd3tyvwM4pOP8u.jpg

Again, fake.  (Outside Christmas Village at Callaway Gardens’ Festival of Lights.)

3.  The beautiful chapel at Callaway Gardens.

FMrEU4ju2LtaziTo.jpg

eVUJuFNSExLwxGGw.jpg

The stained glass windows reflect the four seasons.

L7CutiFI78GtbvR7.jpg

I41CL5S4MCXleJED.jpg

NLKLLhl2Xs5yluy1.jpg

WQEKphhOtyBJi3Y3.jpg

4.  Bridges.

WuyTYXtYkHSJDnB1.jpg

 

7dSeH6nByOiw9hJO.jpg

Sometimes, it’s not even necessary to cross them.

e8yCdXneyX3E760S.jpg

5.  Holiday decorating my bed.

hpxhU9Bt0zGoRPG6.jpg

gn4MjhVzfy11ccxW.png

Kidding.  Frontgate in Atlanta.

What about you?  What are your Happy Bringers today?

 

Sunday Morning Quote (11/23/14)

I LOVED yesterday’s affirmation from Louise Hay and Hay House Publications:

UY99Y1stiBnhsoNU.jpg

So true!

We ARE all one big family on this incredible Earth.

And I saw a beautiful demonstration of that oneness at yesterday’s Tri-Faith Service here in Savannah at Congregation Mickve Israel on beautiful Monterey Square (Mikve Israel, by the way, is the nation’s third oldest Jewish congregation).

Here’s a blurb about the service:

An Imam, A Minister & A Rabbi Come to Services
Saturday, November 22 at 11am

Join us for our annual Tri-faith Service. Three clergy members from different faiths will first deliver sermonettes during Saturday morning services and then lead an interfaith discussion-program extravaganza after lunch from 1:00-2:30pm.  Join us as Imam Majid Ali of the Masjid Jihad Mosque, Reverend Billy Hestor from Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church and Rabbi Haas team up for a little inspiration and fun.  The more we learn from one another, the more understanding we foster in the world.”

Rev. Billy is my pastor, so I went to support him but ended up with a much greater understanding of how we are all working toward the same goal: global well-being and individual joy … because of our gracious God.

PAWXxgXTmaEpi4QQ.jpg

fboj6i6rQolGaEdJ.jpg

“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
— I Corinthians 13: 13

May we cast aside judgment .. and instead offer LOVE.

Joyful Sunday!

 

 

This Road

Each Monday morning, my former colleague Eric Nelson up the road at Georgia Southern University posts a poem on the departmental listserv.  I love today’s.  It feels a little “The Road Not Taken”-ish but with a twist of its own.

road2

What If This Road

— by Sheenagh Pugh

What if this road, that has held no surprises

these many years, decided not to go

home after all; what if it could turn

left or right with no more ado

than a kite-tail? What if its tarry skin

were like a long, supple bolt of cloth,

that is shaken and rolled out, and takes

a new shape from the contours beneath?

And if it chose to lay itself down

in a new way; around a blind corner,

across hills you must climb without knowing

what’s on the other side; who would not hanker

to be going, at all risks? Who wants to know

a story’s end, or where a road will go?

— from What If This Road and Other Poems (Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, 2003)

road1