Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it.
...that nothing is as bad as it seems. Nothing.
There is a benefit and a blessing hidden in the folds of every experience and every outcome. That includes every and any 'bad' thing that may be happening to you right now.
Change your perspective. Know that nothing happens ever that is not for your highest good. All that needs to change for you to see this...is your definition of 'Highest Good.'
Love, Your Friend...
It is a very good thing when you reach the place where you do feel appreciation for the contrasting experience. Because, we never get it done. There is no ending to any creation.. and so it is never "ended up".. It is never "ended up" where you don't want it to be. It's just on it's way to being that which you DO want it to be.
- Abraham-Hicks - 11/02/02
The Checklist of Change
- Take your time.
- Arrange temporary structures.
- Don't act for the sake of action.
- Recognize why you are uncomfortable.
- Take care of yourself in little ways.
- Explore the other side of change.
- Get someone to talk to.
- Find out what is waiting in the wings of your life.
- Use this transition as the impetus of a new kind of learning.
- Recognize that transition has a characteristic shape.
- William Bridges
Transitions: Making Sense of Life's Changes: Strategies for coping with the difficult, painful, and confusing times in your life
...that life was meant to be FUN! It's hard to believe sometimes, but it's true. It's all about point of view.
Even our most difficult moments bring us gifts. And so life may call upon us to be a bit "philosophical" now and then; to embrace the "low's" with the "high's."
The trick, of course, is GRATITUDE. Therein will you find both your Peace and your Joy.
Love, Your Friend
Painting by Rassouli
I want to take this moment to express my Deepest Gratitude for all the amazing Birthday Blessings! When I first started this Blog 3+ years ago, with the personal intention to help heal through a very difficult LIFE transition, I had no idea the powerful effect Social Media would have on me!
I am a witness... a testament to the positive use of blogs, twitter, facebook, youtube etc. on a person's life!
A huge THANK YOU to all of you, who read and share my Blog, and those who connect with me daily through all the various social media outlets! I am forever GRATEFUL and HONORED to be included in your Global Community!
Infinite Blessings to you all!
...that the truth lies within you—as does all the power you will ever need to change the direction of your life and the course of human history.
Wow. Can you imagine that? All the power you will ever need to change your life...and the course of human history.
And you may tap that power whenever you wish. Today, if you choose. Indeed, you tapped it just now in the sending to yourself of this message...
Love, Your Friend