The message I have this year is so simply clear, and it can be summed up in just one four letter word.
I have so many friends, in so many places, scattered all over the globe. They are of all different nationalities, races, and religions, and they all have one thing in common other than being my friend, it’s the love they have for their families, and others. I am very grateful to have the privilege of being your friend, thank you. So, in the spirit of the season, I wish you all Happy Holidays, and a prosperous, joyful, New Year!
It is my Birthday today, I had planned to go riding on my new motorcycle all day as is my tradition. But, that’s not the way it turned out. I woke up this morning at 2:00 AM. I am not sure why, but I did, and I could not for the life of me go back to sleep. After three hours of not sleeping, I decided to get up and start my day. I followed my normal routine of eating, exercise, bathing, and getting set for my day. The only problem was, I was groggy, tired, just plain shot.
I had purchased a new Victory the day before, and because the process was so drawn out, I returned too late, and too tired to clean and prepare for the next day. So, new plan, clean now, ride later. It didn’t happen, I was just too tired. The best I could manage was lunch with a dear friend. After a late afternoon nap, I did manage to wash my new prize, and hopefully detailing will follow tomorrow.
If there is anything that could be called a sin, I have committed it today. Hopefully, this post will correct my error, my sin. What was my sin? This entire day, I have yet to express my gratitude for all the wonderful things I have in my life. You would think that I would be thrilled at the fact I have a beautiful new bike, no, I am complaining about how I am too tired to wash it. I have had friends wishing me well from five different counties, Face Book wall posts, private messages, voice mails, phone calls. But, did I stop and take a moment to feel grateful for their friendship, and love? No, I didn’t, apparently I’m an ass.
In the past year, my friends have been there for me, supported me when my Mom passed, kept me going, and even assisted in my new enterprises. Then there are the new friends I have made lately, wonderful, everyone. One in particular, has had such a profound effect, I am amazed at my luck to have met her, and have her in my life.
So now I must attempt to correct my error, my sin. Thank you for all the wonderful things I have in my life, my friends, family, every good thing that has ever come my way. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
In a few hours 2011 will be over. I’ve had some mixed feelings about it, in a lot of ways it has been a rough year. I have had two of my 2010 wedding clients lose their Mothers to cancer, both died too young, a friend lost his brother, and in the same month endured the devastation of a hurricane, adding to that, my own Mother passed away. Our country has been through some hard times, the bad economy, literally every country in the world hates us, or at the very minimum does not respect us, and our leaders are so wrapped up in their own selfish desires they have forgotten that they are the trustees of our nation.
You might say I should damn this year to hell, but, I can’t. In many instances of these “bad things,” I have had my friends and adopted family come to my aid and support in my time of need, for that I am so grateful. In Law Of Attraction we say that knowing what you don’t want helps you to know what you do want, so you ask for the improvement, this year it has come in abundance! With the asking comes the ways for the improvement, and expansion that is the way of the Universe. So, I did the asking, and the ways came, and because of that, 2012 will be so much better, and so, for this past year I am grateful.
Some say December 21, 2012 will be the end of our world, that so many calendars end, I do not think it will be “the end,” but a new beginning for our world if we will only allow it. They say that alcoholics and drug addicts need to “turn a corner,” or, “hit bottom” before getting help. I think we are at that point as a society world wide, we need to ask for the help, to visualize, and ask for the improvement. To ask, for example, not that our enemies are defeated, but that there is understanding, so they are no longer our enemies and there is peace so that all may prosper. That is only one example, and just a suggestion, I’m sure you can think of more, just keep in mind, that in the asking, ask for only positive things based on love. It may be hard at first to love an enemy, or someone you hate, and it may seem impossible, but move from it, bit by bit. The hate, distrust, greed, all the negative things must stop if we are to survive as the human race. (HU the human element) The best way to stop doing something is to start doing something else, so love, trust, and be generous with others.
What are you grateful for? What is your asking for improvement in 2012? And with the asking, are you ready to receive your desires?
Thanksgiving is here, the kickoff of the holiday season and shopping madness. I wonder how many of us stop and take a moment to be truly grateful for the wonderful things we have in our lives on this “special” day.
You cannot change yesterday, no matter how much you try. Thinking of past mistakes or hurts robs you of living in the present. Even fond memories of good times are thieves of the moment, taking from present life, so don’t dwell there long. The past is no place to live, it’s landscape is barren of possibilities.
Most of you have seen the Daffy Duck cartoon where he finds a ton of gold in a cave and wants it all. He’s screaming “mine! mine! mine! go! go! go! it’s all mine!” He has more gold than he can possibly use, yet, he won’t share. His limitless supply to him seems to have limits. He won’t share the opportunity for better things with anyone, his only focus being lack, need, and want. This is the competitive spirit. And we all know how it worked out for the Duck! The competitive spirit is only concerned with getting theirs, or, “I’ll get them before they get me.” The competitive spirit creates opportunity only for themselves.