Appreciate Who You Love

So many humans take for granted the people who love them the most. They assume their family and friends will always be there doing what they always do.

Don’t make that mistake.

Show them you really are thankful for them. That’s that love does.

Day 97

I love this old hymn. In the multimedia world we live in I was tempted to find it on YouTube. However, I am a word girl. I love the words of this hymn so much I’m breaking my own rule and posting song lyrics. The copyright is listed below.

I don’t know about tomorrow
I just live from day to day
I don’t borrow from its sunshine
For its skies may turn to gray
I don’t worry o’er the future
For I know what Jesus said
And today I’ll walk beside Him
For He knows what is ahead

Chorus:
Many things about tomorrow
I don’t seem to understand
But I know who holds tomorrow
And I know who holds my hand

I don’t know about tomorrow
It may bring me poverty
But the one who feeds the sparrow
Is the one who stands by me
And the path that be my portion
May be through the flame or flood
But His presence goes before me
And I’m covered with His blood

Composer:Ira F. Stanphill Copyright:© 1950 by Singspiration, Inc.

Mary Did You Know?

Mary knew that she was the vessel of the Holy one. The angel Gabriel told her. Did she know that her son would preform miracles? Did she know he would heal the sick and comfort the broken? Did she know he would suffer and give his life for humanity?

I believe she did not know the extent to which Jesus would live out his mission. Yet, she loved him the way only a mother can and like all mothers, she let her child go to fulfill his destiny.

What Mary knew was that she would and did follow God’s will for her life and she knew God loved her. That is all she needed to know.

To my Jewish Friends

I pray with you. Your God and mine is the same Blessed Adonai, Ruler of the universe.

May the lesson of the candles resonate with us all.

May God bless you and yours.

Don’t Be Lukewarm

My fellow Americans, no matter who you voted for don’t come at me 6 months from now changing sides. Stick to your beliefs, for better or worse.

I will always respect you for being true to your core values.

Mindfulness

I started practicing mindfulness. It’s basically turning your mind to what you are doing.

Focus on the task at hand. Pay attention in all things. Slow down when walking enjoy the walk instead of focusing on the destination. Chew each bite, focused on taste. Listen to each sound in a person’s voice when they speak to you. Breath deeply and focus on what is happening in the moment.

It’s not as easy as you might think.

It’s about Moderation

We could all do with a reminder that it is not eating that is a sin, but gluttony. Not one beer but many that make you drunk. It’s not saving as much money as you can but greed that is dangerous.

Moderation in all things, humans.

Make it your life rule.