“Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a
little flower.” Hans Christian Anderson
I’ve always marveled at the beautify of a sunrise or sunset. The colors and formations of the clouds and how magnificent and amazing each is and none equals another. Do you remember the days as a teen when you used to “bake” to get the perfect tan every summer? And now you cover up but still love to feel the “heat” of the rays of the sun on your face even if it’s just for a few gentle seconds – turning just so to get that perfect “zap” because it feels so good!
Or do you pause in your garden and marvel at the miracle of a budding flower as it gently unfolds noting each petal, curling outward in magnificent color and beauty and uniqueness?
Behold you! Grow in your own greatness, look towards the greatness that is you!
“The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer somebody else up.” Mark Twain
It’s not always easy on a gloomy day to find a lot to be cheery about. But I love to remember the scene in Singing in the Rain where Gene Kelly is dancing in the rain. And it reminds me of the many walks I have taken in the rain and the joy I found walking and jumping in puddles — maybe not the ones I brought home with sopping wet clothes… but I thought about things I could do and worked through things and often felt a whole lot better by the time my “walk” was done — and then a plan was usually hatched as well. I know was usually smiling by the time I walked through the door at home again.
I have learned over the years if you choose to lose yourself in the service in others and you can’t help but find a smile on your face and the faces of those you serve. Your heart will definitely grow in the process. Remember it doesn’t have to be something big — or even cost a lot of money if you’re strapped for cash. Often, it’s those “gifts” from your heart that make the greatest difference.
Take a few minutes to watch the clip. Be sure to notice the last few seconds of the video clip – what do you notice? Did you see it? As many times as I’ve watched this movie before, how many times has that act of kindness escaped my view? It won’t again! There was a new rainbow born in the movie for me this week. How about you?
“There are spaces between our fingers so that another person’s fingers
can fill them in.” — Anon
Close your eyes and think about the last time you held your partner’s hand — felt it’s warmth, truly cherished that moment. Felt the energy that passed between the two of you. Yes, the energy that was exchanged — whether you were sharing words or not — just think about all that passed between you in those moments – I enjoy watching couples old and young engage in this “old-fashioned” entanglement if you will. Often you can see smiles form as arms swing back and forth or bodies snuggle just a little closer as the energy gauge raises a notch.
Hold a hand today — even if it’s your grandbaby’s! 😀 I’m wishing mine were closer…….. Love you all!
“Everyday holds the possibility of a miracle.” Unknown
What will I make of today? How will I use it? Will I see the potential of a miracle or two or will I let them slip by because I’m too busy to notice? Ah, there’s the rub! Do we get too caught up in the daily hub-bub and forget to smell the roses? Stop to make a phone call or send a note? I fear I’m just as guilty as the next person at times, but today, I choose to stop, take a deep breath, smell the roses, make two or three phone calls; even send a couple of handwritten notes and drop them in the mail. Today’s the day — will I be someone’s passing thought “It’s a miracle, someone cares about me?”
Every new day brings new possibilities our way — what will you choose to do today? Tomorrow or the next? Have you been the recipient of a miracle recently? I know I have… more than just a few! It’s time to give back! Today’s my day!
photo credit: greatitudes.com
“All things are possible to a believing heart.” – Flavia Weeden
One of the miracles in using Nurtured Heart Approach™ is that not only do our children and co-workers benefit from the use of the tools and techniques of Greatness, but we as adults are often the first to “flip and transform.” We can’t help it! Keep going! It’s a beautiful journey.
Take the next 60 seconds and honor yourself for the choices you’ve created and achieved so far today.
“… To me every hour of night and day is a a miracle, Every
cubic inch of space a miracle.” Walt Whitman
There was a time when I overlooked those first breaths of the day or even opening my eyes. But not any more. What a blessing and a miracle each of those are in my life. I am truly blessed to be present every day to honor those again and again and be thankful that I can witness them another day. While this may seem a bit trite to some — how often do we marvel at the beauty of a sunset or rainbow? Do we think we’ll never see one again? Have we witnessed the colors of a rainbow over and over and yet, thanked the heavens for the beauty and run for a camera in hopes we’ll capture it knowing that we’ll never ever see that exact formation or those colors in just that way again, even if we stood in the same place again at the same time on the same day a year from now.
Now is your moment. Be present for the miracles that are all around you today.
“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” e.e. cummings
Believe in YOU! Recognize the greatness that is deep within– take those momentous molecules and use those to build with. Those are your miracles! One moment at a time… believe in YOU!
It’s an exciting and transformative experience to stand in your greatness. What is going well right now? Take those things and work with them. Those are your miracles in molecules right now. Believe that you’ll see more today. I DO!