Friday, September 4, 2009

Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don't count on harvesting Golden Delicious. ~Bill Meyer

When I visited my garden this morning, something blue caught my eye. On closer inspection, I discovered this delightful morning glory peaking out from a mass of tangled vines.

I stood amazed wondering where it had come from, and then I remembered. Early in the year, I had planted morning glory seeds along the fence. When they didn't germinate at the expected time, I planted other flowers in their place. It was the last I thought about those morning glories.

Forgetting about what I had sown didn't stop it from manifesting. Once set in motion, the seeds we sow will grow whether we remember them or not. Fortunately for me my seeds were good and positive and brought forth glorious fruit to please the eye and soothe soul.

Be conscious of the seeds you sow, for they will take root and grow.

Today, I am grateful for the vibrant morning glory that convinces me that I will reap what I sow. I am grateful for a clear sound mind that is capable of visualizing all that is good and just in the world. I am grateful for laughter and tears that cleanse the soul. I am grateful for family and friends who inspire me to be my best.

And, I am grateful for you, dear reader, as you stop to share your day. May you be ever conscious of what you sow and may the harvest be bountiful.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Faith is putting all your eggs in God's basket, then counting your blessings before they hatch. ~Ramona C. Carroll


We've all been taught not to count the proverbial chickens before they hatch. I suppose there is some wisdom in that, but it flies in the face of what we know to be true about visualization and how it brings those images into our lives.

We are conditioned to believe that life must be difficult and we must struggle in order to succeed. Once again, there is some logic to that and it does serve to teach the value of hard work to get you want. It also assumes that working hard is a negative thing that causes us discomfort.

As the economy falls into disarray, more and more people are joining the forces of those who preach doom and gloom. If you are finding yourself bombarded by naysayers and those who believe the end is near, you need to step outside that circle and look to your future with faith and joy and gratitude for what you have and for what is possible.

Take the leap of faith today and greet the world as though it were a wonderful place filled with opportunity and joy and you will surely find it. Remember, what we focus on will be drawn into our lives.

Today, I am grateful for the brisk cool winds of fall. I am grateful for the brilliant sun, for flying birds and for earthy fragrance of fall. I am grateful for fresh tomatoes from my garden, for brilliant fall mums and crickets as they sing into the night. I am grateful to breath the cool fresh air and steep in the music of chirping birds. I am grateful for family and friends who bring me great joy and inspiration.

And, I am grateful for you, dear reader as you stop to share your day. May your life be filled with all that is good and uplifting. May your faith be magnified and your heart be full.

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