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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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