Friday, May 21, 2010

Don't believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding, find out what you already know, and you'll see the way to fly.  ~ Richard Bach

Take the time to really look at your life today. Step back. Gain perspective  and look for the opportunities that already exist. If you are in the habit of waiting for the perfect opportunity to present it self, you may be missing out. Sometimes, opportunities that seem small at first glance turn out to be that "perfect opportunity" you've been waiting for. You won't know until you take the time and effort to go after it.

Today, I am grateful for leaves as they shimmer in the sun. I am grateful for the sound of wind that lulls the world to sleep at night, awakens the birds in the morning and cools the air on hot summer days. I am grateful for solid earth beneath my feet and unlimited sky above my head.

I am grateful for family and friends who share my day, for strangers who will cross my path and for those I will never meet, but touch my life with their words. I am especially grateful for new writing opportunities that allow me to work from home.

And, I am grateful for you, dear reader, as you stop and share my day. May your day be filled with light and may new opportunities you thought were only dreams of come your way.

Friday, May 14, 2010

The best way you can predict your future is to create it. ~Stephen Covey

Photo by Jennifer Renee

Consider the direction of your future, today. Where are you going? How will you get there? What are you willing to do to create the future of your dreams? 

Too often people subscribe to the notion that envisioning their future is all that is required to manifest abundance in their life. It isn't. It takes action.

When you visualize your future and act as though you already have it you are building that future. If your dream is to be a famous artist or an accomplished writer, imagining it so is not enough. Paint. Draw. Write. Express your belief in word or on the canvas and go in the direction of your dreams. 

Take action today to move yourself toward the future that already belongs to you. Go forward and claim it with conviction.  Cast away those nagging fears that "maybe you can't do", "maybe you aren't good enough", "maybe  it isn't meant to be" and make it happen.

Today, I am grateful for the opportunity to pursue my dreams, for my vision of the future and the energy to go forth and claim it. I am grateful for vast open spaces of earth untouched by man. I am grateful that stars still shine, that sun still brings life and that clouds still bring rain. I am grateful to be part of an awesome universe, to have the earth to call my home and for small towns where everyone truly "knows your name." 

I am grateful for family that brings me strength and friends who stretch my thinking. I am grateful for Richard Bach and his provoking work in "Ilusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah." It gives me much to consider and words to ponder. I am grateful for youtube that provides a wealth of videos about the human mind and how it works. I am grateful for a sound mind that continues to learn and expand and entertains new ideas.

And, I am grateful for you, dear reader, as you stop to share my day. May you go forward with hope and faith today as your work toward building your future. 

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