I feel as though if we are filled with gratitude just being alive no matter how great or bad the day – with the circumstances, obstacles, curve balls difficulties we face along with the triumphs, the bad can become less difficult and burdensome. Gratitude provides the energy and attitude we need to move forward on a daily basis with less mental and emotional baggage with more joy. – Jody Watley
“Gratitude is the fairest blossom that springs from the soul.” – Henry Ward Beecher.
If you’ve ever had people trying to tell you what and how to do something you’re working toward personally or professionally - yet have never achieved anything in your field, relationships, etc. and they seem to feel they have all the answers for your life without your ever asking for advice – this might resonate! I knew someone who knew the secret to winning the lottery, though they’d never even won even a small prize. Walk the path of your own life – ignore the know it all’s, naysayers and crabs in the barrel of life.
There’s so much going on in the world..never become immune to the plight of others. I feel like if we all collectively put good vibes into the globe by our thoughts and actions even if for a second -though it may sound cliche, I feel it makes the world a better place. One never knows how a prayer, or well wish can have a positive impact on another’s life or struggle.
“Wishing everyone a day that brings more joy than despair, more love than anguish and more laughs than tears.” – Jody Watley
Of course there are many other things that can be added to this daily to do list (pray, meditate, eat good healthy food, don’t sweat the small stuff, add the 4 agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz into this as well, etc.) – these however are all great starts and reminders.
I’ve been married – and it ended in a turbulent divorce of staggering heartbreaking disappointment, heartache and pain.
That said, at least I was able to have that experience with my ex-husband and decide for myself if I’m ever inclined again. I came away with believing more in the importance of integrity, honesty, respect, and commitment in a relationship more than ‘marriage.’ My fantasy was left tattered and in shreds. Same sex couples can and are committed for decades and then not have a legal right to your partner among other things; which is what it comes down to if it doesn’t work out. This is a civil rights issue, not a religious one, as I feel those things are personal to each of us. There are great and important issues impacting society that need attention more than trying to stop people who love each other from getting married and able to celebrate, share and honor the commitment of their chosen ‘real love‘ with their family and friends.
I’m for marriage equality and have been a long time advocate for gay rights. Two cases were being heard in the Supreme Court today, though they may be wary of making a ruling according to media reports such as Reuters.
The quality, sanctity and vows of marriage are violated everyday whether same sex couples marry or not for those who use religion as an argument.
Let the people be free to love and get married if they choose and who they choose.
We all know that every day isn’t a bed of roses (I even wrote a song with UK band 4Hero about it), however I do believe that if an effort is made to make our lives better in large and small ways that type of attitude can create a better and more fulfilling life. I’m not talking about money, because I’m certain there are rich people not happy and miserable with their lives or simply empty in their soul. There’s too much emphasis on materialism and who’s making what, who has what and so on – but that’s another blog. Focus on the things that contribute to a positive loving atmosphere and feeling of joy in the grind of life. How you feel about yourself (teach your children and grandchildren and little nieces and nephews), your job or career, good friends, laughter, healthy relationships and so on. Those are places to begin. Do the things that make your corner of the universe better to live a life you love.
Whatever you feel on the inside of your being, manifests in what you radiate on the outside and what energy you attract on a daily basis moment to moment. That said, let your inner light shine and make your thinking and environment a no negativity zone – as difficult as it may be at times.