What do you have to share?
Bet some of these:
Ability to organize?
Love of music - enjoying, sharing, singing song, making music?
Growing flowers? Vegetables?
Care and help for animals, abandoned, needy?
Leading, guiding children?
Teaching, piloting staff to outstanding?
Doing more than is asked of you?
Make people laugh?
Dance and make happy?
Making your business serve in excellence?
Transforming lives of patients?
“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me.’”
- Erma Bombeck
You can so do and be that! You become, slowly and surely, the giver, the servant, the lover, and become the elder statesman.
Use it all up!
Focus on the frustration of the day OR on gratitude for your life.
Binge on Netflix - or on learning and growing.
Snack on carbs and sugar OR on fresh veggies or fruit.
In a hurry, avoiding folks as you quickly pass OR
...greet each soul you encounter with love.
Choose love today.
Think about the energy of your thoughts.
Think about how the thoughts become your actions.
Like, decisions you make.
Like, what you say in your conversations.
Like, what you eat.
What you buy.
Even what you hear.
Frame every thought, every word, everything in love.
Then, every action will be framed in love.
Your world will fill with love.
Like, what people say to you.
Like, what people feel when you are with them.
Like, what you feel no matter what.
Framed in love,
Acting in love,
The wise know all goodbyes are temporary,
that happiness has nothing to do with what others think or do,
that we are wisest when we know
that life is always right, even when circumstances are not.
Being wise is being at peace.
Today, let us go toward that peace.
When you feel better emotionally, a host of positive changes occur in your energy system.
When you feel worse, your energy system follows.
We are energy. Every cell, every organ, every system of our bodies are energy.
Breathe deeply and take in your fuel - oxygen.
Then go share love with anyone and everyone you can.
That can change you wonderfully, for the better. Right away.
Have we been going about it backwards?
First get happy.
Then life will become wonderful!
(Easy to think “when … happens, THEN I’ll be happy.)
But, no tellin’ what the day may bring. That's backwards.
And, go out there and have an incredible day of happiness.
A colleague friend of ours lives in the Northern climes of the U.S.
We live in Texas, way south of there.
And recently, when he and I had a texting back-and-forth phone conversation about orthodontic practice,
I noticed as we messaged, we both dappled our messages with “I love you….”
How the geographic distance, and the time between us was replaced and bridged with those words.
How precious the other felt to each.
How special each felt to hear the love.
Say I love you often.
Its energy is amazing.
We parents have heard it so very many times.
“Everyone else has, gets to," etc.
Yet, there is tough stuff, the challenges, the harder things to do.
Not everyone does those.
In fact, many many people don’t.
Many folks don’t pick up the baby blanket dropped by the baby in the cart ahead of you in the store to return it.
Many folks don’t smile and say a kind word to a lost-looking person on the sidewalk. Who knows what difficulties that person is working through? But folks just look and pass, not greeting, or saying “Hi there. Anything I can help you with today?”
Many folks stay “mad” after an argument, instead of saying, “I don’t want to be mad. I love you.”
Even if no one else does… you can.
Our brains construct thoughts and thus our minds create matter - neurons and synapses in response to our consciousness/awareness and thoughts.
Spend time in meditative matter creation. Like you did when your mother accused you of being “in space.” Or asked, “What planet are you on?”
Luftmensch literally means “air person” in Yiddish; being a “space cadet.”
Meditate, dream, sing for a bit each day. Experience water and notice the effect it has on you. Embue it with your happy thoughts and it will send joy back to you as you intake it.
Radiate blessing to everything and everyone around you. You will see and experience a positive difference!
Life will change for you as you spend time in “space.” Your emotions, thoughts, and creativity will soar. As will you.
To the galaxy,
As we come to days we call milestones - birthdays, anniversaries, graduation...
Our approach toward these milestones gives us a sense of anticipation.
That anticipation comes from the God-placed human tendency to flow lifeward, upward.
In that, find hope, excitement, your rhythm of loving.
The new lurks within.
Your creativity is awash with ideas,
And your ability awaits this very belief - that your next days can be upward, lifeward, joyous.
Look for it.
Dr Chris Baker
America's most-trusted teacher of orthodontic continuing education, Dr. Chris Baker has practiced and taught for more than 30 years, and is a current or former faculty member of three U.S. dental schools. She is a pediatric dentist, author, blogger, dental practice consultant, and mentor. Dr. Chris is also Past President and Senior Instructor of the American Orthodontic Society. She is based in Texas, USA, but lectures around the world.
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