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.
There was a 1970s sitcom called "Rhoda", whose main character was Rhoda Morganstern, a yuppie-type young lady in New York City.
One day when Rhoda and her husband Joe arrived home, they found their apartment in shambles after a burglary.
As Rhoda looked around in shock and disappointment, she exclaimed, “My blender! It’s gone! And I didn’t even get to use ‘puree’!. She had never used the blender's then-amazing ability to puree a smoothie, or something similar.
Live with fun and enjoyment.
Use your good stuff. Use the silver and don't worry. Enjoy your precious keepsakes. Now is the time.
A sweet wife kept her husband’s wonderful gift of a cashmere sweater safely in special moth-proof wrapping, for someday, when she might wear it. Later, her husband found it in its box and wrapping, never worn, after she died unexpectedly.
Live in joy and love.
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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