It really doesn’t matter where in the world you live, what kind of weather you are experiencing, how much money you have or don’t have, or even if you are in a good or bad mood, choose to enjoy the day…unless you are being severely tested, as some are in some parts of the world. If you are among those enjoying a blessed life, pray for those who are devastated and have a Happy Saturday.
Frederick Buechner, American writer, novelist, poet, autobiographer, essayist, preacher, and theologian is one of many authors who makes us sit up and take notice of what goes on around us as well as what goes on inside of us. Here is a recent quote from Facebook.
UNBELIEF IS AS MUCH OF A CHOICE as belief is. What makes it in many ways more appealing is that, whereas to believe in something requires some measure of understanding and effort, not to believe doesn’t require much of anything at all.
In my opinion, in order to believe we must choose to do so. I’m so happy I made that choice.
Jesus told him, “Is it because you’ve seen me that you have believed? How blessed are those who have never seen me and yet have believed!” International Standard Version
Upon reflection, the small things that get us down in life do not compare with the suffering others go through. Until we are faced with the tragedies felt by our fellow humans, let us be thankful when we are blessed with the best. Happy Saturday.
Okay, so we’re not all lucky enough or blessed enough to have a special someone in our life anymore. But we do remember the time when we did, and it is a good memory. Or not.
So here’s what to do if you are all alone on Valentine’s Day.
- Thank God that you’re alive…alone or not.
- Have your favorite breakfast.
- Call someone else who is alone.
- Arrange a lunch or dinner date with them.
- If that doesn’t work go to #6 and #7.
- Prepare your favorite lunch.
- Cook your favorite dinner…better still, order in.
- Look for someone to hug…if that doesn’t work hug yourself.
- Smile in the mirror and say, “I love you.”
- Start looking for next year’s Valentine so you don’t have to be your own.
Happy Valentine’s Day.
It’s two days until Christmas and all I can say today is “aren’t you?” Happy Saturday.
Dr. Wayne Dyer has been one of my favorite authors for many years. Here is a tiny excerpt from his book, Real Magic, where he quotes Mother Theresa from her book, For the Love of God.
“The fruit of love is service, which is compassion in action. Religion has nothing to do with compassion, it is our love for God that is the main thing because we have all been created for the sole purpose to love and be loved.” (Bold italics, mine.)
To love and be loved…how many of us know this, and better still, practice it? It’s something the world needs now.
How blessed are those who experience the fruit of love.
Just like winters, Sundays come and go. Today may you be blessed with rest, peace, love, and the reminder that This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24 KJV