Whatever You Do

How often are we given a task and make it harder than it should be by constantly complaining about it?

Wouldn’t it be lovely if we could do everything with a feeling of love and gratitude that this is what we have been trusted with.

Resentment often hardens our demeanor where love softens it. Like Julie Andrews sings in Mary Poppins..A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down…

And even scripture tells us the same thing in a different way: Let all that you do be done in love. 1 Corinthians 16:14 ESV. Happy Monday.

do everything in love - minding my nest

Without a Parachute

A few years ago I tried freefall writing without really knowing much about it. Here is a very brief description I gleaned from the internet:

FREEFALL is the technique of writing from the larger Self, beyond reach of the ego and its censors. . . .FREEFALL invokes the courage to fall without a parachute, into the words as they come, into the thoughts before they have fully formed in the mind, into the unplanned structures that take shape, without prompting, to contain them. . . .

And here is the writing that plummeted from my mind onto the page; the only thing I changed was to add more punctuation than what showed in the original piece to make the writing more definable to the reader.

Come to me oh Heavenly Father and open my mind and heart to you so completely that I do not have room for anything but your word. Let the power of you fill me to overflowing with the things you would have me be and say. Oh Lord, I need you in my life as never before. Hearken to my plea, fill me with the joy I felt at the sound of your voice in 1984 when you told me All Things Are Possible. Continue to lead me, oh Lord, make me aware, let me write for you and only you. Let my life be lived for you and only you. Direct my paths, free my soul, balance my life, lift my spirit, make me what I long to be for you. Create in me a clean heart, a new heart, a new mind, a new spirit. Show me where you are oh Lord and make me 100% aware of your presence in my life beginning this very minute. I the Lord of sea and sand here I am to take your hand, I will lead you all the way, I am at your side to stay, tell the people to be aware that Jesus has you in his care. He is always by your side, there is nowhere you can hide. Jesus talks to those who ask, Jesus helps you in your task. God and Holy Spirit too, all are here just for you and you and you. Everyone is in their care, only make yourselves aware of their presence in your life. Thank them then be on your way, you will feel them when you pray. Going home is what they call giving you their all. So my friends take this advice, it’s from Jesus our Lord and Christ, the savior of our lives, the savior of our lives. Come alive my little child, I have called you from the wildness of your will. I will my word in you instill and then you will do MY will and I will help you, don’t dismay, I am with you every day for eternity.

This was my one and only attempt at free-fall writing and although I don’t know the date, I do know it was about ten years ago or more. It boggles my mind that these words flowed so freely and unabashedly as if from another realm. And I’m grateful.



More Life Lessons

Life is about learning. Here are some gems from Elisabeth Kubler Ross from her book Life Lessons:

Our lessons in life involve working on our smallness, getting rid of our negativity, and finding the best in ourselves and each other.

Deep inside all of us, we know there is someone we are meant to be.

There are dreams of love, life and adventure in all of us.

When we face the worst that can happen in any situation, we grow.

We don’t realize that each of us has the power of the universe within us.

Our personal power is our inherent gift and our real strength.

A grateful person is a powerful person, for gratitude generates power. All abundance is based on being grateful for what we have.

We often teach just what we need to learn. (David Kessler)

Endings are just beginnings backwards.


Gratefully Yours (Day Five)

This ends my five days of gratitude posts. Today I am grateful for:

my many blessings

unwavering faith

good health

life’s memories

a black and white animal in my garage that turned out to be a cat and not a skunk!

Hopefully, I will continue to express gratefulness in my life on a daily basis instead of taking everything for granted. Prayer time would be a good time for that, now wouldn’t it? That’s another thing I’m grateful for.






Gratefully Yours (Day Three)

Today I am grateful for:

my nice clean furnace, all set for the winter months

getting my role files in order for tonight’s Session meeting

getting more orders for My Precious Life, the book

seeing a “birdfest” around the feeder this afternoon

having more visitors to my blog

It’s difficult to stop at only five gratefuls!

Gratefully Yours (Day Two )

Today I am grateful for:

My five children, their significant others, their children and their children’s children…

My one and only sister and her family…

My cousins and their families…

My church and my church family…

My wonderful friends…

Thank you to those who shared their gratitude …




Gratefully Yours (Day One)

There seems to be a “gratitude” thing going on these days and I would like to participate. I’m seeing people being grateful on Facebook, Twitter, Email, etc., so I’m going to be grateful on my blog for a few days. Would anyone like to join me? It could be a lot of fun  :). Let’s be grateful for five things a day for five days and see where that takes us. It goes without saying that every day I am grateful for the presence of God in my life, so although He is always part of my list, I won’t list Him every day because I tell Him every day. So here goes…

Today I am grateful for:

waking up this morning

having enough milk for my coffee and butter for my toast after forgetting to go shopping for these items

being energized after my fitness class instead of cramped and achy

getting a last minute appointment for a hair cut

Snapd newspaper emailing me the results of their coverage of my book launch on September 6th. (wish I could find a way to share that with you!)

And that’s my gratitude list for today. I can hardly wait for tomorrow!  🙂