I think we need a new word — “comjoyment” — as a companion to “compassion” to remind us that our greatest gift to the world may be in sharing what gives us the greatest joy. — Sam Keen in Learning to Fly.
“The first place we lose the battle is in our own thinking. If you think it’s permanent then it’s permanent. If you think you’ve reached your limits then you have. If you think you’ll never get well then you won’t. You have to change your thinking. You need to see everything that’s holding you back, every obstacle, every limitation as only temporary.” –Joel Osteen
Remember when we used to press fall leaves between sheets of waxed paper? Well there are now new techniques to preserve leafs and lots of new craft ideas. These are just a few of those available around the web.
Anyone have a favorite fall leaf craft project you would like to share?
“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.” –Maya Angelou, author and poet [Source: Guideposts Daily Scripture and Reflection Newsletter]
“Forgiveness is the choice to see people as they are now. When we’re mad at people, we’re angry because of something they said or did before this moment. By letting go of the past, we make room for miracles to replace our grievances.” — Marianne Williamson
“We only need to open our eyes to see the gifts that abound all around us. These are the simple joys in life.” ― Genevieve Gerard
If you haven’t noticed by now I love gospel music. Maybe it’s my Baptist roots showing. Or maybe it’s the way gospel music has of bringing people together. Please take a few minutes to listen to Alison Krauss singing an old favorite.
“Awareness is the power that is concealed within the present moment. … The ultimate purpose of human existence, which is to say, your purpose, is to bring that power into this world.” Eckhart Tolle [Source: Weekly Present Moment Reminders from Eckhart Tolle TV]
I am very pleased to introduce our October Follower of the Month Natalie Scarberry. Natalie blogs at Sacred Touches which is a favorite of mine. I love her photos, quotes and writing and I’m sure you will too. She also has an October birthday. Please Stop by and visit her.
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“Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.” — Deepak Chopra