Sunday, February 23, 2020

Sunday Sunshine: Love Works

In a world that often seems to be filled with fear, worry, division and differences, love is the answer. Love works. Love is the greatest gift that we can give each other.

Love builds bridges, offers compassion, displays kindness, shows patience, is gracious, is generous, values others. When unsure just what to do or say, come from a place of love.

Today, this week: Spread love. Love works.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Sunday Sunshine: Be Kind. Be Loving.

You hold tremendous power -- more power than you realize.

You have the capacity to fill the world with your love, kindness, and compassion. That's right -- to fill the world! 

As that good energy goes out into the universe, it gets passed on and on and on.

Be kind. Be compassionate. Be loving. 

Today, this week: Let your thoughts, words and actions be expressions of love and kindness. 

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Sunday Sunshine: Sparkle and Light

Light is incrementally returning to us, minute by minute, after several months of darkness. 

Even in the darkness around us, each one of us has the opportunity to radiate light. That may be through a kind word to someone, smiling to a stranger, contributing to a charitable cause, being compassionate to your neighbor.

You may also bring light to your surroundings through your creativity and positive energy, lifting the spirits of others while doing good work.

The energy you expend will come back to you. When you're kind, kindness comes back to you. When you exude joy, joy comes back to you. Use your good energy to attract positivity back to you.

Today, this week: Think about the many ways in which you are overflowing with the sparkle and light of creativity and positive energy. Bring light to darkness.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Sunday Sunshine: Listen to Your Heart

We look for signals all around us -- something we read, something someone says -- but you hold a tremendous source of wisdom deep inside of you, accessible to you at any time. Some may call it the voice of God or Spirit, while others may call it the force of guardian angels, while even others call it simply Intuition.

Access that wisdom as you make decisions, both large and small. That wisdom rarely screams in your ear, however. Instead, it's subtle, quiet, a whisper, almost nothing more than a nudge. 

Pay attention to those nudges and tap into the wisdom that will never let you down.

Today, this week: Listen carefully to the subtle messages of your heart. It always gives you clear direction.

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Sunday Sunshine: Stand Up, Stand Out

It’s sometimes awkward to be who we are—who we really are.

We might not want others to see our real selves for fear that they won’t like what they see. We might lack confidence in who we are and what we have to offer. We might want to just blend in with the crowd.

Embrace who you are—each unique aspect of you! You are here for a purpose! Stand up, stand out and stand alone, if necessary.

Know that it’s okay to stand out in the crowd.  It’s more than okay. It’s something to celebrate!

Release your fears and limitations. Live your values and use your voice for the good and true.

Be confident. Be glad that you are who you are. Be your beautiful, unique self!

Today, this week: Be you, the real you. Stand up. Stand out.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Sunday Sunshine: Nurture Yourself in Nature

There's nothing like the majesty of nature to alter your perspective about life. Breathing in fresh air, gazing at the endless sky, experiencing the sun and the breeze on your uplifted face and feeling a part of something greater than yourself are just some of the many gifts that come from being outdoors.

It's winter. If you live in a place that experiences cold and snow at this time of year, bundle up, put on your boots, your hat and your gloves, and get outside for a bit. Allow the wisdom of nature to speak in your ear. Allow that wisdom to center you and give you peace.

Today, this week, make time for being outdoors. Let nature speak to your heart.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Sunday Sunshine: Worry and Stress Float Away

During January, many of us often talk about losing the weight we gained during the last month's holidays, parties and festivities. All of those goodies tasted great at the time, but now it's time to engage in some healthy habits once again.

We often carry around with us other types of weight, as well -- worries, fears, regrets and stresses that gradually mount onto our backs, causing us to feel heavy with burdens.

Find healthy ways to release those burdens by breathing in peaceful thoughts, making yourself a priority and talking your stresses over with someone you trust -- a friend, clergy, therapist -- who can help you work through them.

Today, this week, focus on releasing the weight of your worries, fears, regrets and stress.  Find healthy ways to set those burdens free.