Sunday, May 31, 2020

Sunday Sunshine: Sow Seeds of Love, Abundance and Joy

As farm fields become dense with growth and gardens yield summer produce and flowers, consider the seeds that you plant.

Do you sow seeds of love, abundance and joy? Do you create an atmosphere that is fertile for kindness, encouragement and goodwill? Do you care and feed your own internal "garden" to maximize personal growth and enrichment?

Plant the seeds today that will produce bright tomorrows.

Today, this week: Sow seeds of love, abundance and joy wherever you go.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Sunday Sunshine: Go Outside. Grow Silent. Let Nature Speak to Your Heart.

Our calendars and date books are normally packed with back-to-back commitments, obligations and have-to-dos. Everything becomes a blur as we run from one thing to the next.

We tend to reach out so much in our lives. The only way to balance it is with time when we reach within.

Become still and silent for a while each day. Allow the silence to fill your spiritual well and give you the answers you seek.

A perfect place for growing silent is when you immerse yourself in nature. The awe of the experience from being in the middle of the natural world has the power to move you beyond words. Nature has the opportunity, then, to speak, to give you its wisdom – a message sent directly to your heart. Nature can draw out your own natural wisdom, too.

Today, this week: Go outside. Become silent. Let nature speak to you.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Sunday Sunshine: Seek Joy on Your Journey

When you think about the word “Journey,” what do you see? 

When you look at it carefully, you see that “Joy” bookends the word: JOurneY.

It’s easy to look for the outcomes, the results and the end in sight. But, if we only focus our energies there, we miss out on something vital—the journey itself.

Joy is there to be found on the journey. Reframe your perspective. Soak up every moment of every day.

Today, this week: Find joy in the journey, not just in the destination.

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Sunday Sunshine: Happiness Comes from Within

Human beings hold much more power than we sometimes like to admit. We look to outside activities, purchases, places and relationships to make us feel complete, whole and happy.

But you hold your happiness inside of you. It's there for you all of the time. 

Often your happiness becomes real when you are grateful. When you name your blessings, it's hard to feel fearful, unhappy or incomplete.

Today, this week: Count your blessings. Focus on those aspects of your life that truly make you feel grateful.  You are rich already without having to acquire more.

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Sunday Sunshine: Desires and Dreams

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? What activities could you do for hours and lose track of time and space? What did you daydream about? 

As a child, we encourage dreaming, for it often leads to becoming. The same can be said in our adulthood. Just because you're grown up doesn't mean that you can't dream and become the person you wish to be. 

Think about this: What do you dream about? What are your wishes and your desires? What are you doing to fulfill them? What first steps might you take today?

Today, this week:  Reflect on your desires and dreams and what steps you might take to make them come true. It's not too late to dream and become.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Sunday Sunshine: You Can Do It!

The glass is half full or it's half empty. Which is it? It's all in your perspective.

The same is true with what you can or can't do. It's all in your perspective. 

We hear story after story of people who have exceeded their limitations, gone against all odds to accomplish great things.

You are "wired" to do great things, too. When you direct your energies toward accomplishing something and do so with a can-do spirit, you may surprise yourself and find that you can do far more than you ever thought imaginable.

Today, this week: Remember that you are filled with energy to manifest the things you desire. Believe in yourself. You can do it!

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Sunday Sunshine: Keep Going

While out on my daily walk one day this spring, I came across a cheery, hopeful message written in various colors of chalk on the sidewalk ahead of me. "Just keep going," it said. Over it was a bright chalk rainbow.

During this strange and often frightening time of COVID-19 where all that has been normal seems to have been upended, I felt as if I needed that encouragement to just keep going. And likely, so do you.

The road isn’t always clear. A sudden detour can take us on an unfamiliar route. It’s okay to check your surroundings and get your bearings. 

But, don’t let the detours of life stop you. Just keep going.

Even if the horizon feels far away, just keep going. 

Keep pursuing your dreams, keep spreading your light, keep taking good care of you, keep taking good care of others. Whatever you do, it’ll be worth every step. Good things will be waiting for you. 

But you have to keep going.

Stay strong, stay focused, stay hopeful. Look for the rainbows after the rain. 

When the way ahead is unclear, rely on your faith, hang onto hope and have confidence that the path will reveal itself -- exactly when the time is right. Just keep going.

Today, this week: Stay strong. Stay focused. Stay hopeful. Stay centered. Just keep going.