January 5, 2012
It's journaling time so here I go again on this lovely spring day. I am determined to make it as lovely internally as it is externally. I need to think anew of what I can do to brighten this corner where I am. This means of course... I need to think more of others and how I can make their lives better and I need to find new ways to make the most of each moment.
I spend a lot of time thinking me, me, me and making judgement calls. It is so easy to think "this is good. This is bad. This is wrong", etc.
The fact is of course, we can only take what we find on our canvas every day and make the best painting for the day that we can. I must take what I find without complaint. In my essay on the meaning of the word, acceptance, I followed the Webster dictionary definition for its meaning of "consent to receive" which means of course that I take whatever comes my way - without complaint. This behooves me to keep my eyes open and figure out new ways for enjoyment and creativity. Every day calls for creative solution by each of us. If I truly adopt this attitude, this would make me waste no time complaining about a situation, because my thrust is towards interesting solution to whatever challenge I face - or whatever problem confronts me.
Dear Father in Heaven I love You.
I need your constant presence in my heart and soul.
Help me to never forget that you are here
At my side and inside.
Help me to always think on this and to live
so that I express my inside outside.
Thank you dear God, Stay with me always.
Stay with me always.