Posts Tagged ‘blessings’

Three Good Things

January 28, 2012




Is this statement true:

You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.




If it is, it doesn’t have to be. You can learn to consciously live with gratitude for what you have been blessed with. Starting right now.


Name three good things in your life:

• A prized possession

• Someone you love

• An aspect of (more…)

It Is God’s Kindness to Terrify You

October 21, 2011



The moment you recognize the blessings inherent in your suffering, the greater your capacity to transcend your anguish, even as grief and pain threaten to consume you.

Whenever evil befalls us, we ought to ask ourselves, after the first suffering, how we can turn it into good. So shall we take occasion, from one bitter root, to raise perhaps many flowers.
Leigh Hunt

No matter how lost, scared, vulnerable, or powerless you feel, you can treat this very moment as a portal to peace, wisdom, and healing.

This place where you are right now, God (more…)

No Winter Lasts Forever

September 19, 2011


The moment you recognize the blessings inherent in your suffering, the greater your capacity to transcend your anguish, even as grief and pain threaten to consume you.

Whenever evil befalls us, we ought to ask ourselves, after the first suffering, how we can turn it into good. So shall we take occasion, from one bitter root, to raise perhaps many flowers.
Leigh Hunt





As inspirational author and speaker Andy Andrews humorously (more…)

What Could More Aptly Fit Your Needs?

June 11, 2011


If you are dissatisfied with any aspect of your life, look within. Why? Three reasons. First, you are being divinely guided in every moment with infinite wisdom and deep love. Second, you are not separate from God. Third, your thoughts create your reality.


Accept whatever comes to you woven in the pattern of your destiny, for what could more aptly fit your needs?
Marcus Aurelius

Blend those three concepts together, and the inescapable conclusion is (more…)

As the Magnet Finds the Iron

June 5, 2011

When you are determined to find blessings everywhere, blessings are just as determined to find you.

The unthankful heart . . . discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!
Henry Ward Beecher

While you are grateful no matter what comes to you, you continue to ask (more…)

The Greatest of Virtues

May 30, 2011

It is a virtuous circle. The blessing of God’s perfect care naturally elicits gratitude; every expression of gratitude heightens your awareness of God’s presence; the stronger your attunement with divine consciousness, the more you recognize life’s blessings.

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.
Cicero

Nurture your gratitude practice by carrying a gratitude icon—a rock, coin, or other small object—in your pocket. Every time your (more…)

Beseeching the Heavens

May 8, 2011

If you have trouble imagining a life of abundance, remember that every child of God is deserving of all the riches of the universe.

No matter how qualified and deserving we are, we will never reach a better life until we can imagine it for ourselves and allow ourselves to have it.
Richard Bach


If this were not so, your first instinct would not be lifting (more…)

The Key of the Morning, the Bolt of the Evening

April 12, 2010



Prayer is a natural outgrowth of faith, an inevitable testament to your trust in divine mercy and kindness.

Faith is the fountain of prayer, and prayer should be nothing else but faith exercised.
Thomas Merton




Your words are far less important than the purity and intensity of your yearning. What you are thinking pales in significance to what you are feeling.

If you pray to God as though your heart and mind will burst with longing, He will respond.
Paramahansa Yogananda

When you feel attuned to divine consciousness, thank (more…)