Posts Tagged ‘wealthy’

When Do You Say Grace?

May 31, 2011

A gratitude habit generates countless reminders each and every day that you are amply wealthy in all the ways that matter most.

You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing, and grace before I dip the pen in the ink.
G. K. Chesterton

Inevitably, you find yourself expressing gratitude not (more…)

Your Own Permission

October 15, 2010

If you are not living an abundant life, chances are that you do not feel worthy of abundance. You probably think you have committed too many mistakes, experienced too many failures and made too many poor choices to deserve God’s blessings. I can relate. Then, while walking along a tree-lined country road this morning, I realized there were three reasons why I needed to work through my resistance:

Self-worth comes from one thing—thinking that you are worthy.
Wayne Dyer

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Million Dollar Man

January 5, 2009

million-dollar-billI love this story from Daniel Schantz of Moberly, Missouri, which appeared in the November 2007 issue of Guideposts. The fact that he received the three bills was amazing, but what is truly wonderful is the way he interpreted the gifts.

This is a perfect example of “symbolic sight,” which bestselling author Caroline Myss urges her readers to use to  probe beneath the surface of their experiences so they can better understand how life events are woven into the tapestry of divine design. Interpreting events, relationships, and challenges symbolically, rather than literally, helps you perceive the deeper meaning of life experiences.

I hope you enjoy it!

I glanced at my bank statement and frowned. A familiar thought struck me again: If only I had a million dollars. That’s what it would take. Soon I would be facing retirement and, after years of teaching at a small Christian college, I didn’t have much in the bank to show for it. I recalled Mark Twain’s line, “It is good to begin life poor….” Yeah, I thought, and the time not to be poor is when you are growing old.