Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Steve Martin quips, "A day without sunshine is like, you know, night." He's right, you know. It's our sunshine inside that causes all darkness to disappear. Right now Frank and I are enjoying an abundance of gorgeous red sunshine in Tucson, Arizona. We are enjoying 80 degree temperatures while back home it is 40 or 50 degrees. However, even if the bright Arizona sunshine were not beaming down on us, we know that our own internal sunshine can always radiate. We've learned to appreciate our surroundings, be they snow or sun.
We agree with William Makepeace Thackeray who says, "A good laugh is sunshine in the house." We love watching reruns of SEINFELD and Frank loves the Stooges. Anything to make us laugh. We have a hilarious four-year-old granddaughter Kaya who equates snow with Christmas. She told Frank once that she didn't want the sun to melt Christmas. (By the way, she said this in February). Anyway, anything that makes us laugh deeply is powerfully healing.
Wherever we are and whatever happens to us, we are happy to be here in this beautiful world where unlimited joy is ours if we so choose.
Like Jesus said in John 15:11, "I have said these things to you so that My joy may be in you." God bless!
Love and Light,
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
This is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. I read in my Unity literature that "Lent" comes from an Old English word meaning "Spring" and the lengthening of days. Lent means many things to many people. To Catholics it is a time to give up meat today and every Friday until Easter. To me it means a time of release. It is time to give up any thoughts or behaviors that are not serving me in the development of my highest self.
One of the things my husband and I gave up several months ago is the bad habit of overeating and not staying fit. Now we track our food and go to the gym to work out. I read somewhere that when you start weighing less, you shouldn't refer to it as losing weight because any time you lose something, you subconsciously want to find it again so instead I want to say that we have removed pounds.
I hope you too can find a way to release anything that is limiting you and find renewal and purification this lenten season. God bless!
Love and Light,