Fantastic Friday: Thank You 2011

As we close out 2011 and prepare for making 2012 fantastic, fabulous and focused, let me say thank you for each day and experience of the days in 2011. (NOTE: You don’t want to miss my first post for 2012-Miracle Monday: Where is Your Chi (Energy). Find the source of your energy.)

Thank you 2011!

Thank you, each of you, who raised a roof after a tornado or violent storm. Thank you for being a care giver. Thank you for smiling. Thank you for dancing. Thank you for spending quiet time reflecting. Thank you to all the mentors. Thank you teachers, principals, administration workers, school boards who create learning environments children. Thank you hospital staff, doctors, nurses, technicians, attendants, aides, cleaners who keep us well. Thank you government leaders, assistants, community advocates, courtroom judges, stenographers, attorneys, legal aides who protect the constitution. Thank you military personnel, military families, officials, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, department heads, Chiefs of Staff who defend our nation.

Thank You 2011

Thank you women, children and men to stood up for justice. Thank you every volunteer who fed the hungry. Thank you Junior League Atlanta for being a force of women leaders who rock babies, read to children, create art at Ronald McDonald House, expose sex trafficking and exploitation of girls, read for the blind on GARRS radio, beautify shelters, create meals for Kids in the Kitchen, who share your hearts everywhere. Thank you friends and family who gave with agape love.  Thank you radio and television hosts who uplift hearts and souls. Thank you counselors who give without recognition. Thank you therapist who help mend. Thank you artists for sharing perspectives of beauty.

Thank you earth for supplying our needs. Thank you farmers who grow crops. Thank you pets for trusting with your hearts. Thank you elders who give wisdom and grace. Thank you mothers and fathers for protecting the treasure of life that you created. Thank you sisters and brothers who bring out the best in each others.  Thank you 2011!

Thank you ALL.

 

 

 

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Facing Forward to the Future

 

 

Okay, 2012 calendar year is three days away.  The best, most definite thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.  You know that, but do you know the best way to face forward for 2012?

Let me give you three proven best tips for facing forward to the future: anytime!

  • Know your power to create exactly or more than what you presently have.  Samuel Johnson says, “The future is purchased at the price of vision in the present.”  Embrace your present and inculcate the life staff of gratitude and you harness the power to create a new future facing forward.  A subset of this power pivot is to have a clear understanding of what you must do, create concrete plans of how you can achieve that, and actually doing what you purposed in a defined time period. In other words: SEE, KNOW, DO by a certain time.

Here is one creative way to SEE your power-design a dream board full of color and pictures of what you know you want to achieve. Oprah Winfrey advocates this, along with writing a journal, and a fast track to manifesting what you want.

A  suggestion to KNOW your power to create your future is to write a goal list full of incremental, definite steps that move you forward toward the new direction of goal. You may need weekly goal prompts in the beginning and if so start your goal list of weekly tasks that you must accomplish. Others may only need monthly prompts. Whatever scale you need, break down the year 2012 into those segments and commit to review each week or month your goal list of defined steps.

Last, seeing and writing mean little with DOING.

  • Pace expectancy.  “Live deep instead of fast” are the words of Henry Seidel Canby which should be etched in stone. I watched the biography of Harlem Globetrotter Medowlark Lemon on the Biography channel last night. One thing he said stuck with me, which paraphrased, is that he  knew deep within that he would play basketball at a very young age and practiced for about twelve years toward that goal. He actually never stopped practicing, according to his roommate, even after becoming the “showman” for the Globetrotters. Mr. Lemon paced his expectancy and powered the attainments in his future.
  •  Trust Tranquility.  Trust in the restful tranquility of your being and ability to fulfill the goals of your future. This means that you own the power to know that what you will will be done. No force, no selfishness, no cheating, no competition, no fear, no backward recidivist glances.  Then you can get about the business of active service assured in your belief that your future is achievable and forward facing.

Face Forward Future!

 

Let there be HOPE on Earth

Let there be hope, peace, harmony, unity and joy on earth and let it begin with me and you.  This is the season to celebrate and anticipate the coming year. Share with me the spirit of hope, starting today. With hope and faith ALL things are possible. Without hope, base natures emerge such as fear, despair,  competition or selfishness. Make it your today resolution to begin each day expectant and full of hope.

Let hope abound!  Fill you mind with joy. Promote harmony and live in a space of unity with all. Accept peace. Protect the earth.

It is our responsibility to care, to care with a spiritual heart each and every day. Not just now, as a seasonal expectation, but day-by-day and heart-to-heart.  Touch that place within you that is filled with compassion and expression.  Dip deep into your well of inner riches and share those gifts with others who have yet to discover their gold mine treasures. Patiently accept each test and difficulty for each contains a lesson for growth. And banish all thoughts of misery, for there is always hope.

“The important thing is not that we can live

on hope alone, but that life is not worth living without it.” ~ Harvey Milk

Embrace every second with hope.

Cling to the truth that we -you and I – can be a beacon of hope.

Let there be hope on earth, let it begin now.

Recommended reading: Finding Hope in the Age of Melancholy – David S. Awbrey