"When I start to feel like poo, I seek a God's eye view!"
Impatience with other people is one of my principal failings. Following a slow car in a no passing lane, or waiting in a restaurant for the check, drive me to distraction. Before I give God a chance to slow me down, I explode, and that's what I call being quicker than God. That repeated experience gave me an idea. I thought if I could look down on these events from God's point of view, I might better control my feelings and behavior. I tried it and when I encountered the next slow driver, I levitated and look down on the car and upon myself. I saw an elderly couple driving along, happily chatting about their grandchildren. They were followed by me-bug eyed and red of face-who had no time schedule to meet anyway. I look so silly they drop back into reality and slow down. Seeing things from God's angle of vision can be very relaxing. –Daily Reflections, Alcoholics Anonymous, June 10
There are times when life seems much more fulfilling and exciting than usual. Conversations with other people are interesting, almost without exception. We are stimulated by sights, sounds, and events that at other times have seemed completely mundane.
The difference is not in the interactions or occurrences, but in the level of our enthusiasm. When we are enthusiastic, our minds are unclouded and our vision is clearly focused. We are better able to absorb, understand, and appreciate what is going on around us. There is always something new to explore and enjoy.
At home or at work, our enthusiasm brings about deeper appreciation for family members and friends. We listen to their ideas and opinions in an entirely different way.
When we are enthusiastic, we expressed positive energy that is often contagious. Aren't easy as I'm cannot only transform ordinary goings-on into richly rewarding experiences, but can also bring about a similar attitude and those around us.
If we can remain enthusiastic today, we will be alert and open to pleasures we might otherwise miss. As we respond enthusiastically to this day, so will we derive joy and satisfaction as it unfolds.
THOUGHT FOR TODAY: When I am enthusiastic there is always something new to explore and enjoy. –A New Day, July 18th
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
As I open to Life, my good is limitless.
I tap into my curiosity with the intention to explore new perspectives. When I prepare to meet someone or try a new activity, I approach the encounter with wonder. From the most routine situation to complex life choices, curiosity helps me find the best solution.
I open my heart and mind to see beyond what I already know and expect. In this place of openness, my good is limitless.
Who does great things beyond understanding, and marvelous things without number.—Job 9:10
Hey guys hope you had a great weekend.
An operator from Message of Hope contacted me this morning asking if I could put you guys in contact with Chico. Chico is a big fan of “The Funniest Thing”, and has called Message of Hope several times a week, sometimes in a day, to ask questions.
Love the show guys, finally have listened to them from beginning to end, now I can start listening every Wednesday, but I'm going to miss listening to 4 or 5 episodes a week! Be well gentlemen!
Her friend looked out her door and said, "WalMart?, Why do you want to go there?"
The old lady replied, "Well, they tell me that WalMart is one of our nation's biggest re-tailers?!"