Count your blessings. Once you realize how valuable you are and how much you have going for you, the smiles will return, the sun will break out, the music will play, and you will finally be able to move forward the life that God intended for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence.~ by Og Mandino
Every creature is a glistening, glittering mirror of divinity.~ Hildegard of Bingen
Patience is a hard discipline. It is not just waiting until something happens over which we have no control: the arrival of the bus, the end of the rain, the return of a friend, the resolution of a conflict. Patience is not a waiting passivity until someone else does something.
Patience asks us to live the moment to the fullest, to be completely present to the moment, to taste the here and now, to be where we are. When we are impatient we try to get away from where we are. We behave as if the real thing will happen tomorrow, later and somewhere else. Let’s be patient and trust that the treasure we look for is hidden in the ground on which we stand.
By Henri Nouwen
“It is your job to set your own tone.
So what you do is, you look for something that’s
easy for you to feel good about.
The aspect of your life that is going well,
there are always some of those.
And as you give your attention to that, you let that be
your reason for establishing your tone.
And as you set your tone relative to that,
now the universe accepts that as your tone
relative to all things, you see.
So all you have to do is find the feeling of well-being relative to any aspect of your life and stay there on it long enough that the universe can begin to respond to it…
And then things just get better and better and better and better. “
– Abraham Hicks