Darkness? Yes….But I DO See a Silver Lining!

silverliningSometimes it is dark, so dark we can’t see any light. But there would not be darkness, I mean we would not know what darkness was, if not for the light. Right?  That is how I feel today, I have bitter disappointments coming at me from many directions, and I’ve  been dealing with heartaches for months now, but even in this darkest of dark days I see the light. I know light therefore I also know dark. It is that simple.

I do not mind the darkness, because of the light. I have every confidence that there is light!  Light at the end of the tunnel? No, light in every minute of every day, Every moment that I spend in this darkness there is a voice deep down inside that cries out “I know there is light” and I smile. I know it all gets better at the end of my story. And that knowledge keeps me smiling, keeps me moving forward.

I realize not all people see this light. I pray they will, someday, see it as I do. Because it is beautiful and it is encouraging. I move on and forward into the day and night knowing that I have joy. And when I forget I’m blessed to have surrounded myself with people who will remind me! And better even they carry me through. I am grateful for them.

So, yes I am in darkness today, at this moment, yes it is dark and I can even feel anxious at times. But every other minute I feel hope! I breath in hope! I feel hope!

Thank you for being here, for being my shoulder when I need one. Thank you for your joy, your words, your encouragement. I love you. 

You have no idea when and where your words of kindness may help another. You have no idea where or when your smile may encourage another. Just remember as you go through your day, a miracle for someone today could be your smile. 

So smile and remember….in the darkness there is light if we choose to see it.

I love you!

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Revenge!

poison

Revenge,Anger,Grudges,UNForgiveness…..

What do these things have in common?  Well I like to refer to the quote above by Buddha (and I often do) when I say that these emotions ravage your body the same as if you drank poison and expected the other person to die!  They ravage your heart, your soul, your mind, they do nothing in comparison ( if anything at all) to the other person!!

So why do we do this to ourselves?! God does not want us to ravage our bodies with the likes of anger,revenge,grudges,mean-spirited actions or words, UNForgiveness, etc…..

What can we do to stop? I start with prayer. Prayer for the other person. Praying for those who have transgressed against us opens a window for God to work His miracles! And sometimes….Oh MY do we need a miracle to get over things!

It can be a simple prayer…..

“Today I want to pray for those who have hurt me! Please be with them today and everyday.”

Crack that window!

The Miracle!

Lesson 159

(ACIM)

I Give The Miracles I Have Received

Christ’s vision is a miracle. Christ envisioned a world of forgiveness, through His sacrifice He made it possible for ALL to have forgiveness. This is the miracle and it has already been given to you. All you have to do is accept it.

This is what lesson 159 means to me.  I feel as though it is telling me that if I will only believe that the gift of miracles was already given to me……believe that and then no request, great or small, will ever be denied me. Because God said so…..

Do you believe?