I AM Strong Enough!

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I have not written in a while, I have had a lot of things happening in my personal life, then we have the holidays, and with the way our world is at the moment….well I have not had the motivation to write. Although it occurs to me that this is the time when voices like mine, not being prideful but realistic, need to speak up. It is people like me, people who are of love but are not of a “put my head in the sand” mentality, need to speak up!  I AM for love! I AM for peace, freedom and fairness/equality. But lately I have been overcome with a malaise that I have not been able to shake. And seeing what is happening in our world, our country, in our colleges…..well it has not helped my feelings.

Now if you know me, if you read my writing, you know that I have still been filled with gratitude and love for my life and the life of others, regardless of this malaise that overcame me recently! But it has stopped me from sharing much lately.

And I do not like it! And today I am here to say it needs to stop! Regardless of my case of “Malaise” I need to continue sharing and encouraging others; that is what will get me through. I need to connect with those of like mind and those who need the encouragement!

So it is time for me to say “I AM STRONG” I AM strong enough to overcome this malaise and until that happens to come here and do what I do……especially this time of year!  But please know that even as I have been overcome with this overwhelming feeling of pain and sadness…I have continued to pray and love and encourage you daily with my prayers! But I know it is time to be front and center with this and let you know…I am still here!

I also have something to say about Christmas; but will save that for another post because I KNOW you don’t like for me to go on too long!

Peace and love to you! Christine ❤

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Happy Thanksgiving!

happythanksgivingHappy thanksgiving to my American friends! I pray for you a day filled with family and friends. And for those of you who may be alone or feeling alone; my prayer for you is simply that you feel loved and grateful today.  I am praying for you today and I love you.  These are not empty words….. these words are filled with my sincere wishes, blessings, thoughts, heart and soul.

We all need each other, to know we are not alone and to feel warmth from others.  And I have that for you today and every other day of the year.  For all of us regardless of whether we celebrate a holiday today or not…..

Peace be with you. Love.

Grant That I May Be…………..

This prayer helps me to quiet my mind and hear what God needs me to hear. God speaks to me when my mind is open and willing, that can’t happen when my mind is filled with a million different things that are happening around me. So I stop and listen to this song or I read the prayer……sometimes I just think about it!  Whatever it takes to get my mind ready to receive.

Here are the words to the prayer and below the prayer is a video of Susan Boyle singing “Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace”    Just close your eyes and listen.

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.

Amen.