Thought For Today

Thursday, July 2, 2009

The Secret....




look closely and you'll see the beauties I came home to the other day



Such glorious inspiration right in my own back yard....

I just had to share these little beauties....



Thought for Today


The secret is to want nothing.


From thought for today / www.thoughtfortoday.org.uk



After reading this thought for today….what??….but I need food, I need a home, I need clothes…..I want a job, I want to keep by job, I want those shoes, I want my kids to go to college, a want a cure for cancer/MS/diseases, I want my boss to appreciate me, I want traffic to start moving, I want my spouse to love me and treat me better, I want love, I want a new car, I want, I want, I want….How can we want nothing?


Here’s the secret part: Be thankful for what you have. Show gratitude for the abundance in your life. Throw away and put away the “I need’s“, “if I had’s”, “I want’s“, “ if only’s,”… and replace them with I am Thankful’s…


Find a quiet place, either your favorite place or just find that quiet place in your mind… Then stop and really think about all the glorious things we have and are given….. Start with the Thank You’s in your life:
I am Thankful for the ability to breathe today; for the air; for the clouds that float and shift making shapes as they go by; for the rainbow of Hope after the storms in my life; for the Son that brings Light to my soul; for the Moonbeams that grace the twinkling night sky; for the trees that sway in the breeze; for that little shoot of green coming through the dark soil; for the wonders of snowflakes (no 2 alike); for the dark soil that can help grow life as delicate as a flower or as strong as a tree; I am Grateful for friends and family; for birds singing their songs of joy; for the soaring eagle, hawk, bird that flies effortlessly above with only air beneath its wings; I Thank you for the beauty and energy of a sunrise inviting a new day; I’m Thankful for the Peace and Tranquility of a sunset saying “rest now”; …


I am Thankful that God, Spirit, the Energy of the ages, the Creator of all, The Highest of Vibrations is with me, by my side, in my soul, holding my hand when I’m lonely, carrying me when I’m weak, singing me lullabies when I am tired; I am Thankful to able to Be today, to feel today, to Love today, to know today that the Son will shine, the Moon will rise and life will continue; I am Thankful for the breeze across my cheek, an angle’s kiss, letting me know its OK….


I Thank You for me today; for just being; for being able to see, feel, touch, taste, hear life today; I Thank You for the ability to walk though I may not have legs; the ability to soar though I have no wings; the ability to be full though I have no food; the ability to touch though I have no arms; the ability to see though my eyes are dark; I Thank You for your Grace and Love that gives me all these things through mediation and prayer; With the Power and Grace and Love of the Great I AM, we can soar higher than any bird; we will not hunger; we can touch , feel and see, taste all the Glory around…


Just go within, be Grateful, be Thankful,….just be…That my friends is the Secret….The Secret’s in you, with you, through you always…


Once you start being Thankful and Grateful for all that you have, all that is freely given the “I need’s” and “I want’s” seem to vanish…. Peace, Hope, Grace, Love fills the you with Light and it shines deep into the soul….


I am Grateful and Thankful for you….. May you want nothing today and be grateful…


Love and Light, Nina P.

the darkness gives way to the promise of better tomorrows





8 comments:

mamaof6 said...

Beautiful writing. Thank you for the reminder to be thankful and to see the beauty that is all around me. I am grateful for all that is and for all that I am.

Clytie said...

You did it once more. You stripped away the fluff and went straight for my heart. Every word you said is right on target! We can drop the "wants" and start with the "thank yous" and my first and biggest thank you is to YOU, Nina P. No one else can touch my soul, burn my conscience, free my spirit ... like you can with your beautiful words.

By the way, the photo of the baby deer made tears of joy spring to my eyes! They are so beautiful, you are indeed blessed.

Leandra Greenmoon said...

a lovely thought but easier said than done, the human spirit seems to be in a constant search for something more...a yearning for the stars...

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I know how you feel Nina to see the deer. We have them up here also--and love seeing them, as long as they don't munch on our Roses...

Great writing... We all do need to appreciate what we have rather than want MORE....

Have a great 4th.
Hugs,
Betsy

Nina P. said...

I am thankful to have all of you visit me, encourage me, and make me stop and think... We are all children in this great universe called life... Finding our own way through …. I thank you all for joining me on my journey… helping me to grow and see life differently… and sharing your thoughts and wisdoms, sorrows and joys, shadows and Light….
I too grow and reach for the stars. Sometimes I even try to fly…. And I have all of you to Thank for that…. Each of you are precious beyond belief….Such wisdom you each have and share... Thank you for all the hues you bring with you... Such a beautiful tapestry of souls...

For me, “Wanting” holds me back.. It makes me wait, hesitate, stop until I get what I want, or look for what I "need"….. When I can “want(need)nothing”; I am free to fly to the depths of imagination and beyond, no hesitations, no stopping, no waiting……. A paradox, I’m sure…. Thank you my friends…. Love and Light, Nina P.

Tammie Lee said...

yes yes yes, be grateful, be thankful. Enjoy and celebrate. Still there is truth to wanting nothing, lots of truth....
love them little spotted critters, they just make me smile!

Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog, you make my heart smile.

Caroline said...

Nina...how very beautiful! We are children of the universe...sometimes we just "want." I am learning to let go of wanting. There is such freedom in that. This is such a great post to read today...thank you!

Nothing Profound said...

Gratitude or dissatisfaction? It seems to me that's the choice we must make each moment of our lives. Wanting nothing is knowing that just being alive is having what you want.
I've always loved these lines of the poet Pessoa:
"Our own souls, the earth and the sky, are all we need. To want more is to lose these things and be unhappy."
Great post! Great blog! Great thoughts!