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Creating Peace

I’ve been inspired by the post World Peace a Housewife’s Perspective by A Leaf in Springtime.   Her post has had me thinking on peace in general.  I feel strongly that we need to start with ourselves; we need to find peace within ourselves.  Peace cannot be imposed on someone, it has to come within.

I may have been influenced by the song Let Peace Begin with Me; when I was growing up Coca-Cola used this song for their ads. If you have been reading my posts, you already know that soft drinks had a strong influence on my early years.  Here are a few lines from the song:

Let there be peace on Earth,
And let it begin with me.
Let there be peace on Earth,
The peace that was meant to be.

Combining this thought with the fact that the only person we can change is ourselves makes sense to me.  Seeking inner peace is a simple solution, but I believe it to be the only true path to peace.  If we all seek the peace within ourselves and find it, then we will be at peace with not only ourselves, but with every one we meet.

We are influenced by those around us.  If we can find inner peace we can spread peace to our neighbors, co-workers, friends and family; they in turn can spread it.  So on and so on.

Life is good!  God is great! All is right in my world!

Blessings,

Genie

Choosing Happiness

Life is good!  God is great!  All is right in my world!

Blessings,

Genie

How to be Happy – Genie’s Way

It’s been a rocky journey with a lot of wrong turns and dead ends, but I finally have found the path to happiness or least my path to happiness.  Here is a list of my happiness secrets  – the ones I can remember:

1. Do random acts of kindness.

2. Love yourself

3. Surround yourself with loved ones

4. Be grateful for what you had, what you have and what you will receive

5. Spend quality time with your family and friends

6. Spend quality time with yourself

7. Be of service aka volunteer to help someone or an organization

8. Do something you are passionate about i.e. hobby, travel, project, job etc.

9. Forgive everyone including your self

10. Value what you have

11. Compare yourself of today to past self, not to anyone else

12. Respect everyone even those folks you do not understand

13. Get plenty of sleep

14. Have an active spiritual life

15. Know that happiness comes from within – no one or no material good can make you happy

Life is good!  God is great!  All is right in my world!

Blessings,

Genie

Goals

Life is good!  God is great!  All is right in my world!

Blessings,

Genie

Trust

 

Do you have trust issues?  You may be more trustful than you realize.  Even the most distrustful of us, display trust in others often. Don’t believe me? Let me tell you my point of view.

I have pondered over the concept of trust for years and I have had the insight that we are displaying trust each and every time we go from point A to point B. Think about it.  Whatever way we are traveling, whether it be bicycle, vehicle, wheelchair, skates, or our own two feet, we are trusting that others using the same pathway, road or highway will stay in their part of the route.

At least I know I trust. I wouldn’t be able to leave my home and go anywhere, if I didn’t trust that everyone one else would do their best not to run over me.  My part of the trust deal is to do my best not to run over anyone.  Accidents happen not because a lack of trust, but because accidents happen. We are all human and well, we make mistakes.

In the past I was troubled by those who don’t feel the need to follow the rules of the road.  I took it personally and thought they were breaking my trust.  I just had an insight that these people who run the red light, or turn left from the extreme right lane are displaying the ultimate trust in us. When they do these unexpected things, they know that we will watch out for them. They trust us to keep them safe.

Have I convinced anyone that we trust others more than we knew?

Life is good!  God is great!  All is right in my world!

Blessings,

Genie

I Am Blessed!

I have so many blessings currently flowing in my life throughout my daily routine.  I am blessed by the people in my life: those I meet face-to-face and those I meet online each day.  Being able to love so many people and feel that love returned is wonderful.  I am blessed. It is a huge blessing to both give and receive these positive affirmations each day.

Finished with the wheelchair, because I can walk again is a huge blessing.  The blisters I earned walking up and down the stairs are a blessing, despite the discomfort I endured.  The feeling that someone is caning the bottoms of my feet, because I walked so far is a blessing.  When I walk even farther my ankles feel like somebody hit me with a tire iron; it’s a blessing.

Are you asking yourself why?  Or do you already know the answer:  It doesn’t matter how many blisters, aches and pains I collect; I am blessed.  It’s such a huge blessing that I am walking that any side effects are just white noise.  Get out of my way – I’m not stopping now that I’m walking.

I am blessed, because I know that everything happens for a good reason.  I am blessed, because I know it’s all good.

Life is good!  God is great! All is right in my world.

Many Blessings,

Genie

Working for God

It’s occurred to me over the years that working for God doesn’t mean you have to be a religious leader.  I believe that when you are living life with love in your heart, you are working for God.

It doesn’t matter if you are a Writer, Artist, Reiki Master, Custodian, Pilot, Firefighter, Librarian, Teacher, Secretary, Clerk, Cashier, President, Spouse, Parent, Bus Driver, Truck Driver, Factory Worker, Designer, Student, Photographer, Actor, Computer Guru, Manager, Nurse, Doctor, Engineer, etc. as long as you have love in your heart for God, us humans and all beings; then you are working for God.

How do you know if you are truly working for God?  Do you feel a sense of peace from head to toe and deep down to your soul? When you are on the way to work are you thinking how happy you are and how much you are looking forward to being of service today?

If you are not feeling IT, and you are thinking on the way to work how much you are dreading today. Do not worry not all is lost.  You do not have to change jobs. You can if you must, but it isn’t necessary; just change your attitude.  The same job you are tolerating and just doing to get a paycheck can become working for God.  It all starts with your own personal feelings.

Find something you like about your job.  First on the list could be that you receive money for just showing up and being there.  A paycheck, that’s something to be grateful for. Then look at your coworkers, find something about each one of them that you like. Even the co-worker you just cannot stand has something about them that is good.  Perhaps at this point the only good you can see, is that they are stubborn no make that determined.

I know this works, because I have used it in my own life.   If you have other tips we can use, I would love to know.  Please share your wisdom and leave a comment.

Life is good!  God is great!  All is right in my world!

Blessings,

Genie

I Choose

Each day we make choices about our thoughts, which affect our feelings, attitudes and behavior.   Consciously or subconsciously we are constantly making choices about our actions or reactions to our world. I believe we need to stop and think about what we are choosing and why.  If you are not aware of how your thoughts that are affecting your choices; a good place to start is with your actions and reactions.

What is your automatic reaction to adverse conditions?  Do you react in a positive or negative manner; or are you neutral?   If you don’t know, I have a few questions for you:  How would you react if you dropped a full egg carton in your freshly cleaned kitchen and all 12 of the eggs splattered everywhere (on the floor, cabinets, stove, chairs, table, etc.)?    Would you calmly clean up the mess and go on with your day?  Would you rant and rave until you got it out of your system?  Then would you clean up the mess and tell everyone you meet what a rotten day you are having or would you let it go?  Or is your reaction something else?

I picked this example, because it happened to me about thirty years ago and I just looked at the mess a bit stunned, sighed, then cleaned it up and went on being happy.  I haven’t managed to drop a full dozen since then, but I have dropped an egg or two since.  My reaction changed as I changed.  There was a time or two (that’s all I feel like admitting to at this point) when I was so angry about other things in my life that I let myself become frustrated about dropping the eggs and I let it set the tone for the day.  It was further proof that the world didn’t like me much.  Crazy thinking, but that was where I was then. Looking back I prefer my original reaction.  My day was peaceful; because I didn’t take one small incident and exaggerate it to the point that I let it ruined my whole day.

“I let” is the answer to choosing how I react.  I let myself choose to remain happy, no matter what happens.  I’m admit at times I still let myself pout a bit, until I realize what I’m doing then I consciously choose to be happy and have a peaceful day.

Life is good! God is great!  All is right in my world!

Blessings,

Genie

How My Mind Works

I’ve been asked how I find the good in negative events.  Well, sometimes it’s easy and sometimes it’s a huge challenge, but eventually I get there.  I thought I would write my thought process on a minor negative event in my life – hey, I’m not going out there to look for a major one to write about.

The temperature is in the mid-90s where I live and summer is nearly a month away.  I do not want to think about the coming summer’s temperature.  Wait I’m already off topic.

I found out the other day that my car’s air conditioner isn’t up to the job of even pretending it’s going to keep me cool.  It was mid-afternoon, the temperature is 94 degrees and it probably will get higher before the day is over.  I needed to go somewhere that is a 15 minute drive away.  Okay, I’m the queen of finding the good in everything.  What’s the good in this?

Hmmm.  I have a nice pink glow happening here and I really look good in pink.  Okay, I’m laughing at myself now; I’m on the right track.  What else?  I’m sweating off at least a pound or two as I drive from here to there and back again.  Sweat releases toxins from the body so I’m going to be really healthy by the end of the day.

That’s not quite enough what else can I think of?  I have a working car that’s beautiful – red.  My car works, so I don’t have to walk or bum a ride.  It’s okay I don’t have the money to fix the air conditioner, because all the Saturn dealerships are closed so there is nowhere to take my car to get it fixed. I’m counting that as a plus.

Let’s see what else?  The humidity is high enough to cause me to have breathing issues, but I have a car to take me to the medical clinic when I need to go.  The folks at the medical clinic are wonderful and seem to be happy to see me.  Then there is the bonus they know what they are doing and they care.

What bonuses can I find about the weather?  There is a possibility that I will be able to grow my own tropical fruit trees if the climate stays this warm each year.  I’m thinking mango trees to grow with peach trees to make my favorite blended juice.  I had to stop and find out if mangoes grow on trees.  I’m thankful for the internet – I got an instant answer “Yes, mangoes grow on trees.”

By the time I got to the medical clinic I was hyperventilating, so before my butt got comfortable in the waiting room chair, I was called back.  See, they care about me here.  I scared the receptionist and she got the medical staff busy.

I should tell you that this is the place where I was given a prescription for a wheelchair nearly two years ago.  Everyone there is excited to see me walking.    Let me stop and tell you that I was having trouble breathing, because of allergies – so nothing really serious going on.  A couple of prescriptions and I was good to go.  I got to talking to update them on my life, basically bragging about myself.  I showed the nurse my new Reiki business card.  She said she would keep it so she could recommend me to her patients.  So I dug out of my purse all the business cards I had and gave them to her.  Do I really need to explain the great positive there?

So that’s how I think. This is how I get from being in a negative moment to being a living breathing positive force for good.  I think it would work for anyone.  Do you?

Life is good!  God is great!  All is right in my world!

Blessings,

Genie

I already know will have to grow enough fruit trees to share

A Smile

It doesn’t take much effort, nor does it have to cost money to give someone the kindness of a smile.  You just don’t know what a difference, your smile may make in changing someone’s perception for the better.  They may no longer feel alone in the world because you took a nanosecond to smile.  GinaV’s post Just a Smile   illustrates this point, she  by a stranger’s smile.  That smile didn’t take much time or effort on the part of the stranger, but it made a huge impact.  You can do the same.

I live in the United States in the South where we Southerners have the tradition of greeting each person we meet with a smile.   When I was a little girl it was commonplace, but in the last couple of decades we have so many people from other areas moving here, who do not have this tradition.  So the smile and greeting isn’t as commonplace as it once was, but it happens enough.   If people understood the impact a smile can have on another, I believe there would be even more folks out there smiling.  Personally, I’m going to continue to smile and greet each person.  Even if I never know the positive impact, my smile makes for someone else, it makes me happy and that’s enough.

Life is good!  God is great!  All is right in my world!

Blessings,

Genie

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