Friday, September 4, 2009

Before You

Before you speak, listen.
Before you write, think.
Before you spend, earn.
Before you invest, investigate.
Before you criticize, wait.
Before you pray, forgive.
Before you quit, try.
Before you retire, save.
Before you die, give.
~ William Arthur Ward~
I used to have this quote taped on my desk at my business office.  I looked at it every single day and I absorbed the words like a sponge.  This is one of the most profound things I've ever read.  It's simple, but an inspiring way to live.

Friday, August 28, 2009

I'm In The Process of Becoming........

I really like learning about the Law of Attraction.  I believe it works.  My favorite teacher on this subject is Michael Losier.  His explanation of how it works is simple but goes further in explanation than The Secret.
He says that the Law of Attraction is always in motion and that we attract what we vibrate.  Yes, even the negative.  You may be saying, but I didn't want that in my life, why would I be attracting something so negative?  Well, according to Michael it's the vibration that you are sending out.  If you constantly observe negative people, negative events, negative news on tv, then you are attracting what your are observing.  There are ways to turn that around.  Check out his website to learn more.  I think you will be quite fascinated when you put his theory to test.  He also has worksheets that you can download to help you clarify what you want to attract into your life.  You can get his worksheets here, You can also hear Michael on his own radio show on Oprah Radio.  You can browse the archive of shows and listen here.   Allowing is the key.

One of my favorite sayings from Michael Losier is, "I"m in the process of becoming."  The purpose of that statement is to put out a positive vibration for what you want to become.  For instance,  just stating an affirmation is not enough.  I could say, I am a photographer.  But if I lacked any belief or confidence in that statement subconsciously, then I would be undermining my affirmation.  The doubt would cancel out the statement because my mind tells me it's not a true statement, even though I go around snapping photos and tell people I'm a photographer.  Now, to make the same statement in a different way to where the mind analyzes it as a truth,  I would say, I am in the process of becoming a photographer.  There is possibility in that statement, it is a truth, therefore the mind allows that positive vibration and I will attract things to help me become a photographer.  Allowing is the key to attracting what you want.

"Observing what you DON'T like or DON'T want causes you to attract more of it. " ~ Michael Losier~

What are you in the process of becoming? 

What is it that you've been observing and focusing your attention on?

Monday, August 24, 2009

A song in my heart

Ah, the good ol' days. Today's quotable comes from my childhood. This is a little ditty my papaw used to sing to me when I was a little girl. It's a song that he made up especially for my sister and me.

"Hello, little girl, who made your britches? Papaw cut em out, Mamaw sewed the stitches."

So simple, and yet so poetic. When I hear this in my head it makes me think of such happy times. I sing this song to my dog sometimes. Silly, I know. But it always cheers me up. I miss my Papaw and my Mamaw every single day.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

An Old Recipe For Washing Clothes

I received this e-mail from my mother-in-law today. I thought it was so cute that I just had to share it here. I'm sure you will get a chuckle out of this and feel the sweetness of the letter as much as I did.

Years ago an Alabama grandmother gave the new bride the following recipe: this is an exact copy as written and found in an old scrapbook - with spelling errors and all.


Build fire in backyard to heat kettle of rain water. Set tubs so smoke wont blow in eyes if wind is pert. Shave one hole cake of lie soap in boilin water.

Sort things, make 3 piles
1 pile white,
1 pile colored,
1 pile work britches and rags.

To make starch, stir flour in cool water to smooth, then thin down with boiling water. Take white things, rub dirty spots on board, scrub hard, and boil, then rub colored don't boil just wrench and starch. Take things out of kettle with broom stick handle, then wrench, and starch. Hang old rags on fence. Spread tea towels on grass. Pore wrench water in flower bed. Scrub porch with hot soapy water..
Turn tubs upside down. Go put on clean dress, smooth hair with hair combs.. Brew cup of tea, sit and rock a spell and count your blessings.

Now didn't this just make you smile. I'm counting my blessings that I have a modern washing machine, but how I love the simple pleasures of life. I certainly am blessed, and I hope to remember to count them every day.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Delete, Delete, Delete,.....goes my finger on the keyboard

I don't know about everyone else, but I get really tired of getting forwarded e-mails. I usually scan the body of the e-mail to make sure it's not something really fantastic and worthy of saving, but most times I find myself pushing the delete button. Sometimes, though there will be one that stands out before I send it to that trash bin in cyber space.

Today, I was cleaning out my mailbox when I came across this forwarded e-mail that I think is worthy of being quotable.

Four things you can't recover:

The stone.......after the throw.

The word........after it's said.

The occasion.........after it's missed.

The time.........after it's gone.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind. ~Seneca

Tomorrow, I am flying to Nashville, TN to meet with my sister who is there on work assignment. I was in Nashville once before back in 1995. It was a late honeymoon that my husband and I took, and because he knew that I had always wanted to go to Memphis to see Graceland, that's what we did, but only after staying in Nashville for a couple of days. I fell in love with the state of Tennessee. I have never seen such beautiful scenery or had the priviledge of meeting such warm and friendly people. I left that beautiful state feeling like that's where I belong, almost as if it was calling out my name. I've been to lots of beautiful places and I've met lots of warm and friendly people, but this experience was different. The only way I know how to describe it is to say that it felt like I was returning home to a past life. It's a knowing deep inside that you can't really explain, because if you do most people will think you're crazy or on the edge of crazy.

I am happy and ecstatic to have the opportunity to return to this lovely place even if it is only for a couple of days. I've been containing my excitement but it's now starting to show. I will revel in my journey of thoughts and imagine myself full of energy and happiness, and seeing everyday things in a new light.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

My Gratitude

This is a re-post from something I wrote a couple of months ago on facebook. Just wanted to share it with my fellow bloggers.

Saturday, June 6, 2009 at 12:16am
My innermost thoughts are private, but sometimes I share that part of myself with a select few. I feel inspired to write. Life is good. I appreciate my husband and I am so grateful that he is without a doubt, rock solid and very good to me. I am so lucky. I'm not saying this because something spectacular happened, or because he did something to surprise me, or anything out of the ordinary. It's just that when I really bring myself to a higher consciousness, it makes me aware of how things are in perfect alignment for me at this point in my life. When awareness strikes me like this I just have the urge to express my gratitude to God, the Universe, and to my husband.There are times when my thoughts stray to the what if's. Fantasies of grandeur play like motion pictures in my mind. They make me smile and feel good inside, but those are just fantasies. My reality, my life, my friends, my husband......that is the here and now and it is what makes me happy. It's what makes me strong. It's what fills my bucket. And I am most grateful.