Grateful For Birthday Love

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MAY THE BEST

OF YOUR PAST BE THE

WORST OF YOUR

FUTURE

Today’s my birthday and, although the weekend has been busy, it’s been lovely.  I’m so grateful for the love that friends and family have been showing me, especially on my special day!

I’ve always been someone who adores her birthday because to me, each birthday is special!  It means I’ve made it through another year and I look forward with excitement and anticipation for what the coming year will bring.  I blow out the many candles with joy for the life I’ve been given and the life I have made, albeit with hard times, struggles and sadness, but coupled with love, light and gratitude!

I may not know where I’m going or what may come my way in the future, but I do know where I’ve been, what I’ve overcome and how strong I am.  My faith in a life filled with love cradles me as the year ahead opens to possibility.

I don’t shy away from owning the years I’ve spent on this earth for each one has led me to the next, with a plethora of life lessons along the way.  While some I could have sincerely done without, I am grateful for each of them for they changed me in ways that I have come to gratefully see as strengthening me.

I love deeply because of them, although as a Pisces, innately loving from my whole heart is how I’m built.  Often I have felt the pain from love, but I wouldn’t change me.

I am who I am without apology, but instead with gratitude.

I think that’s what growing older is all about in the end.  This aging process isn’t for sissies.  That’s for sure.  But there’s a momentous glee in looking back to see from whence we came and in looking forward to all the future blessings in store for us!  Being in this precious present moment with the kaleidoscope of love surrounding me, my heart is filled to overflowing.  I just feel so blessed!

So today, I’m sharing my virtual birthday cake with you dear blogging family!  You’ve been on this life journey with me for many years and I’m ever grateful for your loving support, kindness and encouragement along the way!

May all of our wishes be fulfilled!  Keep shining your heartlights!

Shine On!

xo

Never Borrow Sorrow From Tomorrow

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Deal only with the present,

Never step into tomorrow,

For God asks us just to trust Him

 And to never borrow sorrow-

For the future is not ours to know

 And it may never be,

So let us live and give our best

And give it lavishly-

 For to meet tomorrow’s troubles

 Before they are even ours

 Is to anticipate the Savior

 And to doubt His all-wise powers-

 So let us be content to solve

 Our problems one by one,

 Asking nothing of tomorrow

Except “Thy Will be done.”

  ~  Helen Steiner Rice

 A good reminder for a quiet Sunday afternoon.  May your week ahead be lovely!

Keep shining your heartlights!

Shine On!

xo

What Makes You Shine

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Always see what best you can do for everyone around you. It is this sense of offering that will make you shine.

~ Isha Sadhguru

I always find it fantastically believable when I am led to find something new, whether it be advice, music, someone’s heartfelt quotes or just a sense that I’m on the right path.  So it was no surprise to me to have found this quote which occurred yesterday by Sadhguru who was previously unknown to me.

Of course, the part about ‘make you shine’ is what touched me deep inside.  I write Shine On to end my posts and that began years ago because it came to me, just as the tagline, The Presents of Presence.  For me, inspiration strikes at the most inconvenient times when I am sleeping and wakes me up.  But I have learned to listen with a keen, open heart for inspiration such like opportunity only beckons once and then moves ahead.  So when given a moment of inspiration, I seize the opportunity.  Have you ever heard of Sadhguru?

So today, as in all days, see with your heart those around you and offer your help to allow yourself to shine even more brilliantly!

Shine On!

xo

 

 

Rabbit Rabbit March 1st

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Rabbit Rabbit, White Rabbit White Rabbit!

With snow on the ground and some in the air, what a way to begin March!  As you may remember, March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb!  But since it’s March First, you know what we do here – say Rabbit Rabbit, White Rabbit White Rabbit!

Traditions are comforting at times.  There’s something about a fresh start every month to light the way, especially as we await Spring.  Of course, every day is a fresh start, every moment can be a fresh start so that’s not all that unusual.  I think it’s what you make of the fresh start that’s important.  Don’t you?

So today, as with every first of the month, I say, Rabbit Rabbit to you all!  May the coming month be filled with love, light and luck!

Shine On!

xo

 

 

Rabbit Rabbit February 1st!

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Well for those of you familiar with my blog, you knew what post I would be delivering today, right?  Rabbit Rabbit, White Rabbit White Rabbit!

I like traditions, but I also like spontaneity.  I woke up this morning to a text from a dear friend reminding me Rabbit Rabbit!  It put a huge smile on my face to begin my day!  Isn’t that what friendship, traditions and life is all about?  Thank you ML!

We’re very chilly here and I’m snuggled up like a baby bunny in a blanket!  I hope that you are warm, healthy and happy wherever you are!  Take a moment to remember Rabbit Rabbit – it will put a smile on your face and who knows?  Maybe it will bring you extra luck this month!  We could all use that, couldn’t we?

Keep your heartlights shining!

Shine On!

xo

 

Light, Love and Faith

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“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.

Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

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“I have decided to stick with love.  Hate is too great a burden to bear.” 

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“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
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Quotes above by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in honor of the holiday today.
I think we could all use a bit of inspiration!
Shine On!
xo

May Your Day

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May your day unfold on gossamer wings as the angels nestle you with love. 

May the heavens shine their sunlight rays and moonlit stars to illuminate your path. 

May the holiness of this precious moment be appreciated as the gift it is. 

May mercy, love and kindness be yours always.

Shine On!

xo

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