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Love and Money 7

Love

There’s so much to LOVE that I don’t know where to start…so I’m just giving you a little bit of Florence’s chapter on Love…

Excerpt from Chapter 7

Real love is selfless and free from fear. It pours itself out upon the object of its affection, without demanding any return. Its joy is in the joy of giving. Love is God in manifestation, and the strongest magnetic force in the universe. Pure, unselfish love draws to itself its own; it does not need to seek or demand. Scarcely anyone has the faintest conception of real love…”You can never receive what you have never given. Give a perfect love and you will receive a perfect love.

Then I told her of a brotherhood in India, who never said, “Good Morning” to each other. They used these words: “I salute the Divinity in you.” They saluted the divinity in every man, and in the wild animals in the jungle, and they were never harmed, for they saw only God in every living thing.

No man can attract money if he despises it. Many people are kept in poverty by saying: “Money means nothing to me, and I have a contempt for people who have it.”  Money is God in manifestation, as freedom from want and limitation, but it must be always kept in circulation and put to right uses. Hoarding and saving react with grim vengeance.  This does not mean that man should not have houses and lots, stocks and bonds, for “the barns of the righteous man shall be full.” It means man should not hoard even the principal, if an occasion arises, when money is necessary.  In letting it go out fearlessly and cheerfully he opens the way for more to come in, for God is man’s unfailing and inexhaustible supply.  This is the spiritual attitude towards money and the great Bank of the Universal never fails!

People are sometimes filled with remorse for having done someone an unkindness, perhaps years ago.  If the wrong cannot be righted, its effect can be neutralized by doing some one a kindness in the present.

So what do you think of this chapter on Love and Money?

Do you agree?  Want to read more?

xo

You can’t take it with you…

Spend the afternoon. You can’t take it with you. ~Annie Dillard

I just had to have this card today to celebrate Friday in all its glory!  Happy Friday to YOU!  Although I must admit that Sunday is my favorite day of the week, Friday is a close second for obvious reasons!  Being that it’s still technically a Friday in the summer (one of the last ones), it’s the reason that I’m savoring it all the more.

Life is short.  We’ve all heard the cries of enjoy today, tomorrow is promised to no one.  My blog, my FB, my mantra is enjoying The Presents of Presence…Today is a gift, that’s why they call it the Present!  But do we ever truly think about it?  Perhaps in a fleeting thought at the end of the day or while driving to work or the grocery store…we may contemplate the magnitude of TODAY, but in a blink, the thought is replaced and we are back on the hamster wheel of reality.

For me, I am grateful for every dawn and dusk I see.  I realize how precious this time we have here on Earth is and I want to spend as much of it with my family and friends that I can.  For me, I want to be surrounded by happy, positive people that keep me uplifted and to whom I can reciprocate the optimism and inspire with my words.

Time is fleeting when you think about it.  As I’m getting older and my sons are taller than I am (ok one towers over me, the other one is hovering at my forehead), I realize just how precious the time we’ve had together is and how precious the time we spend together is!  I used to put off until tomorrow because there was always something else going on.  In my head, we had tomorrow to accomplish whatever it was, see whatever we wanted, go wherever we chose, but honestly…tomorrow is promised to nobody.  We will probably have tomorrow, but it’s still a chance…so why not spend today doing something lovely and wonderful with people whom you love!

Give yourself permission today if you have to and just enjoy the afternoon! 

Spend it, because you know you can’t take it with you!

Happy Friday!

xo