Knotty Musings

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I Am Enough

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.

There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people
won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.

We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,

we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically
liberates others." ~ Marianne Williamson

Remove the Nots

Remove the Nots

Monday, November 24, 2008

Time To Be Thankful

PHOTO SOURCE: Google images

Hi everyone,

When I stop to think about gratefulness, I realize that it is a word that some people may think has negative connotations. I have had conversations with people who tell me that givings thanks makes them feel as though they shouldn't attain much in terms of possessions, etc. I would counter that we are not entitled to anything. . .we improve our lives through knowledge, connections with others, friends, family, and love. None of us are self-made, no matter how much we'd like to kid ourselves.

There is value to slowing down enough to realize that but for the grace of God (Buddah, Yahweh, or whatever higher power one ascribes to) that we could be homeless, hungry, and in need of compassion. I am thankful for family, friends, joy, laughter, memories, and having enough to live comfortably and still share with those less fortunate.

What are you thankful for?

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