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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

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

"Giving back"
By Bob Perks

Life isn't about what you get from it.
Life is about what you give to it.

It's another Monday. For some, just hearing that
brings a feeling of sadness, depression and angst.

As a society we buy in to such things and those
who don't, appear to be pollyanna-like, foolish,
die hard, the glass is always half full, positive

But times are changing.
I am tired of turning on the TV to see another
senseless act of violence. I am sick of reading about
the stock market, job loss, armed robberies and war.

Still, I am not foolish enough to believe that all
I need to do is turn off the television, stop reading
the newspapers and avoid the internet.

I must still remain aware but balance it all with
hope, faith and logic.

Here is the truth. In spite of all the ugly in the
world, the beautiful is overwhelming.

You cannot hide from the day. Violence and hatred
does not stop simply by denying it.

As much as you hate Mondays, the sun waits for no one.

The truth is...

There is no giving up or giving in on life, just giving

If you awoke this morning and are dreading heading into
work, remind yourself there are millions now unemployed.

Give back. Find time to help those who have no work to
go to.

If you want to hide from the news of a more violent
society do something...give back.

It is said that Mother Theresa was asked to join a
protest against the war. Her reply was no.

"When you have a demonstration for Peace, I will participate."

Give something peaceful.

For every act of violence do two acts of kindness.

For everything you see as ugly plant something beautiful.

Be aware of what's wrong in the world and and do what's right.
Monday? "Thanks, God! I'll spend it giving back!"

"I wish you enough!"
Bob Perks
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"I Wish You enough!"
© 2001 Bob Perks
I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.
I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear
much bigger.
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
I wish you enough "Hello's" to get you through the final "Goodbye."

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