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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

Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Days in Between

All stories copyright 2008 Bob Perks
Today's message:
"The Days in Between"
By Bob Perks

Sometimes I need to see my life differently. Like
stepping outside it and seeing it from a different
angle. Maybe walking around it, underneath it
or climbing on top.
Better yet, through the eyes of a child.
There is nothing complex about what I am
about to share with you. In fact, the beautiful of
lies in the simplicity.
I was talking to a friend about all the things
I've been going through lately. We were sitting
at a table in an open coffee shop located in the
center of a mall.
I love coffee and I love conversation.
Just as we began speaking a woman with two
teenage girls took the table just behind us.
They were rowdy and unsettled as they were
talking about all the shopping they were doing.
Mom reminded them to sit quietly while she
placed their order at the counter.
Remarkably, they quieted down immediately.
"All I want to do is to get through it," I said as we
continued our chat.
"I know what you mean," my friend replied.
Then I said, "When I look back over my life all
I see is me dealing with a problem and sooner
or later another one pops up."
Without hesitation I heard, "What about all the days
in between?"
I looked at my friend and he shook his head as he
said, "I didn't say that."
"I did!" a young voice replied.
Then from behind him one of the girls turned around,
smiled and repeated, "What about all the days in
I smiled. I thought it wonderful that she felt she had
something to offer us.
"Explain." I said.
"Well, this is just my opinion, but people always think
about their problems. What about all those days in
between? Those days we throw away worrying about
what happened and what might happen," she said.
"Those days are good days, probably more of those
than the bad ones!" the other girl added.
Just then the woman returned. "Are they bothering you?"
she asked.
"No, they helped me see my life differently," I said.
"Now I see the days in between."
"More of those than the bad ones!," my friend added.
What do you see?
"I believe in you!"
I encourage you to share my stories but I do ask that you
keep my name and contact information with my work.
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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."

Bob Perks, P.O. Box 1702, Shavertown, PA 18708-1702, USA

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