Knotty Musings

Ideas, philosophies, and evil plots to take over the world through love hatched here.

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

Friday, December 24, 2010

"My Christmas wish for you"

"My Christmas wish for you"
By Bob Perks
First of all I wish you a spirit filled holiday season.
May those who love you and those you love be near
you. May God Bless and protect you in your travels
and bring you safely home again. May you NOT get
everything you want so that you grow in reaching
further than you thought you could to get those things
worth working hard for.
Be an observer this holiday. Participate, too. But take
30 minutes in the middle of a holiday gathering and
watch those around you. See the smiles? Hear the
forgiving voice of love? See how for the first time
in much too long a time two forever enemies bow
their heads in unity giving thanks to a single God?
Watch in the kitchen when everyone shares the
responsibilities. The end result of cooperation is
Watch in the living room as generations gather
around the tree and share in each others joy while
opening presents. See the adults crawl on the
floor as they stoop down to play once more as a child.
Note the sparkle in the eye of the littlest one who has
no idea what this is all about but what ever it is it
makes me giggle.
Watch how everyone laughs for the hundredth time at
the same family stories that the old folks have told
year after year.
See the look of satisfaction on the face of grandpa and
grandma as they proudly scan the room knowing that
they did their very best to raise such a great family.
And if you look closely enough you will see the spirits
of those family members who are no longer of this world.
They live on in each of you who loved them dearly.
Stop for thirty minutes. Soak up the memories. Hold
them close to your heart for times when things seem
so desperate and lost.
These moments are the true gifts of Christmas.
They are proof that this world can be loving, kind,
forgiving, compassionate and without prejudice if we
truly will it to be.
If you should be spending this holiday by yourself for
what ever reason please know that you are never alone.
God is celebrating there with you in the quiet moments
of this day. You are His precious gift to the
Know too, I swear to you, that at a single point in
my Christmas celebration I will stop what I am doing and
think of you. I will ask God to bless you in a special way.
At that very moment you will feel it and know that I kept
my promise.
You are loved.
Bob Perks
P.O. Box 1702
Shavertown, Pa. 18708
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