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Monday, June 20, 2011

June Twentieth

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Vacation is over… It’s back to work today…

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I’ve been trying to write an entry all week… But that’s still not going to happen… So I’ll just write a note…

We went to Monterey Saturday and the zoo Sunday… Pictures hopefully coming soon…

 

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Son2’s tennis picture… The boys are now on summer break…

Clam Chowder dinner for hubby last night for Father’s Day… and son1 has us hooked on Season One of How I Met Your Mother…

 

On this day, God wants you to know

... that no matter how good you try to be to others, you will occasionally hurt them. Forgive yourself for it. The same will happen with them. Forgive them for it.

On this day, God wants you to know

... that you are not alone. God is always with you, seen or unseen, saint or sinner. Giving you air, supporting your footsteps, nourishing you with sunshine, God is here with you. The separateness you sometimes feel is an illusion, in truth you are never alone.

On this day, God wants you to know

... that Love is the most important thing. It's not about how much you have, how much you know, or how much you do. It's about how well you love. Love is what matters most.

On this day, God wants you to know

... that God is there for you to hold on. Hold on to what is good, even if it's a handful of earth. Hold on to what you believe, even if it's a tree that stands by itself. Hold on to what you must do, even if it's a long way from here. Hold on to your faith, even if it's easier to let go. Hold on to God's hand.

On this day, God wants you to know

... that there is no way to happiness, happiness is the way. Happiness does not come from seeking new landscapes, but from having new eyes on the same life you've always been living.

On this day, God wants you to know

... wealth does not come from your bank account, wealth comes from the depth of your heart. What you really want is happiness. You might believe that a fat bank account will get you there, but that's false. Happy people are happy rich or poor, unhappy people are unhappy rich or poor. Money simply masks your real being by giving you activities to occupy your mind. Don't fool yourself, recession or not, your true wealth comes from your heart and is always only there.

On this day, God wants you to know

... that to love is to be vulnerable. Love is the opening of the heart, the welcoming of your beloved. Loving is not secure, authentic loving is risky. Security lies behind the walls of a closed heart. You either invite the union by opening in love, or you secure the isolation by closing down.

On this day, God wants you to know

... that you've been missing out on delight that God has sent your way. Think back over the last day, - what could you have taken with delight that you just skipped over?

On this day, God wants you to know

... that every relationship rests on three legs: accepting, supporting and challenging. That's really it, isn't it? You want your relationships to be grounded on accepting each other as you are. On supporting each other through the inevitable ups and downs. On challenging each other to become more, to grow, to flourish. Which one of these is the more difficult one for you, and how are you going to practice it in the next 24 hours?

Happy Journaling…

5 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Oh wow! that seems the shortest vacation ever. I couldn't believe when you said you were back to work already! I'm so loving those God Wants You to Know quotes. Have a happy Monday!

That corgi :) said...

loved son2's tennis picture! that's a good one of his! That is how vacations are, they always seem to go by so fast! Glad you guys did a couple of fun things; I'm sure Monterey was nice!!

betty

BARB said...

Vacations go by too quickly but it's good to know you enjoyed yours. Nothing better than the God wants you to know quotes. It's been awhile since I have posted. Trying to get back on track. Hope you'll stop by sometimes. Have an awesome day.

sheri said...

Thanks for the God wants you to know quotes...I certainly needed them today:)
Sheri

Martha@A Sense of Humor is Essential said...

Lovely, Linda. I send my best to you and your handsome fellas!