Season Greetings

celebrate-2953723_640Open your heart and open your eyes, watch the beauty of the season with all its magic unfold. The month of December creeps in at the end of every year with holidays and holy days.

Some of us celebrate with Christmas trees, tinsel and decorations. Yet, depending on your culture, it’s a precious celebration of your holy day. Whatever it may be to you, may you enjoy the season. 

The Hustle and Bustle

The Hustle and bustle of finding the perfect gift can be daunting. Online purchases has made shopping more convenient for people with time constraints.

Skip the trip to the mall and use the precious time you have available to spend time with family  and friends. Sip on some hot chocolate while enjoying heart to heart conversations.

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Home sweet home

There is nothing like going home after work to a warm home decorated for the season. In December, the coolness of the season gives you such warmth and enthusiasm.

My favorite thing to do is to listen to Christmas songs  and watch the Christmas shows on the Hallmark channel while I snuggle under my special throw blanket. What a cozy feeling….

Season Greetings

I wish you all the best this season and I pray for blessings for you and your family. May God direct your path as you continue on your journey to 2019.

Remember the best gift does not come in a box. It comes from above from our God and it’s called love. Please share this gift with others who have less by giving from your heart. 

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Here is a toast to a wonderful Holiday of love, laughter and good times with friends and family. 

As a Christian I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas…

 

 

Silence

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Silence can be found in so many ways

Be silent, be still get caught in a daze

The mind is searching, go deeper inside

Overwhelmed by thoughts

So vast and so wide

Do you need to know why?

Silence requires you spend time alone

Focus more on the unknown

Let your mind travel in unusual places

Experiencing life and leaving no traces

Be silent! Be still

All you need is your will

Tune out the world as you go to that place

Breathe slowly as you enter that space

The mind streaming thoughts in this altered reality

No rhyme or reason, just acting randomly

Ignore the noise

Which may break your concentration

Cell phones can definitely ruin your mind’s conversations

Be silent, be still

Think deep in your head

It only takes time

You’ll never know what lies ahead.

Pat Fagan

A Writer’s Nightmare

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Empty Notebook, pen in hand

Broken thoughts of empty words

No rhyme or reason

Senseless

Streaming thoughts of a mosaic of

endless pictures 

No single thought emerging

Darkness and frustration with 

Mindless words of nothingness

Going nowhere but in the corners of ones

empty mind.

Pat Fagan

 

 

 

Surrender

toia-montes-de-oca-345720-unsplashSome things are out of your control no matter how hard you try..

In life, when doing your best is just not good enough it’s time to surrender. What’s a person to do?

When you try your best to take care of your family and you feel like you’re being pulled in different directions, surrender. You may feel at times doing your best is just not good enough.

When you’re working hard to build a new or old relationship and your best is just not good enough, surrender.

When you work hard at your job and no matter how much you contribute, your boss is never happy with your work, surrender.

When you’re studying and working hard at school to do your best and your teacher or Professor gives you a low grade, surrender.

To all those struggling to do their best…

What the heck, sometimes your best is just not good enough so go ahead and surrender..

Surrender to the fact that no one is perfect so all you can give is your best.

Have peace knowing there are some things you can’t change and others you can depending on the circumstances.

Surrender, learn to let it go or it will get the best of you if you allow it to destroy your thinking.

Make the necessary changes in order to be effective and happy with who you are and your contributions.

Then surrender and be happy knowing you have done all that you can possibly do in any given situation.

If your best is still not good enough, hang in there and surrender, turn it over to the God above and have serenity knowing you have done your best.

I tried to do my best and if my best is not good enough so be it..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why do we write?

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I have asked myself that question so many times. Why do we write? When I saw this quote, my perspective as to why I write changed.

I believe we all have the ability to change the world. Picking up a pen to write your thoughts in order to inspire change, is just one way to help others take action.

Writing is a creative outlet for people who love to express themselves through the power of the written word. I started writing many years ago for my own benefit. When I was concerned about different aspects of my life, I used writing as an outlet to release the thoughts which consumed my mind.

However I learned a very important lesson as my writing developed, It’s not about me, but the power of the written word to encourage and help others.  My desire was also to share my experiences to reshape the way people think about themselves in relation to the world.

We all can learn from one another whether it’s through poetry, fiction and non fiction, biographies and self development books. Writing is an art form that can inspire change.

So, why do you write? Is it to educate, teach, share life’s lessons, or other reasons? To be honest, it really doesn’t matter as long as you are writing to be inspirational in some capacity. If you can get people to think about their world, and the role they play in it, your job is done.

Another reason why we write is our stinking thinking sometimes gets the best of us and we fall prey to all kinds of negative emotions. The impact is great as it reduces our ability to move forward even for a short time.

Through our thoughts and emotions, writers have the ability to impact our world. We all use different methods and way of getting your attention. However our reasons are vast and as a group, we have made a large dent in how people view their world.

Stop! Think for a moment and ask yourself one question. How can I use my writing to change the world?

 

 

 

 

 

 

RESTLESS

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He was no more than ten years old as he pranced restlessly around the department store. His mother and sister were shopping for a new handbag and his patience was wearing thin. Mom promised to take him out to  dinner when she finished making her purchase. But he just couldn’t stop moving.

I observed them as they approached the register to make their purchase. His mom and sister were talking about the color of their handbag and whether or not they made the right decision. Still restless and uncontrollable, his mother tried to get his attention in order to calm him down. Then out of no where, he blurted out, “I wish I had never been born.”

What on earth would posses a child so young to make such a negative statement? His life experience is only at the beginning stages. Yet, I was totally surprised at his words. Apparently, his poor mother was so shocked, she was speechless. As she continued to make her purchase, you could tell from her expression, her heart was broken. She told her son, she no longer wanted to go out to dinner and they would go home.

I intervened and talked to him about his statement. I also asked him whether or not God would approve of this behavior. After we spoke briefly to one another, I asked him to ask for forgiveness. He was so eager to make things right because he really wanted to make peace with mom and go out to dinner.

I wondered, what was going on in the mind of this child which would cause him to feel this way? Restless, but not enough to go so deep spiritually, cutting to the core of his soul. It bothered me and I continued to think about him all day. We will never know, but God Knows.

Life is so short and everyday it seems like it’s getting shorter. He has so much to live for and yet without thinking, his words got the best of him.

He is a child, but I think about grownups whose life is impacted due to the life they are living. Unfortunately, they’ve seen another side of life, that most of us don’t see everyday. That’s why, it’s so important to pray for others who are suffering through hardships.

We are blessed in so many ways, and yet it takes a small child unknowingly to remind us of the hurts other people are experiencing. It’s so easy to be comfortable in our own life while forgetting to counsel and lift others up who so desperately need our help.

Nugget of Truth: not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interest of the others.

Philippians 2:4