Dandelions

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We are like dandelions blowing in the wind

Breaking free, scattered

Drifting but never really knowing our

True purpose in life

We settle wherever the wind blows

To a life of contentment

With fragments of light in the darkness

Which brings hope joy and happiness

Wishing for dreams that will come true

Where the fragments of light will

Overcome the darkness

Grow stronger like the dandelions

Firmly holding on refusing to be swept up

Wherever the wind blows

But rooted with a sense of purpose.

The Joy of being Content

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Are you living a life of contentment? The joy of being content means living in a state of acceptance, thankfulness and gratefulness right where you are today. Living in contentment, regardless of life’s arrows which seeks to destroy your joy. Life happens everyday and it may drift in different directions depending on the circumstances. Continue reading “The Joy of being Content”

Peace

why are we here 2Peace is a state of mind, which has a different meaning to those who genuinely seek it.

Peace is freedom from distraction, focusing on the beauty of life

Peace is love and being loved

Peace is the stillness of the morning on a bright sunny day, being still and enjoying the sunlight coming through the windows.

Peace is refraining from battles with those you come in contact with, a coworker, children friends or your spouse.

Peace is looking at the waves crashing on the beach time and time again, looking far and wide at the ocean that lays ahead.

Peace is tranquility, silence in a pure moment of surrender to this vast universe, observing all Gods creation and marveling at his creativity.

Peace is standing tall at the top of a mountain, screaming at the top of your lungs, feeling the wind blowing through your hair, and the freedom of just being, breathing and taking in the sites.

Peace is being in harmony with the world around you, not destroying but living harmoniously.

Peace is silence in prayer, praying for God’s blessing, healing and direction.

Peace is being still and meditating in God’s word.

Peace is believing God exist, creator of the universe, his unconditional love and gift of salvation. Knowing he is the same yesterday, today and always.

Nuggets of Truth: May the Lord of peace give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.

2 Thessalonians 3:16

 

 

Free To Choose

clerk-18915_1280If you had the ability to choose whatever you wanted to do with your life today, what would you do without any boundaries? Where would you go and how would you live? What choices would you make if you had absolute freedom?

These are questions I sometime ask myself, because I realize in the world we live in, with all the responsibilities we have on our shoulders, it’s not always possible to choose. We live in a so called free world, but are we really free?

I remember when I was younger, a teenager growing up in long Island, life was a breeze. My whole life was ahead of me and I couldn’t wait until I was 21 to embark on my journey of discovery. Well, life was much simpler then and as I look back I realize how sweet life was with no real responsibility. As a grown up I have the freedom to choose, however, that freedom comes with a price.

Am I really free to choose? Well, if you are poor or middleclass, you have quite a few limitations. Unlike the rich who have more opportunities, a lot of us are living paycheck to paycheck as noted by recent statistics. A lot of people are working jobs they’re unhappy with, however it pays the bills. Relationships are complicated and sometimes cause undue stress. So, are we really living a life of freedom?

Imagine a world where freedom of choice really existed. Money was not an object you chased after for survival. It’s like chasing the wind but you can never quite grasp it because it’s always moving. Imagine living your purpose and passions with no restrictions. How about getting up everyday to do something you love rather than focusing on a paycheck. Imagine living to give to others because of your abundance.Think about how you would feel without the pressures of your current life.

Being free to choose is not an illusion. In your current state, making a move towards your new goals and striving towards a different lifestyle is attainable. Examine where you are right now and figure out where you want to be years from now. If you are happy where you are, make some small changes in order to make things better. If you are like me, I’m looking forward to a different future. One that is much lighter and freer than where I am presently. This also comes with a price and that’s the ability think smarter and make some tough choices in order to achieve your desired outcome. Time and patience is also a factor to consider when embarking on a new journey. Stay the course and eventually you will arrive at your planned destination.

Nuggets of truth: When you lose sight of your goal, you will loose sight of your dreams if you don’t stay on your path.