Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Making Lists

I am a lifelong list maker, everything from what to buy at the market to what I want to have happen in my life.  Most of the time it's a fun way to keep my thoughts and dreams going forward and I usually take them more as a suggestion than a rule but now I am rethinking how much power these seemingly innocent little notes have.

Today as I was watching a wonderful Abraham-Hicks clip I realized that some of my lists were highlighting what was missing from my life instead of celebrating what I already have.  That was a huge revelation for me, especially because I believe that we attract everything that comes into our experience. 

So instead of focusing on what I don't have I will make grand lists of all the wonderful things that I do have and am so very grateful for!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Performance of Love

Recently I attended a fund raising event with my daughter, something that I really enjoy.  This particular event provides help and support for families in crisis and that cause is always very close to our hearts.

As we sat at the table, the band began to play an old song from the 80's.  My daughter instantly smiled and  began to tell the woman next to her a story from when she was young and still at home. 
"This reminds me of the little plays we used to put on" she began to explain.  "We lived in a small house with a big front porch and all the kids in the neighborhood used to come to our house to play.  My mom worked downtown at the time and she used to take the bus to work.  We would wait for her to come walking down the street and then all sing and dance to give her a grand welcome home."

I had forgotten all about that and now 30 years later here she was sharing that beautiful story of a precious time in our lives.  Those were true performances of the love that we shared as a family and it makes me so very grateful for all that we have.