Tag Archive | Wisdom

What About Me!

 

 

 

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Some people think solely about themselves, others mostly about themselves and others never about themselves. Like most things in life a little balance is a good thing. Sadly certain people and even organisations expect a lot or else regard one as unworthy or not reaching their standard. This takes it’s toll on the giver/doer and has a huge cost. Worn out by constant doing for others they sometimes even give up despairing of ever being “GOOD ENOUGH” or “DOING ENOUGH TO PLEASE”  “I should do more…”

I have found, as I have become older and a little wiser, that some people just take and if you are a giver by nature you need to take the difficult step for most givers of putting strong boundaries in place.

It is good to give but it is necessary to remember to also give to yourself and this requires taking time for yourself to do the things that give you pleasure.

A slot in your diary for “ME TIME” is vital especially for busy people.

Taking time to replenish and nurture yourself is not selfish and you must never fell guilty or that you are not doing what you should because by taking time out regularly you will find you  are wiser about what ,when and how to give in a way that is beneficial to all involved. You will also develop a greater ability to give lovingly and without strings, so by having compassion on yourself, stepping back and having some me time, you are really helping others as well.

In all things let there be balance in you life is a lesson I have had to learn the hard way.

I hope it is something you already do, if not don’t wait for sickness to make you take time out, start planning changes and enjoy the journey.

Namaste Brita

 

 

 

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A Blessing Called Bob.

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We have a very special friend called Bob who has been in our lives for many, many years. I would love to post his picture for you  but he would hate it. As his name suggests he seems at first meeting a down to earth, ordinary bloke but perceptions are seldom accurate, Bob is truly amazing!

He, like many, would do anything to help anyone but these days he does stuff everyday to help everyone!

Did I hear you say “Wow!”?

What he does is he gives as well as receives. His gift’s are the priceless treasures that lift your spirit and inspire you and when you get them you immediately tuck them away in your heart for a rainy day when the world looks grim and hope seems a very fragile thing. They don’t cost him a lot, just a kind thought and the click of a mouse for they have been sent as emails to him from all over the world by friends that he has met in his travels. Bob seldom sends stuff about himself and what he’s up to but everyone loves his emails and he sends lots because Bob has always been generous. Each day you receive beautiful picture, jokes, incredible stories and today this one that I just had to share. It said on the bottom

 

“Share this with someone you want blessed.”

I hope you are blessed by it as I was.

Most of all I pray that Bob is blessed for just being Bob!

Namaste Brita.

 

EVERYTHING I NEEDED TO KNOW, I LEARNED FROM NOAH’S ARK.

1. Don’t miss the boat.

2. Remember that we are all in the same boat!

3. Plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the Ark.

4. Stay fit. When you’re sixty years old, someone may ask you to do something really big.

5. Don’t listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done.

6. Build your future on high ground.

7. For safety sake travel in pairs.

8. Speed isn’t always an advantage. The snails were on board with the cheetahs.

9. When you’re stressed, float awhile.

10. Remember the Ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic by professionals.

11. No matter what the storm, when you are with God, there is always a rainbow waiting.

 

 

 

A Blessing To Hold Tight Forever!

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Each day brings new beauty into our lives, sometimes in ways so subtle that we fail to catch it. I have just had the privilege of sharing with a beautiful lady who after many years of marriage was waiting for her husband to pass into the spirit world. She was sharing with me how lucky she was to have such a loving husband and told me that her son had said” I have never seen or experienced anywhere else the tremendous love you two have.” She said his comment embarrassed her a little, as his wife was there, so she pointed out to them that this was because they were too young. “Love grows,” she said ” With time and with greater knowledge of each other, working on respect and increasing wisdom you learn love is deeper than you ever dreamed. It grows to encompass friendship, contentment, true joy and the memories of shared experiences both good and not so good. After many years it is the friendship and knowing you are always there for each other that really matters.” Such wisdom! What a wonderful gift she had given. I do so hope he was able to grasp it tightly with both hands and never let it go. It was a great reminder for me that until ego fades and allows us to find joy in another’s joy we can never hope to experience love deeply. It is in giving we receive. Namaste.

  (I would appreciate if someone can let me know who produced this beautiful poster so I can acknowledge them)

A NEW YEAR BEGINS.

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This is my first post for 2014 and I send you all the old Irish Blessing.

May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that’s always blue,

And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.

We have just returned from holidays and as I reflect on the wonderful times shared with our beautiful friends and family I feel such joy and gratitude that they are there, no matter what, with so much unconditional love and never judging my stumbling efforts to navigate life’s path. I saw a wonderful poster the other day it said

” Life under construction. Thank you for your patience!”

The friends I cherish have patience in abundance and I love them dearly.

I finally had some time to catch up on reading and as always have learned so much from reading of other peoples lives and experiences. How different, yet how similar all our lives are and how true today are the past words of great thinkers who wrote of life’s lessons, many years ago.

Some that resonated deeply with me were:-

“Be content with what you have,

rejoice in the way things are.

When you realise there is nothing lacking,

the whole world belongs to you.   Lao Tzu

And this one may be appropriate to the old year as well as to each day…

“Finish each day and be done with it,

You have done what you could.

Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in,

forget them as soon as you can.

Tomorrow is a new day,

you shall begin it well and serenely.”   Ralph Waldo Emerson.

There are no new lessons in life, just new people rediscovering the old ones. We have so much to learn. My deepest thanks goes out to all who share their lives, experiences and insights, both in print and here on their wonderful blogs.

A final thought,

“We are stronger in the places we’ve been broken.”   Ernest Hemingway.

Have a most blessed day.

Namaste.

One Path We All Follow

All paths lead to the light in time but some are easier to see. Listening to the experience of others often lights our way and it isn’t always those older that have all the wisdom. Often as we  gaze in awe at a new born we saw “an old soul, they are born wise.” Children have a simple truth that can often resonate like a slap in the face, they just tell it as they see it, shocking us with their truth. Older folk speak often their truth softly and only to those open enough to hear it without judgement as they have learned not to waste their precious breathe on those who “Already know it all,”

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