Acts of lovingkindness (for yourself!)

I really believe in the consistent motion of trying to do the right thing. Believe and act with the intent  that you make a difference and you will make a difference. I think that if every day you do 1 thing or 2 things or 6 things or 9 things that are positive,  that day stretches out into infinity and affects 1 thing or 2 things or 6 things or 9 things. And it makes a positive WAVE that helps everything.

 The same thing is true of bad or miserable thoughts bought on by your own constant worries or inspired by  TV shows that foster greed (Kardshians) and contempt ( Housewives) and voyeurism ( Teen Mom). These horrible things have the constant and negative wave effect also on your mind soul and  life, your feelings and your future. Not to mention your family and friends whose lives immediately surround you.

 

So stay on the right track, the one that makes you feel good. Get away from all the endless thoughts of not having or being enough and realize just what wonders you do possess. Your amazing self. 

( this is my Aunt Peg…the Honorable Margaret J. Spellacy, Juvenile Court Judge, who had such a great smile and truly believed that in a Man’s world of 1958 she was the best candidate running and she was right. Just look at that smile, says it all. )

Be aware of the beauty and joy about YOU. The humor to enjoy them both and to look upon our human condition with a kind and loving eye. Being able to laugh at the idiocy of it all sometimes and see the similarities rich or poor that these emotions keep us in. Turn off those worrisome thoughts , just pay the bills as you can and keep going. Put on some great music and dance or sing let your soul have as much joy as worry…what the hell give it a lot more joy than worry and see what the steady diet of joy will do for a heart! Give it a try, what have you got to lose? Feeling miserable? Sacrifice it for lent! Feel good the way God intended when she went to the trouble of creating you out of star stuff, she certainly did not go through shaping you down to your fingerprints so you could worry about the light bill. Get on with your life, get on with joy, with intent to love who you are, where you are, and just who you are with and do that NOW.     

Tell the people around you that you love them, you’ll feel better immediately and so will they.

It’s an important thing to like what you do, like where you are. Because it makes your soul happy. It really is the best thing for the entire world for you to be happy.  I was thinking about this because an idea came to me that wasn’t a good one and I thought, “Why are you thinking like this?” and then I realized that I wasn’t thinking positive. So I stopped and tried to think of the good parts of the idea that had come to me. Then I realized that the very motion of looking for the good in the idea was like looking at it through the sunlight of being positive. It made it better, easier and I think that’s the way you need to do things. It’s just like a eulogy I heard once about how each life is like a stained glass window with its darks and its lights.

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You just need to look through the good colors the light ones and not the dark ones. It all depends on you and your choices on a daily basis to literally look for the light in the thoughts you’re having or the incidents in the world surrounding you.  Remember when you were little and sitting there in church (your heart, your soul) you could see the sunlight streaming through the windows casting blues and yellows and reds and greens everywhere beautiful colors. Choose the ones ( the thoughts) you love and stay in the colors the thoughts the motions that lend light and laughter and love to your life. Your choice here is the most important part of your life, for in it you and you alone decide to stay happy , exercise your free will and stay positive and calm and at peace with this would and yourself.

And I think about my Dad, he was like that. He was always picking out the light colors, the good or the funny things in people. He was forever telling wonderful stories, parables really, about the people he met in his life, the characters or situations in the life of a Police Officer the things that made him laugh, or the simple things that led to profound knowledge of the human condition. Lighthearted, he was, I think that’s what you have to do, you have to pick out those things that make you lighthearted.

And it doesn’t hurt to always, always, always be helping the next guy. Because that can make you lighthearted too. It keeps your sense of humor. Because that’s what it is to be human. A sense of humor. 

And be good to yourself first, for it needs you more than you’ll ever realize, we all do. So take good care of yourself and then you can really help the next soul. You can do it, remember, you are created out of the same star stuff as Will Rogers, Shakespeare, Mother Teresa and the rest of those guardian angels, YOUR bones are knit of the very same star-dust as theirs. Sparkle, you natural wonder!

Many Thanks to Wikipedia Commons for some terrific photographs and illustrations explaining my thoughts, what a great free source of illustrations and photo for any idea you might have. If you can think it Wikipedia Commons can picture it. Thanks

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4 responses to “Acts of lovingkindness (for yourself!)

  1. What a wonderful way to start the day…inspiring words from Shelia and the “Katebook”. Remembering the twinkle in your father’s blue eyes.

    • Thanks Pat, for your kind words. In just a few sentances you managed to make me smile and see my Dad’s twinkling eyes too.

      love you,
      Sheila

  2. This is just what I needed today. Thanks, Mom.
    I love you.
    PS – That’s right everyone! She is My Mom! So very proud of her.

    • Me too! We’ve just got to keep “keeping on”, like that saying goes you can cross the continent in the dark with only two headlights shining 200 feet in front of you the entire way knowing where you’ll end up if you keep going. That’s how I got to South Carolina and that’s how I got to Maine…200 feet at a time. And because that’s all I had to do (200 feet at a time) I wasn’t scared one bit. I knew I’d be ok. Besides you kids were at the ends of those roads and that’s like the gold at the end of the rainbow for me…let me at that road I can’t move fast enough!

      love you
      Ma

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