I decided today I would take a very serious moment to honor myself. Not in an egotistical way but in an extremely grateful way.

It seems lately as I tune in to both the daily news and my surroundings, there is one horror story after another, one struggle after another.

  • armed robberies
  • missing children
  • murdered children
  • natural disasters
  • personal struggles
  • addictions
  • accidents
  • unemployment
  • rage
  • violence
  • bullying
  • and the list goes on . . .

Now I have my to do list and I take my dreams, goals and purpose seriously. But when I take a look at what I have, physically, emotionally, financially, spiritually and personally and I then take a look at some of the struggles others are faced with, some quite horrific, but all just as important to the person experiencing the struggle, my list pales in comparison.

And while I don’t mean to dismiss my Personal To Do List of Goals as trivial, I would like to take a moment to acknowledge and express gratitude for the blessings that have been bestowed upon me, the good health and the Good Lord watching over everything I do.

It’s easy to take blessings for granted when they are thankfully the norm in your life. I don’t ever want to undermine my gratitude for all I have and for all that I’m able to do.

Thank you GOD. I take thee not for granted. I am seriously grateful for everything and just want to express that gratitude.



A very good reminder not to dwell on the problem . . . because when you’ve got God on your side, nothing is a problem.

The photo came through my newsfeed from the facebook page of scientist, visionary and author Gregg Braden.

Be Not Afraid, HE Stands Before You Always


“Good Morning. This is God. I will be handling All of your problems today. I will Not need your help. So, have a nice day.”


Rememberโ€ฆ If life happens to deliver a situation to you that you cannot handle, do Not attempt to resolve it yourself. Kindly put it in the SFGTD (something for God to do) box. I will get to it in MY TIME. All situations will be resolved, but in My time, not yours. Once the matter is placed into the box, do not hold onto it by worrying about it. Instead, focus on all the wonderful things that are present in your life now.

~ Love God ~

As I was checking my emails and newsfeeds and other interesting tidbits today, I came upon the day’s mentation question in the Spiritual Progression Path teachings of my dear friend Dr. Loretta Standley.

Then the other thing I “happened upon” was a song. It’s just a natural occurrence with me. One of the ways that God speaks to me is through music. Sometimes I get the message right away. Other times it’s a bit of a mystery why “that song playing in my head” would relate to whatever question or concern was going on in my heart. But, I never dismiss it. I always try to figure out its message … because it’s always an answer.

So today, the good Dr. Loretta Standley shared this mentation question:

“Am I in such a hurry that I cannot ‘see’ what is gradually going on right before my eyes?”

That’s a pretty good question, my conscious brain thought upon reading it. Stopped me dead in my tracks to think. Seriously, I had to chuckle because I wake everyday, say “Good Morning God, so, what are we doing today?” Then I grab my coffee, my to do list and set out toย ‘get er done’. And often wonder why “this” isn’t working or “that” isn’t working. Well, maybe God answered my question – oh, no maybe about it, I’m sure he did. When I ask, HE answers. But sometimes I’m just ‘so busy hurrying about’ that I do not ‘see’ that he put the answer as to “how” toย ‘get er done’ or “what” to get done, right in front of me. Nope, I rush right past it with my busy blindsided knowledge and get … nowhere but frustrated.

Gosh, if I’d only listen, really listen. Not listen to what “I think” is the answer, but listen to what “he gave” as the answer.

So here I am just checking my “in boxes” and Dr. Standley’s mentation caught my attention :

“Am I in such a hurry that I cannot ‘see’ what is gradually going on right before my eyes?”

But what immediately followed – and I do mean immediately – like I wasn’t even finished reading the question when I had to turn away and listen to the “player in my head”. This music junkie was struggling a little bit, grasping for the title and artist. The words were there … or actually the melody sang out first.

I dashed over to YouTube, typed in the lyric in my head and Voila ! up came the melody that was playing in my head. I still haven’t quite figured out the answer of this musical riddle for today. But …

What did Dr. Standley’s mentation question stir up in your subconscious mind? Ah, don’t fight it. It did something.

And I’m up for suggestions because I’m still working on how this song relates to this mentation question for “me”. If you want to help me out here, feel free to leave it in the comments section.

Mentation Question:

“Am I in such a hurry that I cannot ‘see’ what is gradually going on right before my eyes?”

My Musical Mentor Answered:

And before we depart for today, let me share that before I finished up today’s writing another song was playing in my head. We got an “oldies” Jukebox running this morning. But what’s playing in my head now is . . .

“slow down, you move too fast // you gotta make the morning last // just kicking down the cobblestones // looking for fun and feeling groovy”

You can hear THAT song here.

But I think I’ve got it figured out. The Mighty One is telling me to stop and smell the roses – stop worrying, I gotcha covered. I’ll lead the “way”, you just have to “follow”. (I guess I was so busy trying to “do it myself” that I didn’t “see” HE had it all taken care of ) Well, time to turn down the Divine Jukebox and follow the Divine Light !


And um, I’m Just Wondering . . .did anybody notice the face in the clouds above “blowing” light down upon you ~ a fascinating picture I thought !

(be sure to check out that artist’s gallery here)



‘Tis the season to turn back the clocks and mess with your natural circadian rhythm.

It’s no big deal, really … right?

I mean, just when you get yourself readjusted and reacclimated to the daylight saving time (so it gets dark at 4pm instead of 5pm…not a big saving in my book compared to what it’s costing my bio rhythms) but, just when you finish dealing with all that, hey it’s time to do it again … turn time forward and repeat this unnatural cycle.

I dunno who thought up this ridiculous man-made mess-up of time twice a year. I can’t imagine what purpose it could possibly serve. Is there something wrong with Divine Time? Hell, HE built the planet and all the earthlings – dontcha think he’da known if “Time” was off ! I mean, HE pulled off quite a feat creating all there is. I’m guessing time would be just fine left as HE planned.

Plus, the stupid act always takes place on a Sunday. Who the heck needs an extra hour sleep on a Sunday? The Lord’s Day! Hell, he said rest on that day anyway – and believe me, I oblige !

If man decided it was going to be a good idea to mess with Divine Time, he seriously messed up good (pun intended). He shoulda had the event taking place say, like, on a Monday !

But that’s just my opinion !

What do YOU think about Daylight Saving Time?




Some people Inspire Us while others frighten us.

It’s May 21st – if you’re reading this, guess what, YOU’RE ALIVE !


Were you frightened by the notion that the world was going to end today !

As Joan Rivers would say – “P-A-L-E-E-Z-E !”


Someone reminded me last night a bit after midnight that the world was going to come to an end today. Well, I slept in (that’s how worried I was), the sun is now shining (and that’s been a rarity in Boston lately) – and well . . .

It’s a beautiful day to be alive – as is every day !


And here’s a option that joined me for coffee this morning !

There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.ย  ~ Douglas H. Everett ~

Be Not Afraid – You’re Here – Get Moving – There’s Lots To Do !



Dare to be Different ~ Dare to be You

Dare to Be !


(As an aside … stop worrying … when it’s YOUR time to go, there ain’t nothing YOU can do to stop it !ย  Enjoy life because one day it will be over)



Greatest man in history, named Jesus, had no servants, yet they called him Master. Had no degree, yet they called him Teacher. Had no medicines, yet they called him Healer. He had no army, yet kings feared Him. He won no military battles, yet he conquered the world. He committed no crime, yet they crucified Him. He was buried in a tomb, yet He lives today.

~ From Dave Carson Facebook ~



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