“Don’t Just”…by Roy T. Bennett (from an older post)

Don’t just criticize, encourage. Don’t just think, ponder.Don’t just take, give. Don’t just see, feel.
Don’t just dream, do.
Don’t just hear, listen.

A quote from Neale Donald Walsch about “lucky charms”

  You can live a charmed life, and that there is a formula by which you can make this work. Here is the formula: You can live a charmed life by causing others to live a charmed life. That is, be the source of ‘charm’ — of charming moments and experiences — in the life of another….

A quote from Neale Donald Walsch: “Choose Love”

“Choose Love” “In life, we have a choice between a thought of love or a thought of fear. “Fear is the energy which contracts, closes down, draws in, runs, hides, hoards, harms. Love is the energy which expands, opens up, sends out, stays, reveals, shares, heals. “Fear wraps our bodies in clothing, love allows us…

ZEN STORIES: “Mokusen’s hand”(about generosity, giving & receiving)

MOKUSEN’S HAND Mokusen Hiki was living in a temple in the province of Tamba. One of his adherents complained of the stinginess of his wife. Mokusen visited the adherent’s wife and showed her his clenched fist before her face. “What do you mean by that?” asked the surprised woman. “Suppose my fist were always like…

Spirituality from Daily Word: “Giving” (“Dar”)

  Giving I give and receive in the spirit of love and gratitude. Life is a perpetual process of giving and receiving. Every time I share—time, attention, love—waves of energy impact the world around me. Knowing this, I choose to give Presence, not just presents! Before I step into the flow of the day, I…

CHRISTMAS POEMS: “A Handmade Gift” by Trina Graves

  A Handmade Gift I give you this gift Intending it to lift You, as it did me In the making, you see.. All the hours that went Into this present I sent My thoughts were of you And the time really flew Love was in my heart Right from the very start As for…