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Friday, November 29, 2013

Deep Thought Friday...

Deep Thought Friday

My posts are usually about My Life Lessons. These are the things I’ve lived through, witnessed and now talk about how they’ve affected me. In some instances, these things still affect me. While some of those things are actual facts/events, some are readings and information that is passed on to me.
I want to change things a little. I want this new “Deep Thought Friday” series to be more than a casual stop on my blog for the latest read.
I want to allow you to come up with your own conclusion to a situation… with your own moral of the story. I want to see if you can connect with a particular story in such a way that it will give you a sense of purpose, a new direction or perspective, and maybe just maybe - think deeper and further than usual.

As you read, discuss the moral in each story with your spouse or partner, or with a close friend. Connect every story with yourself. Challenge yourself. Think about what you’ve learned from the story and what change you can bring to your life

“You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you,
none can make you spiritual.
There is no other teacher but your own soul.”
― Swami Vivekananda



This week “Deep Thought Friday” is about The Importance of Not Judging…


There was a man who made living selling balloons at a fair. He had all colors of balloons Including red, yellow, green. Whenever business was slow, he would release a helium filled balloons into the air and when the children saw it go up, they all wanted to buy one. They would come up to him, buy a balloon and his sales would go up again. He continues this process all day. One day, he felt something tugging his jacket. He turned around and saw a little boy who asked,” If you release a black balloon, would that also fly?” Moved by the boy’s concern, the man replied with empathy.” Son, it is not the Color of the balloon, it is what inside that makes it go up.”
RosieSandz

Friday, November 15, 2013

Deep Thought Friday...

Deep Thought Friday

My posts are usually about My Life Lessons. These are the things I’ve lived through, witnessed and now talk about how they’ve affected me. In some instances, these things still affect me. While some of those things are actual facts/events, some are readings and information that is passed on to me.
I want to change things a little. I want this new “Deep Thought Friday” series to be more than a casual stop on my blog for the latest read.
I want to allow you to come up with your own conclusion to a situation… with your own moral of the story. I want to see if you can connect with a particular story in such a way that it will give you a sense of purpose, a new direction or perspective, and maybe just maybe - think deeper and further than usual.

As you read, discuss the moral in each story with your spouse or partner, or with a close friend. Connect every story with yourself. Challenge yourself. Think about what you’ve learned from the story and what change you can bring to your life.


This week “Deep Thought Friday” is about Struggles...

“A biology teacher was teaching his students how a caterpillar turns into a butterfly. He told the students that in the next couple of hours, the butterfly would struggle to come out of the cocoon. But no one should help the butterfly. Then he left.
The students were waiting and it happened. The butterfly struggled to get out of the cocoon, and one of the students took pity on it and decided to help the butterfly out of the cocoon against the advice of his teacher. He broke the cocoon to help the butterfly so it didn't have to struggle anymore. But shortly afterwards the butterfly died.
When the teacher returned, he was told what happened. He explained to this student that by helping the butterfly, he had actually killed it because it is a law of nature that the struggle to come out of the cocoon actually helps develop and strengthen its wings. The boy had deprived the butterfly of its struggle and the butterfly died”

RosieSandz

Sunday, November 10, 2013

My Sunday Quote of The Week...

“You do not need to work to become spiritual. You are spiritual; you need only to
remember that fact. Spirit is within you. God is within you”
~Julia Cameron

  
With maturity I have come to learn how to reconnect with God… Where I struggled with religion, its organized set of rules and beliefs, the concern with “things”, I am finding my way through spirituality… Spirituality is a private, personal journey which began with the realization that there is someone, something, somewhere bigger than me, looking over me and guiding me. It’s making a conscious effort to remain open. This journey has taken me on the road to figuring out the WHY of life, the reasons for every waking moment. While you need spirituality to sustain any religion, you don’t need religion to sustain your spirituality…

Religion is what man has done to the gift from God. Spirituality is what God does to man. I do consider myself to be a spiritual person as I can’t deny all the blessing in my life, in life. I am learning to grow from within seeking understanding for all that surrounds me and letting my soul be my guide, my teacher.
I am on a journey of Spiritual Strength and Personal Growth, because no matter what I go through, no matter what I witness, and no matter what the answers is to all the “whys” in my life the source of it all is always The One and Only. It teaches me to make my own decisions and accept responsibility for those decisions…

“Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.”

~Jim Rohn
RosieSandz

Friday, November 8, 2013

Deep Thought Friday...

Deep Thought Friday

My posts are usually about My Life Lessons. These are the things I’ve lived through, witnessed and now talk about how they’ve affected me. In some instances, these things still affect me. While some of those things are actual facts/events, some are readings and information that is passed on to me.
I want to change things a little. I want this new “Deep Thought Friday” series to be more than a casual stop on my blog for the latest read.
I want to allow you to come up with your own conclusion to a situation… with your own moral of the story. I want to see if you can connect with a particular story in such a way that it will give you a sense of purpose, a new direction or perspective, and maybe just maybe - think deeper and further than usual.

As you read, discuss the moral in each story with your spouse or partner, or with a close friend. Connect every story with yourself. Challenge yourself. Think about what you’ve learned from the story and what change you can bring to your life.



This week “Deep Thought Friday” is about DESIRE... Burning Desire...

A young man asked Socrates the secret to success. Socrates told the young man to meet him near the river the next morning. They met. Socrates asked the young man to walk with him toward the river. When the water got up to their neck, Socrates took the young man by surprise and ducked him into the water. The boy struggled to get out but Socrates was strong and kept him there until the boy started turning blue. Socrates pulled his head out of the water and the first thing the young man did was to gasp and take a deep breath of air. Socrates asked, 'What did you want the most when you were there?" The boy replied, "Air." Socrates said, "That is the secret to success. When you want success as badly as you wanted the air, then you will get it."


There is no other secret…
RosieSandz

Sunday, November 3, 2013

My Sunday Quote of The Week...

“God has promised forgiveness to your repentance, but He has not promised tomorrow to your procrastination.”
~Augustine of Hippo
                                     


Time is on my side…. NOT really…

I read somewhere a long time ago, “Life is too short for those who live, too long for those who survive, too tough for those who endure, and easier for those who learn.”
We like to think that time is our greatest ally, and so we decide to not look at our clocks, because all the things that are done without a timeline, or without pressure, will be well achieved… or so we believe. We decide to hold off on taking stands, apologizing, and giving forgiveness because we count on tomorrow to be a "better" day to move forward, let go and change… but all the while we forget. We forget that time doesn’t stop or adjust itself to suit the rhythm of one’s life… time keeps ticking…

I have come to realize this moment, today is of the essence; time is of the essence and needs to be treated as a rare commodity. At the end of the day, all that you touch, all you see, and all that you have is all your life will ever be... today.
You have no guarantee but this moment, this day to make the changes needed… to make meaningful decisions. So put on your helmet and pads and venture forth! You may get knocked around a little, you may make mistakes but what's a roller coaster ride without a few bumps?

Life can be as short as today’s sunset but can be as long as tomorrow sunrise; so remember it should be worth something especially if it is short. If you're waiting to do right, you could end up with a useless, long, fruitless life… 

RosieSandz   

Friday, November 1, 2013

Deep Tought Friday...

Deep Thought Friday

My posts are usually about My Life Lessons. These are the things I’ve lived through, witnessed and now talk about how they’ve affected me. In some instances, these things still affect me. While some of those things are actual facts/events, some are readings and information that is passed on to me.
I want to change things a little. I want this new “Deep Thought Friday” series to be more than a casual stop on my blog for the latest read.
I want to allow you to come up with your own conclusion to a situation… with your own moral of the story. I want to see if you can connect with a particular story in such a way that it will give you a sense of purpose, a new direction or perspective, and maybe just maybe - think deeper and further than usual.

As you read, discuss the moral in each story with your spouse or partner, or with a close friend. Connect every story with yourself. Challenge yourself. Think about what you’ve learned from the story and what change you can bring to your life.



This week “Deep Thought Friday” is about CHALLENGES… THE UNEXPECTED GIFTS…

“I asked God for strength, that I might achieve.
I was made weak, that I might learn humbly to obey . . .

I asked for health, that I might do greater things.
I was given infirmity, so I might do better things...

I asked for riches, that I might be happy.
I was given poverty, that I might be wise...

I asked for power, that I might have the praise of men.
I was given weakness, that I might feel the need of God...

I asked for all things, that I might enjoy life.
I was given life, that I might enjoy all things...

I got nothing I asked for--but everything I had hoped for.
Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered.
I, among all men, am most richly blessed”


Take time to understand this poem... What meaning do you take away from it? What lesson(s) are you learning from it?...

RosieSandz
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