Take a Bow

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7/16/18

Give a round of applause,
a cheer,
for you,
sweep away the “shoulds”,
the scolding tone,
the rolling of eyes
about things you
may have done,
there are myriad ways
to do this or that –
as human,
are not many dead-ends
a way for you
to change your path,
do not be so quick
to judge,
can you acknowledge that,
you are amazing,
you are inspired,
You Are Love?

Now is that not
an energy
that fosters Love
and growth,
can you replace
any criticizing
with words of encouragement
and hope,
there is no need to
beat down,
what you think does not
serve you,
does not emotion,
raw, tender feelings,
come up to feel
this Love, too?

When your human self
gets your attention,
sometimes like a
2-year old might do,
can you open up
your heart
and Love and hug
this part of You,
the Love you wish to
give
is waiting for you
to Love You, too –
so hooray for Love’s
embrace,
and fully embrace now
all of You.

Give yourself a pat
on the back,
acknowledge every step
you take,
some may feel better
than others,
but no mistake
do you make,
yes, learn from
your experiences,
they help you navigate
this road you are on,
and with Love as
your co-pilot,
can you and yourself
get along?

Acknowledge you,
feeling Gratitude
for all the steps
you take,
cheer for you
and Love you, too –
always cradled
in the Arms of Love.

A Morning Song

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5/26/18

When morning comes
on a brand new day,
you have all you need
to start the day,
as birds begin to sing
their morning songs,
you can either listen
or sing along,
let their morning song
resonate with you,
Love is everywhere
like the morning dew,
there is no morning
that will start without you,
let break of dawn
sing its morning song
to you.

You may not hear
Love’s morning song,
but in your heart,
is where the notes
belong,
you can breathe in
the song you carry there,
breathing out,
affirming you are here,
you have the Rhythm of Love
in your heart,
no matter when your
morning starts.

And will not Love
give you what you need,
as you ask,
what might you wish
to bring,
to add to the morning song,
as you hum or sing
your song,
let others hear you,
might they sing along,
does not Love rise like
the sun at dawn?

When morning comes
on this brand new day,
you have all you need
to start the day.
You Are Peace
that fills you up,
You Are Strength
when you need a lift up,
let Joy remind you
to dance,
with Courage might you
take a chance,
let Gratitude spend the day
with you,
with Humility, let Love
show you what to do,
start with your
Morning Song of Love –
let it last the whole day
through –
singing, “You Are Love
and Love Is You.”
Love Is Everywhere
and so are You.

Strength and Courage

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Be Strength when someone
needs it,
though are you not showing
them so they
may see,
they have all the Strength
they need within them,
are they not Strength
when they can Be –
reminded of what
flows within,
does Love not come
with all you “need” –
Strength and Courage,
Grace and Gratitude,
will these not lift you
and set you free?

You need not walk
in another’s shoes
to sense or feel
when a Light grows
dim,
you need not fix
or erase what they
are walking through
on this path of theirs –
might you turn
up your Light,
which will in turn
help Light their way,
will the Light of Love
not remind them,
that Strength and Courage
is innately with them
each and every day?

Hold the space
for Love,
let another see
your Light,
you can spark
the Light of Love
that All possess,
even in times
of dimming Light –
see the Strength
that may be hiding
beneath a story
that is hard to bear –
There Is Courage,
There Is Gratitude,
and in Grace
is Love not always
there?

Be a model,
light the way –
let another see
what They Are, too.
Strength and Courage,
Grace and Gratitude –
You Are Love
and Love Is You.

This Moment

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4/28/18

Can you learn from
a season,
from a month,
maybe a day,
from an hour
to a minute,
to this moment
with you now,
can you be patient,
taking care
of what you need
at present time –
can you be with
each moment,
as each one
unfolds,
might you be patient
with what unfolds
before you?

Might you miss
what is in front
of you,
if you are focused
too far ahead,
speculation is
very human,
as you work it out
within your head,
might you take note
from beloved pets
whose presence
brings you to
their moment now
and is not this
present moment,
the perfect time
to see,
to watch
your unfoldment –
unfolding in this perfect
Moment of Love?

Yes, the human world
requires planning,
but is it not easy
to get caught,
in every wheel turning
as you struggle
to keep up,
step off the wheel,
take a walk,
soak in the tub,
breathe in the air outside,
the ground,
the water,
the fresh air
can bring you back
to this moment now –
just as seedlings
are unfolding
after waiting patiently,
is not perfect timing
in this present
moment now?

Be present and patient
with unfolding,
marvel at the
Wonder of You.
Every moment
is a blessing,
when you are
filled with Gratitude.
Acknowledge every step
that has brought you
to this one now –
feel the ground,
take a deep breath,
Be Love
in this
moment now.

Faith, Love and Gratitude

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4/26/18

Acknowledge each step
that has brought you
right here,
have Faith in your
next steps
that you walk
with Love,
in your Now
is there not Gratitude
for All That You Are –
do you not exist,
are you not Whole,
with Faith,
Love,
and Gratitude?

Can you integrate all
that speaks the
Language of Love,
is it not Faith
that opens spaces
for Humility
to Be,
when Gratitude
flows from your heart,
what else can you Be
but a Messenger of Love,
shining your Light
so brightly?

Sometimes you may lead,
sometimes you may listen,
with Love as your Guide,
do you not know
what to do –
when you feel knocked
off balance,
when you need to reset,
can you not always return
to Faith,
Love,
and Gratitude?

Be aware of the
guideposts
that mark the paths
you are on,
check in with your
center,
where your heart
beats so strong –
You Are Love
in your purpose,
is not your purpose
to Love You –
and share that expression
with Faith,
Love,
and Gratitude?

Acknowledge,
have Faith,
walk with the Love
That You Are –
let your heart
bring you Home
with loving Gratitude.

Choosing Gratitude

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4/17/18

Gratitude.

Does not a snowy
and cold
spring day,
help you to appreciate
when the sun’s
warming rays
erase
and melt
the frozen remnants
of winter,
is it not in the dark
that you can see
how bright the Light –
in a world of comparisons,
of choices to be made,
can you choose,
may you Be
Gratitude?

Do not acceptance
and allowance
find their way
from a grateful heart,
of course you have
preferences,
expectations that
creep in,
but do not twists
and turns
help you to learn,
help you grow –
without nudge
or a shove,
would you sometimes
not want to go,
to try something new,
maybe opening Door #2 (smile)
and at every
new juncture,
can you embrace
Gratitude?

When you feel the
resistance,
can you see where
Love flows,
it may take stripping
off layers
that tell the story
of you –
feel the Love at
your center,
find the Joy
in your heart –
and no matter
the circumstances,
keep choosing
Gratitude.

Through change,
throughout transition,
things may be rough
or may be smooth.
Be accepting,
Be allowance,
Be Strength
and Gratitude.

Growing Gratitude

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4/03/18

Is it not when
there is resistance,
that you often
experience the
greatest growth?

Can you look
with new eyes
at what gets
under your skin,
what irritates,
what motivates you
to move,
to shift,
to find another way?

Do you not get
into creative flow
when the river
that you have
come to know,
comes to a dam,
a blockage
that at first
impedes your progress,
until you find
another (better?) way –
like the river,
there is no stopping you,
so why not go
with the flow,
that flows within you
and work with
or around,
giving Gratitude
to what you resist?

Might you be willing
to try new things,
might you find support
from others who sing
a similar song to yours,
might you agree
on a chorus of Love
to sing along,
when voices rise together,
singing with the
Strength and power
of One,
can you not find
common ground,
when you resist
or work around,
does it not sometimes take
a bump in the road,
to find a new path,
a different way?

Give Gratitude
for what stretches you,
makes you change,
helps you to grow.
As you seek comfort
from discomfort,
do you not gain wisdom
that you did not know?
Keep growing,
keep evolving,
you shine every
step of the way –
for what never changes
is that You Are Love.
You are a magnificent jewel
becoming brighter,
ever lighter –
with Love as your polish,
shine your Light of Love
today.