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I AM APPRECIATIVE

I am appreciative

Of My Life

This morning, I woke up and opened my eyes yet again for another day.   I got out of bed, let my feet hit the floor, and without any assistance stood on my own two feet.  Without any conscious thought, I breathed in and out.   Into the bathroom I walked and there in the mirror I was introduced to my face, my body, my thoughts, my feelings, my circumstances, and my situations, and instead of looking away, I was able to smile embracing that this is the life of my dreams now.

Of My Love

Today, and each every day, is opportunity of infinite proportions to choose each and every thought, every word, every action, and I am fully responsible for my behavior.    Love is the light within that I choose to radiate allowing myself to become one with myself and the world around me.   Love not only of others, but of self,  of life, and love of living today embraced fully in the moment that is now.

Of My State

There may be circumstances and situations, there has been, and there will be, that will cause me to pause and to peer into the pond and to see myself in my own reflection.   My focus can either be on the problem(s) or the solution(s), but it is up to me to be fully accountable for my current state of being.    It is mine to choose to love myself as whole, to embrace the love that I am as enough, and while each and every day I get better and better, my life it is amazing and beautiful right now.

There is always something to be thankful for. (1)

 

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Today, May It Be, The Day

May Today
Be the Day

You see something
Extraordinarily beautiful
You’ve never seen before

You hear something
Breathtakingly wonderful
You’ve never heard before

You feel something
Spine-tingling sensuous
You’ve never felt before

You experience something
Magically stupendous
You’ve never experienced before

May Today
Be the Day 

 

To His Coy  Mistress
Andrew Marvell

Had we but world enough and time,
This coyness, lady, were no crime.
We would sit down, and think which way
To walk, and pass our long love’s day.
Thou by the Indian Ganges’ side
Shouldst rubies find; I by the tide
Of Humber would complain. I would
Love you ten years before the flood,
And you should, if you please, refuse
Till the conversion of the Jews.
My vegetable love should grow
Vaster than empires and more slow;
An hundred years should go to praise
Thine eyes, and on thy forehead gaze;
Two hundred to adore each breast,
But thirty thousand to the rest;
An age at least to every part,
And the last age should show your heart.
For, lady, you deserve this state,
Nor would I love at lower rate.
       But at my back I always hear
Time’s wingèd chariot hurrying near;
And yonder all before us lie
Deserts of vast eternity.
Thy beauty shall no more be found;
Nor, in thy marble vault, shall sound
My echoing song; then worms shall try
That long-preserved virginity,
And your quaint honour turn to dust,
And into ashes all my lust;
The grave’s a fine and private place,
But none, I think, do there embrace.
       Now therefore, while the youthful hue
Sits on thy skin like morning dew,
And while thy willing soul transpires
At every pore with instant fires,
Now let us sport us while we may,
And now, like amorous birds of prey,
Rather at once our time devour
Than languish in his slow-chapped power.
Let us roll all our strength and all
Our sweetness up into one ball,
And tear our pleasures with rough strife
Through the iron gates of life:
Thus, though we cannot make our sun
Stand still, yet we will make him run.

We are all in this together

Have you
looked outside today?
Look up.
Do you see the sun?
No matter where you are
in the world
no matter where
you come from
no matter your nationality
or your beliefs
We all share
the very same sun.

Tonight, go outside
and look up.
Do you see the moon?
The stars?
No matter what’s going on
in your world
no matter where
you are going
no matter our differences
in opinion
We all share
the very same moon and stars.

We are all in this together.
This world we live in together.

~ Bryan Hayes

The Thought Before You Think

LOVE.

No more words are needed.

It is a complete sentence all to itself.

It is a complete thought all by itself.

While some see the world as Hell, I see Heaven above, below, and all around me.  I see it now. I see it every day.

While some see Fear and Hate, I see  Love. I see it above, below, and all around me. I see it now. I see it every day.

Thought of the Day:

The Thought Before You Think

When someone asks, “How are you?” that is a loaded question.

How am I physically, mentally, spiritually, financially?  At this moment?  Or, overall?

The answer really is not about them, it’s about us.   How can we tell where are at in any given moment?    Recognizing the thought, before we think, which is the first thought we think before we starting consciously thinking.  For example, what is the first thought when:

  • I wake up in the morning?
  • I see myself in the mirror?
  • I look at my checking account?
  • I open the mail to an unexpected bill?
  • I open the mail to an unexpected check?
  • I am paid a compliment?
  • I notice someone looking at me?
  • I look at them and they smile?
    • And, they are of the same sex?
    • Of the opposite sex?
    • Younger?
    • Older?
    • Same race?
    • Or, different?
  • I hear someone say, “I need to talk to you?”
    • And, it’s a boss
    • Or, a significant other?
  • I step inside a church?
    • Or, a cemetery?
  • I step into a crowded room?
    • And, it’s full of strangers?
  • I am all alone for any length of time?
  • I walk into a room full of models?

Love Is Not

 Love is Not

seeing the forest for the trees

For all the trees in the forest

are but hiding your fears

yet there’s no one out there

look inside where truth resides

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Love is Not

about holding on

but letting go

the only way to truly fly

is being not afraid to fall

trusting in the wind

it’s not a giant leap of faith

knowing that life is there

forever watching over you

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Love is Not

being afraid of the thunder

lightning and rain

even if there is a

torrential downpour of sadness

pouring from the sky overhead

knowing there may be floods lasting

days, weeks, even months

knowing any adversity any storm

can be weathered together

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Love is Not

about remaining stagnant

standing still

getting in one another’s way

but rather taking the long hike

together finding each other’s

own path all in knowing

reaching the top is not the goal

but rather the miracle is both

in what is waiting up ahead

but also what is here and now

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Love is Not

true if only one is climbing

or attempting to change

another to fit their void

only together enjoying each moment

along the way loving with abandon

and being loved in kind as both

  relish the climb to forever

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With Peace, Love and Happiness

~ Bryan Hayes

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

May this day ​ be a celebrat​ion of​ ​the “LOVE” that burns bright. If ​there is a special someone extra special ​may they be cherish​ed not only today but tonight and throughout each and ​everyday.  Think not of what may become but rather become enchanted with what is here right now and bask in the light.

​May this day be a celebration of the “LOVE” ​that is inside, the internal combustion for all that is. It is this that is so often ignored in the service of others but self is as worthy as anyone else.   Think not that there is no time to find and take care of thee.

​May this day be a celebration of the word “LOVE” that is expressed​ beyond that of the intimate connection and extends to both strangers and friends as well as family both two and four legged, too. Think not that any showing of love is too small, for even the slightest glimmer of hope can provide enough spark to light even the darkest of nights.

​May this day be a celebration of ​​the word “LOVE” that not associated with attachments, with loss or gain. 1 + 1 does not necessarily equal two, nor does being alone equate to being lonely. Think not that the world has passed those by who are not presently in the throws of love for they may simply be fine as they are, enjoying who they are, where they are.

​May this day be a celebration of the word “LOVE” that far out lasts any sentiment of hate, or fear, or loathing, whether self or otherwise.  Whose ever arms lovers embrace, may those they hold be true. Forever in the moment letting not the fear creep in to dim the mood, but rather letting love flow and allowing love to grow.

​May this day be a celebration of “LOVE” and the declaration of such be for today and for every day.

​​​​TODAY

I align myself

with all that’s good

and all that’s light.

I am one with the universe,

and the universe is one with me.

 From this moment forward, I am free.

I am a magnet attracting continual abundance

in the form of wealth, health and happiness.

With wave after wave of healthy,

happy and prosperous opportunities,

I simply flow.

Peace surrounds me,

​LOVE surges through me

as I give 

and receive 

graciously and

live gratefully.

Thank you. It is done.          ​


​May this day be a reminder of all the love

that has ever surrounded me or graced my path,

that I am love and all is love.

May this day be a reminder of the melting of my heart

and how precious the moments are with one love

and how those moments are some of the greatest of my life.

May this day be a reminder that love does not conquer all,

for love and conquer do not sleep well in the same bed,

but rather that love IS all and all there is

when I allow LOVE to conquer all of my fears.


May this day be a reminder.