The Power of Appreciation

 

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The Power of Appreciation
“‘You don’t know what you got till it’s gone.’ I say, you knew what you had, you just never thought it could slip away.

We often take for granted the very things that deserve our gratitude the most. We do this with both people and material possessions. The problem is many people do not realize this until it’s too late.

We take things for granted on a daily basis, always with the assumption that whenever we need something, it will be there. There are many things that we fail to realize the true value of until they are missing from our lives. Sadly. Enjoy the little things in life because someday you will realize they were the big things. Happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting what you don’t have, rather it’s recognizing and appreciating what you do have.

Don’t lose something you have for something you think you want. What you have now was once everything you prayed you wanted. Think of how lucky you are to have someone you can be completely comfortable around that is a true gift and one that should be cherished at all times. Think about how lucky you are to have the job you have and the life you live. You fought for where you are now. Live in the moment and appreciate the now.

Just because something becomes repetitive does not mean it needs to be replaced. Silence the noise inside your mind and realize what you have in front of you. Don’t wait until you’ve lost it to finally see how much you took it for granted.

Too many times people don’t realize what they have because they are out there looking for something they assume is better. The grass ain’t always greener kids. ‘Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have you will never, ever have enough.'”

~ Khloé Kardashian ~

Mike Nichols

universe“Forward,
we must always
move forward;
otherwise
what will
become of us?”
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Lucille Ball

(ball) lucille - power“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.

You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”

~ Lucille Désirée Ball ~

Happy Lucille Ball Day!

Lucille Désirée Ball, born in Jamestown, New York, was an entertainment pioneer establishing for comedy and family entertainment new standards.  Lucille attended in New York City the John Murray Anderson School for the Dramatic Arts.  She began her career auditioning with the name, Diane Belmont, chosen from the New York Racetrack.  Lucille began her career acting in movies, which led to working at CBS Radio with Desi Arnaz, who later become her husband.  Carol Lombard reportedly appeared to Lucille in a dream encouraging her to move forward with I Love Lucy.

Lucille, out of thirteen nominations, won four Emmy Awards.  She was, in 1977, among the first recipients of the Women in Film Crystal Award.  Lucille received, in 1979, the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award and, in 1986, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Kennedy Center Honors and the Governors Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

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The Power of Illumination

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A single light completely dissolves the darkness.

You are the flame.

Dance.

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Row, Row, Row Your Boat

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Translation  …because it is important to remember.

 

“row, row, row your boat”

Keep going.  Consistent commitment focusing on inspirational goals beget progress.

Your responsibility is taking care of your boat (YOU).

“gently down the stream”

Be gentle and kind with yourself and others.  Love.  Love.  Love.

Allow it to be easy.  Go with the flow.  Let go.

“merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily”

Celebrate!  Create!  Dance!  Enjoy!  Flirt!  Fly!  Give!  Have fun!  Jump!  Laugh!  Play!  Share!

“life is but a dream”

The body responds to the brain, and the brain believes as true whatever it thinks, both dreams, and reality.

Everything began as a Dream in The Creator’s Mind.  You have The Creator’s Mind.  Expand.  Grow.  Nourish.  Nurture.  Learn.  Receive.  Stretch.

Dream, dream, dream, and dream on.  Dreams remind You of your Divine Purpose while fertilizing your Soul Seeds.  Dreams are spiritual guides, encouraging, supporting, whispering, “Yes, YOU ARE.  Yes, You can.  Yes, You are amazing, brilliant, gorgeous, and talented.  Yes, your miracle is here.  Yes, You are enough.  Yes, You are worthy.  Yes, You are loveable.  Yes, You are BeLoved.

Row, row, row your boat.

Twinkle, Twinkle SuperStars!

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©2013 Susan Stackpole  www.susanstackpole.com

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Here Comes the Sun

Here Comes the Sun

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort,

rather  where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

~ Martin Luther King, Junior ~

The 2012 United States electoral campaign has been ripe with unreliable facts, finger-pointing, name-calling, unfair comparisons, and dissecting the opposition based on past criteria versus building up America by focusing on teaming together to accomplish immediate action plans.  Voters seeking authenticity and reliable information navigate social media’s muddied waters and thick clouds to discern truth and make the best choices in the upcoming election.  Websites like www.votesmart.org track politicians’ records helping voters make informed election choices.

“Leadership is an opportunity to serve.”

~ J. Donald Waters~

The predominant, one-sided question being asked of the U.S. President in the 2012 presidential election, while not being asked similarly of the Governor of Massachusetts is, “Are we better off now than four years ago?”  Political candidates would have you answer by looking to graphs, numbers, statistics, and the like.  Marketing analysts will tell you any numbers can be manipulated to appear discouraging and encouraging depending on presentation and usage, which essential proves the numbers to be deceptive and ineffective in quantifying any real change and growth.  How, then do we evaluate what has and has not changed in four years?

“What we see depends mainly on what we look for.”

~ John Lubbock ~

Breathe.  Relax.  Close your eyes.  Picture yourself back in 2007, 2008, and 2009.  What was your life like?  Where did you live, play, and work?  What did you drive?  Were you going to school, and was education even an option for you?  What did you do for recreation, vacation, etc.?   Take some time, and really consider it.  Reminisce by browsing old photos.  Speak with friends about it.  It is important to be accurate and precise, especially if you are using it as voting criteria in this election.

“Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many.”

~ Charles Dickens ~

I speak only for myself recognizing my experience is not the collective, and I encourage You consider the same for yourself.  I believe and feel absolutely and wholeheartedly, yes, we are both superficially and spiritually better now than four years ago.  I have witnessed friends begin better-paying jobs, buy new vehicles, move into new homes, and more.  People began saving, sending their children to college, and vacationing.   Entertainers and individuals in hospitality jobs have managed to continue supporting themselves with new opportunities on the horizon.  Big Bird has even managed to keep his job and nest on Sesame Street under President Obama.  Those who survived and are beginning to thrive are now able to help others move forward.

“There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle;

you can live as if everything is a miracle.”

~ Albert Einstein ~

What is beyond the superficial and most important?  You and how you developed emotionally and spiritually in four years is imperative.  How have You grown?  What have You learned?  Who are You becoming?  Where are You going?  Who accompanies You on your journey?   The intangible lessons and wisdom gained and carried within us are infinite resources serving us our entire lives.  We elected a leader who said and says, “Yes, we can,” and, we did.  We learned how resilient and resourceful we are as individuals and a nation.  We have become more compassionate, empathetic, loving, and patient with one another.  We grew in humility with greater respect for the magnitude of teamwork.  We have succeeded in going beyond problems to implementing solutions.  We have and are continuing to blossom and develop as enterprising, giving, intelligent, kind, passionate, talented people stepping fully into our authentic selves and receiving the amazing blessings The Lord has for us all.

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

Ask yourself, “What is true for me?”  Question everything you hear and read.  Consider it for yourself verses deferring to experts.  Dissect it.  Educate yourself.  Research it.  Study it.  Learn the history behind it.   Approach as if your life depends on it because your future definitely does.  You are important.  Your vote counts.  Choose wisely.

Yes, we can.

“You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

~ John 8:32 ~

©2012 Susan Stackpole  www.susanstackpole.com

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The Power of Wisdom

“Cherish wisdom, and she will exalt you;
embrace her, and she will honor you.”

~ Proverbs 4:8 ~

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The Power of Kindness

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“Everyone responds to kindness.”

~ Richard Gere ~

 

The Power of Transition

Cherish your visions; cherish your ideals; cherish the music that stirs in your heart,
the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts,
for out of them will grow delightful conditions, all heavenly environment;
of these if you but remain true to them, your world will at last be built.
~ James Allen ~

I invite You to claim the next thirty minutes for yourself.  Notify family and roommates that You are on a mini-vacation for the next thirty minutes.  Turn off the phone, the television, and the like.  Breathe deeply, feel your body, and be present.  Be grateful.  Appreciate You.  All is quiet.  All is still.  All is well.  You are abundant, favored, healthy, joyful, prosperous, safe, and well.  Send all your thoughts, every single one, to a tropical island, and let yourself simply be.  Know You are Love(d), wholly and completely, exactly as You here and now.

I move and breathe and have my being in God.
~ Oprah Winfrey ~

Settle in.  Consume a large glass of clean, clear water.  Give yourself a deluxe bath/shower complete with your favorite soaps and lotions.  Wash away your cares, and You sing to yourself.  Slip into your most comfortable lounging clothes.  Breathe.  Keep breathing.  Play soothing music.  Light a scented candle, and enjoy delicious aroma filling your space.  Dim the lights to a festive glow.  Light a fire in the fireplace (or imagine one).  Make your favorite warm beverage, coffee, cocoa, eggnog, tea, and the like.  Slip into a cozy chair.  Wrap yourself in a soft blanket.  Imagine You in your ideal place, your paradise, whether it be a castle, swanky penthouse, a ranch, a rustic cabin in the woods, an exotic private island, and the like.  This is your moment.

        Dorothy: Oh, will you help me? Can you help me?
        Glinda: You don’t need to be helped any longer.
        You’ve always had the power to go back to Kansas.
        Dorothy: I have?
        Scarecrow: Then why didn’t you tell her before?
        Glinda: Because she wouldn’t have believed me. She had to learn it for herself.

~ The Wizard of Oz ~

Today’s message is important because it is especially for You and holds tools to help You successfully move forward.  The wisdom for which You have been yearning is here.  The change You have been desiring is here.  The answer for which You have been praying is here.  That which You have been seeking has been inside You all along and is revealed by your willingness to open the door and listen to the Divine Voice in your heart.  The life You dream of having and who You dream of being are through the door.  Accompany me, and meet your true self, a clever, fabulous, gorgeous, intelligent, powerful person making the world better simply by “being”.  Are You ready?  Here and now is your moment.

Sometimes it’s the smallest decisions that can change your life forever.
~ Keri Russell ~

The universe and the world were created in a very orderly, specific fashion.  Energy was organized into distinct forms governed by specific laws.  Every living being serves a beautiful and specific purpose in the circle of life.  Every atom, every cell, every fiber of life is crucial to the success of the universe as a whole, and every life is important and precious.  You, yes, You, are crucial to the entire universe’s operation and why it is imperative You step up and claim your destiny now.  You are God’s/J’s glorious masterpiece.  You, whether You feel it or not, willing to accept it or not, are divine art.  You simply existing and being contributes to the successful operation of the entire universe.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
~ Marianne Williamson ~

You were created for a special reason, a unique mission implanted as a seed in your heart, a voice defying all logic and reason whispering, “Yes, You are.  Yes, You can.”  Your heart seed is your purpose for being here and contains the blueprint for You to be perfectly, wonderfully, uniquely You.  The key is, like an apple tree growing and an egg gestating, trusting the seed to bloom perfectly.  You are a rare gem with a razzle dazzle only You bring to the world.  Consider yourself a diamond, and, like the diamond, your shine is revealed by extreme pressure.  You may be experiencing some stress; use it to reveal the very best You.

A real decision is measured by the fact that you have taken new action.
You haven’t truly decided if there is no action.
~ Anthony Robbins ~

You have an immediate opportunity to choose how You perceive what is happening in your life, which ultimately determines your destiny.  Does life happen to You or for You?  Are circumstances obstacles or opportunities?  How You view what happens for You determines your choices, emotions, actions, and results.  You can choose to view pressure as an opportunity for growth, an invitation to clear out the old and welcome the new.  You can refine your character.  You can embrace change.  You can establish new habits and a new standard for living.  You can receive blessings and rest in divine favor.  You can step into your dreams and allow them to become reality.  You can be empowered.

My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline,
and do not lose heart when he rebukes you,
because the Lord disciplines the one he loves.
~ Hebrews 12:5-6 ~

You may feel as though You have taken all You can.  You may feel persecuted.  You may wonder where God/J is, and maybe even ask if He has forgotten Your or is punishing You (which is false).  You may ponder how your life got here and feel it is not working even though You have done everything You can.  You may feel it is not going to get better.  You may even feel like giving up.  You my friend, are in an excellent place.  Why?  You are ready.  You are ripe for change.  You are primed for something new.  You are open to receive, and You are willing to let go.  Surrendering is the key to your freedom and catalyst You have been seeking for change.

Beyond sculptures and symphonies, beyond great works and masterpieces,
is the greater, finer art of creating a conscious life. Genius appears everywhere
…and so magnificently in a life well lived.
~ Karla McLaren ~

2011 is a significant year and guiding You to step into a higher, more powerful, simpler consciousness, a space of mind where You recognize your power of creation and live life by design. The following insights may help You find peace, understand more about the macro-picture, and successfully navigate 2011 while preparing yourself for your stellar future.

What is 2011?

1)  2011 is The Year of Enlightenment and Truth.  Love is the only Truth, and everything else is falling away.  The beliefs and memories hidden in the emotional closet and swept under the mental rug are being brought to Light.  The veil of illusion is being torn to reveal Truth.  The Truth is Love, and Love is You.  You are God’s/J’s BeLoved just as You are in this moment.  Relax and be.

2)  You are a new creation.  (“Anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come; the old has gone, the new is here!” ~ 2 Cor. 5:17.)  Be new, and do new.  Old habits, patterns of being, and ways of operating are void.  Today is the dawn of a new era of awareness, creativity, innovation, and simplicity.

3)  You are a clean, fresh canvas.  Old beliefs are disintegrating as people become so exasperated by the status quo that they are willing to experience something new.  Let go of the meaning You have attached to things.  Forget the past, and start from here and now.

4)  Data collection is complete.  Today is an opportunity to integrate knowledge, and discover areas for expansion and growth.  Recognize and welcome possibilities as the origins for miracles.

5)  Students are the new teachers.  Great instructors, like Oprah Winfrey, are moving into new life phases, creating space for other teachers.  World-changers and leaders, like Steve Jobs, are leaving the planet to pave the way for others leaders.

6)  Authenticity is power.  People are discovering their genuine selves.  False identities found in things of the world are eroding and making way for people to recognize themselves as souls with spirits living in bodies.  Everything with which people identify themselves, including: career, finances, health, home, and relationships, is transforming, offering people the opportunity to experience their true identity in God/J as God’s/J’s BeLoved.

7)  Embrace lessons in the temporary and transitional.  This moment, and these circumstances are ripe with education and training preparing for what is to come.

8)  Be your best with what You have and who You are now.  Be happy now.  Choose wisely.  Create empowering beliefs and habits.  Cultivate yourself.  Learn.  Harvest wisdom.  Live fully your best day today as your actions, beliefs, feelings, and thoughts devise the foundation for your future.

9)  Release and surrender.  Miracles happen through a change in perception.  Let go of your ego’s desire to “do it myself” and to be “right”.  God/J has wonderful plans to prosper You when You cooperate and trust His Way, especially when it does not make sense.

10)  Be still and listen.  The collapse of the old world is a faith opportunity to rest in Grace, walk by Faith, and recognize God/J as the sole source of protection and provision.  Heeding and obeying God’s/J’s instructions reveals blessings and allows divine favor to flow.

11)  Ground yourself in God/J.  God/J is aligning all things for good even when it does not appear as such.  He is providing tools that to sustain and prosper You moving forward.  The devil is working tirelessly to coax people into disbelieve God’s/J’s Promises, which is part of the transition in career, finances, health, home, and relationships.  God/J transforms tests into testimonies when You align with Him.

12)  You are the artisan of your destiny.  Words have power.  You bring about what You speak and think about.  Command things not as they are rather as You desire them to be.  Keep claiming your destiny.

13)  Be kind.  Be kind first to yourself by loving yourself, nurturing yourself, and caring for yourself the way You would care for the person You most Love.  You are filling your cup and can share your overflow with others.

The highest form of wisdom is kindness.
~ The Talmud ~

©2011 Susan Stackpole  www.susanstackpole.com

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Prosperity Tips

“God gives the gifts where He finds the vessel empty enough to receive them.”

~ C.S. Lewis ~

 

Here are some tips that help me prosper in addition to prayer and believing God/J.  I hope they are helpful for You, too.

1) Speak God’s/J’s favor over every area of your life, including health and finances.  A preacher I really enjoy said that Jesus told us that the mountain will obey our command if we tell it to move to the sea.  Speak God’s/J’s favor over the mountains to turn them into molehills, and manifest God’s/J’s abundance and prosperity in every area of life.

2) Write “8” on a piece of paper and put it in the center of your bills in your wallet with the “8” facing forward.  “8” represents prosperity.  Have everyone in the household do it with their wallets as well.  Do this, also, with the cash drawer for your business … and just notice what happens.  Be sure your wallet and cash drawer are in good condition.  Keep your currency and credit cards organized and straight, and keep your wallet  and drawer clean of receipts.

3) Label all files/documents/spreadsheets, etc. related to finances and invoices with words like “abundance”, “prosperity” and the like.  Replace the words “paid” and “payment” with a word like “recompense”.

4) Completely eradicate the word “spend” from your vocabulary, and replace it with the word “invest” even if it seems unnatural at first.   This includes referring to money, time or anything else.

5) Write “Thank You” in the memo of line of each check and online submission.  It reflects gratitude, which stimulates positive energy.

6) Feng shui – There are many books available with helpful information.  Determine your “kua” number and, if nothing else, be sure your head faces in your best direction while sleeping.  I made this change in my own life a few months ago and began noticing a positive difference.  Calculate your “kua” number here… http://redlotusletter.com/resources/kua-calculator

7) Visualize and claim for yourself what You desire to receive.  Remember your focus determines your results.

©2011 Susan Stackpole  www.susanstackpole.com

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