For your consideration…

The question today is “Do you see what I see?” What do you see? What do you want to see?

It is safe to say that we are bombarded with news, advertisements, media etc. telling us what they want us to see. They tell us what we should think. And most of it is negative. They flood us with the doom and gloom of whats wrong with everything. They do not flood us with what is right unless it is an advertisement with promises.

Whether you like the President or not, he has a “can do” attitude. We are not talking about whether you agree with him or not. We are looking at the “attitude.” He sees and believes in opportunities and abundance.

I was seated on a jury once. It was the United States Department of Education against a “school” which was defrauding the government. Besides all of that..I remember thinking…still think about…the attitude of the owner. Him and his wife were immigrants. She was a doctor and he a businessman. Most of us born and raised  in the United States think that it is hard to get scholarships and grants for education. We work hard…struggle even…to put our children through school. Indeed “student loans” are a big part of the election hyperbole. What struck me was this couple’s attitude. This couple did not see getting scholarships and grants as a difficulty. They saw opportunity. And sure enough they set up a business getting education money for other immigrants. Ultimately they stepped outside of the law. But what I am pointing out today is their attitude. They did not see lack. They saw abundance.

The point of today’s message is that where some people see lack others see abundance. Some people see beauty where others do not. Think about Mother Teresa. Did she throw up her hands and say “This is too much.” Or did she see opportunity to help and love?

Look out your window right now. Notice the abundance. Look around your home. Notice the abundance.

We are asked today to be an abundance creator by looking with eyes and hearts of abundance. It is the very best way to create more for our highest good and the highest good of all.

That is the HOPE. And so it is.

Bit by bit, piece by piece, HOPE by HOPE action steps anyone can take.

-Affirm…“I am loved.”

-Meditate/pray…ask…”What is my next step for my highest good and the highest good of all?”

-Drink lots of water.

-Get outdoors and take in at least 10 deep breaths.

-See the abundance that surrounds us.

What made me smile yesterday…

-A little bit of rain makes for a happy lawn.

-My GPS told me not to get on the freeway. Thankfully I listened because it was shut down shortly after the entrance I was supposed to get on.

-A successful grocery shopping trip.

-A good book.

-Catching up with Alex, Mackenzie and Jackie.

Love, Blessings and Gratitude,

Rev. Chris


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