For your consideration…

Often I write how happy I am to receive an affirmation; that I understand the message, a decision I made, something I asked for shows up, etc. We like affirmations. We like validation.

Deep down we all want to please others. We also seek our own happiness. Once again, it is about balance.

Validation…We always need to dig deep and understand where it is coming from. Is the validation given to validate you or someone else, or visa versa? If the validation is self-serving it is not really valid.

Validations are nice but we have to remember that the only validation we really need comes from our authentic self and our God. Any other validation is just icing on the cake….a celebration of fulfilling a step in your own authentic path.

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.

-Celebrate authentic validations.


What made me smile yesterday…

-A chill home day.

-Finished some cards.

-Some of the final Christmas gifts showed up. I can’t wait to start wrapping. It is one of my favorite things.

-I am reading two books right now. I HOPE to give a review of one of them this week.


Love, Blessings, and Gratitude,

Rev. Chris



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