For your consideration…

Today’s message came in via a commercial I often see on TV. It is where two women are doing yoga in a studio class and one asks the other if she knows someone to do some home repair. The other one trying to stay in pose responds affirmatively. The other women then proceeds to ask her to get her a quote etc. In other words she not only wants a referral she wants her friend to contact them, negotiate and set them up to do the work. She wants her friend to do all the work and clearly her friend is annoyed.

I have to laugh at that because my neighbor hires the window washers and sprinkler maintenance for our court. I take her out to breakfast in appreciation.

There are givers and takers. We need both. I like this Jamina Siderovski quote;

“Life is give and take, we open up our heart and hold onto your trust.

We gift our love and are gifted with goodness.

If we don’t give and take in our every day lives, they we have nothing

to aspire or model to, give and take is the gift to life.”

We are reminded today that we are both givers and takers. The key is balance…knowing when to give generously with a free and open heart and when to appreciatively take what is offered with a free and open heart.

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.

-Give and take.

What made me smile yesterday…

-Ahh the year is winding down. I had my young 5’s for the last time this year.

-A stormy morning turned into a beautiful day…a true gift.

-Catching up with Jackie and Alex.

-A good book.

Love, Blessings and Gratitude,

Rev. Chris


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