"We become what we think about." ~ Earl Nightingale

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Giraffe Journal

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Hugs and blessings,

Friday, November 23, 2007

Happiness, Kindness, and Love

I'm trying an experiment
with my Zen Cards today and hopefully it will work.

I think it was Will Rogers who said,
"Most people are about as happy
as they make up their minds to be."

It took me a long time
to realize
the fact that I could be happy
or I could be "right"
but seldom
both at the same time.

Learning to be as kind & gentle
with myself
as I've always been with others,
took even longer,
but I realized eventually
that until I could treat myself
with genuine consideration
there was always a price to be paid
by all concerned.

Everyone wins
when we each take care of
ourselves as lovingly
as we care for others.

Learning to
love and accept myself
just as I am (warts and all)
allows me
to love and accept others
just as THEY are
without needing to change a thing.

We're not perfect
and maybe never will be
but perfect

(See these song lyrics at Small Reflections)

This post didn't turn out like I'd hoped, but it's good enough for the moment at least because "I'm not perfect and I know I never will be ..."


Anonymous said...

I don't know what effect you were going for, but I found it to be both visually beautiful and thought-provoking.

Talking Bear said...

I love this post ST. I think I just might have to link to it...LOL

Your the Best....TB

storyteller said...

Thanks for your supportive response. It was just my old perfectionistic self ... muttering under her breath about cleaning up the images and getting rid of the "shadows" ... "shoulding" on me ... while my more "enlightened" self acknowledged I "could" do that, but didn't need to obsess. I'm learning :)

I'm glad you loved it and appreciate the "link" ;)

Hugs and blessings to you both,

Annie Z said...

Fantastic post, ST. Words to always remember and have as a part of your being.

storyteller said...

Thanks Annie,
I appreciate your kind words and am glad you "drifted" by with the flow :)
I'm also happy you enjoyed the song that came to mind when I read your post this morning. Music speaks to me often, yet always catches me by surprise.
Hugs and blessings,