GIFT GIVING

Give the gift of your absence to those who do not appreciate your presence  -Unknown. This quote was sent to me by a wise and dear friend. I like the line and it speaks to me about being simple and accepting people where they are.

I am also reminded of the line from Walt Whitman: Do not teach a pig to sing, it annoys the pig and wastes your time.  (This has been a favorite of mine for a long time)

On this eve of a day where there is a lot of gift giving, I pause and think about what is it I am giving? Is it the trinket, regardless of size or expense, that will somehow impress or remind the receiver that through my gift the receiver is important to me? Is there an agenda behind the gift? Am I giving something that my receiver simply needs or wants? Or, am I actually giving the gift of myself and using this objects to convey my thoughts and feelings?  What is the motive of my gift giving? Why am I making this gift to this person at this time?  What am I saying?

Ultimately, it is my presence or the absence of myself that is the real gift.

You need to do your own growing

You need to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.
No excuses. No blame. I have been given one life and it is my own to mold, shape and share. The quote from Mark Twain comes to mind: ” The two most important days in your life are, the day you were born and the day you discover why.”
Have a great day.

Analysis leads to paralysis

Gratefully, for most of my adult life, I have been around people seeking growth . So many, including myself, try to figure out the un-figure-outable! Wrapping my/our collective head around whatever might be choking our thoughts and spirits. Rather, to go and grow with the spirit of being and flow, harmony and joining; out of my head and into my/other/the universe’s heart.

First Things First

I step onto the first page of this blog with its first entry,
All things: life, love, relationships must first begin.
First steps
First kiss
First love
First blog
First means of escape
First things First:
My priorities:
Me-
My relationship with self,
My relationships with others
My relationship with the energy of the universe
I am first if this is the case, all will fit into proper balance.

First Things First

I step onto the first page of this blog with its first entry,
All things: life, love, relationships must first begin.
First steps
First kiss
First love
First means of escape
First things First:
My priorities:
Me-
My relationship with self,
My relationships with others
My relationship with the energy of the universe
I am first if this is the case, all will fit into proper balance.