Today's thought is:
Through many dangers, toils and snares, I have already come. 'Tis grace that hath brought me safe thus far and grace will lead me home.'
Today and always, let joy be your compass. When choosing a direction in life, choose the path of your heart. Do what you love, follow your bliss.
Fun is an underestimated emotion in our culture. We are told as children, "If you waste time having fun, you won't get anything serious accomplished." Yet most successful people describe their work as being incredibly joyful. An office that sings with laughter is always more productive. As one executive remarked, "The more I enjoy my work, the more efficient I become."
Joy and laughter improve the quality of our relationships. Couples who lighten up rarely split up. Laughing at a difficult situation fosters detachment and understanding. It is only when we get too serious that trouble arises.
Since love is the highest expression of the Divine, following that path of love and joy will lead you to God-consciousness. What more is there?
There is no investment you'll ever make that will pay you so well
as the effort to scatter sunshine and good cheer wherever you are.
The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.
If you treat an individual as if they were what they ought to be and could be,
they will become what they ought to be and could be.
Everyone thrives on being appreciated, loved and needed.
There is no stimulus like that which comes
from the consciousness of knowing that others believe in you.
Applaud others when they run.
Console them when they fail.
And cheer them when they recover.
As water is to a flower,
so is praise to the heart of another.
Do not ever feel ashamed
for what you had to endure
each day of your life!
Instead you should
feel proud of yourself
for what you have
lived through and survived!