The Law of Giving and Receiving: The universe operates through dynamic exchange – giving and receiving are different aspects of the flow of energy in the universe. And in our willingness to give that which we seek, we keep the abundance of the universe circulating in our lives. ~ Seven Spiritual Laws by Deepak Chopra
I believe that the things we think and the words we use become our truth. I consciously try to create feelings and beliefs that work towards healing and happiness rather than negativity because I want that to be my truth. After falling asleep around 4:30am and sleeping in until 8:00am, I woke up feeling like I had left a post on my blog that didn't feel right to me. I reflected on Deepak Chopra's daily inspirational guidance for today which says, "Today I will gratefully receive all the gifts that life has to offer me. I will receive the gifts of nature: sunlight and the sound of birds singing, or spring showers or the first snow of winter. I will also be open to receiving from others, whether it be in the form of a material gift, money, a compliment or a prayer." My previous post feels very self centered. Rather than accepting this gift of words my friend has chosen to give me, I have turned it into a negative that focuses on my pity party that has lasted the last few weeks and needs to move on so that I can get back to thinking positive things and accepting the positive that comes from others.
Not everyone can understand each of the challenges we face in our lives. I am reminded of this today as a friend is mourning what would have been her son's birthday. I can't truly understand exactly how she feels today or even have the right words to say to her, but I do know that throughout the day today I will be sending her extra healing thoughts because I know today is hard for her. I know in my heart that my friends do the same for me. Each of my friends is different which is what I love about them and because of their differences from each other and me, they are going to communicate to me in a way that works for them. I have been given a gift with my friend's words to look outside of how I am feeling and see that deep inside my friends still see the beauty in me that has nothing to do with rheumatoid arthritis. It is just about them loving me for who I am. What a wonderful gift.
Plus, after getting up and getting myself ready I looked in the mirror and realized that I do "look" good. I am eating healthy, I am walking when I can, my weight is down, my skin looks healthy, and I am happy with my life. No wonder my friend keeps telling me, "You look so good." It's true.
I saw this on someones Facebook post today: "Lots to do today--choosing Joy is at the top of my list." Wow. That is something to think about.