Connecting The Dots In The New Year 2020

Turn your life around with the New Year 2020!

It’s a choice… you can wake up happy or wake up mad and sad.  When you decide you want to be happy each day with control of your thoughts you CAN DO THIS!

You can grow, become a humanitarian and you can make the world a better place!  

Connecting The Dots in the Cosmic Cow Pie™ of life can be intensified by asking 3 questions a day™ and recording your answers with your behavior modification!

Ask yourself daily and change your behavior to be able to answer the 3 questions a day™.  Make it fun.  Have your friends or kids do it with you and share the joy of helping others and growing together.

1. Who was I nice to today?

2. What did I learn today?

3.  How was I better today than yesterday?

 3 Questions A Day™  is something to ask yourself as a reminder to continually think about growing as a member of humanity.  

1.  Who were you nice to today? 

How are you letting your light shine and making someone feel special?  People remember how you made them feel not what you said.  
Can you open the door or give a seat to someone in need.   Can you help someone in the post office who may not have enough money to send a package.  Can you listen to the people around you and hear what they are saying and offer to help in some way?  Do you know someone having a hard time and can you call them up and take them lunch or some cookies or a fruit basket?  Could you empty the dishwasher for a family member… anything that is kind of considerate… try to do something nice each day.  When people see you doing it.. they will want to do it so the ultimate pay it forward by just being nice!  You can change the world with your humanitarian actions.
2.  What did I learn today? 
This will keep you in a mode of expectation to continue learning.  It is hard to participate on the Internet and not learn something every single day… so just look it as fun and part of your continually growth.  Look at learning as your “happy place” a place of peace and joy a it is constant with adapting to the changes that are continually taking place today… then share what you learned with others in a cliff note format and again you are paying it forward in a wonderful and easy way!
3.  How am I better today than yesterday.
This will be an internal question that only you can answer and does not need to be shared with anyone but yourself.  This is the accountability that makes you become a better person by simply keeping track of your own actions and individual growth.  At check out time you will know that you did the best you could and were always trying to do better.
If you are looking for real peace or balance in your life it all starts with giving and growing… When you are thinking about others and giving of yourself you have something to be grateful for every single day and this keeps you on track for receiving the good that you give!  You will be showing the world the way to be kind and make a difference. You will be connecting the dots in the Cosmic Cow Pie™ of life.
What is your purpose and reason for being… if that question is something that you can’t answer, just start by giving, the message will unfold and become clear to you as you give.
Become a humanitarian by sharing your photos!  Learn how! 
Make the New Year 2015 a giving year and expect that that giving will make you happy because you are making the world a better place by the things you are doing!
We manifest what we believe…. what do you believe?
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A National Day of Thanksgiving in the USA

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November 28 2013 is a National day of Thanksgiving in the USA! 

Our forefathers celebrated a year of abundance in 1621 at the Plymouth Plantation. 102 Pilgrims had arrived on the Mayflower at Plymouth Rock on December 11, 1620. The first year they lost 46 original settlers but with the help of 91 native Americans they survived the winter and expressed gratitude for the fall harvest with a three day festival. Traditionally, this has been known as the “First Thanksgiving.

Globally, America and Canada celebrate a day of National Thanksgiving.

This year Thanksgiving and the first day of Hanukkah fall on the same day which is a once in a lifetime experience.  According to LiveScience it won’t happen again for almost 70,000 years!  This Hybrid holiday has been lovingly dubbed “Thanksgivukkah.”

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This day of Thanksgiving has traditionally been is to express gratitude and appreciation for family, friends and God with all his blessings. 

Interesting fact…..Thanksgiving in the United States was observed on various different dates throughout history.  It was not until December 26, 1941 that President Franklin D. Roosevelt, after pushing two years earlier to move the date up to give the country an economic boost with a longer Christmas selling season, signed a bill into law, with congress, making Thanksgiving a national holiday and proclaiming it to be the fourth Thursday in November.

George Washington shared the first Presidential Thanksgiving proclamation in 1789.
“Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor – and Whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me “to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.”

Thanksgiving Presidential Proclamations help reinforce our need for peace and gratitude.

Some memorable Thanksgiving quotes make this day of gratitude an opportunity to start traditions in your experience.

Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds. ~Theodore Roosevelt 

“Dear Lord; we beg but one boon more: Peace in the hearts of all men living, peace in the whole world this Thanksgiving.” ~Joseph Auslander

“Thanksgiving is the holiday of peace, the celebration of work and the simple life… a true folk-festival that speaks the poetry of the turn of the seasons, the beauty of seedtime and harvest, the ripe product of the year – and the deep, deep connection of all these things with God.” ~Ray Stannard Baker (David Grayson)

“O Lord that lends me life, Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness.” ~William Shakespeare

Please join with us on this National day of Thanksgiving in the USA to unite world wide with Love, peace and respect for each unique country and culture living together in one world in harmony.

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The 4th of July and YOU!

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This 4th of July take some time to think about where we came from in America and where we are going.

Think about how the founding Fathers worked together to in the name of FREEDOM with a common vision.

Ponder the Pledge of Allegiance:

I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Ask yourself…..

  1. What responsibilities do I have as an American citizen?
  2. What can I do to help myself and others?
  3. What does the constitution mean to me and it’s amendments?
  4. How am I making a difference in America?

The Constitution begins:

We the People  of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Did you know that the 1st 10 Amendments are known as the Bill of Rights?

Did you know there are 27 amendments to the US Constitution?

Did you know that the 26th Amendment gave 18 year olds the right to vote in 1971?

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Learn more about the history of America and how you fit in with this video from The Discovery Chanel.

Be SAFE, have FUN and make a difference in America by doing something to help others.   The 4th of July is all about you!  

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Memorial Day 2013

 

Memorial Day is to honor the Veterans who have served in the United States Armed Service and have passed on.

The holiday is observed the last Monday in May and was formerly known as Decoration Day. The tradition started after the Civil war to commemorate the Union and Confederate soliders who had died.

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Memorial Day is to remember the men and women who died while serving in the American armed forces.

This should not be confused with Veterans Day, November 11th, which celebrates the service of all U. S. military veterans.

Memorial Day marks the start of summer and many people go camping, have picnics, go hiking, boating or bar-b-que with friends.  It has also become a time where many family members go to cemeteries  to place flowers or visit loved ones that have passed.  The tradition of placing a flag on the gravesite of a Veteran is an activity that takes place in many communities around the country.

Please feel free to use this stock photo from Photos by Carra to share your memorial day thoughts with others.  It will work for the 4th of July as well!

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Have this day become a tradition of acknowledging, honoring and loving those that made a difference in our lives.

Take some time to reflect in the memory of those who made a difference on Memorial Day 2013

 

 

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Good Friday Thoughts

Today is Good Friday…….. some reflection on the meaning of the Easter weekend, the crucifixion and the resurrection .
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World peace comes through learning, respect and kindness to allow all mankind to think and believe the way they want without judgement, criticism from anyone for their beliefs.
Living the Golden Rule…. treating others the way we would want to be treated is an ethical principle embraced by all faiths.
By understanding how different individuals think, we can learn tolerance and give each other the right to share without harm to ourselves by just listening and trying to learn how others think.   We might just find that good is at the bottom of all behavior, most people try and do their highest sense of right every single day.  It might not be what we would do but we have to appreciate that everyone is doing the best they can.  As we allow our beliefs to be shared we come together as one in Love and consideration for all no matter what the doctrine.
On a personal note we are getting ready for a celebration dinner on #Easter Sunday with friends. Going to an interfaith sunrise service on Sunday which we have never done, so am expecting an exhilarating experience with our community coming together to rejoice the risen savior.
Jesus was crucified for living his beliefs and loving God supremely.  He humanly died for what he believed in.  We embrace the fact that his resurrection is our resurrection…….the raising up of our thought to a spiritual level.   In a nut shell ….. Jesus came to show us the way… not to do it for us.  We have the responsibility to live our highest sense of right everyday and let our light shine through our actions. Jesus, the Christ idea, showed us by example with his living and healing all manner of sickness, sin and disease. He proved that life is eternal on Easter Sunday.  This was his purpose and reason for being.
Love is the answer to  everything… Jesus loved the people who crucified him unconditionally, ending with this thought…. “forgive them for they know not what they do.”  
Have a beautiful weekend!
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