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The Pool

   The pool…a great summer relaxer; a place to cool off, exercise, have weekend get togethers, BBQ’s, clam bakes, and if no one is looking, skinny dipping on a starlit night, but I digress. 

Yet, in order to enjoy the pool we have to prepare it for the summer festivities.  Removing the pool cover and inflated pillows from a green slime environment is not always the best or easiest of chores after a long winter.  It requires hard work and elbow grease to remove the slime, scrub it down with acid, and adding a new coat of paint to really clean and dress up the pool for the new fresh water that we will be filling it with for summer fun.  But all the hard work pays off in the end and soon we put the memory of cleaning behind us and enjoy the benefits of the pool.

Bet you are waiting for the analogy, well here it is.  The pool and cover represent our mind which lays dormant with old ideas, thoughts, beliefs and concepts closed up and covered in a green slime.  In order for a fresh new start one must begin the cleaning up with diligence and purpose for the fresh water, new fluidic thoughts, ideas, and concepts  to give us a new, invigorating, successful life.  Like the pool we remove the scum, drain out the stagnant thoughts, and create a new receptive consciousness to receive our greater good…this means skinny dipping.  What?  Skinny dipping! In other words, stripping off the old and diving into the new water for an invigorating experience and life.  Time to stand naked in the sun (figuratively) and let the rays of life give us new beginnings…time to bloom into who and what we really are…winter is gone, time to spring into summer with that new mental outfit.  You look marvelous, darling!

Life honors us as we honor ourselves.  

We are empowered and given the abilities/talents to be; successful, wealthy, healthy, wise, joyous, and happy.  How much is up to  us.

You were created to experience the highest and best life has to offer, don’t ever doubt or forget it!!

You and everyone else has a purpose.  You give meaning to life just by being and by being and expressing your creative persona you enhance your life experiences which allows you to share with others your good fortune. Life is both give and take, take and give; it is a circle.  Life, the creative intelligence of the universe, desires to give to us in abundance and in order to receive we must be willing to take, receive, through the power of our thoughts and beliefs.  Then, as we receive we give back to the world around us and complete the circle.  Also, another key is increasing our self-worth and self-acceptance…there is a huge difference between knowing our worth and accepting ourselves and ego tripping…a really big no no!

This summer, stay as  positive as possible about yourself, others, situations and events.  Remember to utilize your intuition and act, not react.  

I wish you a wonderful summer experience and a pool filled the invigorating waters of life.

Jay

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What A Wonderful Day

 What a wonderful day! 

Had to run errands and stopped for coffee.  The gentleman I met on the way into the coffee shop surprised me with a random act of kindness and brought my coffee.  I thanked him for his generosity.  What a nice gesture.  We never know how the good we do will be repaid to us.  

Giving and receiving are two sides of the same coin; a circle in need of completion.  Not only is important to give with grace, but to be able to receive our good graciously when presented to us.   

Many years ago there was book published concerning givers and takers.  The conclusion was, one must be both a gracious giver and receiver.  In this book the author stated, givers have an issue with receiving their good and takers have a problem with giving. Surprising, huh?

Moving along the road of success we give up old, tired, and worn out ideas, beliefs, and concepts that are no longer working for us to achieve our goals.  In replacing the old with the new more prosperous ones we receive our good in many forms: perhaps a luncheon or dinner business meeting to which we are being treated; it could be a recommendation for a job; a publisher or editor taking a chance on a book, an article or column idea; a literary or talent agent willing to represent us as they see our potential; meeting someone by chance who gives us a lead or better, etc.  There are a variety of ways that our good comes to us and it is up to us to receive graciously with an open heart and mind.

I have learned the hard way about not accepting my good when presented.  Like many I was taught, “Better to give than to receive.”  Well, it really is better to both give and receive to complete the circle and enjoy the benefits of both.

When the opportunity presents itself for a Random Act Of Kindness do participate, be you the giver or receiver.  

Have a wonderful day!  Jay

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