Friday, October 12, 2012

Make Joyful Sounds!

Today is a day of song for some.
Sending sounds of love around the world.
May sound a little hokey, but what if it helps.
If it doesn’t help others, it might help the singer.

Have you noticed what singing does for you?  
Have you tried to sing when you are alone?
Have you tried talking to yourself in positive ways?
Have you noticed when saying affirmations works?

The words we speak make a difference to both speaker and listener.
Our tone of voice commands attention and feelings of fear or love.
Our willingness to speak what is in our hearts determines whether we are believed.
When we speak with clear intention, others understand and trust our meaning.

The words we speak and the sounds we make determine what we create.
When we want to bring more peace and harmony, we can comfort and reassure others.
When we want to bring conflict and chaos, the words we use can cause confusion and upset.
When we want to encourage gratitude and joy, we can give the light and love we seek.

We are each creating with our words and our tone.
We are creating with our thoughts and our intention.
We are creating with our expression and our behavior.
We create what we experience with every move and sound we make.

The attitude of gratitude inspires more of what we appreciate.
The feelings of appreciation increase what we seek to experience.
The words of gratitude and love inspire others to love themselves and love more.
The way we live sets the tone for how others relate to us.

When we forget to sing praises for ourselves, others and our abundant lives, the energy lessens.
When we neglect to give thanks obviously and openly for all we have, we lose touch.
When we stop relating to those around us with appreciation, they may feel unnoticed.
When we present what is missing and needs unmet to others, they may give even less.

Our world needs love and loving sounds.
Our world is crying for joy and happy sounds.
Our children need positive and encouraging sounds.
Our families need peace and harmonious sounds.

Are you willing to be the one to offer the words, the sounds, the appreciation everyone needs?
Are you willing to sing out for joy?
Are you willing to share your positive intention?
Are you willing to make the difference you want to see in your life?

You can, if you dare.
You are the difference.
Why Wait? 
Loving you and all,  
Betty Lue

Twelve Daily Steps To Optimistic Living
1. Focus on my successes rather than on my failures.
2. Notice that which I have accomplished rather than that which I’ve left undone.
3. See and acknowledge my beauty rather than focusing on my imperfections.
4. Notice and acknowledge all the times I’ve followed the optimum conditions, rather than judging myself for the times I have not.
5. Acknowledge all my wins each and every day.
6. Create and maintain an environment that nurtures me.
7.  See problems as opportunities to learn from rather than as obstacles to avoid.
8.  Tell the whole truth on a moment to moment basis in order to maintain impeccable and loving relationships.
9. Be conscious every moment to put positive thoughts into my mind rather than negative, knowing all thoughts are creative.
10.  Appreciate my feelings as a means of understanding myself, thus directing and creating my reality.
11. Continue to forgive myself and others as a means of creating a state of Grace.
12. Fill my life with joy and ecstasy by practicing daily the art and skill of verbally expressing my gratitude for all that I have.

Recommendations for All Relationships 
With mates, partners, friends, children, co-workers, etc.

Keep your agreements faithfully.
(Communicate changes honestly and immediately.)

Give more than you expect to receive. 
Do more than your “fair” share.

Receive everything with open appreciation.
Express your thanks sincerely and take nothing for granted.

Live your own life in integrity and on purpose.
Clarify, communicate and live your mission, your path, your principles and values.  

Be responsible for yourself, your work and live your life impeccably. 
Don’t expect others to pick up after you or take care of you.

Stop using, blame, criticism or guilt to control or manipulate.
Stop making demands, threats or using neediness to get your way.

Communicate effectively and respectfully.
Request a time and place and tone of voice that works for both parties.

Be your best self in all circumstances.
Focus always on teaching by example. (and apologize immediately when you forget or neglect.)

Use your time together wisely.
Focus on meaningful, positive and inspiring conversation and activities.

Spend time, money, energy and resources only on what you value and want to increase.
Waste nothing in your relationship.  No arguing, pettiness, emotional dumping or negativity.

There are many more agreements which I encourage you and your partner to write together.
I encourage all parties to take time to re-evaluate your agreements monthly or on a regular basis.

As circumstances change, there is a need to re-commit to what works for all participants.
Families need to meet to look at the specific needs of each individual to be at their best.
Couples need to ensure that the relationship is “serving all parties.
Business partners need to return to their original agreement and consider changing roles as needed.

Life requires that we be in relationship.
With respect for ourselves and each other there is open communication.
With responsibility for the quality of our relationships, there is a willingness to seek what works for all.
With cooperation there is encouragement to listen for ways to serve the needs of everyone.
When everyone WINS, the relationships are harmonious, peaceful and enjoyable.

Blessings to us all in our willingness to continue to explore and find better ways of relating,  
Betty Lue