Thursday, November 29, 2012

Does Anyone Really Know?

We are currently in Portland with step daughter Lacey and her husband and two grandkids, Maegan , a first grader and Guy who is now 7 months. We are helping with unpacking, organizing and decorating their new home.  An easy favorite project for us. Tomorrow we have lunch with my ordaining Minister and dear friend Mark Spencer and his wife Kathleen. 
I am always sending Love and extending Peace to you all.  Betty Lue

No one really knows how much we do?
No one really cares how much we do?
No one really appreciates how much we do?
Because most people are focused on what they do.

For those who do more than their fair share:
Don’t expect others to really care unless they understand.
Don’t expect others to step in and help unless they are already helping.
Don’t expect others to fully appreciate what you do, because they don’t appreciate what needs to be done.

I may be writing to you who does “everything” in your household or at work.
I may be writing to the one who takes primary  responsibility and stays late to work.
I may be writing to the one who fixes, organizes, cleans up messes and makes everything work.
I may be writing to those of you who let the other guy do the work and take credit or complain.

We need to remember is that people learn best through natural consequences and experiences.
Poeple tend to reject, resent and even rebel against those who nag, complain, criticize and blame.
When we do what we do, we need to be doing it because we have chosen what is right and true for us.
The ones who do, decide and dare to do what needs to be done must realize it is our choice.

When we take full responsibility without guilt or blame, we can easily correct our errors.
When we take full responsibility without seeking approval or asking for opinions, we are free to choose.
When we  enjoy the job we have done, we know it is what we want and how we want it done.
When we appreciate what we have accomplished and given, we receive our own honest evaluation.

When the most conscious person sees what need to be done, it is ours to do.
We can do it ourselves.
We can delegate to a happy and willing person.
We can hire it done by someone we trust.

When we are happy to do the task that is before us, it goes quickly and is easily completed with joy.
When we are willing to volunteer for what needs to be done, we feel blessed to help and to serve.
When we contribute time, money and energy with enthusiasm to what is being called for, we feel blessed.
When we recognize all that we give is really a gift for ourselves, we feel grateful for the opportunity.

Each one of us is called to vision and create, do and accomplish, enjoy and support, relax and renew.
When we balance our energy, we be, do, have and rest.
Life is abundant with caring and sharing, doing and having, being and seeing all Good and only Good.
We are blessed with everything we do and appreciate what we have done.

Let us love one and all for playing their unique part perfectly with no complaints and full appreciation.
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.