Sunday, November 25, 2012

How Do You Let People Know?

How do you let people know you care?
How do you tell people they matter to you?
How do you express your gratitude?
How do you show that you love?

Most people now email instead of write letters or cards.
Often they don’t write “Dear ……”
Most people now text instead of talking on the phone.
Often they don’t write or speak full sentences.

Most now do several distracting things while they talk with others.
Rarely do people sit down and have a time of sharing.
Most rely on holidays to get together with family.
Other family times are often for crisis times and special needs.

Are you too busy or disinterested?
Are you narcissistic or uncaring? 
Are you so self involved that you cannot find time?
Does it take crisis to show you care?

When you have not experienced the pleasure of simple quality time, just enjoy others’ company, you may not know how.
When you have experienced the pain of other’s craziness and addictive behavior, you may not want connection.
When life is so full of drama, gossip and overwhelm, there may be no time for sharing and caring.
When you are fearful of investing in others for fear of being hurt, you may detach from showing our feelings.

It is possible that the next generation will only learn to live for themselves.
It is possible that you find it unsafe and difficult to give to others.
It is possible you do not know how to get through to those who have closed the door to Love.
It is possible you believe you do not need to trust and Love one another and so avoid sharing deeply.

When you find a safe place to let loving feelings show, nurture those relationships.
When you find a trust with another, build it with honesty and genuine appreciation.
When you create an opportunity to demonstrate you care, enjoy it with more caring.
When you break through the barriers to Love, be trustworthy and never forsake that Trust.

Take time to care about yourself.
Use affirming words, special moment of connection (prayer or reflection), gentle touch, gifts of self appreciation, self ourselves with good deeds.
Refer to to see what is just right for you to care for you and for others. (assessment)
When you love, respect and trust yourself everyday in everyway, it is easy to reach out to others.

Take time to say “Thank you.”
Take time to say “How Are You?”
Take time to say “I love You” and “ I care.”
Take time to say  “How can I be of help?”
Take time to listen deeply, before speaking.

I hope you hear, feel and know how very much I care about YOU,  Yes You!
I know you in my heart, even if I don’t see you or  hear your voice.
I love you as you are and I care.
I thank you for loving and caring about yourself and others.
Every time you love anyone anywhere, I receive that Love and I feel blessed.

Thank You,
Betty Lue 
I am here for you and with you.

The Gift You Are

You are the gift.
In your healing, I am healed.
In your smiling, I find joy.
In your learning, I am filled with wisdom.
In your free expressions, I am empowered.
In your abundance, I too prosper.
In your spontaneity, I am set free.
In your joy, I know heaven.

And so it is that you give your Self to me
And I receive you with love and gratitude.
I am the gift I give to You
And I fully receive the gift I freely give.

As I know You, I know my Self.
As I give to you, I receive all good.
As I support you, I am supported by the Universe.
As I honor and respect you, I experience gratitude in all my being.
As I love you, I am loving all of God's creation.

I know you and believe in you.
I honor, respect and support you in being.
In you and me is all the Universe.
We are gifts to one another.

       - Betty Lue