Thursday, January 09, 2014

Appreciate All That Appreciates You!

I am grateful for the life I have.
I appreciate all I give and do for others.
I love myself for being wholly open and willing to Love.
I am thankful for the abundant love and support I receive from my world.

When we appreciate, we grow,
When we appreciate, we increase.
When we appreciate, we strengthen.
When we appreciate, we encourage.

Praise works wonders in kids and adults.
Gratitude heals the past and builds the future.
Thanks connects those who feel separate and alone.
Full appreciation opens us to know perfect Love.

It is rare that people allow themselves to really Love.
When we fear being hurt or disappointed we withhold Love.
When we seek approval or appreciation, it is not just for ourselves.
It is through full appreciation that we know safety and Union.

Sometimes it seems humanity is full of complaints and criticism.
What a waste of time, energy and resources.
Sometimes it seems families think withholding love will motivate change.
What an unhealthy way to make things better.

Whatever habits you have, can be changed.
Whatever words you say or things you do, can be undone.
Whatever negative means of using your energy, can be forgiven.
Whatever you do or have done that does not work, can be reversed.

Appreciation works to inspire, grow, heal and encourage.
Depreciation works only to depress, shrink, wound and discourage.
When we fully understand kindness is needed to encourage growth, we will stop hurting.
When we realize clearly what works to achieve what we want, we will start appreciating.

Begin within you.
Appreciate yourself everyday.
Be kind with the words you say.
Be generous in giving Love to you.

From your own fullness you will enjoy giving to others.
From your self appreciation, you will express genuine gratitude to others.
From your thankfulness for the life you have, you will teach others to be grateful too.
From your willingness to stop withholding love, you will recognize the unlimited Love in You.

And so it is, we create everyday anew.
When you love, you let go of the negative and grow the positive.
When you heal, you undo the false beliefs and ineffective practices.
When you grow, you strengthen and inspire with your full appreciation.

Love loves You.
Love appreciates Loving.
Love heals and reveals the boundlessness of Love.
Love grows our joy and peace and power and Goodness.

I am Love and fully appreciating you.
Betty Lue

You Are A Flower in the Garden of Life

If you would grow to be your best self
Be patient, not demanding
Accepting, not condemning
Nurturing, not withholding
Self-marveling, not belittling
Gently guiding, not pushing & punishing

For you are more sensitive than you know
Mankind is tough as war
Yet delicate as flowers
We can endure agonies
But we open fully only to warmth & light
And our need to grow is fragile as a fragrance
Dispersed by storms of will
To return only when those storms are still

So accept, respect,
Attend your sensitivity

A flower
Cannot be opened
With a hammer