Thursday, October 13, 2016

Respond With Love

I forgive myself for reacting with judgment to a lack of love.
I choose to remind myself “I am here to Love, no matter what.”
I live in love as an expression of the Love I AM.
I respond with Love to all appearance of lack.

Respond with Love

If you have never been fed, how can you know how to feed yourself?
If you have never known Love, how can you know how to love yourself?
If you have not experienced respectful conversation, how can you know how to discuss respectfully?
If no one has apologized to you for wrong doings, how do you know to say “I am sorry.”?

If you have not been forgiven, how can you understand forgiveness?
If you have not seen the people around you manage money responsibly, how do you know how to do it?
If you have not been inspired and encouraged, how can you encourage yourself?
If you have never trusted, who do you choose to learn from?

If you have only known violence, threats and abusive behavior, how do you know kindness?
If you have experienced bullying at home, school and work, how can you believe in yourself?
If you with adults who seem unhappy and complaining, how do you know the value of gratitude?
If the world seems dark and scary without sanctuary, safety and comfort, how can you rely on anyone?

We live in an unusual time where there are few who lead by example.
Our children are growing up often without healthy role models.
We live in a time when our leaders seem to be more negative than inspired and positive.
Our predominant  teachers and leaders seem to have forgotten their influence on future generations.

What WE CAN DO is to step up to be a positive influence on our young people.
We can feed out youth well at home and at school.
We can prepare healthy meals and offer healthy conversation with our children.
We can stop negative, threatening talk and engage in respectful kind conversation.
We can choose to be happy, healthy and wise.
We can give your youth and our communities hope and faith and helpfulness for others.
We can always give our best selves to work for excellence to everything we do.
We can create better relationships with all we encounter.
We can forgive our own laziness, ignorance and intolerance.
We can show others how to be kind, respectful and authentic with others.
We can stop all gossip, bigotry, abusive language and unhealthy habits.
We can live up to the highest standards of morality, ethics and principle-centered living.
We can contribute to people and places who offer the best we have to others.
We can volunteer in ways that inspire others to feel loved, valued and safe.
We can increase our own faith, inspiration and courage by associating with others who are faith-filled.
We can keep our own counsel and live in integrity with what we believe is good for all.
We can focus on the goodness, beauty and loving actions within and around us.

Remember everything that is unlike love is calling for a loving response.
When we react with fear to what is fearful, destructive and wrong, we increase the fear.
When we respond with forgiveness and love to what is unkind and hurtful, we can heal the fear.
We are here learning to respond to everything is ways that bring healing and good for all.

Loving you in remembering Love is the only true and lasting Power,
Betty Lue

There is no difficulty that enough love will not conquer;
No disease that enough love will not heal;
No door that enough love will not open;
No gulf that enough love will not bridge;
No wall that enough love will not throw down;
No sin that enough love will not redeem.

 It makes no difference
  how deeply seated may be the trouble,
How hopeless the outlook,
How muddled the tangle,
How great the mistake.
A sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all.

 If only you could love enough, you would be the happiest
and most powerful being in the world.

Emmet Fox