Take TIME to be STILL! — “Somebody’s Angel” by Mandisa

“Somebody’s Angel” by Mandisa (no copyright infringement intended, obtained from utube)

During the Holiday Season have you ever felt expectations of the way you should be, what you should do, or what you should buy??

On Christmas Night, December 25th, at 9 pm have you thought to yourself…It seems I have gotten almost everything done…but, I never took the time to stop and really enjoy the season or the people who surrounded me?

This year, I encourage you to really take time to S–T–O–P and enjoy all that surrounds you.

Find new traditions that make you REALLY enjoy and appreciate life, friends and family.

Keep it SIMPLE!!

Take time to just B–E with people.

Instead of just quickly moving on your way… look someone in the eyes, take time to listen, to laugh, to cry!

Take time to get down on the floor and B–E with your children and animals if you have them. Notice how quickly your ready to get up and get something done. But, grant yourself permission to just B–E still!

Really, be in the moment! Even if it is for just one minute!

Create new traditions that are about people and love!

I can assure you that 10 minutes of our time is worth 100% more than any material gift!

Maybe just one tiny little gesture of kindness for others… a smile, opening of a door, a compliment, helping in any way may be the one thing that helps one change their perspective on life. This takes only 10 seconds; but, really makes a difference in this world if everyone is doing it!!

Enjoy the beauty of the Holiday Season!

Be very gentle with yourself… honor what YOU need during this fast paced Holiday Season. Maybe just take a nap or do anything that is relaxing for YOU!!

Just for Today… Just B–E!

Just for Today… Be S–T–I–L–L!

Just for Today… Get on the ground and play!! Look people in the eyes and enjoy the beauty of them!

Many blessings to all those involved in producing the amazing Christmas movie “Christmas Angel 2012”.

Many blessings to Mandisa and those who helped produce the song “Somebody’s Angel“.

Many blessings to the late Mahatma Gandhi.

Many blessings to ALL!

Many blessings to YOU!   

“A man is but the product of His thoughts.  What He thinks, He becomes.”–Mahatma Gandhi

With Much Love and Light! bmj.

Simplify Your Life. “Simple Man”- by Shine Down

Song-“Simple Man”- by Shine Down (No copyright infringement intended)

An AMAZING Song that has the potential to INSPIRE ALL!!!

Is there anything in your life that you could simplify? Continue reading

Beat the Holiday Rush! Christmas Inspiration!- “Silent Night” by Sarah McLachlan

Song- “Silent Night” by Sarah McLachlan (no copyright infringement intended)

Expedited shipping for your gifts! Tree Up! Decorations Perfect! Spectacular Lights! House Clean! Laundry done! Holiday Spirit! Joyful! We have it all!!…Ebenezer Scrooge?!

Mommy! Can we please…please…please put up the Continue reading

Walking Meditation- Anytime of the day! Easy!- By Brittany Johnson

Meditation by Brittany Johnson, ordinarymiracleoflife.com

The majestic storms of life seem to frequently come and go…

But, just for today may we continue to discover new ways to remain calm and peaceful throughout!

Join me for a very short guided walking/moving meditation.

Discover how easy it is to do this anytime and anyplace!

All you need is YOUR INTENTION!

After viewing this, continue to discover new ways, places, and times of practicing a walking/moving meditation.

I find when I get overwhelmed with something, that I gently start focusing on the movement of my feet as I walk. Cycles of movement over and over again… mindful of my breath and body.

Usually, I can quickly calm myself without any effort or extra time. As a matter of fact, I frequently do when I’m around a lot of people!

So, Just for today… enjoy the beauty of your movement.

May many blessings come to all!

With Love and Light, bmj.

Just for Today! “Imagine”- by John Lennon

Song- “Imagine”- by John Lennon (Copyright Infringement not Intended)

JUST FOR TODAY!!  Wouldn’t it be COOL?!!

Just for today… Imagine less possessions and more real quality time.

Just for today… Imagine no greed or hunger.

Just for today… Imagine living your life in peace.

Just for today… Imagine living your life just for today.

Just for today… Imagine all your dreams coming true.

Just for today… Imagine all of your loved ones dreams coming true.

Just for today… Imagine what is for your highest and best good.

Just for today… Imagine what is for the worlds highest and best good.

Just for today… Imagine realizing your own truth.

Just for today… Imagine living in a world that lives as one.

Many blessings to the Late John Lennon and all that worked together to create such beautiful music!
Many blessings to ALL!
Many blessing to YOU!
Many blessings to our future generations!

With Much Love, bmj

Pay it Forward: Mother Teresa… a drop in the ocean

“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” –Mother Teresa

Have you ever heard of the “RIPPLE EFFECT?”

Wikipedia defines it as, “a situation where, like the ever-expanding ripples across water when an object is dropped into it, an effect from an initial state can be followed outwards incrementally”.

This past weekend, within approximately 30 minutes, multiple really cool events transpired that  I felt clearly demonstrated the “Ripple Effect”…

Standing in the change line at an arcade, I overheard a conversation between siblings and their mother. The likely oldest, gently replied, “I know I will get less coins… but it is OK”. The topic of conversation slowly changed. The young boy, seemed so humble and kind.

As soon as I obtained my change, a sudden feeling came across me. I thought to myself, “Should I say anything? … or just go on my way?”

I quickly, turned toward the young boy and started a short conversation.

“You know, the Universe is an amazing place… it seems to me that most of the time everything truly balances out — kind of equalizes. You are such a kind young boy… I’m sure very good things will come to you!”

With love in my heart, I handed him $1. We both walked away.

We went about our business, having a blast, and spent all of our change.

I was absolutely dying of thirst and only had $1 left (water cost $2).

I asked my son if he could go find his daddy to get another dollar. Within a blink of time, a young lady hands me $1.  I was shocked, amazed and very thankful!!

Just at the same time, my daughter who was extremely tired, started to cry. She was crying because she was unable to earn enough points to buy what she wanted.

My heart broke in half… she rarely cries for something like this. She usually is an upbeat, appreciative child. She calmed down knowing that there was nothing else we could do to get more points… we didnt have anymore more cash!

We approached the booth to turn in her small amount of points and to redeem a toy.

To my surprise, the young boy walks over to my daughter and gives her HIS receipt with HIS points! Way more points than we could have obtained with that $1!!

As we walked out of the arcade, I notice that she had a green hair clip in her hair. I asked, “Where did you get that from?” Can you imagine?? The young boy gave it to her as well!

As I quickly reflected on the events… it seemed to me that by just giving $1 dollar away I had received way more back! ($1, a point ticket, and a hair piece for my daughter!!)

Based on my life experiences, I have never seen, but have understood the benefits of “Paying it Forward”. It was with this experience that I was able to see and understand the benefits!

How GREAT is it to “Pay it Forward”?!

How GREAT is it to begin a “RIPPLE EFFECT”!?

How GREAT is it to be part of the “RIPPLE EFFECT”!?

Even the smallest of gestures can make a difference in someone’s life!!!

So, as your life unfolds, be open to any experience to “Pay it Forward”! You may not see immediate gratification…but please know that you are making this world a better place!!!

Just for today… may you realize that you are not just a drop in the ocean…. you are important and make a difference!!

Just for today…enjoy and have fun with the journey of “Paying it Forward!” and being part of the “RIPPLE EFFECT”!

Many blessings to Mother Teresa!

Many blessings to the young boy, his sister, and his mother!

Many blessings to http://www.thequietman.org/images/mothertheresa.jpg

With Much Love, bmj