No “Should’s” & No “Ought’s”

Dear God,

I am optimistic about this day.  On this day of rest, I am moving forward only with things I really like to do.  No “should’s,” and no “ought’s.”  Please bless me with Your happiness.  All calm and all peaceful.

Thank You for settling my heart into a good place.

Amen.

Home

Dear God,

The weather is cooling, and I can enjoy our sun/screen porch more often with less heat.  This porch is a source of great pleasure for me.  Designed by my husband as a gift to me.

Thank You for the blessing of a good home. I want to take nothing for granted, including the setting for my living.

Amen.

Happy & Grateful

Dear God,

I feel grateful for the life I am living.  I buoy my mood with a light box.  Feeling happy solves a lot of problems before they get started, reshaping my thoughts upward to You, lifting my spirits. An uplifted attitude seems to be what I need to feel overwhelming gratitude.

Thank You for the mellow and peaceful feeling I have today. Thank You for taking me by the hand and leading to a good life.

Amen

Happier Slant

Dear God,

It is easy to let something rest lightly on my mind, even if the something is disturbing.  It is not so easy to dismiss the thought entirely.

But I am making progress in retraining my mind to a happier slant.  Thank You for Your part in the motivation to do so and the wherewithal to actually do it.

Amen.

Sedona Method

Dear God,

I am practicing “releasing” this morning, as inspired by the Sedona Method.  When we release on a thought/feeling, we clear our minds/hearts and walk a green earth.  What a wonderful practice this is!  Surely You inspired it!

I hope to invite good thoughts and feelings today.  You would have me do no less.

Thank You for Your attention to the detail of my life.

Amen.

Happiness

Dear God,

How can I walk a happy way consistently?  It is sure that I can’t find it in this world, even though I have much that is very good, and so there must be a higher way to look.

There IS—with You!  Always I need to remember to put You first, and then everything else falls into place.Thank you for Your constant and abiding presence that engulfs me.

Amen.

July 4th

Dear God,

It is the Fourth of July, I am in a wonderful mood, and all seems well with the world.  Of course, this is my holiday mood—but you never want us to be morose.

May the people who are hurting today and don’t feel like celebrating have Your comfort in their minds and hearts, comfort that will soothe.

Be with all of us for the best day that we can muster.  Thank You for guiding me with Your frequent counsel.

Amen.

Love

Dear God,

If I can sense being loved, I am happy.  I do sense this love this morning.  I appreciate the feeling of love, and I ask You to visit me for a long time today—spreading Your love, like a cozy blanket, over me.

Feeling loved is the most significant experience of this life.  I know I need to give back, and I do feel very warm and loving just now to my nearest and dearest.

Love is also how You keep Your creation from self-destructing.  If we didn’t have the experience of love to move us onward and upward, we would fall in a pit of our own making.  But You have saved us.  Your love clears the day of all hardship, for any and all problems fall into insignificance when we are faced with the experience of being loved by You.

Keep me mellow today in an ever-expanding experience of what love really means to me.

Thank You.

Amen.

Happiness

Dear God,

Happy thoughts, held also in the heart, are the panacea for many ills. Happy thoughts can make life worth living.  I would welcome happiness today by focusing only on what is transformational both intellectually and emotionally.

Be with me in this intent to live as You would have me live.

Thank You.

Amen.

God Carries Us

Dear God,

You want me to be happy in Your world. Suffering is not really a part of Your plan, but something that comes over me when I take the wrong turn. I bring my low times upon myself.

Knowing this, I ask You to pick me up when I dash my foot on a stone. You carry me when times are tough. You never let me falter for long.

Be with me today to help me design a good day.

Thank You!

Amen.