Shhh be quiet
Be still and listen closely
Do you hear it?
Some curse the rain but that is only because they have never taken the time to listen to it’s voice. But if you listen closely you’ll hear it as it talks to us. Each shower unique. Hear it yell as its thunderclaps explode above you. Hear it whisper as it’s drops touch down around you.
Feel it as it softly touches your skin. Take it all in because rain is nature’s way of talking us, cleansing our very souls as it cleanses the earth. Lighting the sky to guide us through the darkness, washing away the past and showering the seed to a new beginning.
Shhh be quiet it’s raining and there is nothing more beautiful than that.
To lead by fear is not leadership. Fear is an illusion used by those who lack the basic traits required to truly be a leader and that illusion can only be maintained for so long. Because like a small child most people will wake up one day and realize, for one reason or another, that the boogeymen used by the so-called leader to scare them does not really exist and once that illusion is gone so too is the illusion of power that the supposed leader wields.
The real leader has it within them the ability to inspire rather than scare. The capacity to encourage rather than discourage. The vision to show others that change can be a good thing and should not be feared. That we should not look to impeded that which is different but instead seek it out so that we may tear down the walls that divide us and confidently moving forward rather than cowering behind a wall of fear.
The true leader leaves a legacy, one of integrity, intelligence and truth.
We are not perfect but it is who we are, Imperfections and all. But our imperfections alone do not define us because each new sunrise brings a chance to break free of society’s judgmental eye and step out of the box it believes we belong in. To embrace who and what we are because it is precisely who and what we are that makes each and everyone of us special and once we accept that we will be able to see that nothing is impossible when we put our faith in the Lord and dare to dream.
Good Morning all we wake to another day thanks to the Lord our God and that day is Thursday. Thursday! Yeah I know Thursday just that day you’ve got to grind through to get to Friday. But let’s make this Thursday one to remember. Go out be bold today. Do something you’ve been wanting to do but were to afraid too, as long as it’s legal 😄. Treat yourself to a gift, as long as it doesn’t break the bank.Take that special someone to lunch or dinner. Buy that special someone roses for no reason other than to say I you love, yes that means you too ladies. Do whatever it takes because Thursday isn’t just that day you have to grind through to get to Friday Thursday can be whatever you want it to be. So make it great!
So this morning I’m in the shower this morning and I look to my left out the frosted window. Now you can’t see anything unless it’s right up against the window and even then it’s hard to make out. But this morning there it was clear as day what I could only assume was a twig has lodged it self between the bottom and top pane.
Well this twig was shaped like a cross.
Just a twig that happened to look like a cross?
You could believe that but I choose to believe that a twig in the shape of a cross whose image in a frosted window came through as clear as day was the Lord saying Carl as you start the week know that I got you everything going to be OK.
Have you ever walked by a mirror looked into it saw your reflection and thought about just how lucky you are at that moment to be able to do just that.
I have because after a long journey. I realize the Lord is in my heart and in my mind. I realize that nothing I have accomplished or nothing I will accomplish is done without Him and I realize nothing is impossible with him.
So take a minute today to recognize Him, to praise Him and to thank Him. Do this because you opened your eyes this morning to enjoy yet another day on this beautiful blue ball He has given us. Do this because you know that in good times and bad as the song goes. He’s all over us and He’s keeping us alive!
Take a minute to take stock of your life. Identify who and what is a positive influence. Be that by their guidance, friendship or love. Embrace them and move forward with them. Then negative influences? Discard them and move on. Everyone and everything can not come along with you on your path. Reaching for the stars is hard enough by itself don’t let yourself be weighed down by those that bring only negativity to the table.