THE NEW YEAR BECKONS
I ACCEPT I ACCEPT
BRING IT ON
“I’m perfectly happy with my perfect self.”
Said the perfectly happy, perfect elf
“Except for only one thing.
I never learned how to sing.”
“Sing?” Trilled the fairy with voice so clear
“I’ll give you a voice we’ll all love to hear”
She waved her wand; it went “bling”
“Now let your new voice ring.”
Elf opened wide and tried his new sound
A lovely voice so mellow and round
Except for only one thing
To his old self he wanted to cling.
“I was perfectly happy with my perfect self”
Said the formerly happy, perfect elf
“Except for only one thing
I’m a bit of a dingaling.”
“Now that I’m perfect there’s nothing to change
There’s nothing at all left to rearrange
If only I had some wings”
Fairy waved her wand; it went “bling”.
If you’re looking for a happy ending, there is only Now. But let’s suppose that the elf is an ordinary self much like you and I. Elf discovered that his new voice was not new at all; he had been so enamored with his new persona that he failed to notice that his fairy friend now spoke with the husky voice which had once been his and that Fairy no longer had wings. The swap was irreversible. They now must learn to accept themselves and each other or spend the rest of their days being miserable.
Elf decided that Fairy must have loved him
A bushel and a peck
As the old song goes
And a hug around the neck
As the old song continues.
“Will you marry me” he trilled.
“Yes I will, yes I will”, she croaked.
So they were married by an elfin priest in the Magical Church of Fairyland and promised to spend their lives together, loving and sharing and maybe even raising some little felves. I never did learn how it all turned out. Are they happy together? Are they together? Are they…..? If I hear anything I’ll let you know.
Why do we describe God with human traits and attributes?
If God is limited to doing what humans do, only better, how is this helpful?
If we describe God in terms that do not apply to mankind, what would they be?
What are the missing attributes which would complete us?
Do you often wish you possessed the ability to Love at will? Or to stop? At will?
Are there moments in your life when you wish that you possessed total knowledge of past and future as well as current events?
Has there ever been a time in your life when you did not feel powerless when confronted with problems?
Are you troubled when you lose your car keys? Your glasses? The name of a friend or perhaps even a beloved family member?
When you ask for help what new trait or attribute that you feel you lack do you suppose will be present when a solution to a given problem becomes apparent
This is a story of twelve good men; Tough guys.
No stars in their eyes
They’ve discovered the Prize
Of eternal youth.
In each one is a boy of ten.
middle aged men
with a yen
to be free.
They are Children, they are
Invisible children, Accepting the Love and passing it Far. Amen.
Look for the fellow standing on his head. He’s the Alfred Hitchcock of this video production. You’ll see him upside down at the beginning of the show and again at the end.
He just sorta blends in. This is Morris. http://vimeo.com/53479807
(I was unable to embed this video but click on the link and you will be glad that you did; twelve grown men, getting it done, having fun while they do it, Enjoy.)
Love is the Power that heals.
Love is the Power that overcomes fear.
Love is the Power that forgives.
Love is the Power that is offered with no expectation of anything in return. Love is Completely Unconditional.
Love is present when we cry.
Love is the energy contained in the laugh of a child or the cry of the warrior holding the lifeless body of a fallen comrade.
We humans, like everything else in nature possess a motive for everything we do, even when that motive is an unconscious event. In other words being the self-centered critters that we are, Love as a deliberate act is unnatural. We cannot “do” Love. But we recognize the feeling it leaves in us, usually after that feeling ebbs.
Where does Love come from?
Love is within arm’s reach.
What is Love?
Q: Do you know how to have love in your life?
A: Help someone. Ignore the temptation to entertain an expectation of reward.
Do it again.
One more thing.
Accept Love when it is offered.
Learn to say “Thank you”.
Learn how to learn.
I’m no guru.
Someone gave me a hug.
Someone told me once, that even though I thought I had lost everything, I still had something that someone else needed.
That happened again today.
Thank you Big Lover. Thank You.
On display for all to see who were able,
”It is eye”
Said the gnatty, gnat, gnat on the nose of the fly
Who was perched on the nose of an irritable guy; “Take that”.
And the irritable man, he swatted away
At the fly on his nose,
And the gnat (there he goes),
As his world went awry, said “goodbye”.
And the irritable man with the tie in his hand
Completed the Windsor knot.
And tucking at this and that around the collar until satisfied that “handsome is as handsome does”
(He loved this tie a lot),
Except for the spot
Where the fly had landed.
So happy he was that the fly was now gone. (the fly never really knew what hit him on the return approach).
The gnat by the way, was just that, In The Way.
And the hand of the man went SWAT once again
And returned to his image in the glass in the lav
And perfected the knot in his Brooks Brothers tie and said “Dang,
I’m a handsome man.”
So….what do you think of your blue-eyed boy now Mr. Cummings.