Enthusiasm

Daily Inspiration: Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait, the grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas. ~Henry Ford

Today’s Affirmation: I sparkle with enthusiasm today; everything is going my way.

Today’s Contemplation: Enthusiasm is that deep knowing that one is aligned with the Infinite; in which all that happens is a Divine conspiracy for the good of all.  It is the alignment with that Conspiracy which is the genuine assurance of one’s good in each moment.  My success is guaranteed; as is the success of Life Itself.

Today’s Quote: If you are not willing to risk the unusual you will have to settle for the ordinary. ~Jim Rohn

Today’s Affirmation: I live extraordinary; I live into my dreams with excitement and enthusiasm because I have great things to do.

Today’s Spiritual Contemplation: An inspired mind is unstoppable; find your inspiration today. Study inspired lives read inspired writings. Watch inspirational movies and listen to inspirational audios and be with the most inspired people you know always. Make your life a study until you too are on fire.

Enthusiasm

Today’s Quote: It doesn’t matter if you are a lion or gazelle: When the sun comes up, you better be running. ~Unknown

Today’s Affirmation:  I am in touch with; and empowered by, my Infinite Nature. I get up and make my adventure today.

Today’s Spiritual Contemplation:  The urge to celebrate exists in all life.  It is the desire to do.  Any life denying this urge is dying and all who embrace it are living.  Whether you embrace anothers Joie de vis or your own bring your day to life with enthusiasm.

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Today’s Quote: Enthusiasm is contagious. Be a carrier. ~Susan Rabin

Today’s Affirmation:  I love life and It Loves Me; all my heart goes into the play of Now.

Today’s Spiritual Contemplation: Nothing gives life like play.  See the children, see the grandchildren; it’s all about the discovery of now.  Every moment and everything can be looked at in a new way with new life.  Find your way to play today and Do It.

Youth

Today’s Quote: We can’t always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

Today’s Affirmation: I teach the values I live by today; Gratitude, Joy, Enthusiasm and Generosity.

Today’s Spiritual Contemplation: The only true teacher is the one who lives their truth with passion. We all teach by example and the only lesson we teach is the lesson of love. Anyone can teach scholastic knowledge in a very short time, only one who is passionate can truly transform the heart and mind of a child. All other teaching is insignificant and even counterproductive without passion at the helm.

Aug 19 12

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Today’s Quote: I can’t go back to yesterday – Because I was a different person then. ~Lewis Carroll

 

Today’s Affirmation: I awaken to great new possibilities and step out with enthusiasm and expectancy Now!

 

Today’s Spiritual Contemplation: Getting on to the possibilities of today is the best guarantee for a great tomorrow.  Yesterday is gone; its great ideas have already been seeded into the infinite soils of creation and their fruits are already being made manifest.  My question to me is: “How am I preparing myself to receive those gifts today?”

Jun 21 12

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Today’s Quote: Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. ~Mark Twain

 

Today’s Affirmation: I live my dreams today adding more joy to every relationship and more enthusiasm to every opportunity.

 

Today’s Spiritual Contemplation: When we count our blessings at the end of our lives two values will rise to the top; the dreams we acted on and, even more important than that, the richness of our relationships along the way.  I choose to acknowledge the heroes in the hearts that share my path today.

Aug 03 2005

In honour of my surrogate family the Pruesses I share this family ritual.
Often when guests come over for a meal it is expected of me being a minister to say a grace.  Very often my guests are surprised by the form my thanks regularly take.

Almost thirty years ago Nora joined our family through marriage with my father, Harry.  She continues to bring much richness into our family from her parents and heritage.  Their custom at meal times, which I have adopted, is to come together holding hands and in unison with enthusiasm, say: “Zhite Frolic” (sp?), German for “be happy”.  The reasoning has been that a simple sense of joy aids digestion. 

Gratitude is not something that can be mouthed as a simple habit; without feeling it has no meaning.  Saying “please and thank you” is of no value when lacking feeling.  On the other hand “can I?” with  desire and passion back of it can be and is a child’s psalms to the Divine.  I have often heard parents steal their children’s enthusiasm with the demand of, “Say please!” 

Do we really listen to people or do we spend more time listening to our own inner chatter and seeking the approval of people long dead in our lives?

Ritual is a wonderful thing in our lives and can bring us much joy, but only when it is steeped in the memory of joy.  If the joy is not present release the ritual and develop new ones that do embrace the feeling.  Those rituals like close family, both hereditary and spiritual, will help to move you through times of challenge.

I have many rituals that I attend to with some sense of regularity: meditating, reading of inspiration, journaling, random acts of kindness and daily acknowledgements are just a few.  My life is a joy because I choose to be the joy in my life and passionate rituals are very much a part of that choice.

May you discover the joy of  little rituals in your life today.   

In Love and Light,

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