It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Monday, December 07, 2015

Chapter 12, Page 7, Book 15

Have you any old grudges you would like to pay,
Any wrongs laid up from a bygone day?
Gather them now and lay them away
When Christmas comes.
Hard thoughts are heavy to carry, my friend,
And life is short from beginning to end;
Be kind to yourself, leave nothing to mend
When Christmas comes.

William Lytle 

December 7th - surrender

Time doesn’t heal emotional pain, you need to learn how to let go.
Roy Bennett

There are times when our minds become too full. Our to do lists, worries, plans, and dreams may be so crowded together in our heads that we don’t have room to think. We may believe that we are somehow taking care of our desires and concerns by keeping them at the forefront of our minds. In maintaining our mental hold on every detail, however, we may actually delay the realization of our dreams and the resolution of our worries because we won’t let them go. At times such as these, we may want to use a surrender box.

We write down what we want or need to happen and then place the note into a box.   Not only do you free up space in your mind by letting go of our worries and desires and dropping them into your surrender box, but you are giving your burden over to a higher power. 

When we surrender, we let go of the need to be in control. It’s a good feeling to remember that I do not have to know and do everything. I do not have to be in charge; I can relax and just be. It’s amazing how quickly problems go away and dreams come true when we finally let go and allow a higher power to help us.

If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

During the season of Advent we try to surrender immediate gratification and embrace waiting. Be satisfied with where you are today and where God is taking you on this grand adventure.

Something amazing happens when we surrender and just love. We melt into another world, a realm of power already within us. The world changes when we change. the world softens when we soften. The world loves us when we choose to love the world.

Marianne Williamson


betty said...

I liked that poem from William Lytle; that is so true in his wisdom of life being so short, as we all know that fact. It is better indeed to surrender than to carry a grudge or ill feelings or bitterness or even anxiety and worry because indeed we really aren't in control of a lot of things that happen in our lives; we just need to keep trusting God knows what is best for us.


jack69 said...

The line: Life is short from beginning to the end, is SOOOO true.
Yep I have held grudges, yes they were heavy. Thank goodness NO MORE! Life is truly too short for that. Good entry.