Mocha Angels 365. Day 66.

“In all situations we need self-restraint, honest analysis of what is involved, a willingness to admit when the fault is ours, and an equal willingness to forgive when the fault is elsewhere.

We need not be discouraged when we fall into the error of our old ways, for these disciplines are not easy. We shall look for progress, not for perfection.” — Step 10, pg 91.

Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions by Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous

As a friend of mine once drilled into my head, when a situation is going south, check yourself first. Watch your language. Watch your tone. Practice self-restraint. If you are wrong, admit it promptly. If you are right, then forgive promptly. Anger and resentment are the fastest pathways to addiction.

Mocha Angels 365. Day 65.

A friend of mine said the above quote last Sunday. I’ve been thinking about it ever since. February was a most stressful month. In the end, everything worked out, through a mix of hard work, completing all that I had to do, being proactive, and intuition.

I can’t say I was trusting the entire month. It certainly would have been easier had I been.

Is trust the opposite of anxiety? Trust, to me, is the definition of faith. Faith is the evidence of things unseen. You still have to do your part while dealing with a difficult situation, all the while trusting things will work out for the best.

What do you think? Is the opposite of anxiety really trust? Is it faith or love or calm, or something else? All of the above?

Mocha Angels 365. Day 54.

Day Seven of work.

An affirmation for work:

“In the infinity of life where I am, all is perfect, whole, and complete. My unique creative talents and abilities flow through me and are expressed in deeply satisfying ways. There are people out there who are always looking for services. I am always in demand and can pick and choose what I want to do. I earn good money doing what satisfies me. My work is a joy and a pleasure. All is well in my world.”

– Louise Hay, You Can Heal Your Life

Thank you for reading this series about work. Please let me know if it helped change how you think about your job.

The Work Series:

Mocha Angels 365. Day 38.

  • Bring a smile to someone else’s face.
  • Greet a stranger.
  • Secretly help someone in need.
  • Write a positive comment on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram (I’m writing about this soon.)
  • Surprise your partner with a home cooked meal.
  • Call your mom. If she’s not here anymore, talk to her anyway.
  • Share the music you listened to as a kid with your kids.
  • Bring light to a place where there is none.

Mocha Angels 365. Day 10.

From The Art of Mindful Living by Thich Nhat Hanh. Audiobook links are below.

Breathing is the essence of Thich Nhat Hanh’s teachings. The technique in the photo is called “In/Out.” We stop thinking so much when we focus on our breath. We all think too much. Our body is present, but our mind is lost in the past or anxious about the future. The first fourteen minutes of The Art of Mindful Living, Part 1 is about this breath. It’s worth a listen.

Mocha Angels 365. Day 3.

Believe in yourself as you believe in God. Believe in God as you believe in yourself. With this belief, you cannot fail…in anything. You and God are co-creators of your life.

Show your faith by believing you are a powerful being who creates your life with thoughts, words, and actions. Consider each day a work of art, and you are the one painting the canvas.

Mantra:

I create a work of art today.

Mocha Angels 365. Day 359.

What is the point of being blessed with talent if you don’t share it with anyone? What if God had created Earth, yet had no one to occupy it? Why have furniture if no one sits on it? What is the point of having musical talent if you won’t play in front of an audience?

Share your talents with the world. You have no idea whose day you will brighten by sharing your gifts.

Mantra:

I share my gifts with the world today.

Mocha Angels 365. Day 356.

You all are glorious manifestations of God. Celebrate each other at this time of year. Be joyous and appreciative of the gift of life. Cast your “problems” aside. What good does it do to dwell on your “problems?” Worry does not solve them. Worry keeps you stuck.

Celebrate! You can breathe, see, hear, smell, and touch! You have plenty for which to be thankful. Your five senses allow you to experience God’s earthly creations. Breathe in the air that gives you life. See the sun rise and set. Hear children laughing. Smell food cooking on the stove. Hug another person and feel the love pulsating back and forth between you. Celebrate!

Mantra: I celebrate life today.