Angels come in all shapes and sizes. They are not all celestial beings. Pay close attention to see if there are any earthbound Angels in your life. When you notice those special people, say “thank you!”
So my workplace has closed indefinitely. The governor has ordered all restaurants, bars, movie theaters, and gyms to closed until further notice. This is the right call. I’m taking the day to process my new reality.
Bottom line, I am grateful for what I do have. My kids and myself are safe. We have food and shelter. We are healthy. So I’ll let my Mocha Angels do the talking:
When you get caught up in worry, stress, anxiety, or other negative emotions, you are not focusing on God (or on the good in your life). Think of God (your good) instead of your problems. Choose to be loving, kind, grateful, and compassionate. Focusing on God-like qualities is what clears the path to a bright future.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Please let me know how the coronavirus is affecting you.
You might have heard about Italy and other countries like France and Spain being on a total lock down. When I saw footage of Italians playing music and singing to each other while virtually trapped in their houses, I wanted to share it with you all. Our complicated and beautiful species always finds a way to create beauty in a bad situation.
I am paraphrasing President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s quote from his first inaugural address on March 4, 1933. In reference to the economic depression that he inherited, President Roosevelt stated, “…let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself…” That statement is applicable now.
For now, my workplace is staying open. It’s a place that hundreds of people visit daily. I’m not happy about that. However, I am not afraid for my own health. Fear is not going to help me nor my children. If we have to self-quarantine, we will deal with it.
My late grandmother Annie Lee Lighting used to say to me, “Baby, we is living in the end times. You say your prayers every night. You hear me?”
“Yes, Grandma. I hear you,” I would say.
It’s not the end times, but it damn sure feels like it.
Breathe. Turn off the news. Read a book. Play board games. Write what you are grateful for in a gratitude journal. Don’t read social media conspiracy theories. Go out in nature. Spend time with people you love.
It’s time to connect with loved ones. If there’s anything good about all this craziness is that we see how much we all need each other.
Let me know how the coronavirus has changed life in your city or at your job. (((hugs)))
Every condition in life can be transmuted into glory and made divinely beautiful, no matter what that condition is. If we accept it, bless it, thank God for it or be ‘thankful in all things’, we can transmute even bitter and heart-breaking experiences and conditions of life into spiritual loveliness by this most perfect and exacting law, which is the Law of Alchemy.
1 scallion, chopped. (Use the white and green parts)
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lime juice
dash of sweet paprika or regular paprika
salt and pepper to taste
In a bowl, toss all ingredients together. Serve right away.
The original recipe calls for lettuce and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. I like it better this way. Feel free to add cooked black beans or pinto beans, cucumbers, jalapeno pepper, red bell pepper, or anything else you like. It’s an easy-to-make recipe. Let me know what you think.
Everything that happens in your life is in Divine Order. What exactly does that mean? You may feel like you are bumbling around life, groping your way in the dark while wearing sunglasses, but you are not. When bad things happen, you have been given a golden opportunity to create something new.
For some of you reading this message, you have already created beauty out of chaos. That is what Divine Order means.