Wisdom Wednesday: Gifts…..

Each day comes bearing its own gifts.

Untie the ribbons. ~Ruth Ann Schabacker

To me, each minute is a ribbon: a uniquely colored, customized, beautifully presented ribbon.

I choose to say *thank you* for this ribbon. 

I choose to delight in the wonder that a ribbon even exists and is given to me multiple times in a day. 

Even if I’ve avoided, ignored, misused, misplaced my ribbon, another uniquely colored, customized, beautifully presented ribbon is give to me. 

Even if I say no thank you I do not want this ribbon, or I think the ribbon is too grand for me, or I think it is perfect for you so I give it to you…even if I am ill tempered or grumpy, broken hearted, disillusioned, or not at my best….*even if* (insert your even if here)…..another uniquely colored, customized, beautifully presented ribbon is given to me.

I don’t do anything to receive the ribbon, it is mine to have, and to do exactly what I wish to do with it. 

I don’t have to *be* anything to receive the ribbon, it is mine to have, and to do exactly what I wish to do with it. 

There are times my heart wishes I had a certain ribbon, and it is given to me.  There are times my heart wishes I had a certain ribbon and it is given to you instead.  There are times my heart wishes I had a certain ribbon and I never receive that one at all.  At all times, I allow my heart to remain open to wish.

A ribbon may be enjoyed by me individually, or enjoyed with one other person, or a group.

One ribbon may be most unexpected, another ribbon may be expected exactly as it is.   

A ribbon may appear to be frayed, or discolored, or ripped; I have learned the ribbon is perfect– it’s my perspective that needs adjusting. I work on learning, healing, and growing so I may see each ribbon  as perfect as it is made to be.

Sometimes I know exactly what to do with my ribbon, sometimes I have no idea what to do with my ribbon, but I accept each gratefully and I observe Divine placement of ribbons in my life. 

I can look back at my life and see how each ribbon ties into the next to weave the rich tapestry that is my life.

When I have a celebration and loved ones give me a present, I don’t scowl, I don’t criticize it, I don’t throw it on the ground and stomp on it.  I smile because I know I am loved,  I graciously accept the present,  I show it to other people, I say thank you, I write a thank you note about how I will use it in my life. 

If I can do that with a material present, how then shall I receive my ribbons? With each ribbon, I shall allow the smile on my face to light my heart, to radiate through my eyes and share that Light with you, because I am loved, *we* are loved and each ribbon reassures me of that.  I shall celebrate each ribbon, note how it is perfect for me, and use it in my life.   I shall truly be glad for *this* ribbon, and allow gratitude to overflow to enrich my world.  I shall breathlessly anticipate the next ribbon, knowing it may be more beautiful than I can ever imagine, and let that beauty color my world, and share that color with you.  I shall wrap myself in all of my ribbons and dance joyfully because each ribbon means I am Alive, and I choose to be Alive, most fully.

Kris Allen “Live Like We’re Dying”

 

 

Much peace,

Joy 

 

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  1. #1 by Sulwyn on May 5, 2010 - 2:26 pm

    Oooh… so much to ponder and think about here. Thank you for sharing this today!

  2. #2 by Wilma Ham on May 5, 2010 - 10:07 pm

    Oh Joy, it always amazes me how much it delights to me when I get reminded of the power of how I view things. It also delights me that I can change my view points to make me and my life shine. Isn’t that a wonderful power to have?
    I will hold on to this, I take of the ribbon and smile while accepting your gift;”With each ribbon, I shall allow the smile on my face to light my heart, to radiate through my eyes and share that Light with you, because I am loved, *we* are loved and each ribbon reassures me of that. I shall celebrate each ribbon, note how it is perfect for me, and use it in my life.”
    Much love, Wilma

    • #3 by unfoldingyourpathtojoy on May 8, 2010 - 3:48 am

      Sulwyn,
      Thank you for stopping in..let’s keep ponderign together:)

      Wilma,
      There is absolute power in perspective–we have the ability to change one moment with our perspective. I’m glad you took the ribbon…many times you hand it to me, and I appreciate that most fully!

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