Friday, December 11, 2009

Friday, December 11, 2009 - Today's Words of Inspiration and Great Giveaways!

Is Your 'Ho-Ho-Ho' M.I.A.?

Is Your 'Ho-Ho-Ho' Missing in Action? Is it you, a co-worker, friend, family member or neighbor that just doesn't seem to have that *holiday spirit* this year? Are the holiday decorations around you stressing you out? Does someone around you seemed stressed, are they *snapping* at you?

Not all of us have an overflowing cup of holiday cheer this time of year. Some of us are facing reminders of terrible loss, of loved ones we miss or relationships that have crumbled, jobs we lost (at just the wrong time of year). There are many reasons you may feel like the Grinch stole your holiday cheer.

And while no one, including myself, is going to tell you what to feel or not to feel this time of the year; I can and will remind you, that what you think, is really what you create. If  the holidays are just a period of 'annual doldrums' for you, unfortunately they always will be if you don't actively try to change that.

Is there a way for you turn that pain, anger, loss or lack of enthusiasm into a dynamic force of positive change?

There are so many places, people and things that are available to you this time of the year, don't throw these opportunities to make new connections that will enrich your life away. Don't use the weather whether it's cold and blistery where you are or it's oppresively humid, those are just obstacles my friends, NOT roadblocks.

I know we are all of different beliefs, but REACH out, whether you are the one alone during this time of year, or a neighbor or family member or friend or co-worker who seems more down at this time of the year than ever. It doesn't have to be a religious worship center if you are atheist, make your holiday a happy one by attending a tree lighting ceremony, going ice skating, donating time to a shelter. Wish a stranger a happy holiday today that you pass on the street. Just like a really awful moment that occurs during the day stays with you, so does a pleasant one. When your soul expands, be it in service to others, a random act of kindness or even shopping for a home bound neighbor, you are doing way more for your self than that person than you even realize at the time.

Ascending Butterfly has a NING group, and anyone who finds themselves 'home for the holidays' and not very *happy* about it are more than welcome to join in, participate in forums, and live chat. You are NOT alone! You are amongst a community of inspiration seekers, who are learning every day that inspiration comes in all forms!

Don't let Mr. Grinch steal your holiday cheer, everyday we remind you here that attitude really does determine altitude. Don't just nod your head in agreement today, actively seek ways to enrich your holidays, to make them more joyful for yourself. The happier you are, the more happiness you project and the more happiness that will come back to you. Sometimes in very unexpected ways, holidays are not considered 'magical' times of the year for nothing!

Hanukkah begins at Sundown today, and I wish my Jewish readers and friends, a healthy, happy, safe and joy filled Hanukkah! Shalom! שלום

Use 'Today's Words of Inspiration' as a breathing meditation to still your mind, quiet your thoughts and bring in positive energy. As you inhale bring in only positive energy by saying in your mind, I breathe in positive energy (or you can say creative energy if that is what you wish to create more of) and as you exhale, Affirm out loud today 'I will NOT let the Grinch steal my holiday joy. I will actively seek to enrich my holiday season and open myself to projecting and receiving joy, hope and opportunity.'

Spend some time each day enjoying focused breathing AND soul guided meditative visualization, in doing so, you can bring about amazing, profound and powerful changes in your life.

Visualize yourself manifesting something unique, guided by universal forces that emerge spontaneously from within your soul. Do this at least twice today and see how by taking a moment away from the hectic pace and breathing in positive energy and affirming what you wish to create, your thinking will become different.

Remember, attitude really does determine altitude.

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Make this your best day ever, Bless and Be Blessed!

Don't forget to enter the great giveaways on the upper right hand side of the page! We will be offering multiple giveaways all throughout the season! It's just our way of saying Thank You! for choosing to spend part of your day with us. We are really happy you landed HERE!

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NOTE: Readers have asked us to make entering the contests and giveaways, faster and easier. Your wish is our command! We have moved our 'Today's Butterfly - Featured Site(s) of the day, which is where we host our giveaways, to the upper right hand side of the page. It will be located here from now on to make entering the giveaways faster and easier. Keep the suggestions coming, remember we also have a NING group with real time chat, you can give us your comments and suggestions in REAL time, how cool is that?

NOTE 2: Twitter followers: please remember you must also follow Ascending Butterfly using Google friends connect on the upper right hand side of the page for your entries to be processed. And remember if your profile does not have an email and you don't leave your email in your entry, we will have no way of informing you if you win, and we will have to select another winner. Make sure your entry or your profile have your email address!

Just a helpful Reminder: How to Follow Using Google Friends Connect:

Please look to the upper right hand side, where the follower pictures are. (Note the number of followers before you start this process)

1) press the follow button - the google pop up wizard will open, this is not an ad and your pop up blocker will not block it

2) tick the option that reads 'follow this blog publicly' once that button is selected, hit follow again - it should now read 'you are now following'

3) if the follower count went up you know you did it succesfully, if your profile has a picture, that picture will be the first one on the left side. If your profile doesn't have one, it should still be searchable on the members list. (Remember, following a blog, does NOT subscribe you to receive emails, you have to subscribe separately to do that, you will not receive emails for following)

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1 comment:

  1. Your such a busy lady. I dont know how you keep up....give me your secrets...hahaha:)