Saturday, September 16, 2017

Prayer of the Day

I saw this prayer on Facebook and, somehow, it resonated with me - I liked it... I really liked it. Here it is -

Read this in silence:

Thank you, Lord, for everything you've done for me. Forgive me of all of my sins. Heal me from the hurt of my past. I love You and need You. Cover me with Your precious and holy blood, my family, my friends, my life projects. Give me Your dream, Lord. Bless and protect everyone that seek You, need You and believe in You.

Give me your dream, Lord....Give me your dream - BEAUTIFUL!

Friday, September 15, 2017

This is Funny!

Dept of Jewish/Buddhist humor:

Jewish Buddhism:

If there is no self, whose arthritis is this?

Be here now.
Be someplace else later.
Is that so complicated?

Drink tea and nourish life;
with the first sip, joy;
with the second sip, satisfaction;
with the third sip, peace;
with the fourth, a Danish.

Wherever you go, there you are.
Your luggage is another story.

Accept misfortune as a blessing.
Do not wish for perfect health or a life
without problems.
What would you talk about?

The journey of a thousand miles begins with
a single Oy.

There is no escaping karma.
In a previous life,
you never called,
you never wrote,
you never visited.
And whose fault was that?

Zen is not easy.
It takes effort to attain nothingness.
And then what do you have?

The Tao does not speak
The Tao does not blame.
The Tao does not take sides.
The Tao has no expectations.
The Tao demands nothing of others
The Tao is not Jewish.

Breathe in.
Breathe out.
Breathe in.
Breathe out
Forget this and attaining Enlightenment will
be the least of your problems.

Let your mind be as a floating cloud.
Let your stillness be as a wooded glen
And sit up straight.
You'll never meet the Buddha with such
rounded shoulders.

Deep inside you are ten thousand flowers.
Each flower blossoms ten thousand times.
Each blossom has ten thousand petals.
You might want to see a specialist

Be aware of your body.
Be aware of your perceptions.
Keep in mind that not every physical
sensation is a
symptom of a terminal illness.

The Torah says,
Love your neighbor as yourself.
The Buddha says,
There is no self.

So, maybe we're off the hook.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Coincidence... Again?!

I saw this TM Breaking News, Bredesen Announcement, on my email and forwarded it to my brothers, as some of us in the family do TM. I had barely left the page when my phone rang and it was my brother, Mike, on the other line.
He says, " I'm at Barnes and Noble's."
And I said, "Ya?"
"I'm holding the book!"
"What book?"
"'The End of Alzheimer's' by Bredesen."
A book?! I thought I was just reading a news article.
"Buy the book!" Of course, timing couldn't be more perfect! How serendipitous!

How do you explain that, Coincidence - NOPE! It's more than that, it's beyond that...

Love it!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

This is Funny!

We, insomniacs, usually find ourselves tossing and turning in bed to get some sleep at night.
This morning, I found myself tossing and turning trying to GET UP!

I just got up now... at 3 in the afternoon! Now is that funny... or is that strange?!


Saturday, July 8, 2017

Verse of the Day

20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. 

Matthew 18:20King James Version (KJV)

Monday, May 29, 2017

God Works in Mysterious Ways

... Sometimes, in seemingly unmysterious, most mundane setup.

I've been taking antibiotics since last week for some infection. Then yesterday, I called Walgreens for more questions. In the course of our conversation, the pharmacist recommended probiotics. So I bought some yogurt, had some, but then later, I started to worry about the sugar in it, being pre- diabetic. Should I take the yogurt? What about the sugar content? I was terribly concerned. I prayed and prayed... and prayed for answers.

Today, I was tuned in to Dr. Oz show on TV while going in and out of the living room as I was preparing to go out. Just when I went back to the room to turn the tv off, guess what Dr. Oz' topic was - YOGURT!

He had a guest who was an expert on yogurt and they said to always check the sugar content on the package before buying - It should not be more than 18g. Dr. Oz was holding a set of small containers of yogurt like the ones I bought last night. And what did he say, "Throw these away."
My jaw dropped!  It was unbelievable that their topic was on yogurt, to begin with, but when he said those words, it was like him talking to me directly. I sat down for the rest of the program - Flabbergasted!

God talked to me through Dr. Oz... Dr. Oz answered my questions... God answered my prayer.

How great is that!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Word of the Day


Lately, I've been seeing this word, HAPPY, everywhere - on billboards, TV, Facebook, blogs, etc. Funny because I've been thinking what music I will do next for my gig with MANNY MOKA's BAND in July or so, and my song, "Be Happy Be" has been coming to mind at the same time the word keeps appearing from everywhere. Which came first, the signs or the thought about my song - Coincidental, serendipitous? Doesn't matter, I like it. I'm loving it.

So "Be Happy Be", it is!😀

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Snack Time

Junk food - Pepsi and potato chips?! Yup, unhealthy, right? Especially for me, basically, a vegetarian. I eat fish and fowl outside the house but at home, we're vegetarians.

But today, somehow, my body wanted chips and soda. I saw this Spicy Sriracha potato chips at a health food store and, I thought, "This will go well with soda."

Plain and simple, I followed the urge - I bought them!

... and I loved it! It was great. It was fun.

Sometimes you just have to break the rules and not feel guilty about it.  If you're happy, that's what it's all about. As long as you're not hurting yourself or others, enjoy it. Moderation is the key.You're not gonna get fat with a few junk food! If you're eating "Unhealthy" once in a while and enjoying, that's healthier than if you're eating "Healthy" only to impress.

The secret to life - Be happy!