Welcome Back to This Week’s Edition of Soul Food Friday!
Let’s inspire (breathe life into), encourage (put courage into) & enthuse (fill with the divine) one another every day!
“You rise by lifting others.” –Robert Green Ingersoll
We Can ALL Use Some Help Over the Finish Line from Time to Time:
Now these are real champions of the human spirit and I wept with the profundity of their ability to keep their eye on the prize!
“When you are feeling blessed you can’t be stressed”
Can We help?
Save the Date- Your Personal Invitation to “Looking For LOVE in All the Right Places-Keeping the Good Changes This Pandemic Has Spread In Our Lives”- Zoom Webinar: Thurs July 30th 2020 @ Noon Looking For Love in All the Right Places
How to discern and keep the good changes that this pandemic has spread in our lives, so we can regain our joy, re-energize our spirit, and grow the love.
Most of us, even the most stress-hardened are emotionally and spiritually fatigued from months of adjusting to life in a Covid world.
In lieu of a summer vacation to distant places, or even a spa day or retreat, can we give ourselves a mini-stay-cation, with a little help from our friends, to reframe our current circumstance and recharge our spirit (yes even on another zoom call!)?
Of course we can!
Find the gift in this moment.
Join Moshe and Neville as they create the space for us to get real, get clear, and get on, with how we would like to show up in the Covid world.
Together we will explore the current conditions we find ourselves in and our habituated responses to them.
In a brave, safe and even sacred space we will gently challenge our beliefs, reactions and responses so we can grow together.
And yes, LOVE has everything to do with it!
- Shift from Life is happening TO ME to Life is happening THROUGH ME.
- Reclaim your Passion, Purpose, and Priorities as you release from the grip of this Pandemic.
- Practice Straight “A” Gift Giving to someone in your life: Acknowledgment / Attention / Appreciation and rise up by lifting others
Registration details next week… “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile.
But sometimes your smile is the source of your joy.”
– Thich Nhat Hanh
OXYGEN FOR YOUR SOUL:
Truett Cathy asked, “How do you know if a man or woman needs encouragement?”
He answered, “If they are breathing.”
With so many suffocating in pessimism today we need encouragement, optimism and faith to provide us with oxygen for our souls.
The word encourage means “To put courage into.”
We all need to encourage and put courage into ourselves and others.
Attack This Day with Enthusiasm – The word enthusiasm comes from the root word “entheos” which means filled with the divine. Let’s tap into a greater power and strength to keep going. Faith in God doesn’t make life easier. It makes you stronger.
Feed the Positive and Weed the Negative – Your mind is like a garden. You need to weed the negative and feed the positive each day to create a fertile environment that produces amazing fruit. The more you feed yourself with the positive the more you can feed others. If you don’t have it, you can’t share it. Weed, Feed, Share!
Be Thankful – You can’t be stressed and thankful at the same time. When you are feeling blessed you can’t be stressed. Think about what you are thankful for right now. Write it down. Think about it throughout the day.
Talk to Yourself instead of Listen to Yourself – Don’t listen to the fear and negative thoughts that fill your mind with Doubt and Discouragement (two of the 5 D’s). They are lies that try to hold you back and keep you from living your destiny and purpose. Instead speak truth to the lies. The truth is you are here for a reason. You are here to do great things and you have greatness inside of you. The truth is you will prevail through this time.
Live and Look Forward – Your vision is greater thank your circumstances and your purpose is greater than your challenges. Stop looking backwards. Your life isn’t there anymore. You can’t change the past, but you can find focus, optimism and peace in the present to create your future. Stop looking at the negativity on the screen and look up to the heavens. Then look out into your future and think about what you truly want to create. If you can see it you can create it. If you have a vision you also have the power to make it happen.
Someone told Zig Ziglar that motivation doesn’t last to which he replied, “Neither does bathing. It’s why you have to do it each day.”
Encouragement works the same way. We are facing a difficult time. There’s a lot of pain and suffering. The struggle is real but so is your power to overcome.
Remember to encourage and put courage into yourself and others each day. Don’t worry about the future. Just encourage yourself daily and give your soul the oxygen it needs to be fully alive and thrive.
Red, White And The Blues (1A NPR):
The blues grew out of the Black experience in the American South. It generated jazz, R&B, rock and roll, rap – virtually every piece of modern music.
We’re spotlighting blues recordings selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Recording Registry. These recordings have been chosen for their historic, aesthetic or cultural importance to American society.
On this holiday weekend, we celebrate America’s birthday with music from John Lee Hooker, Howlin’ Wolf, Memphis Minnie, Jimi Hendrix and others.
And we hear from legends like BB King, Angela Davis, Dan Aykroyd, Maria Muldaur, Vernon Reid and many more.
Thanks this week go to Isabelle A, Moshe E, Larry H, and our NPR stations for getting me over the finish line this week!
Pay it forward with Purpose.
“If you treat an individual as s/he is, s/he will remain how s/he is. But if you treat one as if s/he were what s/he ought to be and could be, s/he will become what s/he ought to be and could be.” Goethe