Today I’m mindful of my son Joshua Lee. He received the nick name Jewbie from Jubilee, the meaning of his name. It has evolved down to JuJuBe over the years. One of Websters shortened definitions for Jubilee is: a year of emancipation and restoration.
Now my Josh spent numerous tumultuous years in the Mid-South. Antsy, frustrated and far more social then our little town could handle; he dreamed of getting the hell out.
Today I was staring once again at his picture with the text which reads: “Finally made it to the Redwoods!”
Every time I see it I smile and experience his exhilaration. He made it out! His dream of living in California now his reality.
And I am so proud of his resolve. Oh he made mistakes and will make plenty more! But he had the balls to go out on his own,
and now he and his beautiful lady are living their dream. I have no doubt that he will continue to seize each opportunity and manifest more bliss into his life.
And today, my baby boy has inspired me to hold on to my dream and one day he’ll view my #1 Best Seller and smile too!
May this be his Jubilee year 🙂
Happy International Peace Day! Question is are YOU at peace this glorious new day? Now if you’re thinking…”Whatever! I’m not reading this fluffy shit!” you are probably not in a place of peace. We have such a need for the often elusive concept of peace which is defined by Webster’s as:
- a state of tranquility or quiet
- freedom from civil disturbance
- state of security or order within a community provided for by law or custom
- freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions
- harmony in personal relations
- a state or period of mutual concord between governments
Think of how powerful it could be if even for 5 minutes today the whole world visualized peace. If one by one we went through the above definitions and caught a clear picture of how each would be.
If for 5 minutes we left behind all of our old thinking, chose to refuse all rhetoric on “how it is or has to be” and sat in complete bliss instead. Yeah, yeah…you’re a dreamer Tess just dream on! Yes! Yes I am just like Jimi who was also judged and condemned but had a dream of peace…disgusted by his government
Like it or not we ARE all connected
So, believing we are all part of this world, including each other; one can understand just how powerful it truly would be if together as one unit we all thought and moved towards peace.
Today, understanding I alone can not create this worldwide utopia, I do know I CAN start right here at home with myself.
I will sit for 5 whole minutes and think of peace:
- in my mind, body, soul and spirit
- within my nation; unity between family members, no more drama only encouragement and support
- at my workplace…oh I may have to stay with that on efor awhile longer 🙂
- in my little city, state, the world
- within world governments
What will THAT do you ask?? Well it will get ME in a happier state for starters and then my goal is to allow my bliss train to permeate all around me. Do you see how this conception could actually change the world if implemented??? Yeah, yeah whatever echoes in the background; but for 5 minutes today I WILL enter into peace.
Today I will carefully monitor my thoughts and allow only uplifting words to leave my mouth. Today I will notice the beautiful in me and the beauty all around me. Today, in all I do I will be a peacemaker and be a smile seeker and smile creator. And just for today my world will be a better place. It really is easy then to repeat daily so it becomes habit which then becomes who you are. So today I challenge you to make a short list yourself: