“A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving.” ~ Albert Einstein
None of us got here without the labors of others…here and gone. If every person has a purpose in life, then each one is contributing to the aspects of life that we take for granted. Many inventions, tools, and ideas have been created that make our lives easier. Some, definitely harder. But…the point is we should look at how we can contribute to the world as part of the collective that has shaped our lives. Now more than ever…we need to focus that contribution in a positive manner. We have messed with things since Albert Einstein made this quote. We should strive to emulate his life message. And too, remember to be grateful and give thanks for all these contributions.
“I discovered I always have choices and sometimes it’s only a choice of attitudes.” ~ Judith M. Knowlton
MarDrag’s Thoughts: As we work at creating our lives and crafting them to be what we desire them to be…we make choices. Some of those choices work, some of them do not. We pray for help or for things to happen. Sometimes it happens the way we want it to, and sometimes it does not. But the greatest choice we can make is to realize that everything happens as it does for a reason. Rather than have an attitude of defeat or frustration, if we can transform that attitude to one of acceptance and gratitude, we fare so much better. We always have a choice…and attitude can make all the difference in the quality of our lives. It is not what happens to us, but how we handle it that makes us who we are.
“Instead of a jewel, or even a flower, we would cast the gift of a lovely thought into the heart of another, that would be giving as the Angels give.” ~ Anonymous
Perhaps this is the message from the Divine, Angels, Higher Powers…that when we pray for material things, they can not answer with material things. The Beings from above can only answer in thought, as they are from another dimension. We, as physical beings, are the ones who can get for ourselves wealth and material things…those things are in our realm. But…the most valuable wealth is in the spirit realm… a thought, a realization, a knowing of balance and harmony between spirit and material. So when we “pray” for money or things, perhaps we can remember those are easy to get compared to wisdom and love…which comes from a higher place. And so too, when we give, a gift of the heart, Love, is the most precious of gifts and makes us like Angels on Earth.