Good Morning dear friends,
The Chopra Center is focusing on
creating abundance in our own lives this month and I started thinking
about what that means for me. It really has nothing to do with
possessions or the gaining of them or wanting them in my life. It has to
do with reprogramming my brain to understand that I live in abundance
When I was little, abundance meant that I had another book to
read. As I grew older it meant that I had a home, clothes and food for
my family. Now at this time in my life, it means that I have another day
to live. Another day to learn something new about me and life. When one
has faced death, it changes the way you think of life. I thought I
would die 8 years ago. And even though that did not happen physically,
all that I had at that time has died. My marriage, my home, the contents
of that home, my health and career as a Nurse, and my relationships
with my children. I have been stripped down to having nothing, yet I
feel that I have everything.
Why and how can I feel this way?
Life is an opportunity for abundance everyday. I have made a
clear choice to focus on what I have in my life each day. Some may say
that is denial and some may say that is reality. It is life; fluid, and
every changing and I can change with it or be swallowed up by it. I have
noticed in my life when I have lost something, I also gain something
and it is usually something I need.
The losses are incredibly
heartbreaking. As a parent we hope that our children will be here for us
when we need them, but sometimes that dynamic changes. When it does we
are forced at that time to examine our lives and our choices that
impacted them, and ask forgiveness. They may not forgive you and that is
so hard, but you will have done what you have control over. Anything
beyond that is out of your control.
We are not perfect and should not
hope to be. We are human. We try and we succeed. We try and we fail.
Hopefully we learn the lesson we are supposed too and keep trying.
have spoken a lot about forgiveness before so won't dwell on that aspect
of my life, but I will end with saying that if you have life, you have
Take a moment to examine how blessed you are each day. Pick
one thing and say thank you.
Today I send out a thank you to the two
friends that helped me eat this month and last. Eating is on the
hierarchy of needs, and when the basic needs are met, we can focus on
loving and giving back some of that wonderful abundance that has been
sent our way.. I love you all. I wish an abundant life for you, what
ever that may mean to you. (((((Friends and family)))))) Love, Kimmee
PS. This is a picture of two of my Aunts. They lived an abundant life.
You can tell by the smiles on their faces. They both passed away this
year. The one on the left is Thelma Irene Peacock King. She lived to be
102 years and 10 months. She taught me all about abundance. She smiled
every day even though she faced such hardships. She lost a husband, she
lost children, she lived through the Great Depression of 29. Yet look at
that smile on her face. The one on the right was the Aunt that I loved
most. Her name is Mary Elma Peacock Morris. She died this year right
after her 90th birthday. Look at that smile on her face. She lost her
husband, and one of her children and was sick at the end, but her face
lit up last year when I came home, and my sister and I sang for her!
These two were gems in my life, and I want to go out of mine, smiling,
being thankful for my abundance......
Written by: Gloria Ann Peacock
Kimmel on Nov. 10, 2012 Photo courtesy of Donna, My sister