The Symphony

From C2C “Life is a package deal. It is not enough to look only at the parts we like. It is necessary to face the whole picture so that we can make realistic choices for ourselves and stop setting ourselves up for disappointment.”
To me, life is like an intricate, beautiful, and ranging symphony. If it were all one section of the orchestra or one note, it would be incredibly boring. Today I will appreciate the twists & turns of life. Each experience, regardless of my interpretation, is God’s reality and that’s where I want to live. iLmL

— Richie
Note from JamieQ: I love this guy!

Getting Calm Again

24 HAD “When I feel the calm of my spirit has been broken by emotional upset, then I must steal away alone with God, until my heart sings and all is strong and calm again.”

I love this! The challenge for me is to remember to apply this when the unrest and doubt enters. Today I am dedicated to “stealing away alone” with God regardless of unrest to develop my conscious contact! iLmL


Introduced to a Power

From Daily Reflections today “It was through the unconditional love which emanated from AA people and meetings that I was able to discard alcohol as my higher power.”

The countless supporters and compassionate friends in AA introduced me to acceptance and encouragement. This love was and is so attractive that I wanted what you all had. Therefore, I read the book and was introduced to a power greater than myself. Without the fellowship I would’ve never had this opportunity! iLmL

– RichieB

Being Mindful

From Heart of a Buddha “When eating, be mindful of eating. When walking, be mindful of walking. When smiling, be mindful of smiling.”

My gift today is to stay present. About to speak at Moorpark noon. Looking forward to being mindful of each moment today. iLmL

– RichieB

Gratitude = Humility = A Great Life

“I pray that gratitude will bring humility. I pray that humility will bring me to live a better life.”
– 24 Hours a Day

What a great recipe for a healthy and effective life. Today, gratitude and humility will be my aim. Join me in loving life!!!

– RichieB

Sticking My Hand Out

From Courage to Change: “My best hope for helping those I love really does begin when I focus on myself.”

Boy, do I like to think I have the answers for everyone in my life. How far from the truth that actually is! Today I know that my maximum effectiveness is only met when I start with myself. Doing my spiritual work, touching base with the big Gee Ohh Dee, and sticking my hand out to another allows me to make a difference in the lives of those I come in contact with. iLmL

– RichieB

It Feels Impossible

From Until Today! “In that moment, when there is nothing standing between you and the thing you fear the most, you will be forced to step into your greatness, because that is what life is demanding of you.”

I can get with that. In the moment it feels impossible, but looking back, I’ve walked through everything life asked of me. Not so gracefully at times and with a great deal of support, but despite all that here I am… LOVING MY LIFE!!! iLmL

– RichieB