I am so blessed to live where I live.... and today, in an effort to connect and get some insights to what this week’s reading should be focused upon I went for a walk along the marina. Today there were no turtles or water snakes, but while I sat and listened to the waves lapping peacefully on the shoreline watching the boats in the harbour, I gave thanks.
I gave thanks to be able to sit there and enjoy the sunshine. For being able to hear the laughter of children & families embracing another beautiful Sunday. I gave thanks and realized how lucky I am.
Continuing my walk I wondered in awe what blessings, other than these would I encounter, because spirit, when in the Now intention, always send us a message, or messages because we are open to receive.
Today I spiritually connected, “spidey” antenna up and ready to receive, as I purposefully opened my heart to whatever my guides, angels and helpers would share with me. It wasn’t long before I saw in the grass, my first blessing. A small white feather, the wind moving it slowly back and forth in momentum in the grass , so I would not walk by and miss it. I picked it up, stroked it back into place because in its effort to be seen, the barbs and veins had spread open making it seem to the naked eye like it was damaged. I popped it into my purse after thanking the Universe for sending me such a beautiful gift. Damaged or not it was coming home with me to join all the other little feathers I had collected over time. Nothing is EVER damaged enough that it cannot heal. We can all mend, with love, kindness and understanding.
My second blessing was to look up into the clear blue skies to see a Cooper Hawk being chased by a small bird. The small bird didn’t give up, it continued to ward away the large bird away until the hawk eventually gave up and flew away. I felt this was spirit reminding me, us that even if someone or something seems bigger and more powerful to never underestimate the power of being small. Even when we may feel small and insignificant when dealing with some situations in life, it is totally immaterial. You are NEVER too small to make a BIG difference in life. You only have to reflect on people who have stood up and spoken out and the changes that they brought about.
My third, was a large feather, I think it was from a seagull, so I took the time to look up the spiritual significance related to the seagull and basically it is looking at things differently. Taking a moment to step back from everything possibly changing my attitude towards something and find creative new ways order for it to succeed tapping into the resources that reside within.
And my forth, but I don’t feel it is my final gift today, was a black ribbon, where or how it got caught under my hat, I have no idea, but it was dangling down my face. Initially I thought my headband had come unravelled, or my hat was falling to pieces. No and No. Did it drop from the sky, the heavens? Possibly . Black I have reminded people is the inclusion of all color, it’s of remembrance, respect and awareness. Time to take a serious look at things..... knowing... eternity.
My FOUR gifts today symbolize for me that my angels and helpers are there around me all the time, they protect me, give me strength and guidance and most of all faith to continue believing that I am always exactly where I should be at any given time.
I am thankful that I was given all these gifts, the black ribbon now holds together the four large feathers that were gifted to me over the past few weeks during my walks.
As Wayne Dyer shared “When we are open enough to receive, the gifts will come flowing towards us.”
Vibrational Blessings Debbie A. Anderson
Today I want to share a story about a character that sometimes takes up space in my head.... Yeahbutt...
Yeahbutt has no sex, is completely ageless but can and will get into our head...
Yeahbutt may have been programmed in during early childhood or later in life...
It has no creed, color or race... it just picks and chooses what will work in its best possible interest.
It has many faces, appearing anywhere and everywhere using a different facade to suit its need.
It usually, but not always, appears to be pessimistic rather than optimistic. Occasionally it blindsides you with a false sense of security.
The most important thing to remember is everyone has a Yeahbutt...
EVERYONE experiences this from time to time... so don’t pretend that Yeahbutt is not within you... it’s a human thing, so get over yourself.
Yeahbutt has a goal... a focus if you like... to create ambiguity ... scepticism... mistrust... which is not a bad thing if we implement reason... understand the motive.... create reasonable doubt if you like....
The complexity with Yeahbutt is they can and will completely take over your focus... it is the conversation where it answers anything we may ask in the manner that befits them most.
Yeahbutt can ... and will place us into the zone of unlikelihood... indicating the doubtfulness that it invites is the truth. Letting mistrust and disbelief fill our head with more reservations and reason not to... than the “just do it” anyway conclusion.
Here are some of the more popular phrases Yeahbutt uses... starting with its own name thus empowering the words even more
I can’t do this because....
I am not good enough...
What’s the point...
This is a waste of my energy....
And of course I am sure, because Yeahbutt has at least once visited you in your lifetime... you have your own phrases to add to this never ending inventory.
So... are you ready to let Yeahbutt go? Release this alter ego within you?
Are you ready to stop wrestling with the time consuming unconstructive outcomes and objectives it offers you?
What if I were to tell you that right now you can give Yeahbutt their marching orders? Would you do it?
Let’s step back a moment, because you need to be in full awareness, this is the buyer beware declaration.
If you think, feel or expect this to be an easy transition... a “given” as so many expect... don’t even bother reading any further.... because Yeahbutt is STILL very much in your psyche.. sorry... I don’t mean to be unkind or heartless. That is the fact you are currently struggling with and will continue to deal with until you are ready to liberate yourself.
To achieve this you REALLY have to want it, to offer yourself the commitment.... the promise.... be dedicated to the alternative reality.
What is the name of Yeahbutt’s nemesis? Mine is called Yessacan...
Yessacan is there standing on the side lines rooting for me... it comes to me when I doubt myself.... it reassures me that whatever I want is possible when I believe in myself....
There is no hesitation .... no misgivings.... just a blanket of hope that wraps itself around my shoulders... reminding me that occasionally there are dark moments that will want to fill that void....
Yessacan is like a burst of brightness that gets infused within me...the doubts dissipate ... as if by magic.... and the aspirations Yessacan creates, intensifies. It manifests glowing within my reality . Yessacan opens up every single day... like a ray of sunshine that touches a darkened room....bringing about clarity.
Both these characters are a part of me... as they are a part of you. Each of us, within our sacred soul, have a choice.... and that is to decide which one to cultivate... nurture and grow within our vibrational frequency.
Choosing Yessacan takes work.... and Yeahbutt will keep popping in from time to time.... to throw you off your end game.... that’s its job, its focus... it’s the other side of the coin.
In time, you will create your own way to deal with Yeahbutt, it’s a given.
Initially when it rises up within you, acknowledge it with a “thanks for sharing” reply. This inner response, let’s it have it’s say but without giving it any power. Throw it at me Yeahbutt, and I choose not to catch it. So, it will intensify, and throw something more.... until whatever is thrown at me.... and that day does come.... when I no longer heard them.
Instead that once empty space......that abyss of doubt was replaced and replenished with positive validations, confirming and validating, even if from time to time, I still wasn’t sure. It encourages me with optimistic words, ideals. It is the complete reverse to Yeahbutt.
Sacred mantras that I had almost forgotten become second nature. Now, I can even be in the presence of the mind chattering monkeys. Even when they are still trying to convince me to revert back to the place that they still reside in with Yeahbutt verbal communication like
Yeahbutt... it is easier for you
Yeahbutt ... you are different
Yeahbutt... Yeahbutt.... and more Yeahbutt incantations...
If you are ready to listen... to step into this newness.... then do it...If you are not, that is okay... I cannot walk this journey for you. I can, because I choose, offer up alternative options.... substitutions if you like... but as I shared earlier, this will be your work in progress... and only YOU can do it...
Here are Three Yessacan Mandates
1.Switch Off Media
This is the easiest of them all. Going down the rabbit hole is exactly where they want you to be. It is their goal to offer little or no good news. Cut the pessimistic umbilical cord and feel the uplifting shift that occurs instantly.
2.Bye Bye Negative Nellies/Nigels
They can & will come close to you. They disguise themselves as friends, family, colleagues, neighbours & their aim is to share in a downbeat way. Don’t interact, smile and walk away, especially in the early stages of your transition.
3.Fill The Void
What makes you happy? What lifts you up? It is different for everyone so infuse and soak up whatever works best for you. Positive mantras, music, words, remember not one size fits all. Acknowledge what makes you feel about yourself. Fill that abyss with anything that helps raise your vibrational frequency.
Most of all, when you are ready, wear your Yessacan badge of honor with respect and humility.
Vibrational Blessings, Debbie A. Anderson
Last night spirit shared the song... Swing Low, Sweet Chariot.
Upon waking I decided to sit, meditate & do a little research for myself, because although, like many of you, I know this to be a American Negro spiritual song representing the path to freedom I wondered, why share it now... with everything that is happening in our world...
What I have been receiving lately from spirit are symbolic codes. Some which I have been able to decipher.. others still a work in progress.
The CHARIOT in this song offered transportation for the soul to heaven... God having thousands of chariots meaning a sign of his power. In the Bible it is of things good ... and TRUTH...
In Tarot this card denotes determination, motion, BALANCE, it is of the element water which is connected to our emotions. I relate to the image in this card , being Archangel Raphael, the healer, holding his staff. His name alone indicates “ God Heals.”
The words “A BAND OF ANGELS..” to me defines strength, standing strong, being unbreakable because of FAITH... belief...... Being optimistic ... not giving in.... because when we all “band” together... we create hope... optimism... in the final part of the song... it determines spiritual freedom... liberation.... spiritually.
“CARRY ME HOME” to me, spirit, heaven is home... it symbolizes the place where I/we belong... it is a place of pure unconditional LOVE...
At the moment we may feel like we are being oppressed, held in place, for whatever reason... that is not the discussion...
My conclusion... from my time meditating was that FREEDOM IS COMING... I saw myself in a chariot, up in the heavens, the sky was full of sunshine... and below me I could hear laughter from healthy, loving souls....
The link below is of the Fisk Jubilee Singers cirac 1909, may it bring you hope because all is NOT lost, we just haven't found the solution yet... but it is a coming...
Vibrational Blessings, Debbie A. Anderson
What I am sharing with you is from Bruce Lipton.. his words... read, digest ... or not... we have choices at this time more than EVER before.
“What do you fear?” In the current pandemic, are you concerned about a loss of income during the quarantine, or an inability to pay for needed healthcare at a medical center, or perhaps, for most, the ultimate fear is the vision of dying from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
My intention is to CALM the fears generated by the media continuously repeating that the “sky is falling.” So … here is my March Update on COVID-19.
Firstly, “What is a virus?” A virus is neither a living or metabolizing organism, they are simply membrane-bound protein capsules containing genetic programs. As described in The Biology of Belief, a cell is the equivalent of a programmable computer chip, with the cell nucleus representing a hard drive containing gene programs. A virus is the equivalent of a computer flash drive (memory stick) downloaded with gene programs. When receptors on the viral membrane complement receptors on a target cell, the virus plugs into the cell and downloads its memory, the programs that hijack control of the infected cell.
I have divided this update into 4 individual topics, followed by an assessment of the data and a list of Bruce’s “suggested” Best Practices. The topics are: A) The Coronavirus, B) Coronavirus Mortality, C) Hospital-Medical Relief, and D) Financial/Medical consequences during work layoffs.
A) The Coronavirus
The coronavirus historically causes a flu. The symptoms of a flu can range anywhere between generating an uncomfortable feeling to causing death. Flues come around every year in the cold season because the variety of respiratory viruses replicate faster in temperatures lower than body temperature (98.6oF or 37oC).
Viruses thrive in the respiratory track in winter due to the breathing-in of colder air. Flu season is annual and generally the differences among the viruses each new season represent mutations (variations) of previous flu viruses. Human immune systems have dealt with variations of common flu viruses over centuries. The cross-reactivity of antigen sites (the parts of the virus that induces an immune response) on older and newer versions of the flu have pre-primed the human immune systems to suppress the aggressiveness of newer flu mutations.
And this is why the COVID-19 is problematic: This novel version of coronavirus-19 has antigenic characters that have not been previously experienced by human immune systems. Consequently, without any previous infections, almost all humans are susceptible to experience COVID-19. The biological novelty of this virus makes it quite infectious, and for some, a serious illness.
The powers-to-be have seen fit to distance the novel COVID-19 as something other than a flu. The fact is, by definition, COVID-19 is a respiratory flu virus and as mentioned earlier, flues express a range of symptoms from unpleasantness to death. The mortality rate of conventional flues range between 0.1% to 1% of the infected patients across the globe. The range of deaths is predicated on the nature of the flu virus and the health conditions of the public in each country. Recent years have seen some very virulent flues: MERS (mortality 3.5%), H1N1 (500,000 dead in 2009), SARS (mortality 10%).
B) Coronavirus Mortality
Annual flues in the United States are responsible for about 0.1% of flu-infected patients dying. The novelty of the current coronavirus-19, recently introduced to the human population, has so far, as of March 20th according to the CDC website: led to the deaths of 201 of the recently reported 15,219 COVID-19 cases in the U.S., a mortality rate of 1.4%. Globally, the coronavirus 2019 percent mortality has ranged from about 4% to less than 1%.
The COVID-19 mortality data is biased and massively stress-producing! The percent of victims dying from the COVID-19 flu is based upon the total number of patients dying divided by the total number of cases that have been tested by a doctor or a medical center. The problem with the math is that symptoms of tens of thousands of COVID-19 patients either did not warrant going to a doctor, or were unreported because they could not afford to go the doctor. The significance is until ALL the COVID-19 patients were counted and divided into the number of deaths, my belief is that the “death rate” would actually be less than 1%.
As reported in my previous coronavirus assessment, and now supported by data from China, the majority of COVID-19 deaths have occurred among adults aged ≥60 years and among persons with serious underlying health conditions. The data is simple, COVID-19 deaths are primarily associated with the elderly and infirmed. If you are not part of that population, the vast majority of COVID-19 infected people will most likely not have serious symptoms. If you are a part of that population, there are ways to support your immune systems, see below. Most importantly, even those few that do end up with serious respiratory distress can be safely managed by medical teams.
C) Hospital-Medical Relief
I believe this is one of the main problems attributed to coronavirus disease 2019. As described above, the immunological novelty of this coronavirus means that almost all of the population is susceptible to this infection. The rate of disease spread is greater than any other flu, perhaps since the devastating flu epidemic that killed about 50 million people around the globe in 1918. The current problem with the medical system is 2-fold:
A) Annual flues send a very much smaller population to seek medical attention. As a consequence, doctors and clinics can handle the low flow rate of patients and necessary supplies. But the infectious rate and, for many, the severity of COVID-19 symptoms, have sent droves of people to seek medical attention at the same time. The overwhelm experienced by medical staff and shortages of supplies is profoundly interfering with patients getting readily available relief for their symptoms.
B) The government is significantly responsible for the failure of our medical system to manage infected patients. Between dismissing the country’s governmental committee dealing with epidemics and reducing the budgets of the NIH and other health-related agencies, the medical community has been undermined and left profoundly short-handed by the current administration.
To deal with this major COVID-19 threat, it is vitally important to reduce the load on the healthcare system. This is the intention implied in “flatten the curve,” which simply means reduce the rate of infections through practices such as those suggested below.
D) Financial/Medical Consequences of Quarantine
At the current time the public is experiencing a rising cost of living while collecting stagnant wages. The consequence of the current work layoffs is economically staggering for those not receiving a paycheck. Simply, issues associated with threats to survival represent one of the most influential sources of stress. The economic stress combined that with the fact that a large portion of the population cannot afford healthcare is enough stress to inhibit the immune system and significantly exacerbate the spreading disease.
As described in the Biology of Belief, stress hormones shut down the immune system when the body is in an adrenal-driven state of fight or flight. Stress hormones are so effective at inhibiting the immune system, surgeons therapeutically provide patients awaiting organ transplants with stress hormones so that their immune systems will not immediately reject the foreign tissue.
It is a scientific fact that positive and negative thinking have a profound effect on the function of the immune system. One of the leading fronts in immunologic research is the field of Psychoneuroimmunology. Broken down into its root words: immunology is the body’s system that protects against internal infections. Neuro-immunology is the study of how the brain controls the immune system. Psycho-neuroimmunology is the science of how consciousness shapes the brain’s control of the immune system.
Psychoneuroimmunology research clearly reveals that consciousness controls the function of the immune system. Positive consciousness is responsible for the Placebo Effect, wherein the mind can heal almost any disease, while stress and negative thinking create the Nocebo Effect, which can cause almost any disease. The fear of COVID-19 coupled with the resulting threats to survival profoundly inhibits the population’s immune system and further exacerbates the epidemic.
Many people who fall ill with the new COVID-19 disease will most likely experience mild, flu-like symptoms, fever, coughing and a sore throat, with over 80% of infected people having a mild to moderate illness that lasts about two weeks. The remaining 20% will have more severe symptoms that may need medical attention, but these symptoms can be relieved with proper treatment.
The media’s emphasis on the COVID-19 death statistics is a mathematical bias whose stressful forecast is itself responsible for weakening the public’s immune systems and aggravating the spread of disease. The biggest problem facing the public in this epidemic is not the rate of mortality, it is the overwhelming stress on doctors, nurses and the medical system which is not prepared to deal with a massive epidemic.
Is the COVID-19 epidemic to go on and on? The answer is clearly NO! As is evidenced by the almost complete cessation of new COVID-19 cases in China and South Korea, the epidemic will come to an end.
Bruce’s Suggested Best Practices:
To stay healthy there a few practices that will empower your immune system and lessen any COVID-19 symptoms.
1) Maintain a healthy lifestyle: Eat nutritious natural, organic food; take vitamins and supplements, especially large doses of Vitamin C; wash more frequently than normal, back away from the computer and move about (something I have to learn to do as well!).
2) Recognize that the vast majority of healthy people, below 65 years of age, are likely to have only mild COVID-19 symptoms. Those whose health is already compromised, and those who are elderly and receiving care are the most susceptible to severe illness. These individuals should take ALL proscribed cautions offered by the CDC.
3) Make every effort to de-stress! Sports, play, Nature walks, meditation exercises, be in Love, read a book, watch a movie. Basically, RELAX, for this will significantly enhance the function of your immune system and reduce the severity of any COVID-19 symptom.
4) You can help in “flattening the curve” to prevent overwhelming the medical system by taking care of yourself and supporting those in need in your community. Following the present governmental guidelines to stay home and physically distance from others will also help to not overwhelm the medical system. These are health-enhancing practices that will empower your immune system while helping others overcome their fears and infection.
As with my previous message on the COVID-19 epidemic, there will be those that will thank me for these calming insights and there will be others who will chastise me for not taking this epidemic more seriously. For the latter group, I do take your perspective very seriously. If you consciously feel that I have underestimated the severity of coronavirus 2019, I want to honor your concern and suggest that, by ALL MEANS, engage in every protection practice suggested by the CDC and any other sources whose advice you ascribe to. Through the nocebo effect alone, fearful thoughts will inhibit the immune system and open you to infection.
However, a calm state of mind and healthy lifestyle are the best prescription in weathering this seasonal storm!
With Love and Light,
Bruce H. Lipton PhD.
Author of The Biology Of Belief
I truly believe that we are drawn in a particular direction for a reason.. be it spiritual, love or life... maybe it is about revisiting and forgiving... maybe it is about embracing and learning... whatever it is, when we are in that intention, with complete synchronicity, we learn something.
When we receive messages from the Universe they are timely, and although sometimes meant directly for us, every now and again they are for us to share with others.
I have been seeing 444 in whatever form that spirit brings it towards me to see and today I want to share this with you. Not for any other reason than I feel guided to do so.
At this moment, our world to some may feel like it is in chaos regarding belief and spirituality... possibly linked to past lives and the inaugural power struggles within mankind. I wonder if that state of flux is a reminder to me why I am eclectic in my work... standing alone is not necessarily lonely.
My road, my decision, and thankfully we are all different... it is when we seek inside, listen, and respond to where we are guided that matters most.
We are all here to receive the vibrational blessings on the road to what some refer to as the “awakening”, so the more we connect, calibrate to that frequency in awareness, the easier it does become. This is more about you discovering you, in the I AM essence, so step into that consciousness and let it assist you in whatever way you need.
Each of us has a life journey, and of course the human element that is mixed into it, is our free will, so don’t ever feel you are not exactly where you should be at any given time. Because if you do, sadly you miss out on the “present”... the gift we receive every day. As someone once shared with me, every day we awake and it is a clean slate, we choose what we do with that day, in any given moment. If you are unsure, then ask your guardian angel to assist you. They are there whenever you need them, just speak up, spend time with them, just like you would an old friend. It is about trust, faith and of course patience.
When we are in harmony, synchronized in our soul essence we don’t have to question is this the right path, am I exactly where I should be, because we have trusted that we will receive the signs, the notification if you like, from spirit. Whether this is listening to my intuition... my gut.... my heart. Unconditionally resonating with what happens... good, bad, happy, sad and ... everything in between.
So, when I see 444 in whatever form it appears, it is memo from my guides, helpers, angels... God. Saying, you are amazing, you are on track, you are exactly where you should be right now, and when there, you are in full intention to absorb, observe and in that moment.
Spirit communicate with us, so take some time to reflect on what messages you have been sent today, yesterday and be open and ready tomorrow.
Vibrational Blessings, Debbie A. Anderson
Sadly after a lot of research online I was unable to find out who put these beautiful thoughts together, some attributed it to Andy Rooney, but his publicist said these are not his words. Whomever collated them we thank you, because they are perfectly vibrational.
I've learned.... That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.
I've learned.... That when you're in love, it shows.
I've learned .... That just one person saying to me, 'You've made my day!' makes my day.
I've learned.... That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.
I've learned.... That being kind is more important than being right.
I've learned.... That you should never say no to a gift from a child.
I've learned.... That I can always pray for someone when I don't have the strength to help them in any other way.
I've learned.... That no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.
I've learned.... That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.
I've learned....That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.
I've learned....That it's those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.
I've learned... That under everyone's hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.
I've learned...That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.
I've learned....That when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you.
I've learned.... That love, not time, heals all wounds.
I've learned.... That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am.
This is my contribution.... I invite you to share your what “I’ve Learned” in the comments below.
I’ve learned .... That life is about living in unconditional vibrational Love.
Vibrational Blessings Debbie A. Anderson
This seemed like a great time to write this blog and share with you all. It seems we live in a fish bowl where we share things about ourselves with others and in turn they communicate with us....
In my line of work, people have conveyed many things to me. Sometimes it’s the great events that are occurring in their lives, but also how tough their journey is now and again.
I try within my limited life to offer an ear they can bend, a shoulder to cry on.... and hopefully an ounce of hope to keep them going because we are all aware that the crappola hits us at one time or another.
I listen, hopefully empathize and always try to give them some kind of hope to move forward with.
No, I don’t profess to implement the Pollyanna effect, but to remember that we get sent opportunities from spirit on a daily basis. Yes, some call them lessons...but when they are directed to us, it gives us the option to explore.... or participate or what I term.... PLAY with them.
We, in that moment, are given an opportunity... yes GIVEN, in a divine appointment, so to speak, the chance... the possibility to make a change.... based on whatever this event is sharing with us. So embrace these moments, STAY in a positive vibration...
And of course, put up a prayer (or ten). Yes PRAY. Spirit are always open, 24 -7 and listening. Our angels, guides, helpers, our ancestors, those we love who have passed to spirit will assist us in whatever way they can.
Even if it is like the poem, “Footprints in the Sand” where the Lord says:
"My precious child, I love you and will never leave you
Never, ever, during your trials and testings.
When you saw only one set of footprints,
It was then that I carried you."
Vibrational Blessings Debbie A. Anderson
Today is day four of the 12 Vibrational Frequencies of Christmas.
If you are just joining us, go to my blog shared on December 20th
Day 4 – Four vibrations filled of Optimism, Tolerance & Joyfulness
Take a moment and breath in & out four times focusing on these four vibrations and how they interconnect with you....
Close your eyes and ask....“What can I do to bring this frequency into being?”
Vibrational Blessings Debbie A. Anderson
Here is day two of the 12 Vibrational Frequencies of Christmas. To learn more review my blog shared with you on December 20th .
Day 2 - Two vibrations of forgiveness & understanding
Embrace what forgiveness and understanding means to you....asking yourself this question...
“What can I do to bring this frequency into being?”
Vibrational Blessings Debbie A. Anderson
Author & lecturer Leo Buscaglia (known as Dr. Love) told of a time he was asked to, through a contest, find the most caring child.
What I love about these stories is the vibrational frequency that is emitted from a child’s heart. Below is the winner and some of the other heartwarming innocence that comes from children who see everything unconditionally. Sometimes we need to look through the eyes of a child to really SEE!!!
A four-year-old child, whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman, who had recently lost his
wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old Gentleman's' yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there.
When his mother asked him what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy just said, 'Nothing, I
just helped him cry.'
Teacher Debbie Moon's first graders were discussing a picture of a family. One little boy in the picture
had a different hair color than the other members. One of her students suggested that he was adopted.
A little girl said, 'I know all about Adoption, I was adopted..'
'What does it mean to be adopted?', asked another child.
'It means', said the girl, 'that you grew in your mommy's heart instead of her tummy!'
On my way home one day, I stopped to watch a Little League base ball game that was being played in a
park near my home. As I sat down behind the bench on the first-base line, I asked one of the boys what the score was 'We're behind 14 to nothing,' he answered with a smile.
'Really,' I said. 'I have to say you don't look very discouraged.'
'Discouraged?', the boy asked with a puzzled look on his face... 'Why should we be discouraged? We haven't been up to bat yet.'
Whenever I'm disappointed with my spot in life, I stop and think about little Jamie Scott.
Jamie was trying out for a part in the school play. His mother told me that he'd set his heart on being in it, though she feared he would not be chosen. On the day the parts were awarded, I went with her to collect him after school. Jamie rushed up to her, eyes shining with pride and excitement.. 'Guess what,
Mom,' he shouted, and then said those words that will remain a lesson to me....'I've been chosen to clap and cheer.'
Stories taken from the 3rd Serving of Chicken Soup for the Soul
Debbie A. Anderson
As we awaken the vibration within, so the healing begins and we learn to love and live.