“…each day is an adventure for you to discover. Face each day without fear or expectation. Experience to the fullest whatever comes your way. It is as God meant it to be.”

My philosophy in life, the way I have accepted me and my day to day surroundings is to always believe I am exactly where God wants me to be.

And I know that some of my readers may not be Christian, or even religious, but I find that most people are spiritual, most believe in a higher, greater power, or a life force; a power of goodness; Karma; the balance of the Universe . . . . And if you believe in this force, this love, this lightness, then incorporate it into every particle of your life. If your fuel light is on and you are 20 miles from the nearest station, ask that you make it there safely and not run out of gas on the side of the road. Unsure of whether to accept a new job offer or not, then ask that only what is best for you and your future be what happens . . . .

See, I daily lay my life, my safety, my future in God’s hands. I pray about the big things – the economy, the leaders of our country, the agony in Syria . . . but I pray about the small things too. I incorporate God into every fiber of my day . . . . . does this mean I’m a wonderful saint who commits no wrong? Far, far from it . . . I am a moody, often grumpy, self-doubting, wrong doing human being . . . . But even when I’m wrong I bring God into it. My prayers can be strong and deep – especially when praying for the health and well-being of a loved one. Or they can be open ended – God, it’s in your hands – God guide me and let me say / do / be as is your will for my own well-being.

But if you do this . . . if you lay your future, your life, your day to day well-being in God’s hands, you have to believe that he is allowing you to experience, grow, be and do exactly as he plans. You have to internalize and accept that while you may not understand the why’s and how’s of who and what is laid before you, God does. You have to accept that we have no true understanding of our future, but in order to enjoy the ride, sometimes we have to “Let Go and Let God,” otherwise, we may never experience the beauty of all he has given us. I know, it sounds overly simplistic and too easy, but who said inner peace had to be difficult?

When you love, love with all your being; even if that love is not returned. When you are offered an opportunity that scares you and pushes you out of your comfort zone, ask that (a) God only allow you to take that opportunity if it is what’s best for you; and (b) that he will guide you every step of the way if you need to walk that path.

Prayers are not always answered in the way we expect. A man asking for a miracle expects lightning and a blazing flash of recognition that his prayer has been answered, not the quiet whisper of a friend saying, “I am here, and I am not going away, so how can I help?”

So put away those old beliefs, those old negative ways of thinking – and embrace the total freedom of walking the path just the way you are meant to walk it . . . and cherish every minute, every breath, and every tiny, perfect miracle that comes your way.

“If you spend all your time looking for big miracles, you’re likely to miss a lot of the little ones; finding your keys when you need them, getting the right medicine for an illness, arriving home safely. God is giving you little miracles all the time. The more you look for them, the more you will see.”

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