I truly believe giving gifts is as much of a selfish thing as it is an expression of goodwill towards the receiver. The joy in picking out or if you are artistic making that certain something for that certain person, imagining their delight as they see what you have created for them. Just thinking about this makes me smile. So giving gifts gives much, to all involved in this fun process. This expression of self given freely to another is truly priceless.
Take some time today to be with and play with the ones you love. Your bonds will be stronger for the time spent together having fun and just being there for one another. Innocent play can lighten the gloomy of any day. Just make sure your play partner realizes it is all fun and games!
Random, meaningless events that happen nonetheless can have a silver linking hidden amongst them. It is this very thing that drives and fuels some of the greatest inventions of our age. The ‘mistake’ that led to such miracles as silly putty being created…. look into that one some time, great story. Most often though it is the quiet times, that lead you to a deeper understanding and appreciation for the myriad blessings a,d opportunities this life can hold. Just invent the vision for yourself to see pas the appearances to the gem hidden in the loose rocks. The diamond in the rough just may be the spark needed to fan the flames of creativity and fuel the desires of a new generation. Or, it may just be a pretty piece of glass. Either way, in their own way, both are worthy of notice and discovery. Randomness is not so very random, it would seem. ♥ Robin ♥
Ever notice how when you grin at someone almost immediately they begin to grin back? Try it sometime, randomly while walking down the street, while in the store, just flash someone a grin. One that extends to more than your mouth one that includes your eyes. Sure, some may look at you like ‘what is wrong with that person’? However in doing this ‘experiment’ myself I have observed more often than not the grin is returned, full force. Sometimes even with a large amount of gratitude. You see in that moment a connection is formed that can tell an individual they are not alone, someone, even a random stranger, cares enough to take a moment to make a difference. For some that simple, yet imminently powerful, grin may be the only bright spot in their day. Never underestimate the power each of us have to affect those around us and our surroundings. We can choose to do this with love, or see the world as a dark and gloomy place. It is still the same world, either way. But your experience of it, can be measured in light years of difference. So take a moment, grin, start with your reflection in the mirror at this moment. See? That sparkle in your eyes, That is what the world needs. More souls who have come alive and awake, who are not afraid to sparkle and shine, and grin at the random stranger just for the pure joy of seeing that sparkle reflected in another. I am doing this now, can you feel it? ♥ Robin ♥
1. Full of life or excitement; lively. 2. (of a movie) Made using animation techniques.
I used to think the word animated was just a description of the cartoons that I have loved since childhood. And still love. However as my understanding deepens I realize that animated is how to live your life. Being full of excitement, lively and well, animated makes the days brighter. So my invitation today is to add some animated moments to each day, in as many ways as possible. After all it is our life, we live it and should enjoy it as much and as fully as possible. Don’t you agree? ♥ Robin ♥
Through the eyes of a child faeries ride the night winds & monsters lurk under every bed, some are very friendly. Others not so much. Magic is commonplace and accepted as just an ordinary part of life. The days dance with every imagined being, in carefree abandon. Dragons soar to new heights, sun glinting off golden wings spread wide to catch the breeze. Ahhh the imagination of a child, and some lucky adults, knows no bounds. be boundless today, and play with the day as a child would, where everything is magic and miracles await around every corner.
Saw you standing there, looking so forlorn and sad, knew our paths had crossed for a reason. Thought that reason was to lighten your burden, tell a silly joke, make you smile. So up to you I went, smiling widely, and told possibly the worst joke ever created. Yet through the magic that is the power of Universal Love first you began to grin, then chuckle, then laugh hysterically, so did I, till tears were streaming down both of our faces. After the giggling subsided, you thanked me. I however felt the thanks should be mine, because that is what we incarnate on earth to do. To be there for each other, to see someone who may be suffering and lighten their burden. To share smiles, laughter and unconditional love wherever we happen to be. ♥ Robin ♥