Joyful Noise, December 11, 2009

U.C.M. Newsletter of Joy, Humor, Laughter, and Inspiration

Guardian Angel, by Rev. Irmadean 2006

Editor: Rev. Doti Boon

http://safedoti@aol.com

Volume 8 page 50 (12-10-09)

AFFIRMATION

During this Holiday Season I enjoy God in all manifestations

Lightening the Soul

Soul Evolution – From Daily OM (www.dailyom.com)

          From the moment we are born, our souls may feel heavy because they are carrying the weight of all we have lived, loved, and learned in our past incarnations.  Only when we actively seek to work through our issues that do we lighten the load and our souls evolve.  Releasing ourselves of what no longer serves us, such as unwarranted fear, the inability to feel empathy, or self-limiting behaviors, are some of the many challenges we face in this lifetime.  While some issues are the final remains of residue from a past life, other issues offer great challenges because we are meant to work through them throughout this lifetime.

          Often, we expect to recover quickly from difficult or painful circumstances.  When we do not or cannot, we feel emotionally inept or hopeless.  However, the evolution of the soul is an ongoing process that takes many lifetimes.  Even doing our best there are going to be situations, people, and outcomes that we cannot control.  It is also important to remember your experiences now may be setting the groundwork for future healing—in this lifetime or the next one.  The more you release in each time, the more you grow and the more your soul will evolve.

          It is important that we confront what we are called to face in this life and do the work we need to do.  It is also important to remember that the most effective way to let your soul grow is to be an active participant in life.  Be present in each moment and your soul will do this work for you.

MAYBE

Submitted by Rev. Jan Ewers

1. Maybe . . . we were supposed to meet the wrong people before meeting the right one so that, when we finally meet the right person, we will know how to be grateful for that gift.

2. Maybe . . . when the door of happiness closes, another opens; but, often times, we look so long at the closed door that we don’t even see the new one which has been opened for us.

3. Maybe . . . it is true that we don’t know what we have until we lose it, but it is also true that we don’t know what we have been missing until it arrives.

4. Maybe . . . the happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.

5. Maybe . . . the brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past; after all, you can’t go on successfully in life until you let go of your past mistakes, failures and heartaches 

6. Maybe . . . you should dream what you want to dream; go where you want to go, be what you want to be, because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you dream of, and want to do.

7. Maybe . . . there are moments in life when you miss someone — a parent, a spouse, a friend, a child — so much that you just want to pick them from your dreams and hug them for real, so that once they are around you appreciate them more.

8. Maybe . . . the best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch and swing with, never say a word, and then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation you’ve ever had.

9. Maybe . . . you should always try to put yourself in others’ shoes.  If you feel that something could hurt you, it probably will hurt the other person, too.

10. Maybe . . . you should do something nice for someone every single day, even if it is simply to leave them alone.  Profound!

11. Maybe . . . giving someone all your love is never an assurance that they will love you back.  Don’t expect love in return; just wait for it to grow in their heart; but, if it doesn’t, be content that it grew in yours.

12. Maybe . . . happiness waits for all those who cry, all those who hurt, all those who have searched, and all those who have tried, for only they can appreciate the importance of all the people who have touched their lives.

13. Maybe . . . you shouldn’t go for looks; they can deceive; don’t go for wealth; even that fades away.  Go for someone who makes you smile, because it takes only a smile to make a dark day seem bright.  Find the one that makes your heart smile.

14. Maybe . . . you should hope for enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human, and enough hope to make you happy

15. Maybe . . . you should try to live your life to the fullest because when you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling but when you die, you can be the one who is smiling and everyone around you crying.

Note to Self:  GOD put us here to LOVE one another, So why Not do what we were Born to do! L O V E!

A woman goes to the post office to buy stamps for her Hanukkah cards.

She says to the clerk, “May I have 50 Hanukkah stamps?”

The clerk says, “What denomination?”

The woman says, “Oh my God.  Has it come to this?  Give me 6 Orthodox, 12 Conservative, and 32 Reform.”

It was Hanukkah and the tiny village was in fear of not having any latkes because they had run out of flour.

          Rudi, the rabbi, was called upon to help solve the problem.

          He said, “don’t worry, you can substitute matzo meal for the flour and the latkes will be just as delicious!”

          Sheila looks to her husband and says, “Mortey…you think it’ll work?” and Mortey says,

          “of course! Everybody knows…………………..

Rudolph, the Rab, knows grain dear!”

Stan and John are walking to school one day and Stan is describing his new Playstation 2 to John.  “Where did you get that?”  John asked. “I got it last night for Hanukkah,” said Stan.  “What’s Hanukkah?” John asked.

          “It’s the Jewish holiday where we get presents every night for eight nights to celebrate the festival of lights.”

          “Wow, I wish we got that!”  John exclaimed.  The next day on the way to school John runs up to Stan, curious to see what he got.  He sees that Stan is upset, “What’s wrong?  Where’s your present from last night?” asks John.

          Stan holds up a ball of crumpled wrapping paper, “It was leftovers night.”

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