Thought of the Week: May you be merry

I believe life was meant to be one of happiness. Therefore, this Sunday’s message is “May You Be Merry”. It strikes pretty close to home for me because I always want to live up to my name – “Gay”. I’m talking about the original meaning of the word – full of joy, merry, light-hearted, happy, pleasant and charming. I think life is about the choices we make. We can decide whether to be happy or not. Some may call it a “Pollyanna” mentality but what’s wrong with that? Over 150 years ago Abraham Lincoln said, “Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

Our thoughts are things and what we put out to the ethers tends to return back to us. Look at how quantum physics is telling us things change when attention is focused on them. It’s great to have preferences and desires, but if they don’t manifest exactly to our liking, we can voice our disappointment and criticize what we do have. Then the Universe (or Law as we call it in Science of Mind), brings you more of the same.

Why not choose to look for a silver lining? Why not choose to be grateful for what you do have. Why not choose to be happy and gay and let your cares fade away? Sure, life is difficult, challenging and hard at times. But I believe we all have an innate substance of Divine Love flowing through us at all times. It’s up to us to turn towards It to allow Its treasures to wash over us, freeing us from downtrodden thoughts and feelings. I’ll probably sing my song this Sunday where I changed the words to “I’m Always Chasing Rainbows” to “I’m Always Finding Rainbows.” Come at 11 a.m. on Sunday to Fuller Hall to hear it!

Say with me: “I choose to stick out my chin and grin. I see and smell the roses all around me and I am ever so delightfully grateful. And it is so.”

—Rev. Gay Beauregard, Alpine Church of Spiritual Living


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