Make a Difference Monday, Week 52: Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide

My thoughts, based on the Professional Guidance Cards:

Professional Guidance CardsWeek 52: Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide

As if to put a (very appropriate) punctuation mark at the end of this 52-week odyssey, the ultimate guide to spiritual responsibility is contained in the final Professional Guidance Card  of the year: Let your conscience be your guide.

Challenges to our personal integrity present themselves every day. When a cashier gives you too much change, is that an unexpected gift from the Universe? Or a reminder to check in with your moral compass? Getting into the habit of listening to that “still small voice” within on small matters will lead to doing the right thing on other, larger issues.

And what a wonderful world it would be if we could all count on one another to consistently do the right thing in all our interactions.

I wish you a New Year filled with peace, harmony and well-being – and that you are able to pass that along to everyone you meet along the way.

This week’s intention:

I will not let the noise of a busy life and the desire for expediency overpower that still small voice within.

What is your intention this week, in keeping with this theme?

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Make a Difference Monday, Week 51: Attitude Affects Abundance

My thoughts, based on the Professional Guidance Cards:

Professional Guidance CardsWeek 51: Attitude Affects Abundance

There’s something to be said for believing your glass is always half full. Without knowing why some people have a naturally positive attitude while others seem to always be looking for the dark cloud in front of the silver lining, what I do know is this: The first group of people are a LOT happier!

Believing in abundance – that is, that there is enough to go around, enough for everyone – is a winning philosophy. When you’re not worried that there isn’t or won’t be enough, you can enjoy what you have and you can afford to be generous with others – even when you don’t have what is generally considered “a lot” from a material standpoint.

When you give, you put something positive out into the Universe, and it tends to come back to you in other ways – feeding the cycle of abundance!

Time spent in honest introspection is never wasted. If you find you fall into that second category of people who were not necessarily born positive, it will take some work to develop an attitude of abundance, but the alternative is to continue struggling with a feeling of scarcity and fear that holds you back from giving and thus prevents so much good coming back to you.

If you want something different for yourself in the New Year, maybe that’s the place to start.

This week’s intention:

Even on the darkest days of fear and self-doubt, I will remember all I have to be grateful for – especially the many little positives in my life that can so easily be taken for granted – and know that it is enough. I will remember to be generous with others – whether it be with time or service, a kind word or sharing my worldly goods. I will always have enough of something that someone else really needs.

What is your intention this week, in keeping with this theme?

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