Saturday, December 14, 2013

Currie's Gratitude 14 December 2013

Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served. But all other pleasures and possessions pale into nothingness before service which is rendered in a spirit of joy. [Mahatma Gandhi]

I am stopped in my tracks with these words from Gandhi. It seems clearer to me by the day that my word for 2014 will BE Serve. Service. Servant. Served. If I try to “figure it out” and make it one word, period, the end, I will BEcome a little crazy. And yet when I can see it used in so many ways within such a complete thought, I am reassured that it will come to me as it is intended to DO.

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves. [Buddha]

I know this to BE true. I see it each and every day. New JOY tumbling laughing out of the dance of thoughts inside of me. And, sometimes too, NO JOY pushing and clawing its way out of the wrestling of thoughts inside of me. How lovely to realise I have a choice. Always.

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. [Mother Teresa]

I love how those words sing and dance.

I love you, Currie


Anonymous said...

I've been looking at your blog through out the year and have admired the mail art.
Wishing you a wonderful holiday season and look forward to seeing you in 2014 through the blog!

happy holidays.

Rita said...

I love these quotes! Especially the last two.

There should be no shame in service of any kind. Seems so often people look down on those who serve others. There should be more gratitude and kindness--acknowledgment, you know?

I have worked in sales and restaurants--and I loved it! Making grumpy people smile was my speciality. ;)

Spread the joy!! :):)