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Old 09-01-2014, 01:47 AM   #1
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Default TODAY'S GIFT - SEPTEMBER 2014

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Monday, September 1, 2014

You are reading from the book Today's Gift

Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.
—Sir Rabindranath Tagore

In the darkness of early morning, the bird outside the window begins to sing. Soon the eastern sky turns pink. The bird continues singing until the first yellow rays warm its soft wings. Then it flies away, not returning to the window until the next morning.

We can learn from the small bird how to have faith. We don't need to wait for something we want before having faith we'll get it. We can begin to show our faith by celebrating the things we usually take for granted. After all, when we take something for granted, isn't that a selfish form of faith? We can start by singing a song to celebrate the new day. A day that will warm our hearts and shed light on our actions. Like the bird's faith in the sunrise, we need only to have faith that God meant each day to enrich our lives.

What faith can I celebrate right now?
The faith I have is that my God is always there and that my needs are on the way. Like yesterday, going and cashing a forgotten Lotto 649 ticket, something I bought on a whim, I seldom buy, and won $10. enough to buy what I wanted and had enough left over for what I needed to purchase at another store.

They say, "You never win if you don't buy." LOL. They don't consider how much it costs to buy before you win. A dear soul in my building will say, "I want $4. or $25." with no words about how much of her pension she spent buying them. I had to learn the hard way, my poison was Nevada Tickets. For a while I controlled how much I spent, a whole $3. a day, but that was still using, and it was taking over my thinking. Now if I get the thought, I will buy. My sponsor said, "Never spend more than you can afford to lose."

The light went on for me, it took a while because I didn't think I was doing myself or others wrong. In the long run it did, but the biggest thing was setting a bad example.
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