Wednesday, January 4, 2012
You Are God's Best Idea! Daily Epigram for: January 4, 2012
"There is no doubt when living the Undeniable Life."-Douglas
The subtitle of my book is Divine Acceptations and Living the Undeniable Life. Life should be Undeniable. Each and every day should be a jump out of bed, bright sunshiny day regardless of cloud coverage. But that isn’t always the case.
In today’s news there was yet another headline about a 15 year-old girl who had been bullied to the point that she didn’t want to live anymore and stepped in front of a bus. Even while this child was in the hospital undergoing surgery – kids at her school were posting ugly comments on her Facebook page – the kind that pushed her in front of the bus.
The number of suicides among our nation’s children is climbing! When is this madness going to end! It is bad enough that humans have been slaughtering each other for thousands of years playing the game of Prophet Wars but enticing and pushing people off ledges and into buses is even more honorific because there are rarely any real sanctions or consequences for the antagonists. Truth is – the bullies – in school or in your workplace – have their own issues that they are passing on (or dumping upon) the people who they perceive are the weakest among them.
I don’t have the space here to fully examine all of the specific reasons behind why kids (and adults) bully – but there is one thing we can and should be proactive about. Our children need to be better prepared for life’s slings and arrows. And I don’t mean toughening them up in order to grow a thicker skin. We need to tell them who they are so when one or more ignorant children (or adults) try to tell them a lie – they will already know the inherent truth.
Right now – on this day – tell your child that they are Divine and important – needed and necessary - loved and the Beloved: You Are God’s Best Idea! Let them know that they are loved unconditionally. SHOW them they are loved unconditionally!
We are not the best or worst things we have ever done or will do. We certainly are not the best or worst thing someone thinks about us. (Unless they think we are God’s Best Idea!) We are expressions of divinity here to express our divinity. Granted – this is not what a bully is going to understand or comprehend. That is why it is up to US to help build our family’s confidence and self-esteem. They need to know that we are not judging them by the grades on their report cards; how clean their rooms are or how many blue ribbons and trophies mommy and daddy can decorate the den with. They are perfect; whole and complete just as they are. They are perfection in progress. They have original blessing. They are under grace – not because they are inherent sinners – but because they are inherently divine!
Please – whether you have children of your own or you work with children (or anyone else for that matter!) communicate to your loved ones their divine importance to you and to the world. Let them know that things do get better and life becomes ever the more beautiful when they begin to see how wonderful it already is.
It does get better. It did get better. I know – because I’m still here - living the Undeniable Life.
You Are God's Best Idea!
Author of You Are God's Best Idea! Divine Acceptations and Living the Undeniable Life! (Balboa Press/Hay House)
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