If you’ve got it give it: Journey of Worth 2.0 – Day 21

Copyright Tam Black 2016 Designed for susanwithpearls.com
Copyright Tam Black 2016
Designed for susanwithpearls.com

 

 

Guiding Thought

We have forgotten our Self. We have forgotten who we are. We have forgotten that we are established in Love and by Love, which is infinite and eternal; therefore, our worth is infinite and eternal. We seek to remember our Self.

We choose to remember our Self. We choose to remember who we are and our infinite worth in Love. We choose to be aware, to understand, and to Know Our Self as the Love we are. We choose to share who we are with the world, giving our infinite worth, measured in infinite Love.

Sharing

Welcome to round 3! Wow. This Journey is flying. If you are new here, see this page for general information about the Journey, and specifically how the round changes.

When I was a kid, my favorite Dr. Seuss book was “Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?”

When you think things are bad,

when you feel sour and blue,

when you start to get mad…

you should do what I do!

Just tell yourself, Duckie,

you’re really quite lucky!

Some people are much more…

oh, ever so much more…

oh, muchly much-much more

unlucky than you!

Then, the book goes through, in proper Dr. Seuss fashion rhythmically-rhyming terrible scenarios you can feel yourself to be luckier than.

Be grateful you’re not in the forest in France

Where the average young person just hasn’t a chance

To escape from the perilous pants eating plants

But your pants are safe, you’re a fortunate guy

You ought to be shouting how lucky am I!

Sometimes when feeling lucky, it’s like the same kind of feeling as being blessed, that feeling of fortune shining on you; the world is smiling at you, so you can smile at the world.

Sometimes feeling lucky means that no matter how bad someone thinks a situation may be, there is always a “worse case” and so they can feel grateful for what they have, no matter what.

Sometimes when someone is feeling lucky it’s because they see someone else in a worse situation, and they feel bad for that person, but they also think “thank god it’s not me”.  In fact, sometimes, when people feel bad, this is the route they take, they look upon others worse off than they, so they can feel better, or sometimes even make someone feel bad so they can feel better.

It’s this third case that made me think of my favorite Dr. Seuss book today. Many times when people see another in a bad situation, the tendency is to put space (emotional-mental-physical) between themselves and that bad situation. An unlucky situation (let’s say, for example, homelessness, disability, the loss of a loved one, etc.) feels uncomfortable, and it’s hard to be around. Leave that person alone; I want no part of that.

In this round, we remember our Self. Those people need my-your-our love and support. You are luckier than they are so that you can give them love and support. If you’ve got it, give it.

A bit extended Dr. Seuss story from that book, but you’ve got to love it….

“Oh, the jobs people work at! Out west near Hawtch-Hawtch there’s a Hawtch-Hawtcher bee watcher, his job is to watch. Is to keep both his eyes on the lazy town bee, a bee that is watched will work harder you see. So he watched and he watched, but in spite of his watch that bee didn’t work any harder not mawtch. So then somebody said “Our old bee-watching man just isn’t bee watching as hard as he can, he ought to be watched by another Hawtch-Hawtcher! The thing that we need is a bee-watcher-watcher!”. Well, the bee-watcher-watcher watched the bee-watcher. He didn’t watch well so another Hawtch-Hawtcher had to come in as a watch-watcher-watcher! And now all the Hawtchers who live in Hawtch-Hawtch are watching on watch watcher watchering watch, watch watching the watcher who’s watching that bee. You’re not a Hawtch-Watcher you’re lucky you see!”                    ~Dr. Seuss

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