There is an old saying with a mountain of truth in it: “The chickens come home to roost.” In my early years, my folks had a chicken ranch on the southern Oregon coast, with thousands of chickens. We sold lots of eggs.
Many years later, my own family had several banty chickens that ran around on our three acres near Bremerton, Washington. They, too, always returned to the barn and their roosting place before dark.
When we apply this truth to life, we can put it like this: “What we sow, we reap.” Or, what we give out, we get back.” There is still another way of stating it, “What goes around, comes around.”
In other words, to make sure that the “chickens” that come home are the ones you really want, care must be taken to send out their like-kind.
In my favorite movie, “The Sound of Music,” Maria sang that she must have had a wonderful childhood in which she had done something good to be reaping all the good that was coming to her at that time.
Sometimes, our past catches up with us, usually when least expected, and the discomfort it causes is usually not welcome. In childhood, we may do or say things that catch up with later on. However, if we have been wise enough to keep our thoughts and actions right, we happily welcome the rewards that come to us.
How is your life? What is life for you?
Some people mistakenly believe that they must battle their way through life; that it is meant to be struggled with. According to their belief, that is often the way it is for them. However, as Florence Novell Shinn points out in her book, The Game of Life, “Life is a game, one that you play one-day-at-a-time.”
Games are meant to be enjoyed, although they have rules and guidelines. Begin now to think of life as a wonderful game, especially one that provides a large amount of fun. Allow yourself to get excited about life. Lift your spirit, lighten up and let go of all the heavy baggage.
Let go of the burdens of worry, drudgery, rut-living, lack, limitation, “poor little old me,” self-demeaning, boredom, fear, guilt, and other negative stuff that doesn’t work for you.
Give life the light touch. It is good to make a serious commitment to making your life more pleasurable, satisfying, healthy and prosperous, but you don’t have to take the “scrooge” approach!
Do not make it a heavy burden. Remember: Easy does it! You don’t have to change everything all at once. One day-at-a-time is sufficient.
Be mindful of the “chickens” you send out. Refrain from sending out negative, worry, fearful thoughts. Send out what you want to come back to you. The best you can send is Love.
Send Love to everyone. Send Light, Love, Peace and Joy. Send thoughts of Prosperity and Abundance and they will return to you in rich, prosperity blessings.