During our lifetimes we make many vows and take many oaths. Some are official and spoken out loud such as wedding vows and oaths of allegiance. Others are silent vows made to God or vows of love and protection that mothers say to their newborn babies when they are put in their arms for the very first time.
A couple of nights ago, while I was waiting for my computer to install updates, I decided to explore a new “magnetic” poetry application on my iPad. Like on a Ouija board, the words seemed to move and form groups magically by themselves. When all was said and done, I found myself staring at the the screen. No ordinary wordplay transpired here, as I noticed the messages behind the words. Then the impact of the words hit me and I realized that these thoughts were significant and were vows I needed to make to myself. When was the last time you made a vow to your true self? So from the depths of “magnetic” poetry, I share these vows with you.
Create Joy – I must create joy for others, to find joy in myself.
Breathe Hope – Hope is a force inside of me like the air I breathe in out out. As I inhale the power of hope from others, I must also exhale it to share with others.
Grow Imagination – More than ever the world needs people with imagination. I will nurture mine in every way I can.
Accept Love – I give love freely, but also open myself to accept love in all of its forms.
Thank Nature – For all the gifts that nature bestows upon me, I thank her by taking pleasure in them and by taking great care of them.
Applaud Gifts – I gratefully acknowledge my unique gifts and, like a super hero, will find ways to use them to make the world a better place.
Remember Dream – I will keep my dreams in the forefront of my consciousness and will work to make them a reality.
Feel Passion – To really live, I must feel passion or be passionate about something.
Shine – There is a light inside of me that shines through my whole being and is reflected in my thoughts and deeds.
Become Thought – If I am the sum total of my thoughts, then my thoughts must reflect the person I desire to be.
Show Heart – I will show compassion for others. Mother Teresa once said, ” Let us not make a mistake – that the hunger is only for a piece of bread. The hunger of today is so much greater: for love – to be wanted, to be loved, to be cared for, to be somebody.”
Live Life – With only a finite number of breaths in my life, I will breathe deep and live my life to the fullest!