Happy Friday everyone.
At the end of what seemed to be a long, busy and emotionally charged week for many I thought it fitting to share something with you that may help to wrap things up for you. Perhaps it will assist in a shift in perspective and help you enjoy the weekend and the week ahead.
This message came from my mom this morning. For years Mom has been sharing inspirational, thought provoking, messages she’s found on the internet with her network of friends and family. I’ve often thought it would be nice to pass many of these on in my newsletters and blog posts and even began to save them in a file on my computer at one time. Well, with several computer crashes and changeovers I’ve lost many of them I’ve saved. It’s ok though, because fortunately the messages keep coming, through Mom and others. I believe that we get just the right messages we need at the very moment we need them. And this morning it seems I needed this one. My sense is after the week you’ve had that you need it too.
Below is a the email my mom shared this morning. You may be moved to share this with others- go ahead but before you do, receive it for YOU. Know, that I appreciate you. You are valued. And as you move ahead with whatever you are dealing with, working through or experiencing in any way- your value is being raised. You are fully and perfectly equipped and qualified to do whatever it is you are ‘assigned’ to do right now. Your life has prepared you for this in many ways.
I encourage you to take some time today to appreciate you and the life that has gifted you with so many blessings and opportunities to grow into the person you were meant to be.
I wish you love,
From Mountain Wings newsletter I Appreciate You =========== I recently received an email from a friend. The email only contained three commonly used and familiar words, yet these three words from my friend had a different feel. This simple powerful phrase shook me. It was a MountainWings Moment. "I appreciate you" is what the email read. I gazed at this short sentence and read it over and over again. I could feel the transforming, uplifting power of these three words. I have been thanked countless times, which is always proper and in order when someone does something for you. It is simply showing gratitude or giving credit for something that you are responsible for. To appreciate means to recognize the significance, quality, or magnitude of. (Appreciate freedom) To be fully aware of or sensitive to; realize: (I appreciate your problems) To be thankful or show gratitude for: (I appreciate your help) To admire greatly; value To raise in value or price. My friend was not appreciating me for something I did or said to or for him personally or professionally. He was not appreciating a particular problem that I had or appreciating my help on a matter. I appreciate YOU is what the email read. That means I am appreciated, I am admired greatly, I am valued, and I am raised in value. He recognizes the significance, quality and magnitude of me, and who I am. He is thankful and shows gratitude for me. As I absorbed the power of these three words and allowed them to penetrate and saturate my inner being, I considered whom the email was from. One of the many life lessons is to always consider the message and the source of messages that enter into your life constantly. Could this be just careless from the hip speaking? Did he have any idea how powerfully profound and life- changing this one short statement would be? Well, consider the source of the message. The email was from a man who gives so much of himself, so much of his resources, his talents, and abilities to help and uplift others. He is not only my friend, he is also my Pastor of the local church, the Pastor of a worldwide church called Airjesus.com, and he is also the writer of MountainWings.com. He voluntarily receives no salary from the local church or the worldwide Internet outreach ministries in which he funded from his own resources. He is truly a Pastor in the true sense of The Word. Yet, he says to me, "I appreciate you." That also means YOU (The one reading this issue). Remember the definition of appreciate. You tend to invest in the things that you find value in, and he invests heavily in you and me. Our Heavenly Father also invests heavily in us. Feel the power of "I APPRECIATE YOU." Tell someone or many, and mean it. Dip into your rich resources and invest in them; whatever those resources may be. Most of the MountainWings.com subscribers will never meet the founder, creator and writer of MountainWings. Yet, he sees value in you, me, and all people. Just click on any of the links and see for yourself. My Pastor and friend I APPRECIATE YOU. ~A MountainWings Original by Wesley Shorter~ from The Mountain: Wesley Shorter wrote this to me in July 2006, more than four years ago. I hesitated to publish it and even now I had made edits to remove all references to myself. I put them back. Not for self glorification but for you to understand that I do appreciate YOU, the readers of MountainWings. Tell someone soon that you appreciate them, and mean it. http://www.mountainwings.com/past/10253.htm