Thursday, January 20, 2011

January 20, 2011: Used up


Wow!  Thanks for all the great comments!  I'm really glad my words were valuable last night!  I write so much so often that I honestly don't even recall what I write about 24 hours later.  It just flows onward and outward.  Can I tell you how privileged I am to have a community that I can share what flows through me?  Sometimes, it's a grind posting so often, but it is really an amazing phenomenon that I don't want to go away.  In fact, I really want it to expand, but I don't spend any time marketing my blog, so I rely on pure word of mouth.

I am amazed by the story of the Vlogger!  Nice work!  Except by this hour of the day, I don't feel like opening my mouth once more, so I let my fingers to the talking!  Now if I could just figure out how to monetize my fingers... actually, I am.  We recently invested in an internet marketing apprenticeship / mentor program and over the next 90-120 days, things are going to EXPLODE for us online in many different ways.  I am so excited by this year.  God has just continually heaped on the blessings... more and more and more.  It's the opposite of a vicious circle.  It's a blessed circle!  The more I look for God, the more I see God, the more God shows up, so I look for God more, and see God more, and God shows up more, so I look for God more, and I see God more, and God shows up more...

... the punch line?

God has been there the whole time, it's just my ability to open up to God and see all things as God...

... It's me... God is always there, but I'm not!  I'm worried about the future, or regretting or trying to make sense out of the past, so I am NOT in the present... where God is.

God isn't in the future.

God isn't in the past.

God is RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW in the present.

That's where we all are, whether our minds will allow us to be there is another story.

Silly minds.

Here's what I want to say tonight.  Just because you have a mind, doesn't mean it knows anything about anything.  Just because it talks, doesn't mean you should always listen.  Ever notice how nasty it can be? Why do we listen?  We wouldn't listen to another person talk to us that way, why do we let our mind?
I haven't been able to control my mind, but I can control how I react to it.  Some times, I just have to laugh at my own mind, thank it for sharing, and promptly ignore acting on it.

Silly mind.

Now, I have to go to bed and recharge.  I have given A LOT today.  It feels great, but I am spent.  To be used up by choice... that is the beauty of service.  If you are stuck in a situation with anyone, ask yourself, "How can I be of service to this person?"  Then, ask them.  You'll be amazed how fast YOU can transform ANY situation through service.

Take it on.

Love you.

God night.

P.S.  Ang grew up here in CA, I grew up in CT and moved to AZ and met Ang while I lived there... over email.  Yup.  ;-)

Man, I miss that kid...


  1. God love baby bella, that smile is just heaven. Tim you continue to inspire me in your faith and attitude about life. You know I didn't know bella but she reminds me of my son who is currently 7 months old. I pray for continued healing for you, ange and alli. Your family is truely amazing.

  2. Prayers and comfort to you and Ang...thought about how hard the first year is after losing someone...especially your baby girl. So thank you for continuing to post each day.

    Especially thought of Ang yesterday and all a mother carries in her heart...all day. Give her a hug from NJ...Donna

  3. I love the Bella pictures at the end of every post. :)

  4. Oh Man, I love that picture today of Bella and Ang. Too precious. Such a gorgeous mommy and daughter.

    Thank you for another great post today. Even when you are at the end of your day and uber tired, you still come up with such inspiratonal words. I love it.

    I agree with what you said about service. I love giving service. It's the one thing that can really change an atmosphere for me. It not only helps the person/people you are serving but, it helps you as well on so many levels.

    Lots of Love,
    Amber, Craig, Malorie, and Liam
    The McLaughlin Family, CA

    P.S. In regards to the VLOGGER...I am also so amazed at how he can earn money just following his family around with a camera and posting his videos. I keep telling my husband he needs to do that but he just says no because he doesn't think anyone would be interested in our little lives...seems pretty interesting to me! :-)

  5. Oh man... When I read what you wrote about the mind, about all the nasty things it can say. I just burst into tears. My body has been under siege by my mind for... half my life know. Why have I listened? I have not a clue. But I'm working really hard at kicking that part of my mind out now. It has no right to injure me the way it has.

    Tim, you inspire me on so many levels, I am so grateful for all that you share.

    Thank you, and bless you

    P.S. In regards to your previous post, I never saw any ads from Google on the blog. D.S.

  6. This is such a beautiful photo of Bella and Mommy; just beautiful.

    You never seem to run out of words or inspiration, but you must be so exhausted.

    If it's therapeutic blog daily, but if you can manage, maybe you should have Saturdays off (or the like). I don't think your readers would go anywhere and you might find some time to rest your mind.

    This was meant to help alleviate the reponsibility you must feel to the blog- not in any way to diminish the amazing, thoughtful, and inspiring blog you have created (and of course, I don't think it would at all dimish the goals you have set forth in honor of Bella and for EB in general).

    Either way, I hope you sleep well at night.

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful Bella.