The Tin Man. ..♡

Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage. I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡ Shall we have some tea. ..♡

I’m delighting in a comfy beautiful Sunday morning. …♡

I have just finished reading a book by Norman Vincient Peale.
The book contains many of his sermons on positive thinking.  When my husband lived in New York,  he heard Mr. Peale give a sermon at the Marble Colligiate Church. How lucky is that!

Anyway, I’m thinking that perhaps many of today’s authors on positive thinking got some of their ideas from good old Norman. And that they took much of what he preached and have shared his philosophy with others. This is a good thing because it works!

Norman Vincient Peale used scripture from the bible to write his sermons. I really enjoy reading all these wonderful stories. One came  to mind this morning. The story is about a man who was burned out with life.♡

The man was very successful, and yet had no joy. So he went to a psychologist and it was recommended that everyday the man sit in a chair and do nothing but feel the presence of his creator.

One day when the man was sitting in a chair he heard a bird sing and thought about the scripture:  “that even the birds of the field don’t worry about food.” They sing! The man decided he would also try singing. After a few months the man returned to the doctor and was glad to announce that he was much better after taking the doctors advice about sitting in a chair for 5 minutes everyday.  He even mentioned to the doctor about adding his own singing. The point of the story was that when we take time to connect with our Creator each day we will find joy. The ancient Greek called this kind of time “Kairos” time. We know JOY in Kairos, glimpse beauty in Kairos, remember what it means to be alive in Kairos, and reconnect with our Divinity in Kairos. For me that means slowing down and be willing to hear the music of life. I’m wondering if you ever take a few minutes for yourself my friend… Perhaps you even sing! I sure hope so!  la la la la!!!!

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you have a lovely day. ♡

                                            Xoxo. …

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2 Responses to The Tin Man. ..♡

  1. Nancy Coughlin says:

    Because I am a fairly new participant on your Website, I truly appreciate it when you re-post some of your past presentations. This is a beautiful one. We all seem to be in such a hurry and seldom take the time to connect with “ourselves”! Norman Vincent Peale was a truly beautiful man with so many life affirming thoughts that he shared with all. It was a joy to read the ones you included here. Thank you Marcia

    • Marcia ren says:

      Hi Nancy! I’m so happy to see you here. Thank you for your kind words. I love Norman Vincent Peale. We can go through anything with the right attitude. I hope you have something fun planned for the Valentine weekend. My husband is baking lasagne, and we invited our neighbors over to share. So good to see you here. Take care my sweet friend. ♡

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