Control and Spirituality

A friend was disappointed and deeply hurt with the way someone close to them had behaved.

The advise that I shared with them was the following:

You cannot control the way that others behave. The only thing you have control over is your reaction and behavior, so getting upset over someone else's shortcomings does not serve you.

People come into your life for various reasons. Sometimes the dance lasts a few minutes, sometimes a lifetime.

I know that every experience is a gift and I'm always so grateful for the interaction, even when it initially appears as if the outcome is not what I wanted or expected. Once the experience is complete I know that one or both of us has learned and grown from it. And sometimes these experiences are just for us to learn more about our own triggers.

Blessings and love,
LeeZa Donatella
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Rediscovering Simple Pleasures through Our Interactions with Children

For those who know me personally, I do not have children but am blessed with wonderful nieces and nephews that are decades apart. Hey it is the American family after all! 

No matter what you're doing in your life, where you've been, if you are up,  down or sideways,  how much money, power and prestige you have, all that goes out the window when playing a virtual game of eye-spy over the phone with a young person.  Especially when she is kicking your butt!

It's the young that remind us of what's important in life! And that's to find the fun and amazement in all our experiences. Think back to a time when you had no cares, no worries and  no responsibility. Growing up on the water, I think I was five years old when I remember my first time at the beach,  the feeling of the sand between my toes,  the smell of the ocean, the brisk temperature of the water as I tried to outrun the seagulls down the shore line. Everything seemed so amazing!

Now wouldn’t it be great if we could bottle some of that? Yeah I know, they called it dropping acid in the 60's, I think. But today, if we could just get more glimpses of that feeling, wow, how cool would that be? 
I am here to tell you that it can all be yours darling.  As we remember that we are beings filled with LOVE all of life can be that delicious!

It is that amazement that I feel every morning when I wake up in magical Sedona, with scenery dripping with beauty.  All right, I can be sappy, but, gee, what a glorious feeling it is to wake up blissful and in awe.  Give it a try! 
I have to tell you that it doesn’t suck!

Wishing you a day filled with Love,

LeeZa Donatella