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Spiritual Vitality Tip. We Almost Lost Her.

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Service amid despair and Gratitude for service rendered

Remember, your choices today INfluence Generations!

I’m reflecting, with deep gratitude, on the loving service given to me and my children by MANY family members and friends during our times of deep distress last year.

My sweet youngest daughter, Marissa, was in crisis, and her oldest brother and second sister moved into quick action to get her from Arizona to Colorado. They took her directly to the hospital where I met her and stayed with her there. She was immediately placed on suicide watch.  I remember, so well,  her courage to do what it took to work through her anxiety, face her fears and to slowly, but steadily, release her depressed thoughts. Somewhere amid the gloom, she wanted to live and to create a better life–and that desire and determination won out over her despair.

We shared a room for many months, she got a job at TJ Maxx, got her Colorado license to do hair and began working as a stylist and makeup artist at a salon with the support of so many friends here in CO. She bought a little truck, and today she and her friends are moving into their own place!  Small, deliberate steps created SUCH a huge miracle in her life!

Sincere service and Gratitude for service rendered are, indeed, heavenly qualities and gifts. The feelings I feel right now touch me deeply. Helping others while having a sincere heart and real intent adds up to making a huge difference in our world.

There are still so many wonderful people in our world, including Marissa’s friends, hospital staff, counselors, and friends here in Colorado, who, through their loving support during that tumultuous time, helped to keep my daughter safe and alive. I will be forever grateful for the loving, supportive, much-needed service of those who rose to the occasion, gave of themselves, and allowed me to still have the blessing of having my youngest daughter near. AND the untold sacrifices of my sweet Lisa,  during and persisting through the months of Marissa’s recovery and continuing now are beyond measure and will be forever embedded in my heart.  Jon and Lisa opened their both their home and their hearts, and no, it wasn’t always easy.  The prayers and other enduring devotion to family shown by my other children and their spouses are also acknowledged.

The divine in me recognizes the divine in you,

INspired Action Step: Let us be grateful today for at least 3 people who have touched our lives in a meaningful way. Let us notice and be grateful every day for those people who bless us, help us and cause us to want to contribute positively to the lives of others as well.

Carolyn

About Carolyn Calton Carolyn Calton

Carolyn Calton is an online educator and ReNEW YOU Life Strategist. As founder of FamilyTreeQuest.com, CarolynCalton.com and as CEO of Ron Newsom’s LiahonaLightAcademy.com, Carolyn helps sincere, determined men and women embrace with certainty a safe, secure framework for creating their own brighter and happier future TODAY—no matter their past. Turning heartache to happiness, those who Join her ReNEW YOU Classes and Joyful Breakthrough Membership Circles at FamilyTreeQuest.com, learn how to turn stress, anxiety, anger and dysfunction to hope, direction, happiness and peace in order to renew and regenerate themselves, their families and family lines.

INspiration: Service

C- 4 Winter, Talk About It TuesdayHere at CarolynCalton.com you will find spiritual messages of Hope and INspiration for TODAY’s ChangeMakers™. I help men and women turn stress, anxiety, anger and dysfunction to hope, direction, happiness and peace.

This Talk About It Tuesday message goes along with our ReNEW YOU Ten Minute Treasure INspirations topic of the month which is SERVICE.  Topics are selected from the Principles and Attributes listed in my ebook JOURNALriffic.

A THOUGHT TO PONDER

When we serve others with a sincere and honest heart, we are also in the service of God–representing His love and light in the world.  Other qualities of character we’ve developed through our experiences also contribute to our contributions such as faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, brotherly kindness, charity (the pure love of Christ), humility and diligence.

How should we serve?

We benefit ourselves and others the most when we ask God for His insight and guidance through prayer, believe we will receive an answer, and then we receive and take action on the guidance and INspiration that is provided.  After that, we trust.  As stated in Proverbs 3: 5-6

 ¶Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

The original Ten Minute Treasures INspirations post can be found by clicking here.

REMEMBER
The choices we make TODAY have a ripple effect and can influence generations. As you ponder this thought, remember, YOURS is the spark that unites generations of power! By developing attributes of character that contribute to us helping ourselves and others and not hurting ourselves and others, we CAN change the story line of our lives and make a difference in the world.

It doesn’t matter how big or small a difference. A difference is a difference. It’s by small and simple things that great things come to pass. We influence one life and a time. We are on a quest to follow the 3 Guiding Purposes of TODAY’s ChangeMakers, which are:

1) Be happy and live a purpose-filled life today as TODAY’s ChangeMaker.
2) Prepare courageously and confidently for the future- come what may.
3) Glean wisdom from the past—rather than stay stuck in it.

If you have these desires and are willing to take action to create a happy purpose-filled life, then YOU are TODAY’s ChangeMaker.

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After joining our list here, which has a spiritual emphasis, I INvite you to CLICK HERE and leave your email there to receive Dr. Ron Newsom’s free presentation of HOW TO BE OF SERVICE WITHOUT GETTING HOOKED.  Put things into perspective so you can develop positive relationship attributes in order to serve without losing your true identity (inner worth) by “getting hooked” into guilt, confusion, rejection, self-doubt, frustration, resentment, and depression while you give sincere service to others.  Learn what you need to know to be able to “Think and Act” with “Positive Intent” regardless of the circumstances that you encounter.

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* I am the CEO of Dr. Newsom’s Liahona Light Institute of which the Liahona Light Academy is its online extention.

About Carolyn Calton Carolyn Calton

Carolyn Calton is an online educator and ReNEW YOU Life Strategist. As founder of FamilyTreeQuest.com, CarolynCalton.com and as CEO of Ron Newsom’s LiahonaLightAcademy.com, Carolyn helps sincere, determined men and women embrace with certainty a safe, secure framework for creating their own brighter and happier future TODAY—no matter their past. Turning heartache to happiness, those who Join her ReNEW YOU Classes and Joyful Breakthrough Membership Circles at FamilyTreeQuest.com, learn how to turn stress, anxiety, anger and dysfunction to hope, direction, happiness and peace in order to renew and regenerate themselves, their families and family lines.

Modern Day Wise Men

About Carolyn Calton Carolyn Calton

Carolyn Calton is an online educator and ReNEW YOU Life Strategist. As founder of FamilyTreeQuest.com, CarolynCalton.com and as CEO of Ron Newsom’s LiahonaLightAcademy.com, Carolyn helps sincere, determined men and women embrace with certainty a safe, secure framework for creating their own brighter and happier future TODAY—no matter their past. Turning heartache to happiness, those who Join her ReNEW YOU Classes and Joyful Breakthrough Membership Circles at FamilyTreeQuest.com, learn how to turn stress, anxiety, anger and dysfunction to hope, direction, happiness and peace in order to renew and regenerate themselves, their families and family lines.

Full commitment to God is in my heart today.  I was very moved by this video.  I know there’s people in the world whose own lives feel like a recurring 9/11 everyday.  They suffer effects from abuse, addiction, divorce, death of a loved one and other mountainous traumas and want to be happy, whole and healed. They are the Generational ChangeMakers I seek at www.FamilyTreeQuest.com.  Watch the looks on the faces of those in this video.  Do you know someone with the same look in their eyes?  Maybe it’s you.  JOIN THE QUEST at www.familytreequest.com Help is on its way.

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9/11 Tribute

I had a wonderful day of spiritual worship and evening with family and friends in a

FREE COUNTRY. 

Counting my blessings.  Reflecting with both sadness and gratitude for the lessons learned from 9/11/2001.

Michael Israel- watch to the very end.

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Hands not Guided by Eyes

Being blind is “just an inconvenience” to Diane Rose of Waco, Texas.  Watch what she creates with her “hands, not guided by eyes”.

How do you make the best of what life offers?  Are you “an encourager”?

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9 -11; Because I Have Been Given Much

This was my mom’s favorite hymn.  I think it’s fitting to post on 9 -11.  For those of us who live on after the tragic attacks on our country, we have the responsibility and blessing to live in a way that blesses others.  I’ve learned that by doing so, we grow and develop loving connections that are worth any sacrifice on our part.  I’m grateful for the model of service my mother set for me.  I’m grateful to the friends that brought this video to the attention of my husband and me.

(The group is Reprise)

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