Did I Live this Day as the Best Day Ever?

The question one must ask…did I live this day as the best day ever?~Ani Po

best day everWe cannot go a day without encountering an unfriendly or another golden opportunity to share loving kindness. It is not how they treat us that determines who we are, but it is in the reactions we give them. We can be emotionally attached to their words or we can merely let them go. In letting them go, we are listening to the words or actions while taking proper steps to guard against darkened tongues.

Don Miguel Ruiz gives ancient Toltec wisdom while teaching the “Four Agreements.” My favorite of these agreements is “never take anything personally.” This single lesson removes all attachment to negative words by our transgressors. In letting their words remain meaningless, we are free to be as happy as can be. In the process, hopefully the unfriendly will be infused with a hint of happiness…setting off a time-bomb towards happiness.

One never really knows what to expect in life.

We may never live to see tomorrow,

Or we may never get to see the sun set again.

The question one must ask…did I live this day,

As the best day ever?

When the world tries to knock the wind out of us,

We must stand tall and breathe the breath of life.

Calmly walk forward making every step count.

Do this and our reward will await us.

Do this and no one can harm us again.

For me, I have been spat upon, kicked and dragged through the mud

Ten fold, but I will not allow them to conquer me.

I will quietly send them blessings and pray that one day they find happiness.

For them, happiness is in the numbers,

For me it is all around.

I cannot be more grateful for today,

For I know that I gave my best day ever.

There will be no one to judge me,

But it shall be known by me and my beloved.

I thank you Father for showing me the way,

I hope that others will follow suit.


Whatever our encounters of the day, they are opportunities of growth. Whether friend or unfriendly, every person has a lesson to bring. See these lessons and we shall know everything we need to know. Just as the blessing of a butterfly, we are blessed with gentle occurrences. Frightfully, we are just as blessed by the aggressive encounters of the tiger.

Stepping into the Canvas with Gratitude and more silent blessings. With every step into the Canvas of Life, may it be in gratitude. With gratitude in our hearts, even during difficult times, we find ourselves in a happier disposition…giving silent blessings. It is said…those hardest to Love need the most Love…why not share Love and compassion with them?

Be That Which Brings You Happiness

Be that which brings you happiness.~Ani Po

Too often I hear people talk about their daily lives and how miserable they are. Either too busy, too weighted down or whatever. When suggested to make the necessary steps, I nearly always here the same answer, “I wish it could be that easy.”

Well it can. It is often the first step that is most difficult. Difficult is the fear of the unknown arising. Trust the process…keep moving passed the fear. Focusing on what we want, our feet will naturally take the necessary steps toward that which we most desire.

While it may be important to clean house: literally and metaphorically, we are to go through a self-cleaning process to attain this eternal happiness most desired. What is it that you want? Close your eyes for a second, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Assuredly this is your dream of what could be. Follow this dream until it is so…

Be that which brings you happiness