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Don't Miss the Treats! ACIM Review V: Lesson #179


God is but Love, and therefore so am I. /There is one life, and that I share with God/Source. Your grace is given me. I claim it now.

When I was little my mom would take me with her to the grocery store. One day she told me before leaving that I could pick out one thing. Anything I wanted. And she would buy it.


Being a discerning, and arguably anxious child, this was a big deal. As my mom rolled through the aisles, I carefully evaluated all we passed to see if it was worthy of my choice. Each row seemed to contain something different. More magical. And I had difficulty deciding what would be most worthy. The best. What I wanted the most.


By the time we got to the end of the aisles I hadn’t chosen anything. I had been so concerned that the next isle contained something better, I had missed the opportunity to choose in the moment. To claim what was mine to receive.


Fortunately, my mother is an infinitely patient and gracious women. Upon seeing my tear-filled eyes at missing my chance, she allowed me a re-do to pick out my treat. And guess what? Our Creater/Source/Universe/God is equally grace-filled in allowing us to do the same.


It is quite easy for us to miss the magic in the moment. We sometimes let our moments pass us, just like I did with my coveted treats. Looking for the next greatest thing. Or impatiently trying to get through seemingly monumental tasks. But Source waits patiently. For us to claim what was always ours. The precious gift that awaits in every moment.


Maybe the treat is a wave from a neighbor. Your child or grandchild’s crooked smile. The laughter of your spouse. Or the snort of a friend. Infinite gifts exist in this very moment my friend. What are you letting pass you by while you are looking towards the next aisle?


Lesson 179 asks us to claim our treats right here. In this moment. To receive the grace our Source patiently waits to give us in our lives and recognize the gifts life has to offer. The ones that are so, so easy to overlook by future-thinking. Take a lesson from my childhood self and share the infinite possibilities that this moment can offer.


For each of you I claim it now.


Namaste Dear Ones!

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