Sunday Thought For The Day

by Lance Ekum on · 77 comments

Note:  A spe­cial friend here, Julie Ellis, shared this with me — from a friend of hers. 

Bob Perks — I Wish You Enough

Bob is a moti­va­tional speaker, writer, and also a colum­nist at Beliefenet.com

Bob is also cel­e­brat­ing a spe­cial birth­day in the com­ing days — birth­day num­ber 60!  Happy Birth­day Bob!!

Lance writes sto­ries from his heart, aim­ing to inspire and moti­vate, as you align more fully with YOUR true peak. When he’s not here, you can find him hang­ing out with his fam­ily, rid­ing a bike, or just gen­er­ally act­ing goofy.   Sign up for the Thoughts from the Tree­house newslet­ter and get addi­tional inspi­ra­tion in your email inbox!
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Susie @newdaynewlesson July 11, 2010 at 1:24 am

Really nice.
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Lance July 11, 2010 at 4:31 pm

Thanks Susie!!

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Joyce at What Would You Do In Heaven? July 11, 2010 at 1:29 am

May we all have enough, even more than enough, may we be filled so much that we overflow with joy!
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Lance July 11, 2010 at 4:32 pm

Joyce,
Yes…may we all have enough…isn’t that a wonderful thought! And then…to have our joy overflow…right there, that’s enough!!

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Joy July 11, 2010 at 1:57 am

Lance,
Thank you for sharing…
From my heart to yours: I wish you “enough”.
May you enjoy this day:)

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Lance July 11, 2010 at 4:33 pm

Joy,
And know that this is all a two-way street…and I wish you that too…enough…always…

Much peace….

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Lady Fi July 11, 2010 at 4:24 am

Ah, this was lovely!
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Lance July 11, 2010 at 4:34 pm

Thank you Lady Fi!

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Lynn July 11, 2010 at 4:46 am

Thanks for this thought today, Lance – a beautiful one. I wish you enough…
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Lance July 11, 2010 at 4:34 pm

And Lynn….I wish that for you, too…may you always have enough…

Thank you so much for all your caring support….

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Terie July 11, 2010 at 5:04 am

This such an inspirational message on so many levels. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the daily routines that fail to really appreciate our blessings. Thank you for sharing this and so many amazing people with us.
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Lance July 11, 2010 at 4:38 pm

Terie,
Our blessings….so glad you brought this up. Yes, in our daily living, we can all too easily forget all that we have….and that we truly do have “enough”.

Terie, thank you so much for your support…it means the world to me…

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Trish @IamSucceeding July 11, 2010 at 5:32 am

OK Began my morning with tears…that is OK because I am appreciating all I have and THAT is a great blessing!

Have an awesome day and hopefully see you at the Clam Festival!
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Lance July 11, 2010 at 4:39 pm

Trish,
Thank you for so honestly sharing here today…so wonderful! We really have so much in our lives…right here in front of us…today. That IS a blessing indeed!

And – woohoo!!! The Clam Festival…in just a few short days!! Can’t wait!!! And seeing you – AWESOME-NESS!!!

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Zeenat{Positive Provocations} July 11, 2010 at 8:18 am

Hi Dearest Lance,
This is such a wonderful video and and even greater thought. Thank you for sharing it and making my sunday special. I had so missed your Sunday thoughts while I was offline :)
LOts of love,
Z~

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Lance July 11, 2010 at 4:41 pm

Zeenat,
So good to have you back, dear friend. And there is so much contained within these few words in the video by Bob Perks. Zeenat, I believe that you truly exemplify what these words say…

Big hugs!

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Jules - Big Girl Bombshell July 11, 2010 at 8:26 am

Yep! I wish everyone enough!
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Lance July 11, 2010 at 4:41 pm

Jules,
You are sweet! Thank you for all you give!

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jan July 11, 2010 at 8:57 am

one of my favorites phrases, a thought worth repeating as a mantra to carry us through the day is, “I am enough.” it creates such ease, don’t you think?

thank you for sharing this lovely person and video. blessings to you this day.

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Lance July 11, 2010 at 4:43 pm

Jan,
“I am enough”. There is something very empowering within those words. And…yes…ease. An ease of moving forward…being okay with who we are…and with life… And that is all very wonderful!

Many blessing to you, too…dear friend…

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Holly July 11, 2010 at 9:23 am

Like Trish, it’s always a meaningful message when I respond with emotion. I knew with the 3 Hello’s that the Goodbye was coming, something that always pulls at my heartstrings. Bob is clearly a man who knows something about contrasts, which is at the root of our growth. Thanks, Lance and Bob! And I always get so much from everyone’s comments as well, so thanks, everyone. Lance ties us all together! Holly

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Lance July 11, 2010 at 4:52 pm

Holly,
So, so wonderful to have you here, today…and to hear your voice this past week! You are a kindred spirit, and I’m just touched by your presence here. And even more than that – it just feels so right that our paths have crossed in this great big world.

The “goodbye”…that can really be such a difficult thing. I know. And yet…I also believe there is much beyond our earthly presence…and in that, too, there is rejoice. Still, the physical presence gone is something that is emotionally touching at our heartstrings.

Holly, thank you. For your presence here. For the good you bring to the world. For your presence in my life.

Much peace,
Lance

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Adrenalynn July 11, 2010 at 9:24 am

THANK YOU for sharing. I love this part of my Sunday, so I make sure I take the time to sit down somewhere quiet with my coffee and just enjoy reading or listening to whatever you post. The things you share always make me smile and appreciate life just a little bit more. Bless you!
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Lance July 11, 2010 at 5:01 pm

Lynn,
You know…and I find much good in having you here, in this space. I love the mix of both the deeper issues along with the lightness and fun. Lynn, you bring such a sweet mix!

Sassy and classy….that truly is YOU! And it (well…you know…YOU) rocks!

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Keith July 11, 2010 at 9:33 am

Hello Lance,

Beautiful video and I thank you for sharing it.

I wish you, and all of your readers, enough joy and peace today.

Blessings to you Lance

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Lance July 11, 2010 at 5:02 pm

Keith,
Peace and joy! Wonderful things…for ALL of us! Keith, thank you! And to you…the same, my friend!

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Vincent Nguyen July 11, 2010 at 10:52 am

Thank you Lance for sharing a beautiful video that reminds us to cherish and appreciate all the things that we might have taken for granted.

I wish you and everyone here enough joyful experiences so that it can help us get through even the toughest of times.

Have an amazing weekend everyone.
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Lance July 11, 2010 at 5:04 pm

Vincent,
Ahh….those tough times. We all have them. And yes, we have enough, each of us….to get through all of these moments. Sometimes it might not seem like it, and yet – it is within us…enough…

Thanks so much, my friend…

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Hanlie July 11, 2010 at 11:01 am

This is just beautiful! Thank you, Lance and Bob. And Bob, have a wonderful, abundant 60th birthday!
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Lance July 11, 2010 at 5:04 pm

Hanlie,
Thanks so much for being here! Beauty is as we see from our soul…and you shine this! Much peace…

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Jannie Funster July 11, 2010 at 11:50 am

Short and beautiful, Bob.

The piano music was lovely, perfect with those lovely images of truth.

I like the part about appreciating what we have. For we really do already have enough, at all times.

Happy Birthday!

xo to all.
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Lance July 11, 2010 at 5:06 pm

Jannie,
Yes, this really is lovely music!

And appreciating all that we have…because we truly do have so, so much. Even if that’s different from what our neighbor, friend, etc. might have, it’s still enough. It always is…

Big hugs to you, sweet friend…

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Audra Krell July 11, 2010 at 12:09 pm

Along this same note, if you and I Lance, are lucky enough to have a spouse and three kids, then we are lucky enough. God Bless you today!

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Lance July 11, 2010 at 5:08 pm

Audra,
Family. So good, isn’t it, dear friend! And that can be kids, a spouse, a significant other, friends, parents, etc.

And truly I am lucky enough to call you friend. That is such an honor…

Much peace,
Lance

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Evita July 11, 2010 at 12:32 pm

Hi Lance

I always enjoy hearing this message – thank you for sharing :)
There are some words that we could really used each day, to remind us that all that we need and all that we are is always available.
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Lance July 11, 2010 at 5:09 pm

Evita,
Enough. One simple word. And yet – here in this context, so much meaning. A reminder that we, always, have enough. And there is very much a level of peace in that – a peace that touches to our soul…

To you, my friend…much peace always…

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Tabitha July 11, 2010 at 3:51 pm

I wish you joy, health, peace and tons of love my friend Lance.

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Lance July 11, 2010 at 5:10 pm

Tabitha,
So, so good to read your words. You shine love in such beautiful ways…and I feel that very deeply here today.

Big hugs of gratitude to you, sweet friend…

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Lori July 11, 2010 at 6:30 pm

I look forward to your posts every Sunday — even more than 100 Sunday posts later!
You never disappoint. (I’m also loving the nested comments, Lance). :)

I want to tell you, “Hello,” enough times so that I’ll never have to say goobye. That’s my goal no matter how unrealistic.

Hi, Lance!
~xo
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Lance July 11, 2010 at 10:11 pm

Lori,
Well….I’m trying out the nested comments to see how it feels. And…while I haven’t made a decision one way or the other – what I very much feel is that the nested comments feel more personal. So…thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on this.

Hello! Hello! Hello! Hello! Hello! Hello! Hello! Hello! Hello! Hello! Hello! Hello!

Whatever happens…on this journey we’re on…I know, sweet friend, that you are exactly that. And that…that is enough…

Much love,
Lance

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Angelia Sims July 11, 2010 at 9:30 pm

Lance,

What a perfect echo of peace and a brilliant way to live life. Happy Birthday Bob! And thank you Lance for sharing his work. I wish you enough and MORE. :-)
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Lance July 11, 2010 at 10:13 pm

Angelia,
So good having you here…and as I think about this, and your words…it’s been an honor to get to know you both here and in person. Your heart shines through brightly. And that is enough…

Much peace,
Lance

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Suzie Cheel July 11, 2010 at 9:31 pm

I just love it and thanks for introducing me to Bob. It is so true being aware of what we have lists our spirits and more. We then realize how much we have to give.
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Lance July 11, 2010 at 10:15 pm

Suzie,
Ah, yes…that which we have to give. So deep and so wide, it can be…is possible.

Suzie, your spirit shines, and that I believe is you, truly, being fully aware of who you are..at your core. Such a beautiful thing.

Big hugs,
Lance

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Julie Ellis July 11, 2010 at 10:22 pm

Thank you so much Lance for sharing my dear friend Bob and his wonderful video, “I Wish You Enough!” He is so genuine and inspiring. This book written by Bob is also available. It is filled with wonderful stories that have touched my heart. I do believe Bob’s words: “We can always find *ENOUGH* to get us through!” I wish you *enough* birthdays Bob!!!
? always!

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Lance July 12, 2010 at 11:28 am

Julie,
Having you here, and your friendship…that is enough. I am so deeply grateful for you, and for your sharing this (and Bob) with me.

Julie…your heart and soul shine through…always. And it feels so good to be the recipient of this bit of wonderful you bring to the world.

Much peace…always…
Lance

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Preeti @ heart and mind July 12, 2010 at 12:16 am

Lance,

The message was inspirational and music was so relaxing and great to hear. Thank you for giving a wonderful thought for my slow Sunday, a perfect end today and start of the week.
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Lance July 12, 2010 at 11:29 am

Preeti,
Yes, I really love this music that’s along with these words, too. It really adds so much to the message. Savor the moments of this week ahead for you…

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J.D. Meier July 12, 2010 at 3:38 am

I like that enough, really can be enough … when it truly is enough.
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Lance July 12, 2010 at 11:30 am

J.D.,
Yes it can be…enough…

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Hilary July 12, 2010 at 6:00 am

Hi Lance .. coming after JD is kind of tricky .. he says just enough .. to be amazingly enough .. encapsulated enough!

That was beautiful .. and HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOB .. have a great day .. but more importantly many happy years ahead ..

I loved the part about having enough rain, to appreciate the sun …. so, so true …

But having enough love to share with others and bring light and love into their hearts .. Great Thought for the Day … thank you – Hilary
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Lance July 12, 2010 at 11:31 am

Hilary,
Light and love in our hearts…operating from that place….mmmm….so good. And in all this world holds for us, may we always have enough…

Peace,
Lance

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Natalia July 12, 2010 at 6:37 am

Oh Lance, this was beautiful. Brought a tear to my eye! Thanks for sharing it!

Happy Monday!

Natalia :)

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Lance July 12, 2010 at 11:34 am

Natalia,
It’s that ending….the hello’s for when we have to say “good bye”. That’s hard. It can sometimes feel like we haven’t had enough “hello’s”. Moments of challenge for us. Still…our time will come…to be re-united. (and that’s a message that’s so good for me to be reminded of…)

Much peace,
Lance

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Megan "JoyGirl!" Bord July 12, 2010 at 7:54 am

Lovely!

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Lance July 12, 2010 at 11:35 am

Megan, thank you so much….

Having you here…that is enough…

Peace,
Lance

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Jody - Fit at 52 July 12, 2010 at 4:36 pm

Crap, Lance, you have me boo hooing again! I just wrote a post for Thursday which relates to my mom’s passing…. but this also relates to my tomorrow post & will share this link.

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you!
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Lance July 12, 2010 at 9:32 pm

Jody,
You are sweet…and I see this more as I just continue to know you more deeply. Shine on, sweet friend…

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Marion Anderson July 12, 2010 at 6:34 pm

This made me smile and remember how important it is to love enough, those people who are in your heart so that there can be no regrets.
Thank you for sharing this Lance
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Lance July 12, 2010 at 9:33 pm

Hi Marion,
So good to have you here! Love. It’s a very special word…and even more…a very special thing/feeling/action. “Love enough”…wonderful thoughts. Thank you so much for spreading your love…

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Mindful Mimi July 13, 2010 at 2:26 am

Lance,
This reminds me of the saying
“”It’s not having what you want
It’s wanting what you’ve got””
And realising that the pain, the loss is all part of it too and that you need to like those for making you appreciate the good times even more. And sometimes it’s hard. When you loose someone, when something really bad happens. You don’t see the point, the reason why, why me? And yet, everything happens for a reason. And it’s up to us to find out what that reason is for us. Because that is what life is all about.
Thanks for sharing this.
M

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Lance July 13, 2010 at 12:48 pm

Miranda,
Ah…yes, seeing the reason “why”. Why me? Why now? Why. Why. Why. It is hard, and still – there is so much in us being okay with our “enough”…in the good and the not so good. You have said this so, so well…thank you so much. And, Miranda, thank you…always…for being here.

Peace,
Lance

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Colleen July 13, 2010 at 7:19 am

Bob is also celebrating a special birthday in the coming days – birthday number 60! Happy Birthday Bob!!

Happy Birthday Bob! :)

Hmm, perhaps we should submit our birth dates for a little recognition as well, eh! [grins]
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Lance July 13, 2010 at 12:51 pm

Colleen,
(grinning right back atcha…) Sure…send ‘em on!! Colleen, know that you are a special friend here, and it’s great to smile with you on this one!! (and…seriously…I would love to recognize all the good you are doing!!)

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Patrick July 13, 2010 at 8:08 am

Lance, this was cool. First time here, Thanks Jody for directing me here. I’ll follow on!
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Lance July 13, 2010 at 12:51 pm

Patrick,
Welcome! It’s great having you here! Jody is pretty awesome – you’re coming this way from one very amazing place! Great to have you here!

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Liara Covert July 13, 2010 at 10:54 pm

Everyone has more than enough. Needs are imagined by the mind to distract people from who they are and their unwavering limitless potential. Move through selective awareness. Ingrained beliefs fall away.
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Lance July 15, 2010 at 5:19 am

Liara,
Yes, we all have enough. When we fully see that, that a beautiful place to be…

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Lisa's Chaos July 14, 2010 at 11:13 am

Very uplifting! Thanx for sharing it. :)
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Lance July 15, 2010 at 5:21 am

Thanks Lisa!

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Caroline July 14, 2010 at 1:14 pm

This was wonderful to watch today Lance. I wish you “enough” :)
xoxo
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Lance July 15, 2010 at 5:21 am

Caroline,
Thank you. And I, too, wish you enough…

Much peace,
Lance

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Barbara Swafford July 15, 2010 at 1:22 am

Hi Lance,

This is simply beautiful. I’ve heard it before and was so touched by it, whenever one of my siblings and I say goodbye, we also say, “I wish you enough”.

With that, I say to you my friend, I also wish YOU enough. :)
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Lance July 15, 2010 at 5:23 am

Barbara,
What a wonderful thing to say as you part ways with your siblings. And I really believe you “get” this.

Barbara, thank you so much. And I too wish you enough, dear friend…

Peace,
Lance

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Joyce at What Would You Do In Heaven? July 15, 2010 at 9:45 pm

That’s right Lance! How wonderful to see a world overflowing in joy ;)
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Lauren July 24, 2010 at 11:37 am

Dear Lance,

You have one of the most uplifting websites I’ve ever encountered. I love coming to see what you’re up to. And what your up to is always presenting beauty for us. How good is that!

I appreciate immensely what you do for us. Thank you Lance.

Big hugs and warm regards,
Lauren

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