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Beauty all around. Added you find a song sung by Beth Nielsen Chapman which came to mind https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dq5goY53J28
I am grateful for support thru this website friends and family to help me remain focused. I may need to pause sometimes but I am back at trying to do my best in this life that requires my attention . Helps me notice what is “good” not negative. It is a reminder to stop and smell the roses and take a rest when needed.
Perhaps awe. Tell me what’s impossible after inventing Oneself. So, I say to the Divine, gosh, that was brilliant. That was brilliant! Staggering! I think – I’m quite sure – that the Almighty is as bowled over by it as I am. In fact, my being bowled over is part of His being bowled over, in fact, integral with it.
So touching, and so beautiful. Thank you dearly, Dear Don!
Well, I notice that when I think of
one thing to be grateful for, more
things come to mind. It starts a flow
of gratitude. Most of my life, I started
my day with the “news”. No wonder
I was such a pessimist. Worrying about
things that I had no control over.
Focusing on the worst of human nature
and forgetting that there is so much to
be grateful for. Somehow thinking that
by being upset or agitated, I was helping
the current intolerable situation.
By practicing gratitude, I can feel my
tension and anxiety levels come down.
This is a better way for me to live.
I too, Charlie, have been watching very little news for about 15 months and none in the morning. I read some news but I can pick and choose rather than being fed the current “loop”. It has been helpful.
When I start the day with a grateful perspective I notice that I accomplish more and realize all the good that happens around me. I sleep better at night and just generally feel better those days.
When I start the day with gratitude, I am more likely to notice and acknowledge all that my family members do to help me each day.
When I start the day with a grateful perspective I notice all of the abundance in my life. I am richly blessed.
Happy Monday All….❤️🙏🏻🌻
By starting with a grateful perspective, I create a mindful pause before the day’s hurly-burly to pay attention and appreciate the bounty I truly have. I live in a very green neighborhood; I notice the trees and the birds that live in them. My husband and I sit together; I feel the warmth of his arm around me. The cat may choose to grace my lap with his presence; his fur is so soft and he is so warm. My husband brings me a cup of coffee; I savor the hot bitterness and appreciate the labors that made it possible. I read poetry and am glad for the writers’ skill with words to capture fragments of life and infuse them with additional meaning, and for my local bookstore’s easy online ordering and our walks to downtown to pick up the latest volume. So much is good. I am so lucky.
Yesterday’s daily poem at the Poetry Foundation site was still open in that (it’s one of my daily morning stops) and I came back to share “Of Molluscs” by May Sarton https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/58677/of-molluscs. For me it relates to this question.
I notice Peace. These words from Prayer for Peace by David Haas came to mind: Peace before us, peace behind us, peace under our feet.
Peace within us, peace over us, let all around us be peace. …
If only more people felt that way Pilgrim. Thank you for the uplift.
A calm and willingness!
I heard Br. David speak many years ago and he said that gratitude opens the door to opportunity. When I begin the day with a grateful perspective, I’m saying here I am open and willing to nurture whatever the day has to offer. Whether the day offers a dramatic tango or a soothing waltz, I will follow. My husband comes to mind. He was a wonderful dancer and if he asked you to dance, he took you in his arms and the two became one. Every morning Life is inviting me to fall into its arms and be danced. Eckhart Tolle puts it this way, “Life is the dancer and you are the dance.”
I notice how wonderful it is to be alive! And then I notice all of the beauty that surrounds me and all of my blessings.
Put simply, I see a whole lot more good – both the present good and the potential good.
I feel more grounded, an inner serenity. I also can feel it in my 65 year old bones how I am the Creator’s Beloved child, beautifully made.
I notice how much has been given to me so freely.
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