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I need to acknowledge the talent and wisdom of my 21 years of teaching. I am always learning more, but I am enough for this moment.
A little less thinking… a bit more being.
Showing grace when I feel limitations, fear, anxiety.
Writing a thought of gratitude during my holidays (they started today) and maybe taking a picture to show it.
Listening and smiling, maybe laughing often, always gracefully.
I can actively celebrate and honor this precious life by living into it fully. In my view, life is a school, and we are here to learn how to love and how to forgive. I can celebrate my opportunity to participate in this schooling by practicing love and forgiveness to the best of my ability everyday.
By taking the best care I can of my one and only body. Health is critical for me and a huge focus in my life. I workout everyday; eat as clean of foods as I can; appreciate all that I have achieved and look forward to the next adventure.
Hmmm- what jumped out at me the 3rd time I read this question was the word “actively.” My 1st thought was: to celebrate and honor the life I have been given, I can just be – be my authentic active self, just sit – feel my breath – appreciate the nature around me – appreciate I am alive.
But as I pondered the word actively, my thoughts went in an outward direction, toward others.
So to actively celebrate, I can join in activities with the people around me: to enjoy each other; to help others with their needs; to help Mother Earth by planting, weeding, cleaning up litter in water or land;
to try to leave a smaller footprint; to care well for the creatures in my realm; to show thanks to That Which Is for the life I have been gifted.
I probably have more limitations than most people, but I can celebrate them through the arts.
Good point, Drew! May peace be with you – ☮️ ✌️
By trying to keep my cool even when an internet procedure I’ve used a lot lately has a new hurdle for signing in today.. Sigh. 😔 😞 😌
By being the best human I can be. By appreciating and being grateful for what I have. By being kind. By taking care of my body.
Turning when necessary from the world and its issues and toward God and being thankful for all moments, blessings, love….
When I meet other people I cannot help but smile. Kindness, warmth, as expressions of an underlying love that surrounds us all, is our common Heritage and Joy.
By noticing what is and taking care of that. I’ve been wanting to move and getting frustrated with the process so two days ago I made a decision and decided “this is it”. If I focus on what I have and not what I want I can see what’s in front of me and do the best I can with that. So yesterday I sent my area rug out to be cleaned. The space it provided made me put my padded yoga mat on the floor put on meditative music and I did some much needed relaxation stretch work. My cat also enjoys playing on it so it’s a win win. Honoring my body and getting rid of accumulated tension and stress has helped me celebrate yesterday and today I will do the same because it felt so good.
thanks for the reminder – I really need to get back into yoga too. I love the feeling of stretching my muscles.
Remind myself that that my choices are what they are and that I don’t need to second guess them.
I can honor & celebrate my precious life by being true to me, live my truth, be grateful in all things & circumstances, (sometimes hard to do), honor the Lord, spread joy & light, be kind & take better care of Me. 🙏❤️
I like this question! I’m not good at self-care, it’s something I always struggle with. I guess in order to celebrate and honor my life I’d have to honor and celebrate me! I’m not sure what that looks like.
I found this to be the hardest question to answer so far. I can be very grateful for life. I enjoy nature, dear family and friends. I enjoy playing music, I enjoy my house, my garden. But everything is still with an undertone of sadness. I don’t think grieving and celebrating go very well together for me. And maybe just fine. I don’t want to suppress the mourning. Celebrating life will come back one day, in due time.
Oh, Christine… I am sending you a big hug from the lowcountry of South Carolina, USA. Take care <3
By being aware, and staying in whatever moment I am in….not letting my mind wonder here and there. It is hard to do, but I find it helpful.
I found a quote awhile ago that I read when I sit down at my desk.
“LIVE all the days of your life.”
Staying in whatever moment I am in…not thinking about what I have to do today, or what I messed up yesterday, but just staying here…in this moment…
I have an app on my iWatch that is called Breathe. I use it daily and it helps me to take one minute to just breathe. It brings me back to being aware. I find it very helpful.
I can actively celebrate and honor this precious life by letting go of my OCD nature of scheduling and planning all the details of my life…keeping my mouth shut about things over which I have no control…(my kid’s parenting choices)…and finding ways to serve others with joy.
By being the peace I seek which is sometimes very challenging!
IN WHAT WAYS CAN I ACTIVELY CELEBRATE AND HONOR THIS PRECIOUS LIFE?
I am able to honor and celebrate this precious life by taking deep breathes throughout my day and focusing on PEACE. I will be humble and compassionate to myself first then others. I will highlight my blessings and take 1 hr in the morning and before bed meditating regarding my gratitude and peace.
I can actively celebrate and honor this life by being grateful. I can also do this by being kind. I can also do this by using my gifts for the greater good.
It must be just where I am this month, but I’m feeling like I need to be just a tad more selfish with my time and choices so that I can enjoy my life more. Finding balance between serving and working versus saying no and feeling like I have done “enough,” is very tricky for me these days. I have felt disappointed in myself for how much I have or have not accomplished this year. I never feel like I’ve done “enough.” I know that isn’t right, that I have slipped into a less-healthy state of mind. Not sure how I got here or how to pull out of it yet, but I’m trying. Faithfully working on my gratitude.
Good morning, everyone.
Good morning to you and TGIF:)
Sending you strength to ground yourself back to the state you want to be in. Peace & hugs!
And good morning to you, dear Holly – may peace be with you 🤗😜🥰😊㊗️
What advice would you give to a friend who came to you with this concern about themselves? How would you help them reframe their thought patterns? What do you know to be true about yourself? What habits are you willing to change, either in the doing or the thinking? Just some thoughts…
Great thoughts, Katrina, thank you!!!!!
Katrina does have great thoughts, doesn’t she, Holly? I’ll try to use them myself 🙂
Yes, she does!!! 🙂
By focusing on what this life has to offer by being thankful, joyful and experiencing today as the first day or last day of my life. Perhaps going for a hike in the hills to take advantage of Mother Nature before the humidity and heat settles for n
From the ICHING this morning “Your small roll of silk seems a shameful offering among the splendor of his gardens, yet it is your sincerity and perseverance that are truly prized.”
AND echoing the truth in to-day’s ”Word of the Day’
“Our actions entrench the power of the light on this planet. Every positive thought we pass between us makes room for more light.
Good morning, Ed. 🙂
And a Good Morning too you!v ‘Holy in Ohio’ 🙂
By being the light that I am and remembering that every day is truly a gift.
And I am totally celebrating not having to study/cram anymore, although I am going to miss my weekly CCP class now that it’s all over. The exam was TOUGH to say the least, but it was supposed to be in some ways. I breezed thru some questions, flagged others to return to, but in the end, I believe I did well. We won’t find out until next month!
At least it is done and over with – it will be a month before you know it and sounds like you’re already going to be busy with other stuff to occupy your mind with. Congrats:)
Congratulations in advance!
Waiting is hard. Be sure to let us all know. We’re in this with you.
I bet you will have done well, too. It will be exciting to find something new to fill your time. 🙂
I bought a book 2 weeks ago that I’m going to start this weekend! It’s one by Mark Nepo with entries that prompt an exercise of sorts. I can’t wait! Besides that, my husband is kicking our business off even more by starting a food truck in our area, so I’m going to be helping him with that as well. We are both so excited!
Oh, and my garden!! It needs lots of love and attention, so after the rain settles, I’ll prune, pull dead stuff, and add some fun new things as well. My tomatoes and squash kicked the bucket from the heat (and hornworms also on the maters), but it’s high time I get these fingers back in the dirt 🙂
I’m sure that you do did super and that you will bear the fruits of all your hard working ri!
By giving back in the form of time, Talent, OR treasure. Random acts of kindness and listening to people genuine concern and empathy
I can best celebrate and honor this precious life by being in it, by paying attention to the new day unfolding before me, and use it in ways that matter to my heart, my soul and Spirit.
By practicing gratefulness each day, taking care of my body, mind, and spirit, being an organ/tissue donor is how I can celebrate and honor life. There is no guarantee for tomorrow.
Stewardship with all that entails. Keep things in ship shape: the hull shiny, the brass bright, the glass cleaned, the decks swabbed, the ropes coiled and the sails all fit. My family had horses growing up. The stable was often cleaner than the house. The bridles all cleaned and hung straight, the buckets stacked, the floors immaculate. A clean kitchen, a tidy desk. All reflections of my attitude towards that life entrusted to me in tiny ways.
I actively honor this precious life by being grateful every day that I am alive and have the opportunity to let go and let love .
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