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  1. Malag

    I can appreciate what this body can do: still breathing, still standing despite a lot of mileage

    8 months ago
  2. O.Christina

    By just being grateful for all that is. Being mindful with others, compassionate and kind. Grateful tonight for the support in having had the chance to experiencing some stillness during meditation together with a friend, who for the first time sensed this for several moments. Her eyes were shining in joy and she was very happy and grateful when she left, and me also. A joint venture 🙂

    8 months ago
  3. devy

    As every day begin with my readings, meditation. As I enjoy my morning coffee, look outside my windows and see the world n it’s glory. The sun shining, the birds twittering, the geese flying overhead, hearing the drip of melting water. All are a signal that spring is sticking its head out and soon the summer will be back.

    8 months ago
  4. J
    Jasmine

    I can embody gratitude by looking for the good in the midst of chaos.
    At times it can seem like what is holding us down is meant to break us but at the end of the day, we don’t see how it is building us up as individuals. It is crazy how we become so focused on the storm that we forget to dance in the rain.
    A quote I have found peace in and has allowed me to accept my circumstances and has motivated me to keep pushing through and overcome is written by Pat Benatar…
    “I’ve enjoyed every age I’ve been, and each has had its own individual merit. Every laugh line, every scar, is a badge I wear to show I’ve been present, the inner rings of my personal tree trunk that I display proudly for all to see. Nowadays, I don’t want a “perfect” face and body; I want to wear the life I’ve lived.”
    ― Pat Benatar, Between a Heart and a Rock Place: A Memoir

    8 months ago
    1. Barb C

      Coincidentally, before coming here yesterday I read this quote by Tomas Tranströmer, Swedish poet and 2011 winner of the Nobel Prize, expressing another version of this tree-ring metaphor: “We always feel younger than we are. I carry inside myself my earlier faces, as a tree contains its rings. The sum of them is me. The mirror sees only my latest face, while I know all my previous ones.” I like both of these! And I’m definitely living into Pat’s quote.

      8 months ago
    2. devy

      A favourite artist of mine . Those words touch my soul.

      8 months ago
  5. Don Jones

    By stepping OUT to the day rather than stepping IN to the day. Manifesting a bloom and flowering rather than an entanglement and closing down.

    8 months ago
    1. Barb C

      Beautiful image. Thank you.

      8 months ago
  6. p
    pmejiat

    Taking a pause and living slowly and mindfully. Stop the autopilot.

    8 months ago
    1. Laura

      Love this! It sounds like a rallying cry: Stop the autopilot! ✊🏻

      8 months ago
  7. KC

    Remembering, practicing, returning …. to Pause. Breathe. Ground. Root. Connect. Gather Course correct. Go….

    Repeat …

    Celebrate. Give thanks. Let go… at the end of the day…

    zzzz

    8 months ago
  8. pkr

    I can embody grateful living today by counting all my blessings all day long. Thanking Source for a new day, 1st thing, is how I start my day. This simple but huge acknowledgment sets me right for the day ahead. I have so much to be thankful for. Thank you to All who share here, I am grateful for this community. ❤️🙏❤️

    8 months ago
  9. Hermann-Josef

    Working day is over. I am very tired, but by making my daughter smile I can show my gratefulness that she choose me as her father

    8 months ago
  10. alara

    I have been using part of e.e. Cummings poem each day because it spoke to me:

    How should tasting, touching, hearing, seeing, breathing,
    – any-
    lifted from the no of all nothing
    human, merely being,
    doubt …

    8 months ago
  11. Mica

    I AM embodying grateful living today after discovering that my car still drives ok after it was rear-ended in its parking space yesterday 🙂

    8 months ago
  12. Barb C

    Coming here every day as part of my morning routine starts the day off right. This day, like yesterday, holds too many meetings packed close together. I can make one of them a walking meeting and go to a big nearby park to be in the woods with birds and squirrels and appreciate my body moving while I listen. Walking the short loop around the block in our neighborhood isn’t a “big” walk but it offers a reset and recharge between meetings. I meant to do this yesterday and just couldn’t–today I will make a point of it and admire the blooming trees in my neighbors’ yards.

    8 months ago
  13. Diane

    Each morning I start my meditations by reciting this prayer in both English and Spanish:
    Thank you Abba Father for this miracle of another day of life.
    Gracias Papito Dios por el milagro de un otra dia de la vida.

    No matter what mood I wake up in, this ritual never fails to fill my heart with grateful trust for whatever the day may bring. ♥

    8 months ago
    1. Pilgrim

      May all manner of things be well with you and your family, my friend. Blessings and peace!

      8 months ago
      1. Diane

        And with you as well dear friend ♥

        8 months ago
  14. Charlie T

    By being more present. By opening my heart to giving and receiving kindness. By acknowledging our connectedness to all living things. Starting with this amazing group of people. I’m grateful to have found this.

    8 months ago
    1. sparrow

      Me too,
      dear Charlie T . . . ♥

      8 months ago
  15. dragonfly

    As the snow melts and the sun tries to send its warmth through the icy wind I see the Canada Geese returning and I thank them for making the long trip, coming back as a beacon of spring and I tell them how grateful I am that they made it back and that they survived their dangerous journey. Grateful living can mean to notice the “little” things and feel blessed to experience them as a gift.

    8 months ago
    1. d
      db82258

      You do not have to be good

      You do not have to walk on your knees
      for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.

      Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
      are heading home again.

      Whoever you are, no matter how lonely
      the world offers itself to imagination,
      calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting –
      over and over announcing your place

      In the family of things

      excerpt from “Wild Geese” ~ Mary Oliver

      8 months ago
      1. dragonfly

        Thank you for sharing this, Blossom. It’s beautiful. 🙂 <3

        8 months ago
        1. d
          db82258

          Dragonfly, I so appreciated your share, I felt my heart open up, wild and free as the wind.

          8 months ago
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