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Remembering the bell of mindfulness on my old phone, kindly to say thank you for the gifts inherent right now.
It was rainy and misty all day but on the warm side. It didn’t matter because I talked to my daughter last night after’
not being able to talk for 3 weeks. She seemed in pretty good in spirits considering she is at a new rehab. She said her apartment is very nice
and for the moment she has a room to herself. The groups she said are being held by very knowledgeable leaders. All is well despite the rain, it is sunny in my eyes– a gift for sure!!
Perhaps a conscious heart centering. As the rough, jagged and sharp edges of the day emerge, quietly welcome, acknowledge and release those emotions and feelings that react negatively. Keep an openness that may be filled by a loving potential and possibility.
I will acknowledge the gifts of this day by staying in the present moment. Stop, Look & Go…… giving thanks for All, counting my blessings as I go along my merry way. 🙏🏻
What a morning this has been.
I am responsible for taking my child to preschool each day. Two days a week, I then take a bus to my office. I almost invariably miss the early bus and have to wait more than a half hour for the later bus. Then I get into work later and get less done. Today, I have plans in the evening, so I need to leave the office early to be home on time.
I went to sleep about 40 minutes later than usual last night because I was up cleaning the house and making plans for the holidays. I am also trying to work on applications for several jobs but am having a lot of trouble making the time for that. I was hoping to get a good night’s sleep, get up in time to take the early bus, and work on the applications during the day. However, my daughter woke up over an hour earlier than usual, meaning that I got up early too. After some doing, I was able to get her back to sleep for a little while, and I took the time to make breakfast and lunch for her. Then she woke up again, and I had to arrange for her to do a video call with my partner while I tried to get everything ready to go.
On the way out the door, I left behind a bag of winter clothing my partner had packed to bring to school for my daughter. I did, however, remember her lovie, her cereal, her princess kit, the food container that I need to return to my friend this evening, and everything that I need for work. I dropped my daughter off and got done just as I knew that the early bus would be pulling out. I then scrambled to change my plans, drop the car off at home, get some cash and make change to pay for something, and catch the late bus. I also missed all the time that I expected to have to work on the job applications.
However, in all of this, I was blessed with truly beautiful weather this morning. Waiting for the bus was a joy. Playing with my daughter was a joy. I also–despite not getting much sleep–feel great. Instead of worrying about all the other things I need to do, I came here to pause and honor the things that are going right today.
In memory of those who gave their lives at Pearl Harbor.
Maybe say thank you, either out loud or to myself? Could visualize holding with a warm and loving embrace and whatever or whomever ?
I’ve been given a tremendous gift this morning. I had to be at the hospital for additional mammography imagery and an ultra sound. Results determined that I do not have breast cancer! The radiology techs are busy folks but their kindness and genuine concern touched me deeply. The doctor immediately looked at the testing results and gave me the good news before I left the hospital. I did not have to wait for a report which can take several days. As for how I acknowledge the gifts of any day in the midst of busy moments, I am retired so unless I have a personal project underway, my days are not terribly busy. But I find, being grateful for the simplest of pleasures, seeing the cup half full instead of half empty,claiming wisdom and expecting to be shown a way in all situations, keeps me aware of daily gifts be they big or small. After all, Life is the gift, the precious present we all share.
Carol, sending you a hug & love on behalf of your good news. God bless You, Cheers….✨❤️🙏🏻✨
So glad to hear about your good–maybe even great–news and supportive care team.
Stay in the present. B R E A TH E …….be here today, not tomorrow, not next week.
The best thing for me is to be aware. I like to think of keeping the outside business outside and the calm inside.
By quietly being in the present moment. By not overthinking what other people are doing. By quietly acknowledging others. By taking a conscious breath.
I set my intention to connect fully with the present moment, as best I can.
I am not caught up in the busyness of the season…perhaps I am a bit sad about that. I am retired; my days are more or less my own. I am grateful for my life- and all that means. I am grateful at this moment that my husband and I are traveling and leaving the cold behind. I am Blessed to be in a State Park looking at the beautiful long needle pine trees…and what a wonderful moon we had last night. God Bless.
Nannette, lucky you visiting a state park! Please hug a big pine for Me. I love the big trees, they are my medicine. Have a beautiful day. Bless You….🙏🏻❤️
By setting my attention and my intention to do just that right now before my day starts. Thank you!
Stopping from my labors and taking the time to observe the beauty of the sky, the bare cottonwood trees, be reflective and grateful for the safe and peaceful solitude I have here at home.
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