Please log in or Create a Profile to post a comment.
The moment is available instead of sleep walking through it.
A new day, a new beginning..knowing what it is being alive and appreciation life itself
The idea of “waking up grateful” could suggest that while I was asleep, I was away somewhere, but waking somehow brings me back – and in the context of this question, I opt to carry gratefulness with the awakening. Maybe the question mark could be before the word, “grateful”. What is “waking” I wonder? Where did I go? Perhaps it is always the other (absence even) that I fear, hate, envy, plan to destroy. Prove to me that there’s a level on which I am you, and you are me – and all aspects of our mutual alienation are ended. Is that waking up? Now that is Grateful.
Waking up grateful gives me energy to complete the tasks and activities I am to do in a given day.
Not sure I can wake up grateful but certainly can remind myself of reasons for gratitude as soon as possible after waking to open myself to the opportunities and beauty inherent to each day.
I don’t normally wake up grateful. In fact my habit is to wake up overwhelmed. By practicing gratitude, I’m attempting to bring some much needed balance to my life. It’s helping me be more present and hopefully see the world as it is and not through a distorted lens.
The welcoming invitation to enter into the mornings meditation and contemplations …very nicely summed up in to-day “Word of the Day”
Word for the Day
Something precious is lost if we rush headlong into the details of life without pausing for a moment to pay homage to the mystery of life and the gift of another day.
Positive sensations, joyful perceptions, joyful experiences from the very beginning of the day, perceiving less the hindrances or failures and more the possibilities life has to offer in every moment. It offers hope and faith for all. But the main I feel is that it then fills me and us with the love of life in all of its forms, having the ripple effect of bringing light to each and everything around. Cultivating this is not so easy for me, but I will do my very best. Thank you for the kind reminder, dear Gratefulness-team!
It sets the tone for the day. I gain a sense of joy, optimism and contentment which will influence my actions for that day to my
benefit but also to the benefit of those who encounter me.
My perspective for the whole day is much more positive…pain becomes easier to bear. Presence is easier to maintain. To quote Richard Rohr quoting mystic Caussade: “The purest form of spirituality is to find God in what is right in front of you—the ability to accept what the French Jesuit and mystic Jean Pierre de Caussade (1675–1751) called the sacrament of the present moment.”
I am relaxed, not tense at all. I see opportunities I may not have seen because my awareness is very open.
Waking up grateful is like parting a curtain from the eyes, so I can see and identify delights before me. We don’t “see” these things when we don’t begin our day grateful. I think of how my mother grew up in a rural area without indoor electricity or plumbing, with little money and lots of work, and yet she woke grateful. There are many things if we look for them. This morning I am grateful for the long, silky strings of cobweb i see in the trees outside. They are lit up by the morning sun and look like fine silver threads.
Awareness of the World I am living in – my body and mind; other people; Nature; sounds, smells, tastes, touch, sights; changes; breathing; Spring here; that I can think and remember; Words; Joy and Sorrow; that I can feel
Good energy and possibility.
The proper frame of mind to experience all that the day offers.
Give yourself the gift of free bi-monthly inspiration including uplifting articles, diverse stories, supportive practices, videos, and more, delivered with heart to your inbox.