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By paying attention to the small things others do for us during our day, that normally would go unnoticed. I take notes about everything I noticed someone being kind and generous during my day. It makes a huge difference!
I didn’t need to do anything different to end my day with greater reverence for it. I enjoyed the day with my son and daughter and was grateful for the family time together.
To put more love in small actions.
Journal my gratitudes for the blessings in my life. Let go of any unwanted negative feelings from the day.
I can pause, be grateful for the moment of time in this life and just be……just be in the quiet, still peaceful moment..
Drop into a heart space. Read a poem, listen to music. Be quiet.
Savour it more…
Exercise greater precision… meaning, focusing on an openness rather than approaching the day within a specific context. If I show up as a hammer, everything will look like a nail. If I show up with an emptiness, there is immense space for whatever shows up. Dropping all the pretexts does, however take some attention and care.
Stay in this precious moment. 🧚♀️
to keep goin’. Don’t stop.
My day is over, I’m resting … thankful that a pain in my right eye has passed.
Grateful for having had good relationships with many people.
What did I do, unlike other days?
Maybe I feed my soul with caresses, knowing that I need it, knowing that I can go on even if there is something I have to change.
Knowing that everything will pass, but love lasts forever.
I can have a greater appreciation for each day as it is and for each person I come in contact. I can release the negative thoughts that come into my mind.
I can not let my frustrations get the better of me. I can try to understand my partner’s point of view . I can focus at work and have a productive day. I can try not to let the little things get to me. I can find small ways to show my partner affection.
I can take a second longer to pause at the end of the day to express gratitude and appreciation for a day well lived. Indeed our lives are the sum of our days.
I will try to slow down the hectic pace and monkey mind that saps my energy and gives my inner critic a lot of power. I am going to expand my awareness of Being and not doing…..
And focusing more on the good things in my life.
This morning I looked at the sky, there were no clouds, completely blue.
So deep. I immersed myself in the feeling of peace.
I felt deep gratitude to be alive, gratitude for the day and so many possibilities to be grateful.
Cintia, if you looked at a blue sky like that in your photo on the Lounge, you are right to feel at peace. It seems a Heaven.
Cintia, I recently read that the blue sky, with no clouds, is like our true self.☁️
I keep meaning to try Dusty Su’s evening ritual, and I keep forgetting to do it! Today i will leave myself a note as a reminder. Yesterday she wrote:
“Every night before I sleep I ask myself, what are the three things that were highlights from my day that make me thankful.
Then I take my favorite one and break it down.
Do this for 21 days, and it teaches you to search the day automatically, as you are living it, for the good, or the highlights. Then through the last question, to find meaning.
I then send love to myself tomorrow, which I pick up with my coffee. I sleep well, and wake up well this way.”
I agree! I liked the practical suggestion, especially looking more intently at one particular highlight as a way to feel the gratitude and love. I haven’t started my 21 day habit yet. I too think I need a note to self. Thanks!
Setting an intention before every task. I’ve noticed I can go on autopilot with work, and thus, it’s easy to not be present.
Maybe realizing that this day will not be repeated, and what I do this day will last forevermore. Maybe be aware as I walk through this day that my encounters with others today is very special, and won’t happen exactly the same again. Make the most of it. Create memories for yourself and others.
And when I am finished with this day, be thankful for the events, the people I was with, and the exchanges that happened with others.
Lovely thoughts Mary Pat!
Perfect, Mary Pat. Lovely thoughts.
I still don’t see many people these days but I will be helping a friend with something in an hour, and what you said is exactly what I would like my attitude to be.
thank you so much! 🌺
I will continue to be grateful. I will be aware of where God is calling me to be responsive to others. I will be kind and loving. I will love God with all my heart, soul, mind and strength and love my neighbor as myself. This is how I will live the day with reverence and end the day with reverence.
Hard to think of the end of the day when the day has just begun! I think I live my life well, with lots of gratitude and reverence, so I’m not planning to do anything differently. If something arises that entices me to do something different, then I will. One moment at a time…
Free my heart from hatred. Free my mind from worries. Live simply. Give more. Expect less and enjoy every moment.
Remembering the Creator when I see beauty today
I can give praise for everything: good, not-so-good, joy, and sorrow that unfolds. I do not know with absolute certainty what will happen today, but I DO know that an unexpected, unplanned delight and surprise will present themselves. And I will give praise. I know, too, that sadness may enter, throwing a momentary cloud, or challenge, in my path through the day. But for this, too, I will give praise. Is ‘praise’ reverence? I believe so. It is offering up a constant hosanna for all that happens and that is reverence, worship to me.
Today’s question begs another question: Why has someone determined, no judged, that I need greater reverence for my day ahead? Who has made that decision and why? Personally, I am at peace with how I will live my day today, with reverence and gratefulness, for the privilege of being here and alive to experience it.
Go, Kevin! Yes indeed. I’m busy preparing for a presentation next week, so I’d like to have greater Something for doing this, and reverence is a fine Something to seek.
Could it be you are reading the questions more personally than they are designed? I look at them more as teases for enrichment, and some speak to me, and some do not, but will speak to someone else.. Anyone who knows you, knows you already have deep appreciation for your days, but then, you have been practicing, really, for a lifetime!
Sometimes I imagine that these questions come from someone’s own practice, and what they are, or at one time were, asking themselves. Whether it is true or not, it is the kind of thing I might do if I didn’t have the opportunity of someone asking me a question each day.
Thank you for your comment. It definitely woke me to thinking more deeply about how I approach my days, and if I ever let myself just be satisfied! And yet another question, what is this practice I am doing? 🙂 Thank you, Kevin
You know, Holly, that is entirely possible. I like the way you have framed your comments to me. I will give that some thought.
But for sure my life and my days could always use more tweaking and improvements. Some of it, frankly, is whether or not I have a desire to do so!
But, with the above said, I do sometimes think that some of the questions posed to us are, how shall I say, “broad brush,“ questions designed for a wide general audience even as they appear very personal in nature. And it’s here where I sometimes sense that assumptions are made and even judgments are made in the course of crafting a daily question. So when I sense these types of questions, I do tend to take them personally and respond and kind. Thank you, Holly, for your perspective. (I just had an eye injection an hour ago so I am functioning with just one eye for the moment so please pardon any typos!)
Let go. I can keep coming back to gratitude and letting go.
For now, I am o.k., and at the end of the day I will be o.k. As always whatever happens.
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