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A treat when he comes up with his waggy tail.
I took my dog to the vet today for her annual vaccination. The process involved having a thermometer inserted into her bum. She needed some reassurance everything was Ok which of course I gave. I am booked in on the 26th for my Covid vaccination. If there is any sign of a thermometer, I am out of there.
Just don’t give the thermometer to the dog. She knows what to do with it!
Nurse here –
Laughing out loud @ your reply to today’s question ….!!
Happiness and a positive attitude.
Thing 1- sending a text of appreciation to my stylist for an excellent cut.
Thing 2 – expressing interconnectedness with the First Nation in Lytton BC by sending money after a fire destroyed their whole village.
Thing 3 – being here for my friend in a dark time as she starts chemotherapy.
Thing 4 – hosting a cozy simpatico birthday supper for neighbour friends.
I spent the holiday with some of my closest friends, and it was a delight. Some I hadn’t seen in person for over a year. I offer them my thanks for so many years of loyal friendship.
I can offer my son many thanks for a nice mini vacation we just had together. I’m grateful for him and my two daughters. Love my kids!
A kind smile, civility.
I think for one day if someone asks me something, I will say yes.
Authenticity, presence, listening.
Ummm… a ride in the fanny pack for my guinea pig? I’m expecting a solitary holiday today 🇺🇸[the flags must be alphabetical – this US one comes after bunches and bunches of them. Well, that’s a good way to organize them 🙂 ]
I have agreed to take care of my daughter’s cat today while she goes off to the lake for R&R. I am grateful I am able to help her out. I am thankful she gets to relax & take time away from her stressful job.
Blessings to All here…..🙏
It’s my husband’s birthday – and the number is a notable one – 🙂
So I offer him my love, appreciation, support and affection, with a definitely grateful heart.
This question reminds me of a song from “A Muppets Christmas Carol” called “Thankful Heart”. As the song says, I will “hold you close with a thankful heart”. I will hold you all and everyone I come across today with a thankful heart.
My sympathy; my empathy; my confidence that they will make it through; kindness in small acts; assuring them they are beautiful, needed, worthy and loved.
The grateful heart itself. This comes with compassion, love, presence, an open ear, and a shoulder to lean on, cry on or just hug.
Holding on to grudges is like drinking poison and expecting your enemy to die. I have been injured, deeply and irrevocably, by different people in my life. By choosing to forgive these people I release myself from the power they had over my happiness. Forgiveness is Freedom.
Kindness. If I can just do that today, all will be well.
BTW, I read all your answers that have been posted, and I really liked all of them!
Yesterday, my new share house elderly landlord was less than gracious toward me. Somehow I responded with grace, kindness, and humility, instead of reacting with anger or defensiveness. I held my own and kept my dignity and gently, but firmly, guided him toward mature interactions. I realized he was taking out his weariness, aging, and chronic sickness on me. His attention-seeking issues and rudeness were about him, not me. I did good to him. He barely appreciated or recognized it, but it blessed me. I am grateful for that, as it is not always an easy thing to do. At least not for me.
Wow, Dusty Su – I wish I were able to do what you did more often. I aspire, for the health of my aging brain, if nothing else, to respond calmly to conflict; but I’m still failing all too often. Congrats to you!🥰
Thank you Mica. Let me say that is has taken years of practice, with plenty of fails in the mix, to get to this point. Which can so easily get lost again. The wonder of responding vs. reacting is that it benefits both parties. The charge or upset does not stay all day or go on for days, which it can do. I am learning to use only the energy I want to color and serve my dessert phase of life. Throughout life, we eat the soup, salad, and main courses without great thought often, but for our desserts we choose mindfully. We don’t want to waste a sweet experience on disappointment. At age 60, I am in my dessert phase and wish this last part of my life to be the best part of my life according to my choices, attitudes, and the gifts I bring to the table. Once in a while, there’s a dud, but wow, the excellent choices bring delight. Not only in the partaking but also in the memories of them that follow.
Ha, sorry that I went on a bit of a philosophical rant here, but I got inspired. I want to cement this life lesson and build on it.
Thanks, Dusty Su – you’re ahead of me in wisdom, but I’m ahead of you in years. Indeed this late part of my life is the best part at present. May the same be true for you 🥰
Marvelous, I count on it…Cheers. Here’s to aging well.
Kindness and a smile to each one I encounter, grateful for their being here with me and all of us.
Farewell. Many partings today from a holiday weekend that included a poignant memorial for the matriarch of the family who pased in January (and so few of us could travel to the funeral). Between many of us here there have been renewed bonds and healing. And now, as many of them depart, the circle breaks.
A positive attitude and a listening ear.
Today I am giving myself, my time, my compassion and willingness to listen. To the elderly couple I am seeing today this is the greatest gift I could give them.
Being kind to myself, keeping calm in the midst of feeling anxiety, living in the now. Providing love and compassion to those who I love and care about even if they don’t want support and rather deal with their problems alone. I tend to take it personally whenever a person close to me rather fight their own battles and are distant. I must realize that others prefer their independence and work out their own issues. I will therefore give them their space, offer help but be grateful that I am able to be there for them, and that I am a good and kind person.
You speak my heart. Thank you for sharing this.
Myself….the complete package with patience, strength, courage, peace, love, kindness and compassion.
Good one, EJP! My day may be mostly solitary, but I’m worth gratitude, too – 🤗🙃
I can offer my presence, my undivided attention which is the way it should always be… I, like most of us, can be distracted by life. This is a wonderful reminder to stay faithful to who & what is in front of me.
True happiness, love and light.
Rather than focus on the singular, I’d rather approach everyone I meet today with a grateful heart. Doing so increases the joy and the harvest.
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