Reflections

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  1. barba

    I come to rest because I see my wealth and marvel at it
    Then, when I find too many blessings, I feel ashamed of so many undeserved gifts and privileges
    What remains is a little sadness. And I try to understand why life is so unfair.
    But the gratitude for these privileges reasserts itself. A small, mean and selfish relief

    2 weeks ago
  2. Robin Ann

    My focus changes to positive thoughts and hope!

    2 weeks ago
  3. Nannette

    Today I am grateful that I have such a wonderful Primary Care Doctor. I have not been feeling well for the last few days…coughing, sneezing, aches and pains. My husband said to me this morning…You need to call the doctor…No, I said; I will be better tomorrow. Well long story short – my husband called as I have laryngitis (it is a good day for my husband!!)….I had a 102.6 temp at the Doc’s…so “no it is not allergies”. I am so grateful for the Blessing to see a physician…and how has that Blessing changed me….I am feeling better…and can even smile a bit. So many Blessings in my life and I am so very grateful. All of you are indeed a wonderful Blessing . I feel better every day coming here and reading everyone’s thoughts. Thank you.

    2 weeks ago
    1. Michele

      Speedy recovery to you – I know Covid is going around again … my Dad just had it for the first time.

      2 weeks ago
    2. Robin Ann

      oh my – glad u went to the doctor! Feel better soon

      2 weeks ago
  4. Dolores Kazanjian

    Everything changes. My outlook on life, my happiness level, my demeanor, and the way I treat others and respond to life’s tribulations. Apparently it has also changed my appearance. I saw an old friend yesterday and she said “I would not have recognized you.” I asked my husband if he thought my appearance had changed and he responded “yes, you’re more mellow.”

    2 weeks ago
    1. Dolores Kazanjian

      Thank you both. Nannette and Loc Tran.

      2 weeks ago
    2. Nannette

      What a lovely comment Dolores…from your friend and your husband…You are amazing!

      2 weeks ago
    3. L
      Loc Tran

      Well said, Dolores. Our attitude is so contageous. It has an affect on us inside, outside, and around us.

      2 weeks ago
  5. Josie

    There is in me a movement from scarcity to abundance when I count my blessings.

    2 weeks ago
  6. Yram

    Thank you EVERYONE for your kindness!

    2 weeks ago
  7. Charlie T

    When I count my blessings, nothing
    actually changes. My problems and
    challenge are still there.
    But, my perception has changed.
    And, as it turns out, perception is
    important. How I choose to see my
    world and react to circumstances, is
    a choice. It’s not automatic, with me, so
    I have to practice and flex my gratitude
    muscle. Things aren’t so fixed, as I thought
    they were.

    2 weeks ago
    1. Joseph McCann

      “Things aren’t so fixed, as I thought they were.” Thank you for that string of words, Charlie T. I experience this same thought stream once in a while myself.

      2 weeks ago
  8. pkr

    My thankfulness, gratefulness grows.
    My blessings are abundant. I am richly blessed.
    ✨🙏🏻✨🙏🏻✨❤️

    2 weeks ago
  9. sunnypatti

    My energy. It shifts into a more grateful and lighter state of being.

    2 weeks ago
    1. L
      Loc Tran

      Sunnypatti, I’ve noticed that in myself too. I have more energy, and my body feels lighter.

      2 weeks ago
  10. Ngoc Nguyen

    When I count my blessings, the desire for things I want decreases and sometimes even disappears. Instead, a sense of thankfulness grows.

    2 weeks ago
    1. L
      Loc Tran

      Great answer, my Ngoc. The more grateful for what we have, the less we desire for what we don’t have. When it all adds up, we become happier. Love you.

      2 weeks ago
  11. D
    Deann

    Counting my blessings results in a calmer mind, better perspective and full heart.

    2 weeks ago
    1. L
      Loc Tran

      Deann, it sure does. I’ve certainly noticed that in myself as well. My mind and heart open up. I can think and come up with solutions to solve problems faster and give, receive, and appreciate in many different forms.

      2 weeks ago
  12. Mary Mantei

    When I count my blessings, I feel a deep sense of appreciation and « enough-ness ». Lynne Twist writes that « what we appreciate, appreciates ». A sense of expansiveness of the goodness in my life is a natural outgrowth of intentionally focusing on my blessings.

    2 weeks ago
    1. Charlie T

      Beautiful. Love this. 🙏❤️

      2 weeks ago
      1. Avril

        Likewise!

        2 weeks ago
  13. L
    Loc Tran

    I develop a more optimistic outlook on life.

    2 weeks ago
  14. Joseph McCann

    Awareness of just how fortunate I have been. I am grateful. Namaste.

    2 weeks ago
    1. L
      Loc Tran

      Joseph, same here. It’s very easy to forget, throw piddy parties, and make ponds out of puddles.

      2 weeks ago
  15. Pilgrim

    I slow down, breathe deeply, consciously give thanks that I am here in this moment. It could have been otherwise.

    2 weeks ago
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