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  1. isabelle oliveira

    I learned that whoever seeks wisdom finds God.
    #Gratefulness, #Sacred, #GentleArtOfBlessing.

    9 months ago
  2. d
    db82258

    Listen to my body, what to eat, what I can do comfortably and how I feel, respect what it is telling me. Be patient, kind and loving to all, include myself.

    Rest and strengthen and I will heal.

    9 months ago
  3. O.Christina

    That there was unexpected help when there was an almost desperate need to solve a stupid problem on my computer two days ago. It took me almost a full night to try to solve it, when after a short nap, I received technical advice and some kind support to finish what needed to be done. So grateful for their being available to help so that finally the problem could be solved.

    9 months ago
  4. T
    Torie

    I express my highest self love when I allow myself to be fully open and vulnerable.

    9 months ago
  5. Malag

    Mostly I’m sensible about what I eat but sometimes, for some unaccountable reason, my body will ingest rubbish.

    9 months ago
  6. ADP

    I have learned that even when I try to open up to my spouse I continuously get shut down. He has to control the conversation and can’t let me speak my mind at all. If I do participate it is minimal and dismissed. I value his opinion and heed to his advice, I just wish I could express myself more. He wants me to express gratitude for the things he does for me, but I find this very difficult to do. I need so much more emotionally from him it is hard to show gratitude for the other things he provides or does for me.

    9 months ago
    1. Patricia

      Thinking of you this morning, ADP. It’s Sunday now and I read the question for Sunday: “How can I honor my heart’s whisper before it becomes a shout?” It seems your heart is whispering something you need. You’re in my prayers as you discern how to care for yourself and your needs as well as be aware of your husband’s needs. Be kind to yourself.

      9 months ago
  7. Don Jones

    No so much a learning, but a reminder. Don’t assume anything.

    9 months ago
  8. Elaine

    Learned again the power of music to heal, to uplift, to open hearts, to bring hope at a beautiful benefit concert for Ukraine.

    9 months ago
  9. KC

    Learning to love myself is a work in progress. Some days are easier than others. The invitation is always there. The tough bit is putting it into practice, while doing my best to love the people and world around me.

    Grateful for the this community, and a brand new day to show up and keep practicing! 🙂

    9 months ago
  10. Ed Schulte

    The same principle I relearn and appreciate EVERY DAY

    which is

    “It is not sufficient to know things, because such a knowing is merely of words, meaning nothing. Spiritual growth results from the absorption and digestion, and putting into practice of the simple spiritual laws.”

    From the teachings of Both, ‘Researchers of Truth’ [ DASKALOS ] and ‘The White Eagle Lodge’

    9 months ago
  11. Linda

    I have learned that I can’t do everything that I think I should do. I have boundaries and I need to respect them.

    9 months ago
  12. Charlie T

    Yesterday I got to practice being thoughtful about what comes out of my mouth when I’m with people. It was good to be present and have some control. It felt like a little victory.

    9 months ago
  13. Barb C

    Things learned–I feel as if every one of my days has lessons if I pay attention and this is a reminder to do that. Partial list for Friday:

    Planning to take a day off when our state budget is being finalized doesn’t actually work out (because my job includes analyzing its effects on the program I run), but that’s okay. A partial day off with a mix of work and non-work can feel very balanced.

    Making a point of scheduling coffee and a walk with a friend is always a good idea.

    My younger daughter the peacemaker proposing mediation in a confrontational/adversarial legal scenario (problems with her dad’s estate and an extended family member, has already gone to court) seemed like a non-starter but maybe isn’t, if the other party will consider it. It’s worth asking.

    Not a new lesson, just reinforcement: Popcorn for dinner is delicious and a completely valid choice.

    9 months ago
  14. Y
    Yram

    That there are books on my shelf that have the information I presently need.

    9 months ago
  15. Javier Visionquest

    The San Marzanos get leggy in front of the sunny windowsill and that LED grow lights might just be the solution. C’mon Spring!

    9 months ago
    1. Mica

      San Marzanos plants – ooh, pepper tomatoes – Yum! I’ve learned something new. LED lights sound good – And they take so little energy. I’ve been running down the batteries that were too worn out for my bp monitor – I put them in a little device that shines a cycle of red, blue, green LED light on a glass thing sitting on it, and it has been weeks of intermittent use and the lights are still working.

      9 months ago
      1. Javier Visionquest

        I’ve never grown tomatoes from seeds so this is a new adventure for me, Mica.

        9 months ago
        1. Mica

          That is an adventure, Javier! I can’t remember if we got any edible food from the seeds in our compost – an avocado seedling is the only thing I’m certain of.

          9 months ago
  16. Maeve

    That I feel increasingly like I belong in my school community. I can be at ease and speak my mind, contribute and be heard and respected by my colleagues. Maybe for the first time in my teaching career. It gives me a sense of confidence. A nice experience as I draw closer to the end of my teaching career.

    And maybe COVID brought us all closer together somehow. We weathered it together!

    9 months ago
  17. Laura

    All tasks seem to get done eventually whether or not I stress about it. I’m learning not to stress and fret.

    9 months ago
    1. Mica

      Yes, Laura, I’ve learned not to stress and fret about getting tasks done now in my old age – they all get done soon enough. May I Please learn not to stress and fret about other stuff!!! {{{hugs}}}

      9 months ago
    2. Linda

      I like this, Laura! It is so true!

      9 months ago
  18. Carol M

    That you are responsible for your own happiness you can’t rely on others for it

    9 months ago
    1. d
      db82258

      This little heart of mine, I’m gonna let it shine

      let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

      9 months ago
  19. Carla

    I learned it’s really ok to go to bed early on a Friday night. Early being 9:15 as my head bobbed down while reading. Listening to my body more is what is needed.

    9 months ago
  20. Patricia

    I sat with a woman friend yesterday who is nearing the end of her life. I remembered again that love is stronger than death.

    9 months ago
  21. sunnypatti48317

    I’ve learned that old beans aren’t so bad. hahaha! We ran out of coffee, or so I thought, but then found a bag of really old beans up in the top cabinet. Ground ’em up and enjoying some right now.

    9 months ago
  22. Hermann-Josef

    It is necessary to make mistakes. But once I recognize a mistake as a mistake it would be stupid not giving the best to avoid it. Repeating a mistake means to practice it. Then it becomes harder and harder to avoid it. Sometimes I need to go one step back, to move foreword correctly

    9 months ago
  23. Carol

    I read the following statement: “A mistake repeated more than once is a decision.” And that I am often a slow learner!

    9 months ago
  24. Maurice Frank

    Let go of my habit of wanting to be somewhere by a certain time. Still learning, or unlearning.

    9 months ago
  25. Michele

    The first patient to receive a pig heart had passed away, David Bennett. It was transplanted two months ago.
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2022/03/09/human-pig-heart-transplant-patient-dies/9437650002/
    Be an organ and tissue donor! We all need to help save lives and make someone have better quality of life:) https://www.donatelife.net/

    9 months ago
    1. Ed Schulte

      IN ADDITION, science is now advancing on their understanding of the Thymus gland in transplant operations , N not new to the ancient mediation practices but a positive sign that orthodox science is coming towards them

      https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Wellness/baby-kind-heart-transplant-fight-rejection/story?id=83386740

      9 months ago
      1. Michele

        Thank you Ed for that article I enjoyed reading it.

        9 months ago
  26. devy

    that no matter how much evil there is in the world that there is more good. I believe that time is a important element and that over time what evil is happening will be defeated. I believe in karma and what goes around comes around,..

    9 months ago
    1. Michele

      I do too Devy:)

      9 months ago
  27. Christine

    Of yesterday’s answers; that gratefulness is a power, just like spinach to Popey the Sailerman.

    9 months ago
  28. Mary Pat

    That Covid, like my friend said, can make you feel like Rip Van Winkle. When I saw her in the store, that is what she said to me, and it fits.
    After what seemed like a hundred years, I am waking up from a long lockdown sleep, and stepping into the season of Spring, with a mask on. I have learned to be safe, but be brave. It seems like Spring for now, and it may not last long until the next variant invades my world, but I have learnt today to live in this day of Spring…if only for a little while. And I am grateful.

    9 months ago
    1. Carol

      Yes, Mary Pat, the power of presence. As my son often says, “Mama, you can’t live your life with What If’s. And as I use to tell those I sponsored in 12-step work, If you are in the past or the future, you go there alone because God IS. Blessings, Carol

      9 months ago
    2. Pilgrim

      I appreciate your post very much, Mary Pat, and especially your words “I have learned to be safe, but be brave.” You encourage me to also “live this day of Spring … if only for a little while.” This feels invitational and needed for me this day. Many thanks.

      9 months ago
  29. Kevin

    That my blood pressure has gotten too high, that I need to lose my “Covid 20” pounds and that I need to get back on Weight Watchers again! (Thanks Gratefulness for the reinforcement. Ugh!)

    9 months ago
    1. Mike

      You’re not alone on this one, Kevin. Started back to the gym and WW in January! Here’s to us in 2022!

      9 months ago
      1. Kevin

        Yes indeed, Mike! I’m not sure which of the two I’d rather ignore…because I know in my heart of hearts that they both work well!

        9 months ago
  30. EJP

    I have learned that I possess the utmost resilience, strength and courage, along with unlimited patience.

    9 months ago

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