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Look at what is around me, and listen, quietly.
Say thank you from my heart for another day, and to all.
My intention is peace, less stress and giving back this Holiday season. There have been a lot of immediate family challenges & recent co-worker death to deal with recently. I am doing volunteer work for a great organization ” Team Rubicon”. I worked at a food pantry recently and will be volunteering for a “Toys for Tots” event next month.
Tis the season, so I’ll go with “gratitude” here. The saying “silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone” comes to mind, and it’s one I hold close at all times. In this moment, I’m grateful for all the decisions that I’ve made (and so have you, dear reader) that brought me to this moment. To live in a world where I can instantly connect with thousands of others working hard to be grateful, from my home, with the flick of a mouse and the click of a few keys is truly something astonishing. My intention today is not only to experience gratitude fully, but to communicate it to those I can.
I set my intention today as “relaxation.” The dictionary definition of relaxed is “free from tension and anxiety; at ease.” I get a little bit anxious about my to-do list, my work, my relationships with people, driving, you name it. But my life is good, and right now there is nothing particular that I need to be anxious about. Throughout the day, when I find myself tensing, I remind myself to take a breath, ease the tension, change my outlook to happiness.
Well, this is an intention I told myself to start doing the other day, but if I mention it here it helps to “cement” the intention even more solidly! I need to start being more committed to doing my four sets of specific stretches each and every day to help me deal with the effects of Ankylosing Spondyloarthritis. Two down today so far, two more to go!
Also, wishing all in this community who observe Thanksgiving tomorrow, a peaceful and spirit-filled day!
My intention today is to practice being present, and to let go and let God …
I’ve been very sick with the flu for nearly a week now, having brought that back as my souvenir of a national conference; glad I got my flu shot or it could have been even worse (got tested at my provider so I know it isn’t COVID). I have little to no mental energy and my intention every day has been to give myself permission to truly be sick, rest, and recover–not push through as if my body doesn’t need that. Once upon a time I would have thought of “powering through” as a sign of strength, or at least as something I had to do because no one else but me could do certain things. It’s refreshing to realize the world goes on even if I rest and drink tea.
Wishing you a speedy recovery Barb – feel better.🤗
How well I know the false narrative of “no one else but me could……” It took me many years to leave things and take a trip without worry. I found out that was not the case and generally everything was still at the place when we came back. Now I just close my eyes to it and reopen them when we get home!
Feel better Barb! You are very wise to just give it time.
Wishing you a beautiful day or days of self-nurture, and letting go of work and worldly stuff. I so appreciate your reflection – ‘It’s refreshing to realize that the world goes on even if I rest and drink tea’. Yes! That line is a keeper! Warmly,
I was recently diagnosed with some spinal issues and I have spent a great deal of time worrying about it. Today, I will try my best to feel grateful for the health that I have today and to stay in the now rather than letting my anxieties run wild. I’m thankful for all of the thoughtful posts today. 🙏
Today’s intention is to continue healing my body and make more steps forward in my life.
My intention is to be more grateful. I often overlook the small blessings of my life and I want to try to not do that today.
My intention is to be in the present.
I am projecting into the future of the severity of my husband’s physical difficulties. I want to take full advantage of the present time.
Today I will set the same intention that
I try to set every day, which is to be present.
I have a busy day, like many people I suppose,
and it might be a challenge to be in the
moment. My intention is to be available for
whatever it is, that this moment is offering.
Like a meditation, my mind will drift and I will
return to the present, without judgment or
self criticism. At least this is my intention. We
will see how it goes. Like so much in this life,
You make a plan, and then if necessary,
you wing it. In fact, the ability to do this
without the emotional baggage, might be one
of the skills that I am acquiring with age.
I wanted to send a heartfelt thank you, to
all that participate in this beautiful resource.
I am grateful for this moment. 🙏
Charlie, when I make a plan and it needs some tweaks, I call it “punting”. Give the ball back and regroup!
Well-said, Charlie. I “ditto” your sentiments!
Before I have three days for enjoyment in California, my intention is finishing all my math homework and repair for the exit essay next week. There are so many tasks to get done before I have a winter break in my home country, too.
Happy Thanksgiving to my lovely Grateful community.
I am thankful and grateful to have the day off – I will smile and spread kindness to those I interact with today. I also need to remember patience as it’s busy busy busy before the holiday.
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