Reflections

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  1. MHS

    I have managed to keep my family healthy through Covid. I am still working from home, and plan to keep it that way. I get to feed my hummingbirds every day. I am providing for my family mostly single handedly.

    1 year ago
  2. Sandhya

    My new job is going well, and i am so grateful for that.

    1 year ago
  3. Elaine

    Blessings abound, I am awash in gratefulness.

    1 year ago
  4. Malag

    I woke up this morning and realised I’m still alive. And I find that I am more able, over time, to drop into stillness sometimes, and appreciate that aliveness. That, and I live a fortunate life, one that I can often appreciate. 

    1 year ago
  5. Linda

    Day by day, all is well.

    1 year ago
  6. nadders

    My new healthier life style is going well. I have lost weight, I am eating well, exercising very regular ly, volunteering, doing daily mindfulness, regular reflection on gratitude. And I am feeling better for it!

    1 year ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      Wow, nadders, I’m happy for you!

      1 year ago
  7. s
    sb

    I have hard a hard few days and am exhausted and when I first saw the question, I thought “nothing”! But I knew if I stopped to reflect, my perception would change. I did, and it did! So here’s my list…
    I still have my Mum who is about to celebrate her 90th birthday and despite serious health issues, is livelier than I am! I have a wonderful husband who knows how tired I am and is doing as much as he can to help. Although I have health problems, I am able to get out for a walk every day. So far we remain relatively untouched by Covid. My lovely class really are lovely and I have been so proud of them recently. I began my “50 challenges” this year and still am finding interest and excitement in the ongoing challenges, satisfaction in the completed ones and excitement about ones to come. Although it can be a tie, I am pleased to be able to help two elderly relatives and a lady from the village and they are so grateful.
    Finally, this site! ensures I always remain positive and grateful.

    1 year ago
    1. Anna

      Sb, I wish you all the best I can for your 50. It is really an interesting time, and it can bring an unexpected serenity.

      1 year ago
    2. Holly in Ohio

      That is fabulous, sb. I hope the days to come are easier for you, too!

      1 year ago
  8. Neil

    The simple answer is life in general and having the health, curiosity and acceptance to all that it offers.

    1 year ago
  9. Dusty Su

    I’m in a recently stable situation. I’m feeling hopeful about the future. Im able to write again. I’m grateful.

    1 year ago
  10. Don Jones

    The warp and weft – by all appearances, seems to be ordered most days…

    1 year ago
  11. O.Christina

    It seems to find back to joy is going to become more stable, as letting go of the “old loads” of times long passed was and is possible more and more and to become more present again. With this, some peace of mind and happy moments return. Almost couldn´t believe it first, and so grateful for being able to seeing some light again after really difficult times. Hope came back, which was almost completely lost, and slowly, happiness unfolds. The turning point was to accept that now, things are as they are, and to become aware more of what is now and let go of what has been in the past, no matter if long ago or recent. Although I knew about this truth, it was something completely challenging to give myself over to this process. So now, I try my best to be with what is, no matter what is, and what might not be. To find balance in being aware still of my innermost longing while having to let go of the longing in the mean time is the current paradox to be with. I am deeply thankful for your support towards all of you who share here.

    1 year ago
    1. Mary Pat

      Ose, it is good to “see” you here again! Blessings to you. For me, it is a challenge to let go of some things, so even though our things might be different, i understand, and will keep you in my prayers…..

      1 year ago
    2. Malag

      That is beautiful, Ose. I have been tugged by that paradox in my own life. I guess it makes us human.

      1 year ago
  12. Jenni Joy Nicolella

    We just sold our house for a good profit and were able to find a suitable temporary home that will bridge the gap until we can find our forever home!
    My cats had a rough time when we first moved, but now they are adjusting and everything is starting to feel more at ease.

    1 year ago
  13. pkr

    I woke up to a new day. Thank you dear Lord. I have coffee, toast, quiet time, happy birds singing in the background, this sanctuary, gratefulness.org, poppies in the garden and so much much more.
    My beautiful daughter is in a loving relationship with a really nice, good, decent fella (after a few bad apples) and for this I am thankful.
    I am trying hard to stay focused on all that is going well as I am in the midst of a “great storm”, have been for awhile now, and it just keeps on going & gains more steam daily. Not sure how it will all end. Please pray for me. Thank you kindly.
    Thank you to the folks @ gratefulness.org, for this reminder, FOCUS ON THE GOOD. 🙏❤️🙏

    1 year ago
    1. O.Christina

      My prayers are with you, dear pkr, and my heart. May balance of mind and emotions be with you until the storm has subsided, May you find back to a calm and peaceful state of being, healthy and happy. It will take as long as it takes, but for sure, it will change again, as everything changes. You are courageous to meet the storm the way you do. May your path be blessed, dear friend.

      1 year ago
      1. pkr

        Dear Ose, thank you for your kind words & prayers. I offer prayers for you too. Blessings & Love…..🙏❤️

        1 year ago
      2. Holly in Ohio

        Yesterday I saw a beautiful, bright, double rainbow… a reminder that storms do pass and the sun comes out again. I will pray for you, too, pkr.

        1 year ago
        1. pkr

          Dear Holly in Ohio, thank you for your prayers & thoughtfulness. Blessings & Love……🙏❤️

          1 year ago
  14. Mica

    I just discovered that I’m at the same level of preparedness as others in my same category. I had felt dreadfully behind, but none of them have much detail about their presentations yet either! Mine does have a problem, though – if I’m talking about an ‘elephant in the room’, then I’m not going to be able to name others who have talked about the same thing, because that’s the nature of ‘elephants in rooms.’

    1 year ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      You will figure it out, Mica. 🙂

      1 year ago
      1. Mica

        Thanks, Holly – I figure we can have a ‘brainstorming’ zoom instead of one with a list of speakers 🙂

        1 year ago
  15. Maeve

    My health first and foremost. So far I have energy and a strong body, for which I am thankful everyday. I will be biking and swimming today, I hope. I have a stable job, working with delightful, diverse students, and a cheerful, hard-working school staff. I have the summers available to explore the world! I wake up with bird songs, I have flowers in my garden, and basil growing. I have friends who care about me.I will be visiting my sister, my nieces and my two great-nephews tomorrow. First time since the pandemic, over a year ago.

    1 year ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      That’s exciting! 🙂

      1 year ago
      1. Maeve

        Yes. So these are the positives, but there are definitely some sobering challenges as well.

        1 year ago
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