Good health. Without it, things seem so pale.
My other thought is Christmas… even when I have been in the hospital at Christmas, it still meant so much.
Start with the people in our orbit.
Be understanding, patient, and generous.
Act out of kindness.
Think about the needs of those around you.
HELP, CALL, OFFER. 😇 😍 😊
Be the person you wish would come to help you.
I ‘play’ with words. I love to joke and be silly. Not only does it bring me joy, but I feel others’ happiness and laughter multiplies my efforts. Laughter is wonderful medicine!
My challenges and obstacles are what have created my success and my character. I am wiser, more resilient, more willing to take risks, more okay with failing.
I am grateful for the lessons that have made me stronger and more able to take on life’s challenges. There are many things I do not want to live through again; but, the experiences taught me invaluable lessons.
Pine… reminds me of Christmas tree shopping and putting up our tree when I was little. Oh, goodness, did I LOVE that Christmas tree. 🎄
I don’t do a live tree any more, but I do use pine candles. We are coming into the season of several holidays. I imagine many will have memories of food, leaves, trees, and other special scents associated with the “BER” months. 🙂
Meditation, prayer, laughter, music
I do this a lot. Almost every time I am around people, I make them smile or laugh. The thing that strikes me here is that people do not do this for me very much. I feel as if I am bringing light and everyone else is sucking it up. I understand that this sounds pessimistic, but as a chronically ill person, it is tough to be in this position. I feel incredibly alone and overwhelmed. This website is a touchstone for my personal well being. I am grateful for what I have, that is certain… b...
I do this a lot. Almost every time I am around people, I make them smile or laugh. The thing that strikes me here is that people do not do this for me very much. I feel as if I am bringing light and everyone else is sucking it up. I understand that this sounds pessimistic, but as a chronically ill person, it is tough to be in this position. I feel incredibly alone and overwhelmed. This website is a touchstone for my personal well being. I am grateful for what I have, that is certain… but I am increasingly aware that people in my life are making no effort to help me. Things seem so out of balance,
I am taking time to breathe and consider how I want to ACT rather than REACT. My ego self is all about survival… and not every situation requires that. Dealing with dialysis… both the health and financial considerations… requires courage and wisdom on my part.
I am doing my best.
Some days am the winner, some the runner up… but I am never the loser. 🏆
Reading spiritual and personal growth literature, 📖
Participating in personal growth book study groups,
Surrounding myself with positive, like-minded, curious people,
Doing things just like this website 😃
My wish is for love, understanding, and forgiveness to enter the heart of every person on Earth.
With kind words and a smile.
It is easy, affordable, and always welcome.
There are certainly more intricate ways; but this is something that ALL of us can do. 💚🏆💚
The thought that is coming to me right now is to ask ourselves “Is thing helping me or hurting me?” Realization, or accepting the fact that something is not contributing to our best self is the first step of letting go. A mental inventory is so helpful. Perhaps letting go of something g will help us give ourselves permission to let go of other things.
Rest, healthy diet, improved mobility
To me, grace is the essence of God’s love and light. It may be felt or sensed in times of gratitude, peace, and unconditional love.
I have certainly learned from my parents and family, my friends, and my teachers… but I believe my greatest teachers have been my students.
They taught me countless lessons about life… determination… risk taking… forgiveness… perseverance… love.
I taught everything from 1st grade to senior English. Each student gave me the challenge to help BOTH of us achieve our personal best.
I feel so incredibly. blessed. ❤️
I am with the “Overthinking Team.”
Hi, Kevin. I look forward to reading your messages every day.
Thanks for sharing your honesty and caring. 🎯🌻🌝
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