Today I am grateful for the Love and Wisdom I find here. I am reminded of all the goodness in the world, the kindness that is in the hearts of others. Several times on this site the words from a song come to my mind, ” You can relax now, I am with you.” And where is He/She? In the hearts 💕 of those who came to Spiritual School with me at this time. I am grateful for the rain on the roof, such a comforting sound, and for those who are fixing our breakfast… I am grateful for this little iPad box that allows me to communicate with people I would never ever otherwise meet. And my heart sings such Joyous little “ditties”. At the sheer delight of getting to know all of you. What a privilege. 🐣 May you all have a day filled with the understanding of just how Magnifiencently Wonderful you are – You cannot ever be replaced, forgotten, not wanted, we are not complete without you!!! You are necessary to make the whole, whole, we cannot go back to Heaven without you. Let us Love you. 🌈
To ask God, ” What is the gift in this difficulty?” Then listen, listen,listen and not think I know the answer. Most of my chronic difficulties are chronic because I think I know better than that which created me. “Arrogance” it is Called in CIM.” When I speak of God I don’t invision a breaded😂 or bearded man in the sky. I like my religious practice definition. ” The ‘divine ear’ is not an auditory nerve. It is the all-hearing and all- knowing Mind, to whom each need of man is always known and by whom it will be supplied.” — Enter problem, we refuse to listen to the answer or rely on This wisdom. I am grateful that God is so patient and kind- He waits until I’m ready to hear then speaks. Love to you all. Bushels of it.
So thankful for this place to come to even when I mess up. Today I let myself get upset for several reasons. I guess you could say I got on a roll. Was rude and haughty, at least in my attitude, and realized after all my gratefulness work and how to bless others I had just flunked Gratefulness, Kindness 101. I finely just sat down and said, “OK, I feel ashamed, and embarrassed… and I’m going to sit right here and feel it, yep just feel it.” And I did. I’m going to hang on to Manda’s, “…Love is still loving you.” Grateful for that because at the moment I feel like a big failure. Grateful to be able to say that. I chose not to answer today’s question because I felt that I couldn’t come up with something brilliant to say. I’m grateful the day is about over and I don’t have to smile any more fake smiles. Everyone have a peaceful restful night. Tomorrow will be better. Charla
Touch them!!! Physically touch them. Put my hand on there’s. Give their hand a little squeeze. Put my arm around their shoulder. Give a shoulder a little squeeze. We seldom touch each other anymore.
To drop all judgements. Whew !!! Why is this so hard to do? To respond in Love to others. To let Wisdom be consulted before I speak.
Gratitude today consists of having a vehicle, that I’m babysitting for, to go to the Goodwill Store. I found 3, just perfect for me, tops. What a treat. Also, much gratitude for my home here, and all that is provided so that life is simple and at a level I can easily handle. Grateful for the Leo Buscaglia quote from Kevin as it reminded me of something we humans seem unable to grasp. We are loved, period, no questions ask, none. Something in Life knows us as profoundly unspeakably Magnificant, forever. We are Adored! No one is keeping score but us. Perhaps there never was anything wrong with us but the “thought” or belief that there was. I am grateful to have had an experience of actually feeling the gratitude. I am grateful for flowers, Lady Bugs, Umbrellas, clean sheets, children’s laughter, Moon Beams, grass under my bare feet, sand on the beach, giggles and whistling, books, poems, friends,(luscious friends), my crayons, Winnie the Pooh, morning coffee, morning 😂, and the understanding that when I Pray a bonifide, for real, tho unseen LOVE does hear me! That was an experience I’ll share at another time. See you all tomorrow. Charla
The thing I’ve learned to do when wanting to be helpful or caring is ask, in a Prayerful way, for wisdom and how to show caring and comfort to this person at this time and situation that would be most beneficial for them. Having learned that we cannot KNOW what another needs at any given time. Touching, taking someone’s hand, and sometimes asking outright, ” What would be most helpful to you right now.” Or maybe just holding them if that is appropriate in the situation. I like Amanda’s just being present to them. Just showing up fully if I can. As I read the responses I was struck with the Loving Wise hearts on this site. I feel like I fell into a pit of JEWELLS and TREASURES beyond imagination!!! 🦋 🐬 🦋 🌈 💎 🌹 🎈 🎁 🌼Takes my breath away. Charla
I was inspired by the comments made about today’s question. I liked Michaels comment on possibilities. As I have mentioned before my biggest challenge is to stop comparing myself with others and coming up “less than.” I would have more roses and less thorns if I concentrated on and celebrated what is uniquely and genuinely me and less on how I don’t measure up. And I think I would enjoy others more, even cherish them, if I could see their talents and accomplishments as reflections of their light and brilliance which has nothing to do with mine. Their shinings don’t put out my light!!! One Sunbeam can’t lessen anothers’ light. This may be my quest this year to conquer this habit of thought that I no longer need. Now there’s a Worth while Plan. 🌹
Yes, yes Ursula, that is a keeper, learn to love ourselves in the midst of our “fall down go boom!” Moments. Yes, humanness is a word. Thanks for helping me to lift myself back up. What a gift. 💝 Charla
Amen!!! Beautifully said. 🌺
To not let fear rule the day. A beautiful gift. Thank you for sharing your story with us. 🦋
Oh, what a beautiful reminder! To put things in God’s Hands and leave them there. Thank you 😊
Manda, Thanks a heap!!! I don’t like awareness sometimes because it feels so “icky.” It can keep me humble ’cause just when I think I’m about ready for Sainthood, 😇I fall down and go boom!!! So glad that when I fall down there’s someone down there with their hand held out saying, It’s OK.”
Oh, Sweet, Sweet Lady, THANK YOU !!! From the bottom of my little heart❤️ Charla
KC, Beautifully put. That could be put on a card or in a book. OR framed. Says it all for me. Thank you.!!!
Anna, A friend of mine tells a funny story about a person that was in a Class with her, she didn’t like one of the other participants , I mean, really didn’t like her!!🤔 The Class was a 12 week course. She said, “Okay God you have 3 months to show me why you Love her.” He did. But today she says when she looks back she can’t believe she spoke that way to God, giving God an order. He listened and answered anyway. Hang in there.🙃
Chester, LIKE !!! This thought. 🌈 Sweet.
Thanks Pilgrim, I didn’t read past Anna’s question so was unaware of your response. 🌺
Anna Dear, I’m not sure what the question is. Is English a second language for you? Is it the words you need clarification on?, or are you asking what a 12-Step Program is? Will help you understand in any way I can. 🤓
Kevin, Feel free to use the thoughts I shared in anyway you see fit. They are meant to bless. Much Love to you and yours, Charla
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