Today my purpose is to let people know how absolutely Loved they are. Also to remember the eloquence of each person, adored and irreplaceable. We are the Children of Him “that marks the sparrow’s fall.” This may not be said in words but to express it in some way will be my “purpose for today. Oh, how I believe that under all our floundering, struggles, metaphysical, religious and spiritual work are questions such as: Am I worthwhile? Do I matter? Am I safe? Would you please love me, Please don’t discard me. I want to belong. Please, please love me. If we know the Creator’s love for us I think all the rest would fall into place. I Purpose today to love, to cherish,value, and acknowledge the divine presence in all, and not to beat myself up if I fall short of this high ideal. 😊 🐬 🐣 🦋 🌼
Nature, Music, kind gestures, CHILDREN. Simplicity. Just keep it simple. 🎈 🙃 🦋 🐣 🐬 ☃️ And giggles, I love to giggle!!!
This Community has been a big blessing for me. I have gained a firmer sense of the “goodness” of people and what tenderness and gentleness is in people’s hearts. I have learned, at an even deeper level, the need to be kind as life has pain for all of us, pain in one form or another. I have much more compassion for our differences as I see more clearly that only the wrapping is different, the stuff underneath is pretty much the same. We find a “common-unity.” Just love that.😊 🐬 ❤️ 🐣 🌼 🌺
I am grateful for a loving home I have been provided and for finding “good hearted” people to share my thoughts with,💕 When I let myself get off the “fear train” that often seems to run away with me I am reminded to acknowledge all the beauty and good in the world. I am grateful for those times. I am grateful, again, for the animals in the park that teach me to just keep on being who I am because that is a gift to. I am reminded that to fear the future is to miss out on Now which is the only “real” place or life we have. I am grateful for a Nurse that worked here who reminded us frequently, ” Drop the judgements, and just love, even if you can’t love perfectly, practice, practice, practice.” I am grateful for my deliciously comfortable chair from which I read and write communications to others, make Dolls, and design cards to hang on people’s doors. I especially enjoy this as I do so anonymously. I am grateful for giggles, rainbows. I am grateful that my life is wrapped up with great care by the Grand Designer of life. I am grateful for the assurance that what lives can never die, in spite of what we are taught about it, and my heart sings at the recognition that love cannot be turned to hate, not ever!!! I am grateful for all the tenderness, softness, care, beauty, that is displayed in the hearts of others and I think we under estimate what true power is. There is a lot of “rattling of Sabers” but they are like the Wizard of Oz, they make so much noise and threats because underneath it all they know they are powerless. I am grateful for the Sunshine, crystal clear water, bird songs, puffy white clouds, children laughing, children’s wisdom, and children’s stories. I love reading them,( to myself). I love to remember what true wealth is. I am grateful for the reminder of the power of gratitude. 💝 ☀️ 🐣 🌺 🎈 🦋 My day has a new beautiful direction
Diane, Please know I never attended to be a standard for you to measure yourself against. My son And I had many not so courageous days. Just hoped you would know you are so much more than a disease and would be encouraged not to let it define who you are. If anything I hope you will let me send you a Hug 🤗. Charla
Debbie, Please , you are always welcome to share your heart here. You misunderstood Darling Lady. I only meant to encourage you to not let a diagnosis or disease own you. You are not a disease. You lack nothing, you are a very welcome here and I only meant to encourage you. And Gosh, I know about days when I have to struggle for something to be grateful for or to even want to go on. Do you think we met every day courageously? Hon, we did not. Do me and his memory this honor: Be kind and tender with yourself. I too belief that our afflictions may have something to teach us. Be gentle, kind, forgiving with YOURSELF. 🐣🐬🦋🍭. Give yourself a Big 🤗. charla
Diane, Little pictures are found on my keyboard for e- mail entries. A smiley face at the bottom of the keyboard. I tap it and all kinds of choices come up. Most devices have that, take a peak and see. Charla
Diane, You are welcome here with us. 💞 🐣 🦋 🐬 ☺ Charla
Debbie, Listened to Ellen Bass Poem, “Don’t Expect Applause.” WOW!!! Turned my day around. Was very sad this morning, disturbed with events in our White House, and my failure to live up to standards of “budding enlightenment” Thank you for sharing this with us. A large round of Applause for you. 👏 🐣
Trevor, Thanks for sharing this. 🐣 Helen Keller was my idol as a young women.💎 May you be aware today of how Loved and Precious you are. Charla
Pligrim, I Love water too. I like to look at it in all it’s forms: a lake, a stream, a brook, falls, rain, snow, drink of ice cold water… It fills me with joy. I sometimes take a moment to look at it before I take a drink or as it is poured in a container. I play in puddles too. Go figure!!! 🐬 ☃️🌧 💦
WOW!!! Thanks Chad for the blessed reminder to just keep on giving. 🐣 👏 Very simple, very profound. Needed that today. Charla
Pilgrim, I have a very strong feeling that the President was not legitimately elected to his position. I,too, am grateful for the suggestions that help ease us through “tough times.” Let us not give in to hatred or let fear rule our day. Amen Sister. Charla🦋 🌺 🐣
Debra, You are not alone in struggling
with gratitude. A Raging Bull is let loose in the White House, a budding Dictator as the President. A Police state underway to punish those who dare to protest. My greatest fear doesn’t come from the President’s actions alone but from an establishment that has allowed him to continue unchecked. I finally had to just pray for direction and the guidance to know how to maintain gratitude and trust. So I mustn’t give up hope that there are those who will uphold the wisdom of our constitution and rule of order and law. AND remember to keep faith with Principle and a Love greater than all the hatred in the world and not allow myself to crumble under the threats we face. Grateful Lounge,my Spiritual practice, the kind and gentle hearts that will, I believe, win out in the end. In the raging storm and a ship threatening to go down a Spiritual Master, Jesus said, ” Be not afraid. I am with you.” We have not been left alone-regardless of your Spiritual Practice we are promised peace and stilled storms that threaten to drowned us in chaos and cruelty. I applaud your intention for today. I will follow suit, “How can I maintain peace and keep loving compassion alive in my own little ‘Park’ or as you put it,my own part of the world? Much Love to all, Charla
Mary Anne, I too don’t feel patriotic. I belong to the human family. There is no your’s and mine, there is Life. I am proud to echo your sharing. We owe it to the world to regard each as a vital part of it with there own divine right to “be.” Destroy any part of life is to destroy some part of ourselves. I think we are begining to recognize this. At least at a grassroots level. Blessings and thanks for giving me the courage to say the unthinkable (to some Americans). I am a citizen of the world. 🐣 🦋 🐬 Charla
Debbie, I looked up your e-mail address which I wrote down when you offered to give me some tips on writing a book.💕 If the offer still stands I’ll get one off to you upon response to this entry. Charla
CIM is Course in Miracles: Foundation for Inner Peace.
My Dear, We all go through these times, it’s OK, it really is. We are alright even when we can’t meet our own standards. I like this from CIM, “Whatever mistakes you have made the truth about you is unchanged.” You are still a gift and a goodness. I appreciate your presence here. Grateful actually.😊 🐣 🐬 Charla
I like so much what Pilgrim said Trevor. Beautiful !!! Also I want you to know you are the first person on this site to have had an “Oh, my God what did I do now!” day.” THIS WAS A JOKE YOU KNOW.? 🙃 Some days are diamonds,
Some days are gold, some days the heart aches won’t leave me alone.” I’m 73 years old and someday I’ll tell some of my story, of really awesome mistakes. The beauty of it is we can begin, again and again and again. And many of us have. I’m going to echo Pligrim’s remark, “Please be kind to yourself! “. Charla
Do not need to excuse yourself here. We Love all you contribute to our connection to a gentle, softer world, you are a prized gift to us. I thank God to know a world more bright through your sharing. 📝 💎 🦋 🐣
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