I am growing in my ability to bring focus to the things that I am grateful for. I look forward to learning from others.
The life on earth is a speck of time in a human body; in which to experience joy and help others.
I am grateful for my friends.
Since the worsening of my Fibromyalsia, I do not take any part of my body for granted. I have had my legs suddenly go out from under me, and hit my head, intense muscular pain, uncomfortable skin sensations, twitching, dropped things (weakened muscles) etc, etc.
Now I am very mindful of everything I do – how I lift things, and what I eat. (Sugar makes it worse). The above don’t happen all that much as long as I am careful. I only fell once, so I am grateful everyday when I don’t fall.
Hello again, to my old friends! To those I don’t know, I’m glad to meet you. I wasn’t planning to return to the Gratitude Lounge, but I see the need, so that I can give you guys an update, and see how you are doing.
I’ve decided that I would like to write here a couple of days a week, so that I can connect. . . .
I’ve been doing very well. I am now on a small IPad, so my writings will probably be shorter. The touch pad is difficult for me.
I am doing very well. I’ve had to adjust to a “new normal” due to a worsening of the Fibromyalsia, but I am learning to pace myself and practice self-compassion.
Still writing poetry – more than ever. The site I joined is quite wonderful. I have had one of my poems published in their anthology. They have many poetry courses. I am currently learning haiku and tanka. Tanka is another Japanese poetry form. There are so many different kinds of poetry. I had no idea!
I am still in New Hampshire. I am packing and my target date is January. The plan is Arizona, but there is a possibility of Florida. I’m debating. In any case, one or the other should be happening within a year, tops.
I will come back in a few days, and take a look at how everyone is doing. I would like to answer the “Daily Qustion” daily 🙂 but it may be every other or so.
Thank you for thinking of me while I was gone. Speak to you in a few days!
I am grateful that I can walk to the sidewalk with my recycling container
As I prepare for my last day here, on Friday, I will choose the gift of sight. It has given me the opportunity to see pictures, poems, candles, articles, videos and posts on this website.
Though I’ve had philosophical differences at times, I am so grateful that I have had the experience of being here, learning, and meeting many wonderful people.
Of course, I can not leave out my vision also allows me to see art and DOGS!!!
Art, poetry, mushy wet kisses from a dog.
Being in community enriches my life in many ways. It allows me to learn from others and to share/teach what I can offers to others. A sense of belonging is wonderful for all human beings, I think.
Don’t give up. Practice self-compassion as much as possible. You deserve more out of life.
Beautiful, beautiful story, Anna.
Thank you so much for the warm welcome. It is it heartwarming to read what you have written. I often thought about my friends here, and it’s good to reconnect. I’ll be writing a few days a week, so please forgive if I do not reply right away. 🙂
It is very nice to meet you! I am so happy to hear that the self-compassion website is helping you. I is a very powerful practice. 🙂
Makes sense that you see the course as a pilgrimage! 🙂 I am going to discuss the humidity-no humidity issue with my doctor at the next visit. There is one other variable in the AZ/FL decision, which I will write about next time.
Congratulations on your retirement!! How wonderful; a new phase of life with time abounding . . .
As I said, my writing here will tend to be shorter, because of the iPad touch screen issue. <3
Wow! That you guys thought of me makes my eyes water. Pilgrim, thanks you so much. (I’ve done the laundry that was in my kitchen cabinet!)
Thank you, Anna! Again, what a beautiful welcome!
Hi Anna, yes, I’ve decided to return to “Today’s Question”! I won’t be in the Gratitude group, but I am planning to answer the question a few days a week! Thanks for the welcome. 🙂
Hi, Mary!! I am thrilled to hear that Billy made it through another bout of not eating! It is wonderful to be welcomed back so lovingly! I will go to the Gratitude Lounge to give you guys an update, because it would be too long for here.
I’ve chosen to do my gratitude practice in a private journal, so Friday will be my last entry here and in Gratitude Lounge. I plan to look at your website and read your poetry. It is amazing. Thanks for the times you’ve shared it here.
Wow, Trevor. What you have written is so beautiful. The content and the style of writing. It sounds like a free verse poem.
Have you ever written poetry.? There is a website I write poetry on and make friends. There are beginners, and experienced poets.
Maybe you’d enjoy it. Allpoetry.com It is free of charge (Which is very helpful for me)
Hi Gina, No problem – so nice to hear from you. I just want to make sure you got the message that I have decided to do my gratefulness practice in a private journal; rather than in a group. I think it will help me to focus and look deeper into myself. I’ll be here through February 3rd. I will miss you, Gina.
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