I am growing in my ability to bring focus to the things that I am grateful for. I look forward to learning from others.
Another one I can think of is self-compassion. It seems to be the umbrella under which many other practices fall. Have a nice day, everyone!
I am sustained by memories of my two dogs, my father, Al, a time I went away to adult art camp, doing art, writing a poem that I love, a trip to Paris from long ago. I am most sustained by being my father’s child until the day he died. He was a wonderful father. The most I could have hoped for.
Gratitude, in this moment, would shift my thoughts of worry.
Regrets teach me that it is important to try to do better next time.
Regrets and guilt can zap energy, and it is best, if possible, to let go and forgive myself. If regrets concern someone who is alive, they teach me to apologize.
Great idea. I, too, have been trying to leave little mistakes on things. I’m becoming better at it, as time goes on. Keep up the good work.
Yes, Gina. It is so necessary ! Makes for a better quality of life. 😉
Mary – also the dog my family had when I was a child, would lick my mother’s feet for hours; if we let her. My mother was a nurse, and stood on her feet all day. Her feet hurt her terribly. It made my mother feel loved and comforted emotionally.
Just beautiful. Wonderful that you have such a detailed and vivid memory.
This is one of the most beautiful moments I have heard. Children and animals just know. Al had a lot of shrapnel in his legs; that could not be removed without doing more damage. When I had my last precious poodle, he’d incessantly lick Al’s legs during his whole visit. I free-associated to this memory, and thought I’d share it.
Thanks for passing along the reference, Gina. I’ve seen some of her videos on vulnerability. 🙂
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I’m happy for you, Mary Pat, that you didn’t try to force yourself to get back to sleep. Sometimes that can be the worst thing to do (Only sometimes) I am glad for you that you turned it around and focused on gratefulness. Beautiful. <3
Such a beautiful way to look at what you have and can do. I’m THRILLED that Gracie is doing so well. Animals live in the moment. (and some people, too) Great!
This is a wonderful way to express it. ” that moment between” I like this very much.
What could be more comforting! I really enjoyed hearing about this. I do wish you did not have pain. <3
I agree with Mary Pat. This is one of the most painful types of loss. I am very sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing a very delicate and personal experience. <3 <3
You have great insight into what is best for you. You made a very difficult decision, and it sounds extremely wise. We cannot help others, if we are drained, ourselves. Keep up the good work!
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