I am grateful for shelter and food and friends and loved ones, and for the trees and birds outside the window and the view of valley below as I write. I am grateful for healthy body and playful spirit and being of value throughout my days this week. I am grateful for our happiness group and its building momentum and ideas for the future. I am grateful for feeling excitement for what the day might bring and the vast potential and beauty held in each human heart!
–joy and blessings and the feeling of divine connection to all beings!–
i am grateful for warm shelter and blessed food and great friends and family and love and nature and kind and caring people and cute little kids who make me smile. : ) I am grateful for the positive energy of this weekend’s prayer ceremony and all night kirtan and for the local spiritual community here and for the opportunity to feel a part of something larger than myself. I am grateful for technology and books and inspired learning and growing in understanding a little more every day. I am grateful for my healthy body and a beautiful morning hike up the mountain and the view and the quiet and the fun of discovering a place I’ve never been before. I am grateful for solutions turning up when needed, nice synchronicities, sweet texts and sharing gratitude, a happy feeling in my heart and a new day to look forward to tomorrow!
–love and blessings to all!–
I am grateful for the power of inner alignment and unconditional love and the joy and beauty it allows me to see and delight in each day. I am grateful for mindfulness (and heartfulness) making even small tasks fulfilling pleasures instead of chores. I am grateful for positive and warm connections and the cold brisk morning giving way to a warm sunshine-y afternoon : ) I am grateful for spiritual community and the temple and kirtan and prayer and food prepared and shared with love. I am grateful for a beautiful walk along the creek, the sound of rushing water from the recent snow melting, dappled sunshine through the trees and the sounds of birds singing sweetly. I am grateful for happy memories and a healthy body and inspired ideas and fun thoughts for the future. I am grateful for holding space for others, having compassion and understanding and the ability to flow love and stay within my center and the good it seems to do for both me and others. I am grateful for loving hugs, warm shelter, good food, the ability to work, technology, and other comforts and conveniences that make life easier. I am grateful for the broken hyacinth I found while walking that i brought inside and put in a vase and how beautiful its scent and white blossom is!
I am grateful for inspiring words and the goodness in people’s hearts, for children and their playful spirits, for friends around the world and for being alive on this beautiful earth another fine day! : )
–love and blessings to all beings, and happy, fun and empowering times for all who choose them!–
Today I am grateful for for high bliss and expanded states, for love and caring, for food and shelter, for yoga and beautiful spring flowers and trees in bloom. I am grateful for yesterday’s day of grace and flow, for blessing the jammed lock box at a client’s property and then receiving an idea of how to open it without force, and yay! it working! I love flow! I am grateful for harmony and ease and grace and creativity and companionship and making a positive difference in little ways here and there. I am grateful for options…feeling sleepy… so nap, write, paint, run errands or go for a hike? Write gratefulness list first, then decide…. : )
I am grateful for friends and loved ones near and far, for eyes that see beauty and kindness and win/win solutions; for hearts filled with love, joy and compassion; for hands and bodies that express talent, comfort, play, enthusiasm and affection; for minds filled with inspiration and innovation for the benefit of all; for tongues that express praise, song and upliftment; for ears that hear music and laughter and rejoice in singing birds and flowing water. All else I bless, all else I offer my Love to so that all may know the beauty and preciousness of this breath, this life, this divinity expressed through us, as us on this most beautiful and most precious earth…
–love and blessings to all beings, joy to all hearts!–
I am grateful for kind people and family and friends and community.
I am grateful for the temple, time for prayer and singing, and feeling a sense of renewed clarity and trust after heart-centered contemplation. I am grateful for shelter and food and love and hugs and smiles. I am grateful for cute little kids happily playing and enjoying life and the reminder to do the same! : ) I am grateful for the opportunity to work, for abundance flowing in ways seen and unseen, for the beauty of nature, for blooming hyacinths and snow on conifers, and for being of help in small ways to others over the last few days. I am grateful for technology, electricity and the internet, for my car and small things that feel like home as I travel, like my pillow and hot tea. : ) I am grateful for support in many ways and joyfully expectant of even more Grace to pave the way so all may benefit. I am grateful for someone telling me that after laughter yoga a week ago their week was much happier than usual! I am grateful for being alive and for my friend in our happiness project who now texts me excitedly at random times “Yay! we’re alive!” and the smile that spreads across my face every time I read a text like that. Yay! grateful gratefulness is inspiring more gratefulness!
I am grateful for the long deep rain today and blessed water rejuvenating the earth and fostering more spring growth. I am grateful for my healthy body and the miracle of God, of life, of love and the chance to be a part of this beautiful world!
I am grateful for many sweet moments today, the beauty of nature, kirtan, chai made from Matilda’s (the happy ashram cow) milk, for inspired reading, a positive phone connection with fun-der for project
: ), for my friend in Germany being on whatsap at the same time and synchronously helping one another to focus in a high vibe way.
I am grateful for kundalini yoga class today and for the science and knowledge of the body and spirit that is behind it, always so powerful and so interesting! I am grateful for having made fresh veggie soup last eve and having it to offer my friend and teacher to share a spur-of-the-moment lunch, grateful for the nice visit and mutually inspiring conversation and sitting outside in the warm spring sunshine.
I am grateful for the timing working out so I could travel to a different town to give a lift to another friend and the great time we had connecting for a few hours.
I am grateful for new ideas, positive options, all needs met, love and loved ones near and far, for the smell of hyacinths in bloom, the beauty of peacocks, some snow on the high peaks, and the sweet older doggie that was whining in a car parked near by that I stopped to pet and the little wag of the tail I was gifted to see in response to my affection…. reminding me of all the doggie love I have been blessed to know in my life!
I am grateful for a long chat with my auntie and her spirits seeming to lift. I am grateful for technology and being able to write and connect this way, and the possibility of attending upcoming workshops and gatherings with spiritual friends who’ve met and become friends online.
I am grateful for blessed water, that which lives and moves so extraordinarily within my body and within all bodies, that which is in the earth and flows so beautifully on the planet’s surface, and that which nourishes and sustains all life!
I am grateful for all my relations who have gone before, and the feeling they are still with me and all of us, sending us love and support at every turn, and guidance at any moment I remember to pause, be grateful and let the love and support in!
I am grateful for a happy heart and joyous expectancy for more love, joy and beauty to unfold in this magical play of interrelated sacred life!
–blessings joy and beauty to all!–
I am grateful for sweet connections, flow and fun. For a healthy body, fresh food, warm shelter, and another beautiful day. I am grateful for the colorful flowers of spring and noticing the fruit trees blossoming pink for the first time today. I am grateful for friends around the world and the ability to connect via technology, really amazing! I am grateful for being of benefit to someone today and hearing positive results of her uplifted state just a few hours later. I am grateful for meeting up with a friend for tea and having a great conversation, so appreciate her friendship! Grateful to learn that the book someone just passed on to me was one that she had read several years ago and found very valuable, I love how paths of kindred spirits seem to overlap in interesting ways. I am grateful for leading laughter yoga on the temple lawn this evening and the sweet time sending collective happy vibes out to the planet : )
I am grateful for new options and a possibility to travel, and the ability to step back knowing I can and eventually will choose what’s next from a place of highest joy and most benefit to all. I am grateful for d and our long ambling chat while watching the sunset and then the stars come out. Beautiful evening!
Grateful for food and a kitchen to cook in, comfy bed, running water, books and writing and believing in miracles! I am grateful for innovative ideas and great friends to bounce them around with and feeling excited and enthusiastic about all that life has to offer!
-blessings to all beings!–
I am grateful for a beautiful morning, the feeling of life force coursing through me, the sound of birds singing, sunshine streaming, for my healthy body, comfortable shelter, uplifting music and happy memories of love shared and kindnesses exchanged. I am grateful for the temple and kindred spirits, for yesterday’s sunset walk amid sage and pinon in the foothills, for hugs and inspired conversation, and for all possibilities!
I am grateful for Grace, love, beauty and feeling blessed!
–love to all beings, joy to all hearts!–
I am grateful for morning prayer at the temple, inspired reading in the sunroom there by the warming glow of the woodstove, happy plants all about, and kind souls and kindred spirits gathered. And for my favorite frost sparkles in the garden set aflame with rays of morning light!
I am grateful for the opportunity to work today connecting with good people and doing a good job and hearing from a good friend : ) all good!
I am grateful for a beautiful sunny day and all the animals that crossed my path today–especially the doves alighting on the wire above as I walked below and the coyote that crossed the road right in front of me, messenger of creativity and cleverness perhaps. I am grateful for a welcoming invite, deep inspired conversation, being cooked for and served yummy food with love, yay!, for a surprise detour to the grocery store and chocolate : ) for the great journey out to the river and a blissful walk along her banks. I am grateful for closing my eyes and hearing the sounds of the current, the little riffles upstream blending with the small rapids downstream and all the varied birds singing, truly beautiful music in all ways! Grateful for my companion, our shared love of nature and spirit, the many fresh water springs we stopped to bless and thank along the walk and the petroglyph of the eagle soaring he showed me, ancient and majestic perched high on a dark rock face above the water. I am grateful for the fresh sage bundle he made for me so I may call in and bless my home-to-be. I am grateful for all the synchronicities that come to us and deep belly laughter so hearty my eyes couldn’t help but crying!
I am grateful for late night writing, warm shelter, friends, positive messages, all possibilities, a happy heart, joyous expectancy of things playing out in wonderful ways, my healthy body and embracing the unknown with ever stronger trust!
Today what I am grateful for that I have never been grateful for before is…. seeing a face in a large rock in one of the cliffs that looked remarkably like the face of a male lion…. and then going to the event information page of an upcoming spiritual event I am considering attending, and seeing that the description page features a large face of a male lion! wow! pretty cool that!
–so grateful to be alive, and grateful for all of you!–
I am grateful for another beautiful warm day. For abundance, flow and money showing up as needed and for all the wonderful people in my life. I am grateful for things working out in both small and large ways. I am grateful for kundalini yoga, my teacher and the large class today, and for smiles and hugs. I am grateful for being treated to sushi for lunch, for being of assistance, and seeing beautiful places along the way…for tall trees, mountains and patches of snow, and butterflies dancing in front of the car : ) I am grateful for the little health food store and the great people there and reconnecting with a wise and enthusiastic friend and supporter of my project, and the feeling of perfect timing! I am grateful for the temple, crocuses in bloom and hearing one of my favorite singers sing today. I am grateful a beautiful hike up the mountain before sunset, for the invite out to hear a great musician and the pleasant company and lively music, and for a deep feeling of peace tonight. I am grateful for the bright starry night sky, the call to write poetry, for connecting with loved ones, the fun of receiving texts with lots of exclamation points, for warm shelter, plenty of fresh healthy food, and books that inspire and reawaken what my heart already knows as Truth. Grateful for the feeling of love that transcends time and space, and appreciation that makes my heart smile.
I am grateful for something I have never been grateful for before, being invited to a doggie birthday party : )
Hello Diane! Kirtan is a form of prayer in which usually Sanskrit mantras are sung that focus people’s attention on gratefulness and/or God. Some festivals at this little Hindi ashram (which sort of doubles as this small town’s community center of all faiths) start at 1:08 pm and go to the the next day at 1:08 pm or 108 prayers are sung. Sometimes a large group of people stay the whole time and others come and go, but in all cases the energy is lovely, and the temple staff prepare and offer food to the people praying to keep the energy going all night long. I guess a version of a prayer-a-thon! : ) There are many practices at the temple that are unlike those of a Christian faith but I have found that wherever there is a common focus on love of God or spirit, ” wherever two or more are gathered in My name”, I feel most at home and I am grateful to feel very blessed. Much love in connecting with kindred spirits, Diane, it is nice we can find heartfelt connections online with people around the world now! love and blessings, eme
Thank you Manda for your post and individual greetings : ) Much joy and many blessings on the journey to you and your furry and human companions along the way!
That’s wonderful news Ursula, love and light and prayers continue to surround you! Grateful for you and this forum as well, thank you and many blessings!
Thanks dear Ursula, yes mine has been a winding path to inner happiness and flow! the biggest challenges I’ve met along the way were the reasons I have practiced my way to holding positive focus and being grateful for as much as i can every minute. Now that I understand we get more of what we focus on and I have the tools and understanding to choose higher perceptions (love over fear) I feel so blessed to be alive. I know all of us have so much wisdom and grace and joy to yet experience! Keep the faith I am sure many such moments of happiness and joy will be yours and this place of sharing is a perfect way to tune into that as your steady new state!
love & blessings, : ) e
oh so lovely, I love the little girl smiling as she felt the rain! thanks for sharing your adventure, much love and many blessings! : )
much love to you Alicia and healing prayers to your husband…
may Love envelop you, Grace guide you, Faith sustain you, and the knowledge that miracles happen every day comfort and uplift you…
hugs and blessings! you are definitely never alone!
thank you Pilgrim, and Namaste to you as well! I do live in a beautiful area, though I enjoying finding beauty in nature everywhere I go too! all happiness to you and those you love : )
thank you dear Manda! very beautiful words and a wonderful message! with love for a most sweet day to you too! : )
Welcome Maria! : )
love and blessings to you Manda and your friend T ….
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