Alicia, sending prayers, love, peace, and healing to you and your dear husband.
Trevor, haven’t heard from you in a while. I hope all is well with you.
Right now my pale blue terry cloth isotoner slippers make me very happy. My feet are in heaven. After a busy day on my feet very soft slippers are truly a joy.
I am grateful for a delicious apple that I am eating.
I am grateful for sweet children at school, beautiful bbsmiles and faces.
I am grateful for the other teachers, all good people to work with, all getting a little weary as the children get more excited, and sometimes less cooperative.
I am grateful for fifth graders, many who have failed several times and are two or three years older than the other kids. The older ones are the “cool” ones. They can be very difficult in the classroom, but one on one they can be some of the sweetest kids around. I do worry about them getting into trouble as they get into their teens. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to get to know them.
I am grateful for the nice weather we have been having for weeks on end. I am grateful for my cats, I am grateful for my new cozy slippers, I am grateful for my home, the trees all around , and the fresh air. I am grateful that I took the time to write this post because I feel more content and more grateful than before I started writing. Wishing everyone health, sunshine, blue skies, and lots of love.
Interesting question. I am not sure what the answer is. It seems like anything can be lost and anyone can die. I could say that there is life after death and I will never die. That is so abstract to me that I am not sure what I think about that. When my Dad died April 30 2010 I told the hospice worker that I did not know what to think about life and death and did not know where my Dad was. She told me that I needed to make a decision about what I believed. I don’t think about it much but I still don’t think I have decided. This question feels almost like a riddle to me. I will read the answers from others and maybe that will help me to have an answer. I have no wisdom to share on this topic, but I am ready to learn from others.
So happy to hear about your X-rays. And thanks so much for posting the Louise Hay meditations. I listened to the one about Love for oneself and body. Wow! So relaxing and so many good things I need to hear. Thank you!!!
I have only my husband at home and we can have challenging times and definitely problems with communication. I didn’t have children so I can only imagine what it is like.
I can imagine a calm atmosphere could be hard to come by. Any chance your boys could stay with your brother in law’s family for a while? Just thinking..
I know that I love my time alone and find it quite relaxing. And I am no lover of housework. I understand putting that off very well.
Keep listening to those fantastic tapes that you have and I remember you have others you love like old orientalist music(?)
When all else fails remember you have a bedroom. Don’t hesitate to close it and lock the door when need be.
I am praying for you.
You know it could be nice to have a candle lit at all times for the intentions, health, and well being of the gratefulness community. It would be nice to have two candles going at all times- one for the gratefulness community and another for all beings in the world.
Just thinking. But I have been thinking of this for a while. I will bring it up at another time or fee free to bring it up yourself at any time.
Most of all take very good care of yourself. Do all the things that make you feel whole.
And don’t sweat the housework. Could the boys and your husband do more? Any way a little dust is fine.
Wishing you peace, contentment, joy, and healing.
Much love to you, Ursula
Super cute rooster, Kevin. I love the way he sits straight up with his legs straight out. I am with your neighbor; he is funny and super cute!
Dear Pilgrim, I just listened to the Louise Hay Self Love, Guided Meditation and I agree it is wonderful. I am so sorry for all the trouble you are having with colitis. Life is quite a journey, isn’t it. It is truly a wonderful thing that you have a good team working with you. That can be hard to find. You said you have a way to go when it comes to finding your way to joy. I would have to agree that the same is true for me. I have a lot of worrying and second guessing of myself that takes a lot of my energy. But I am moving along, moving ahead, moving back, and then forward again, doing the cha cha as Manda used to say.
Also letting go of hopes and dreams and facing that which is difficult- that is a bitter pill to swallow. I hope you can replace your old hopes and dreams with new ones and with positive plans for your future.
I agree that this gratefulness community is a wonderful gift and am so grateful for it.
It was good to read your sharing. You are so supportive of others. It is good to hear more about you. I always relate to your sharings.
I wish you peace, healing, and contentment Pilgrim.
Beautiful answer, Trevor.
I noticed you haven’t posted since this post about a week ago.
I always am interested in what you have to say. Hope all is well with you Trevor.
There is something so wonderful about that. To have such a warm open moment of connection with some one you have never met. To have some one dare to be vulnerable and send genuine kindness your way.
So, so beautiful, Ben. I have my issues with time. There never seems to be enough. I love the idea of letting go of clock time and reconnecting with the earth, being part of nature. I would like to spend more time in that space. Thanks so much for sharing this!
Thank you, Ursula. I have had you on my mind and am praying for you.
I love your cheerful new icon! Poppies?
Much love to you,
Yes, I wish I could do more. I see all children in the school for 45 minutes once a week. Everyone is on such a tight schedule. I have been talking to fifth graders lately about being grateful and being good kind people. These kids misbehave a good bit but they seem interested when I talk to them about these things. There is a good bit of fighting, mostly verbal and also physical this time of year. I try to talk to them about being nice and how much better that feels than being angry. Also how much better feeling grateful feels than feeling angry. I need to talk to them about taking care of themselves and loving themselves. They do seem interested when I talk to them about these things and about their lives.
I can do that and hope to change some hearts and plant some seeds
You do sound like you are doing some beautiful healing and releasing work. I agree that so much of our emotional pain is stuck in our bodies.
It is great to hear that your physical therapy is helping you to release it.
Wishing you the best, dear Pilgrim!
Linda, that went so well! It is hard to tell how things will turn out. I am glad you took a chance!
Wow, that sounds exciting and beautiful, Kevin!
Enjoy your time in Merimbula! It sounds wonderful! What does NSW stand for by the way?
I do love life at the beach. People don’t rush around so much. Slowing down and enjoying my surroundings sounds good to me.
Peace to you,
This answer feels good to me. Beautiful answer, Pilgrim.
Best wishes on this Aine. Things are shifting in the right direction. Even if this job were not to work out at this time your husband now has some excellent allies who also have friends. And there is also momentum. I don’t know if I am making sense. This just feels right to me. Stay positive. Give this some time.
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