It is Saturday evening. Since my short but wonderful spring break is coming to an end and it is evening I am noticing that I feel a bit anxious. But I am grateful for a yellow delicious apple I am eating and my carrot mango juice. I am grateful to have my husband downstairs and my two cats sleeping by my bed.
It is almost 10:00 and I just remembered that I promised myself that I would go to bed at 10:00 tonight so I guess I will. I am grateful to be tired at bedtime. I think I will listen to some guided relaxations on the self compassion website to help me to get into a good sleep.
I am grateful but just a bit edgy tonight so going to bed with beautiful guided relaxations will help me to relax and feel better. I am grateful for everyone on this website and I wish everyone deep gentle sleep on this Saturday night.
Much love and peace to all.
That is good advice for everyone, Gina. Be yourself!
Wow! That is really nice, Kevin. Such beautiful lines and colors, and the dew drops provide the sparkle! Looking at this makes me want to get my camera out more!
Well it is 9:30 pm as I write this and I am getting ready for bed. Busy day getting ready to go back and since this is the last nine week period I was planning accordingly, trying to make changes here and there to improve children’s behavior and therefore my energy. I truly do not know how you ever, ever, ever did middle school. Not my cup of tea.
I think of you often Diane and wonder how you yourself are doing.
You are much loved on this website. I always look forward to reading your posts and reflections.
Much love and peace to you, Diane
Blessings to you as well, Pilgrim. I have revamped my behavioral management plan and am ready to get back. So we shall see.
Love and peace to you, dear Pilgrim.
Yes, it was wonderful, Kevin. Although I am not an early riser, I am learning to go to bed earlier, and I do love my sleep!
I would also like to thank you for your beautiful reflections on gratefulness. I can feel your joy as I read them. Thanks also for the reminder that we get more of what we focus on. Your joyfulness inspires me. I would like to shed my fear and indecision and trade it in for gratefulness. Thank you for leading the way.
Love and peace,
I love this!
What a beautiful story Cintia. Your goodness, gratefulness, and purity of heart come shining through. It is especially beautiful the way you saw your face reflected in this elderly gentleman’s face. Such joy as you shared a moment of sheer gratefulness and goodness.
I believe you had a moment of seeing what we usually cannot see with our eyes. The revelation that we are not separate beings, but rather we are all one.
I am so grateful to you Cintia for being who you are and for sharing this beautiful moment.
Love, joy, and peace,
Peace to you SYBW. I also don’t understand terrorism and I feel sad for all of those effected by it.
I have to remember that there are so many good kind people in the world doing good in ways big and small. Today’s word of the day is also encouraging.
Much peace and love to you SYBW.
I surely know about anxiety with old family stuff. It is tough to deal with and many times it has caused me anxiety, frustration as well as great sadness. Time does heal old wounds. But staying in the present works best. It is time for me to stop wasting my present moments with negative emotions about the past and the future. So the present is where I want to live and in the present I can feel gratefulness and joy.
Wishing much love, joy, gratefulness, and peace to you Gina!
Much love to you Ursula.
I can be feeling just so so, but then after writing a gratitude post I feel so much better. Some where there is a line in the Bible I think that says something along the lines of ” if only we have eye to see”. Writing about my gratefulness helps me to open my eyes so that I do have eyes to see the beauty and the goodness that that is all around me.
Yes, I felt like that in February, and I am still recovering.
Much love and healing to you, dear Aine.
Thank you for your quote from The Help and your Ram Dass quote.
So beautiful. I always love to read your sharings Pilgrim. You have hardships as we all do but you are always wise and you are always especially kind.
I appreciate you so much!
Thanks Chad. This is good advice for all!
A lot of what you have written could have been written by me.
It sounds to me like you feel overwhelmed.
Do you have any kind of a counselor you could speak with? I have some one I can go to when life starts feeling overwhelming or confusing. I find this so helpful because she can be so clear when my head feels like it is spinning. She also has good insights. Having the right person is important.
When I am feeling overwhelmed it helps me to just make one change at a time.
Think about what is most important to you.
Or what change would make a big difference in the way you feel.
So pick one thing and then break it into smaller steps, baby steps.
It sounds like you want to fix everything but especially because you are feeling nervous and uneasy you need to take baby steps.
Also please be careful with your self talk.
Talk to yourself as you would speak to a loved one who is feeling nervous and overwhelmed.
You are very much in need of your own kindness at this time.
I think my main suggestion to you is to go back to prioritizing your health and well being the way you did when you were sick. Focus on being good to yourself and taking good care of yourself. I think you were clear when you were sick that your self care had to come first. I strongly believe that your self care still needs to come first. People like you and me and so many on this website forget this because we are givers. Take very good care of yourself first, Ursula. I think you and many of us need to get very clear on that.
So these are my thoughts. These are also the things that I need to do for myself. So in responding to your sharing, I also helped myself.
I sincerely hope some of this was helpful to you!
Wishing you much love, joy, and peace dear Ursula. I am envisioning you being held and protected in the arms of God/Love/Light.
Much love to you!
I think gratefulness is the source of my joy.
A big hug to you, Anna, as well! Sorry you had a hard day. After a hard day I am always so glad to be home.
I was also inspired by the Julian of Norwich quote posted by Aine.
Much love to you, Anna!
Thank you Diane, and a joyous day to you as well.
I am very happy to be off this week. I know all the teachers at my school were all really, ready for a break. The down time is so nice! I am trying to stay grateful. It is not so hard to do!
Aine! So glad to hear from you. I was wondering what had happened to you. It sounds like you were really sick! So glad to have you back. I knew it was you as soon as I saw your icon with your dear dog. And thanks for the reminder of the beautiful Julian of Norwich quote. Once again so glad to have you back!
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