Gratitude Lounge Welcome! We are glad you are here. This is an open space where everyone belongs, and everyone is welcome. Please introduce yourself as you feel comfortable and join in sharing your experience of grateful living. To get started you might reflect upon questions such as these: What am I grateful for? What is grateful living inspiring me to do? What are some blessings in my life (including ones in disguise)? How am I being supported right now? What connects me to wonder, awe, or a sense of the sacred? You are welcome to include images and links for videos to illustrate your reflections. Click here to cancel reply.Please log in or Create a Profile to post a comment. Notify me when someone replies to my comment via e-mail. jfleshman3 weeks agojfleshmanIt blooms at night when few to almost none can see. What a beautiful gift from a creature once being ignored, giving hope to someone losing passion and motivation to go on life’s challenges. 7 Reply Ose3 weeks agoOseThank you so much for sharing this beauty, dear jfleshman, and a warm welcome. So touching beautiful. Your accompanying parable so moving, and inspiring. 2 Reply Anna3 weeks agoAnnaA surprise, I imagine I am in front of this flower … pure amazement … A true gift of nature. Thanks jfleshman! Also for your reflection by replying to Diane. 2 Reply Diane3 weeks agoDianeThank you for sharing jfleshman…..what a lovely and unique gift to the world is this dragon fruit flower! And I love the name! ? 3 Reply jfleshman3 weeks agojfleshmanThis flower has soft petals, pure as ivory contrary to its stem which is hard outside and thorny. Just like us. We showed strength outside. We throw a facade to people that we are strong despite turmoil, battling difficult times. But deep inside, we felt weak and needy. Our hearts are soft like these petals. Our intentions are pure like the color of this flower despite the roughness of its mother stem. So let us be grateful for those few people who can see both of our sides. 4 Reply grateful sea3 weeks agograteful seaA warm hello to you, jfleshman, and thank you for sharing the beautiful gift that is the dragon fruit plant. 2 Reply jfleshman3 weeks agojfleshmanThis looks ugly upfront, a thorny plant, with no aesthetic beauty, untamed. This plant is called dragon fruit but once it flowers, it shows its beauty and elegance, giving a fruit that is therapeutic to mankind. 4 Reply Cathy3 weeks agoCathyI love dragon fruit!! 1 Reply Cathy3 weeks agoCathyEnd of August Sunrise, South Florida, USA. 6 Reply Diane3 weeks agoDianeI always enjoy your beautiful photos Cathy….thank you for sharing. I have 2 maple trees in my backyard that are similar in that they stand next to each other with just enough room for a hammock. I have named them “Romulus” and “Remus”and I love to lie in the hammock looking up through their canopy of leaves. Perhaps I will try to take a picture! ~Blessings ♥ 1 Reply Cathy3 weeks agoCathyOh I’d love to see a picture of them, Diane! And I love that you named them after the twin boys! 1 Reply grateful sea3 weeks agograteful seaDear Cathy, your peaceful photo made me smile when I realize these two trees are old friends, standing there together, touching, speaking through the years. Thank you for sharing. 1 Reply Cathy3 weeks agoCathyThank you, grateful sea. Years (maybe 20 or so) ago I wrote a little ditty about "Two Trees Tall." The inspiration came as I was sitting in a tent during a weeklong camping trip I took by myself. It was pouring rain and I sat very still in the tent, looking out the opening. Suddenly I noticed two very tall trees right in my sightline, even though I hadn't noticed them when I made camp. I still have that piece stashed away, somewhere. When I moved from Ohio to Florida and ended up here in this...Thank you, grateful sea. Years (maybe 20 or so) ago I wrote a little ditty about “Two Trees Tall.” The inspiration came as I was sitting in a tent during a weeklong camping trip I took by myself. It was pouring rain and I sat very still in the tent, looking out the opening. Suddenly I noticed two very tall trees right in my sightline, even though I hadn’t noticed them when I made camp. I still have that piece stashed away, somewhere. When I moved from Ohio to Florida and ended up here in this beach town situated on a canal, don’t you know these two royal palms grace my backyard? I think they are about 30 feet tall. And as you said, they have stood there together, touching, and speaking through the years. Only ten of which I’ve been here. How many more to come? xo Thank you for seeing that with me, my friend. Read More2 Reply grateful sea3 weeks agograteful seaI love your story, Cathy, and your poetic title. It is a wonderful moment, isn’t it, when we suddenly “see” what has been there all along? What a gift that you live in such close proximity to these two royal palms. Long may they sway! 1 Reply Drew Blanton3 weeks agoDrew BlantonThis is a photopainting of an aquarium. 5 Reply Anna3 weeks agoAnnaDrew, just like you were in front of an aquarium !!! Bravo! (Maybe Bravo in my native language has the same meaning as in yours!) 1 Reply Diane3 weeks agoDianeThank you for sharing Drew….it’s very peaceful gazing into an aquarium isn’t it? Have a wonderful day! 1 Reply grateful sea3 weeks agograteful seaOh, I love the bat rays — what a dream to fly in the water like that. It’s a great photopainting, Drew, thank you. 1 Reply Cathy3 weeks agoCathyWhen I open up big your photopainting, Drew, it seems like I am really looking into an aquarium through my monitor! I’m glad you posted this one. 1 Reply Mica3 weeks agoMicaThanks, Drew, Thanks Cathy – I opened up Drew’s picture. Now I’m looking fwd to opening up your beautiful sunset with beautiful palm trees. Warm wishes 1 Reply Etta3 weeks agoEttaWith each cycle of my life, with each turn of the world, I find myself returning again to gratitude. 9 Reply Diane3 weeks agoDianeDear Etta….thank you for sharing your grateful heart with us ♥ 2 Reply grateful sea3 weeks agograteful seaBeautiful, Etta. Thank you for speaking your heart. 2 Reply reality3 weeks agorealitySo grateful for our words of the day: "Society evolves not by shouting each other down, but by the unique capacity of unique, individual human beings to comprehend each other." LEWIS THOMAS. To tweak, in fact, the struggle against not-see, totalitarian, and supremacist forces is what evolves human society, at small and large; otherwise it devolves instead- seldom is a special person who has a special ability to listen even involved. Thanx for that and all you All do. Have a pleasant afterno...So grateful for our words of the day: “Society evolves not by shouting each other down, but by the unique capacity of unique, individual human beings to comprehend each other.” LEWIS THOMAS. To tweak, in fact, the struggle against not-see, totalitarian, and supremacist forces is what evolves human society, at small and large; otherwise it devolves instead- seldom is a special person who has a special ability to listen even involved. Thanx for that and all you All do. Have a pleasant afternoon 🙂 reality Read More3 Reply Mica3 weeks agoMicaThank you, reality, for Lewis Thomas’ words, which were from a day I missed. His words sound so current but, indeed, he died many years ago. 1 Reply grateful sea3 weeks agograteful seaHello reality, I appreciate you. 2 Reply reality3 weeks agorealityEt moi, aussi tu 🙂 reality 3 Reply Ose3 weeks agoOseGood morning, everyone. After a really tough time of inner despair I slowly find back to being more centered. Please let me express my gratitude to you all who so kindly have been present here in this sanctuary. It has been of great support to read your posts here. Thank you so much, all. Have a blessed day, you all out there. 4 Reply Diane3 weeks agoDianeDearest Ose….thank you for sharing so generously from your heart with us. When we are vulnerable and “real” we become what Henri Nouwen calls “wounded healers”. ~With grateful love ♥ 3 Reply Ose3 weeks agoOseGreetings to you, dear Diane. May our vulnerability be the door to compassion and an open heart. Blessings to you. 2 Reply Annie3 weeks agoAnnieDear Ose, Thank you for posting a beautiful flower.How wonderful you are feeling better! Keep going forward …so much to be grateful for. I am a survivor of depression/anxiety disorder. I never gave up the fight…even when they said it was treatment resistant. God is my healer …all things are possible with Him. Blessings 3 Reply Ose3 weeks agoOseThank you for your kind words of encouragement, dear Annie. You are an example to have left depression and anxiety disorder behind through not giving up hope and commitment to do so. With His Grace, may we all heal. For this I pray. 2 Reply Annie3 weeks agoAnnieDear Ose, Greetings on this first day of September/. you are very welcome. And if I can be of any help to you in any way ..please feel free to reach out to me.As I set out to reply to you a voice inside me said ...keep telling the world. I believe it is my mission. I have a very wonderful therapist that has helped me along the way. She is a Christian therapist and led me to read the Bible and daily devotionals. Last time we spoke she said , "you are a walking miracle". In all her years she has ...Dear Ose, Greetings on this first day of September/. you are very welcome. And if I can be of any help to you in any way ..please feel free to reach out to me.As I set out to reply to you a voice inside me said …keep telling the world. I believe it is my mission. I have a very wonderful therapist that has helped me along the way. She is a Christian therapist and led me to read the Bible and daily devotionals. Last time we spoke she said , “you are a walking miracle”. In all her years she has not seen anyone recover so fast. Well actually,I lived with depressed for 3 years. But as I began to get closer to God , reading scripture etc…starting in March, I experienced His peace, joy and love within two months.time. I repeated John 14:27 Peace i leave with you,My peace I give unto you. not as the world giveth , give I unto you.Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. over and over along with other verses. I have come a long way and I am continuing to grow. 🙂 Below is a pic of one of my dogs I had ..Walter is sure to put a smile on your face. Read More 2 Reply grateful sea3 weeks agograteful seaDear Ose, I am so happy to see you and to know you are starting to feel better. Thank you for the flowers. Your new icon is just wonderful — the laughing donkey(?) and the friendly little snake — brings childlike delight to my heart. Wishing you a blessed evening, dear friend. 3 Reply Ose3 weeks agoOseIt is a deep joy to know the icon brings childlike delight to your heart, dear grateful sea. It is a happy donkey. Grateful for your reply, and a warm embrace, if I may. 2 Reply Anna3 weeks agoAnnaDear Ose, I am so happy to see you here, find your flowers and you always kind words. But I am much happier to know that you feel better, now. You are always in my thoughts, dear friend….your new icon made me smile, it is so nice! 3 Reply Ose3 weeks agoOseDear Anna, thank you dearly for your being with me. And it makes me happy in return that you like my “new face” here. Every time I look at it, I cannot but smile also. Love to you, dear friend. 2 Reply Pilgrim3 weeks agoPilgrimOh, dear Ose, I have missed you here! We are here, holding you in light and love even when you cannot write here for any reason. It is grace to find your words and your beautiful flowers here this morning. And your new icon! Many blessings, my friend. 5 Reply Ose3 weeks agoOseDear Pilgrim, thank you for your kind reply. Hope your struggles during this difficult times have subsided. Blessings to you, too, my dear friend since so long. 1 Reply Zenith3 weeks agoZenithThis is getting interesting!!! Gratefulness has definitely changed me. I wish it would impact my circumstances more. But so far two people I know say that how I communicate has changed. Apparently I am more relaxed. I don't feel more relaxed even though I meditate twice a day. Perhaps my attitude has shifted enough that others notice even though I don't. What has changed for me is the realization of how wealthy I am in spite of poverty. Really the only thing missing is more money. And money is j...This is getting interesting!!! Gratefulness has definitely changed me. I wish it would impact my circumstances more. But so far two people I know say that how I communicate has changed. Apparently I am more relaxed. I don’t feel more relaxed even though I meditate twice a day. Perhaps my attitude has shifted enough that others notice even though I don’t. What has changed for me is the realization of how wealthy I am in spite of poverty. Really the only thing missing is more money. And money is just s tool. I am grateful for the time to clean up my thoughts before I leave this Earth. Stay safe everyone. Read More6 Reply Mica3 weeks agoMicaWhat wonderful news, Zenith. Thanks for sharing it, and hugs! 2 Reply Jan3 weeks agoJanI have just come upon all 9f you tonight. I did light a candle. What A lovely spot this is to connect. I will leave it at that for now. I hope to expand my awareness and appreciation. 5 Reply Diane3 weeks agoDianeDear Jan….so glad you have found us! This is a very special and sacred community and I hope you will continue to visit ♥ 1 Reply grateful sea3 weeks agograteful seaA warm welcome to you, Jan. 1 Reply Cathy3 weeks agoCathyWelcome, Jan. This is such a kind, caring, thankful space. 3 Reply Sunflower3 weeks agoSunflowerGreetings to you, dear friends, not much time to write more, but grateful for being here with you to share and sending a note to let you know I am with you. Wishing a happy weekend to all. May we be open to be guided by universal light and love. Blessings to you, dear friends who come here. 4 Reply Drew Blanton4 weeks agoDrew BlantonA woman said I should be on the Disney Channel when I was at VSA. I wish! I know the main stars are kids, but I could’ve played a dad or an uncle. I saw a character who was a scientist in a wheelchair on WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE, at least. That was on Disney+. 4 Reply Diane4 weeks agoDianeHello my lovely friends: My thoughts and emotions are jumbled and the words are not flowing. But this gives me the opportunity to practice acceptance, which has been on my heart lately. So for that I am grateful. My mantra of late has been “I am in Divine Love and Divine Love is in me”. This awareness is a gift. I hope to share more when my muse decides to return! ~With grateful love ♥ 4 Reply grateful sea3 weeks agograteful seaJust wanting to say hello, Diane, and thank you for your kind reply to my post below. Om shanti. 1 Reply Diane3 weeks agoDianeIt is always so wonderful to be here with you my friend ♥ 1 Reply cp4 weeks agocpDear all, I was on holiday just around the corner from our home recently – so no big change in weather, climate, culture or lifestyle, but no housework, no cooking, a pool, etc. We had a blessed time! In a few days, it will be Ursulas birthday. I wish she could celebrate it here with us, especially with her sons and husband . She has left a big emptiness in our lives and I feel she is also still being missed dearly by some of you in this community. I often think of all the members who support...Dear all, I was on holiday just around the corner from our home recently – so no big change in weather, climate, culture or lifestyle, but no housework, no cooking, a pool, etc. We had a blessed time! In a few days, it will be Ursulas birthday. I wish she could celebrate it here with us, especially with her sons and husband . She has left a big emptiness in our lives and I feel she is also still being missed dearly by some of you in this community. I often think of all the members who supported my sister so much in her darkest hours. Special thanks go out to Ose, Anna, Pilgrim, Diane, Grateful Sea, Mica, Alicia, … – and everyone I forgot to mention now (truly sorry for this!), you are in her heart for sure! Maybe I somehow tried to bridge or even fill a gap in this lounge which I will never be able to … Still, this is only one of the reasons which made me decide to act more like a “reading guest” every once in a while here in the future instead of writing as regularly as I did for the past months. This will not make a difference to the footsteps Ursula has left here, I am sure – they will remain forever. Even if we don’t write about her here every Prayer Tuesday, our hearts will never stop mentioning her. Wishing you the best on your journey of gratefulness, with a grateful heart, cp Read More2 Reply grateful sea3 weeks agograteful seaDear cp, although I have been of few words lately, and it is a challenge to express what is deepest in the heart, I want you to know that I dearly miss Ursula and especially remember her every Tuesday and hold in the light all of her family. It has been a joy to get to know YOU here and as Anna said, it is always a gift when you write. Sending love from grateful sea. 1 Reply Ose3 weeks agoOseDear cp, so good to see you here again! Due to Covid and some self-isolation I was not able to reply earlier. Please know that we appreciate you just the way you are, independently from what your relation or engagement concerning your beloved sister has been. We will always be reminded in Ursula on Tuesdays and keep her in our hearts. As Anna mentioned already, please be assured that each one of you is perceived as the precious single being, all joint in heart nevertheless. Blessings to you, dea...Dear cp, so good to see you here again! Due to Covid and some self-isolation I was not able to reply earlier. Please know that we appreciate you just the way you are, independently from what your relation or engagement concerning your beloved sister has been. We will always be reminded in Ursula on Tuesdays and keep her in our hearts. As Anna mentioned already, please be assured that each one of you is perceived as the precious single being, all joint in heart nevertheless. Blessings to you, dear friend. Read More3 Reply Alicia3 weeks agoAliciaHello, dear cp, I am back. I was making children’s protection masks when I was compelled to contact my friends here. It is 8 P and the crickets are singing, the cool air is coming in through my porch windows....and suddenly you, Ana, Ursula, Grateful Sea, Pilgrim, Drew, Ose, Diane came rushing into my mind.... I had left because I felt bereft....I could find things to be grateful for but it has become, some times, a major effort... When my brother died, I told my husband that I felt I lost...Hello, dear cp, I am back. I was making children’s protection masks when I was compelled to contact my friends here. It is 8 P and the crickets are singing, the cool air is coming in through my porch windows….and suddenly you, Ana, Ursula, Grateful Sea, Pilgrim, Drew, Ose, Diane came rushing into my mind…. I had left because I felt bereft….I could find things to be grateful for but it has become, some times, a major effort… When my brother died, I told my husband that I felt I lost a part of myself down to my DNA…these are the places that cannot be repaired but are accepted… I’m still lost in the wee hours the one true person I could call will never be able to answer me in this life. I never forgot all of you or Prayer Tuesdays …I have focused on prayer and a nearly continuous “ conversation” with God. I was at a favorite island 2 days ago and looked about me…pines with incredible root systems above ground, some beaten paths, smell of pine needles , hearing the tide come in…the sound of tall marsh grass whispering to itself…and I found myself thinking of many here …and wishing I could share…and very much wondering how all are faring in these harsh times… I have community here…and have come back… I most sincerely hope you all are as ok as possible. I’m having a hard time with grief….It silences me. So, I feel deeply for the loss of your dear sister, Ursula. I feel heartache for her boys and her husband…your mother…so many have loss…. I am here. I have never forgotten …her photo , generously posted by her husband, is in my personal file of friends. Read More2 Reply Diane4 weeks agoDianeDearest cp…..what a joy to see you here. And we all know that even if not posting you are always with us in spirit. As is our beloved Ursula. Whenever you feel moved to write, we are grateful to hear from you. But we are grateful for you no matter what. ~Blessings friend ♥ 3 Reply Anna4 weeks agoAnnaDear Cp, i am so happy to see you here. Cp, Ursula was so dear, but you too, you are cp, she was Ursi. When you write, it is always a gift. I remember Ursi every Tuesday, even if I don’t post. Feel embraced dear friend. 3 Reply Pilgrim4 weeks agoPilgrimDear cp, I am grateful to find you here today, and happy that you had some enjoyable time away with your family. I want you to know that every Tuesday I think of Ursula and your family, holding you in my heart. I have been writing less here more because of my own struggles during the isolation of this pandemic. Be good to yourself and all in yours and Ursi’s family. Many blessings. 3 Reply KellyL4 weeks agoKellyLHello! I am new here. Trying to return to a more positive and grateful approach to my life after a rough couple of years. Somewhere along the line I lost my perspective and am working to remember all the wonderful things I have in my life. 4 Reply Annie3 weeks agoAnnieWelcome Kelly! I think you will enjoy this site. I love the private journal on here. I’ve been posting nightly for abut 5 months now. It has made a positive difference in my life. Hope to see more of you. Be well..be blessed 🙂 2 Reply Diane4 weeks agoDianeHello Kelly…..welcome to this sacred community. You have found a treasure! We are here to help each other on our gratefulness journeys. ~Blessings ♥ 2 Reply KellyL4 weeks agoKellyLThank you Diane! 2 Reply Anna4 weeks agoAnnaWelcome Kelly, may you find joy and peace, here. 2 Reply KellyL4 weeks agoKellyLThank you, Anna! 2 Reply Cathy4 weeks agoCathyWelcome, KellyL ❤️ You are among friends. 3 Reply KellyL4 weeks agoKellyLThank you Cathy! 2 Reply Drew Blanton1 month agoDrew BlantonI wonder if Elsa and Anna would remember me at Disneyland if they saw me again. I wish that could happen. 7 Reply Diane4 weeks agoDianeDear Drew…..how wonderful to have such special Disney memories! I have them too! Maybe someday we will both be able to visit again. 2 Reply grateful sea4 weeks agograteful seaDear Drew, I hope you will be able to return to that magical place sometime soon. I remember how much you love it. 3 Reply Annie1 month agoAnnieGood evening everyone…my son is starting a new business ..photography. Please feel free to take a look. Hope you like his work. https://www.davidandrewphotography.com/ I am a proud mommy !!! 5 Reply Diane4 weeks agoDianeDear Annie! What a beautiful website your son has….thank you for sharing it with us. Wishing him all the best on his new venture…..he obviously has a gift to share with the world. ~From one proud mommy to another! ♥ 2 Reply Annie3 weeks agoAnnieDear Diane, I have been so busy promoting my son’s website I can’t remember if I responded to you.Anyway I do appreciate your kindness. Have a wonderful weekend ! 1 Reply Anna4 weeks agoAnnaI really liked your son’s images, Annie! Every image! 2 Reply Annie4 weeks agoAnnieHello Anna ! Thank you for viewing my son’s website . I am glad you liked all his photos. Praying for his success. 3 Reply grateful sea4 weeks agograteful seaWhat a beautiful website, thank you, Annie. The photo of the two puppies really captured my heart. Best wishes to David. 2 Reply Annie4 weeks agoAnnieThank you Grateful Sea ! The black and white dog is Tippy , my son’s dog. My dog grandson is a handsome lad 🙂 I greatly appreciate your kind words. 2 Reply Cathy4 weeks agoCathyOh Annie- his photos are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing! Best wishes for his new business endeavor! 2 Reply Annie4 weeks agoAnnieGood morning Cathy ! Thank you so much for viewing my son’s website. I appreciate your kind words.I am happy to hear from you. How are you ? Sending love your way. Hugs 🙂 2 Reply Mica1 month agoMicaBabies on my balcony! Aug 20 3 Reply Diane4 weeks agoDianeMourning doves! One of my very favorites. I am always so grateful when they visit….their beautiful, melancholy call speaks to my heart. Thank you for sharing my friend. ~With grateful love ♥ 2 Reply Mica4 weeks agoMicaI haven’t heard a single dove call in the weeks they’ve been nesting. Maybe after the babies fly away, or maybe that’s just for mating. It is a lovely call. 2 Reply Annie4 weeks agoAnnieAwesome Mica! What a wonderful gift. I wish I had some on my balcony . Thank you for sharing this delightful photo. 🙂 2 Reply Mica1 month agoMicaBabies on Aug 24 2 Reply grateful sea4 weeks agograteful seaWhat a joy. 2 Reply Cathy4 weeks agoCathyAmazing! I love the obvious trust mama has in you, Mica. Her choice, of all places to nest, birth, and care for her babies, was right there in the shelter of your space.❤️ 1 Reply Pilgrim1 month agoPilgrimBe still my heart! Such a gift 🙂 3 Reply Anna1 month agoAnnaWonderful Mica! Really an event! 4 Reply grateful sea1 month agograteful sea“Every path is right, she says. It matters not which one you follow, just breathe and sing as you pass along, loving every other traveler.” (from Linda Hogan’s poem “Old Mother” in A History of Kindness) with deep gratefulness for this sacred space, all who hold it, all who have passed through, all who continue to visit, seen and unseen — blessings of lovingkindness to all 4 Reply Diane4 weeks agoDianegrateful sea: Thank you for sharing this poem which reflects the wisdom of an “Old Mother”. This is my wish for my daughters lives…as well as my own. To live an authentic life….to breathe and sing and extend loving-kindness to fellow travelers. ~Om Shanti dear friend ♥ 2 Reply Cathy4 weeks agoCathyOh, that speaks to me, grateful sea! I was raised to 'always choose the right path.' That thought process has caused excrutiating stress throughout my life. As if there is only one *right* path.The fear and angst over making a wrong choice. How liberating to read Linda Hogan's words here in your post. ". . . just breathe and sing as you pass along, loving every other traveler." Thanking you for posting this at such a crucial time in my own life. I can only imagine how it is blessing all the othe...Oh, that speaks to me, grateful sea! I was raised to ‘always choose the right path.’ That thought process has caused excrutiating stress throughout my life. As if there is only one *right* path.The fear and angst over making a wrong choice. How liberating to read Linda Hogan’s words here in your post. “. . . just breathe and sing as you pass along, loving every other traveler.” Thanking you for posting this at such a crucial time in my own life. I can only imagine how it is blessing all the other travelers here. ❤️ Read More3 Reply grateful sea4 weeks agograteful seaDear Cathy. thank you. I am glad her words speak to you also. I love the word you use, “liberating.” I am reminded of another poet’s words, “the world was made to be free in.” (David Whyte) May your breath, your song, and the love in your heart guide you.. 1 Reply Anna1 month agoAnnaBlessing to you, dearest Grateful Sea. May you always sing and be surrounded by singers. Warmly 4 Reply grateful sea1 month agograteful seaThank you truly, dear Anna. I wish the same for you. 3 Reply Marybeth1 month agoMarybethI just found this space, as I finished sending a couple of cards. Thank you for providing Gratitude Lounge. How miraculous, especially during this pandemic. I have received the gift of a slower pace, the beginning of a off and on again practice of mindfulness. I am enjoying birds, right outside my window. All in all, on my good days, I am more present. Marybeth 3 Reply Diane4 weeks agoDianeWelcome Marybeth…we are so glad you were led here. It is a gift and a grace to be fully present and mindful of our blessings. ~Blessings ♥ 1 Reply Cathy4 weeks agoCathyNice to meet you, Marybeth. This is such a kind, peaceful space with the most loving people. ❤️ 1 Reply Anna1 month agoAnnaMany blessings, Marybeth! 2 Reply grateful sea1 month agograteful seaA warm hello to you, Marybeth. I am also enjoying the birds right now. They always bring me into the present moment. 1 Reply Pilgrim1 month agoPilgrimWelcome, Marybeth! 1 Reply Anna1 month agoAnnaDear Ose, dear Palm, Alicia and Mary, how are you? I hope the best for you, grateful, kind and dearest souls.