Well, yes! 😉 I am growing older! 🙂
Welcome it, accept it, relax into it. Then the door is open. I am not trapped in my pain. All the beauty and goodness, grace, mercy and love can make its way to me in spite of what I am suffering.
Ah! Wise words! Well, everything is not just about me. In a ‘crisis” things might be sorting themselves out for a greater good for others as well as for me. And it could be, I would be the best ‘help’, if help is needed, by striving to see the larger picture, by trying to have a sense of what God wills in the situation.
… for “my learning” and growing, and deepening … my life IS that …
The spoken (or sung) Word of God, most music, bird song, the church bells ringing at La Presentation, the voices (and the messages) of those who love me, rainfall …
Yes! It is to treat all with love and respect, even if some have forgotten we are from the same source …
Love is about the other …
What might I do to help someone smile today?
Ah! I want to read well in French at Mass this morning. I will do my best — but perhaps someone will smile at my imperfect French!
If I am attentive to Patricia at work (a care-giving job), she will smile!
Yesterday I gave a poor woman some bus tickets. She smiled and told me I looked more beautiful all the time!
I will smile at myself in the mirror this morning, and myself will smile back!
As it is 6:22 a.m. and I have not set foot outside my door, I offer this:
I have electricity allowing me to have light to see, kettle to boil, stove to cook lunch, and I do not know those who made it possible … I have running water, and a hot water tank, radiators providing heat in winter, windows to look through to see the sun rising in the east … Every day I am blessed by what anonymous strangers have done for me.
Anonymous bus drivers and metro drivers take me to work and...
Anonymous bus drivers and metro drivers take me to work and back again, and cashiers allow me to pay for the groceries I buy.
Anonymous helping strangers are all around me allowing me to have an excellent quality of life!
My well-being is dependent on pure gift … in gratitude I accept my littleness, my dependence …
What an excellent question … something to ponder …
Less reactivity? Broader scope? More humanity?
My life IS meaningful … it is a matter of awakening to it!
First of all, in terms of real gardens and real weeds, I will say there are many weeds I like … like dandelions. I love their bright yellow blossoms in spring, and they have many medicinal uses, too.
If I imagine as weeds those who give me difficulty in life and seem out to deflect me from my path, then I believe I have become much stronger on account of them …
I wish everyone would have Presence, to be fully alive, and to be true to who they were created to be..
Is there a specific wisdom that teaches that?
Yes! I have my stories, which I offer as reasons, or excuses, to not fully engage. Is not that limiting?
Ah! Every moment, indeed, is a gift! And, being aware of this, I could focus on the gift, rather than the enumerable short-comings of the recipient of the gift, me. How could gratitude not grow as I step out of that prison?!
Be here now.
Daily Question, July 5
When have I become more by letting go?
Well, every time I let go, I become more. Rather than “a grasping”, I am. Ah! 🙂
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