Daily Journey by Grace to grow in Gratitude & pass it on
Throughout today, I can pause & reflect with gratitude what I’ve been abundantly given; name the fear(s) behind my stinginess; set the fears free-and respond with “giving” what’s needed.
Memories of my dearest uncle, Ken, have been stirring up lately. His birthday was 1/1/1917. A gifted musician, baker & artist who became a priest serving in rural Nebraska. He was the spiritual father/‘dad’ I never had. I need to do some journaling about him & perhaps some cooking or baking.
Ah the smell of freshly cut alfalfa has a sweetness that reminds me of childhood summertime days spent with my younger bro, grandmother & uncle in rural Nebraska. And the leftover scent of real candle wax & incense in Our Lady of Lourdes church, in Omaha, Nebr. Reminds me of the the Sacred & safe place I found there as a child. It confirmed I was a Temple Keeper, a Levi, in numerous past lives.
Envy & it’s close acquaintance jealousy teach me how I’m not content with what I do have. They can teach me to count my blessings (attitude of gratitude). I can also simply compliment you on what you have.
Sunbeams in all winter months chasing & moving gray skies away; regardless of the temperature.
As the list of “to do’s” grows, to take one of them & take one form of action on them. Today.
As I continue my rehab & physical therapy for my L knee, it appeared I had reached a plateau. My knee wasn’t moving beyond 116 for flexion, ability to bend knee back. It was a miracle on Saturday, 1/4 when my knee inched closer by tiny increments to 120! Muscles still need more work to reach this point consistently. However, the fact that I cracked thru a frozen spot was a tiny miracle that brought a trickle of tears. Grateful for Grace! that continues to push me forward .
To be unaware of tainted food, especially while traveling, that leads to extreme food poisoning for a week.
I’m not aware of anyone waiting for me to be kind. I feel I greet & interact with others with an open & kind disposition.
This past Sunday I was at a family’s Christmas dinner. The 3 year old was focused on his hot wheels on the floor when he exuberantly announced (or so I thought) “I’ve got poops, oh my poops!” I kicked in to responsible adult, not admitting I couldn’t translate “3 yr old speak.” The family howled & we all laughed intensely. “Oh my boots!” Is what the tyke said, as one had fallen off. The spontaneity of the moment blessed us all.
I too liked the light heartedness of...
I too liked the light heartedness of today’s question, as others have shared. Perhaps the Team will be influenced by this for their drafting of future questions(?) Thanks Team for all you do!
My dear fellow travelers on this spiritual path: Though I’m not led to write often these days, I read & pray along with you; hearing of the labyrinths you each are drawn to, be it a wonderful trip to Disney Land; grief & loss or challenges of caregiving or healing from surgeries or accepting aging with our accompanying infirmities.
In mid November I lost a 15 yr friendship with a very cherished friend due to miscommunication amongst three people. Some of the problem was caus...
In mid November I lost a 15 yr friendship with a very cherished friend due to miscommunication amongst three people. Some of the problem was caused by electronic words not read in a timely or accurate manner. A “do over” isn’t possible & tho our paths continue to cross from time to time; that which was, is permanently gone.
It’s been a challenge to not have this grief & loss consume me. It is a shadow that colors many things & my view. Time will bring more healing, and walking forward “heel then toe, heel then toe.”
I know I do not journey alone—I am grateful for the companionship found on these “pages,” & accompanying you on your days. Namaste
Thank you Alicia, thinking of you too while you recover from surgery…💟
The girders create what looks like planets of steps leading forward towards light. Awesome & appreciated for a morning reflection. Thank you!
Holding you in prayer. May the Divine Healer continue to provide you with the physical & spiritual balm you need, in many manifestations, as you continue healing. 🌠
“Red sky at night, sailors delight.” Thank you!
My dear Ose, I’m touched by your sharing this photo for me (& others)! I’m seeing it on 1/3/20 (USA time). Your generosity & tenderness is a balm. Thank you & many Blessings to you dear friend! & friends of the gratefulness community this New Year! Namaste.
As I wrap up 2019 & acknowledge its 3 months since my knee surgery, I’m
conscious of those who’ve stood steadfast in helping me in so many ways be my whole self, wholeheartedly. Perhaps I need to call out / ask for the presence & guidance of (more) angels at this time. It is a challenge to be “whole” when recovering from surgery, feeling depleted & trying to rehab & regain stamina. The Divine Healer carries me, in more ways than one.
Thank you Mica,
your support is appreciated. I’m finding a piece of silver lining now that you mention it. 🙂 I’m consciously choosing to not get enmeshed in the boundary issues.
Mary, thank you for reaching out & sharing your suggestions. I do have a handful of supportive friends that are aware of this situation & can hold confidences. Time will be the healing balm; and letting it “be” vs trying to move us along to a re-union that I know is not on the horizon. Thanks again.
Thank you for sharing this story / reflection. I’m reading it on 12/28, it’s still very timely for the Season. Blessings to you
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