Daily Journey by Grace to grow in Gratitude & pass it on
Practicing & implementing more Franciscan spirituality comes to mind…”where there is hatred~Let me sow love; where there is injury~Let me sow pardon;…where this is darkness~Let me sow Light…
I celebrate being alive! All my basic needs are met with abundance. I’m grateful for faith & Believing in the miracle of this Day. Merry Christmas to all!🌟
I’ve been gifted at a late hour with some inner calm after a stressful day filled with bereavement
An upcoming job loss that became a rewarding ministry in law enforcement for 24.5 years to a transition position of just a job.
My mom taught me “it takes more love to let go, then to hold on.” This depth of detachment led me to a crashing bottom fueled by my alcoholism in less than 9 months (‘85).This relationship was repaired, and I became the daughter my mother needed me to be & God wanted me to be. Twenty four years later, in 2009, I was her dying doula & upheld her wishes in ways my brothers couldn’t. She taught me to love “that” deeply & “well.”
As winter temperatures drop & crime has increased in my neighborhood, I’ve not been walking as much-this isn’t good self care. When I’m off the beam physically & or emotionally,
I’m not my fully ‘best’ for others. Progress not perfection; will focus on patience.
I find that two of the hand maids of acceptance are Calmness & Serenity. I return to a spiritual balance when I cease to thrash around with grumbling or self mental victimization when I’m stuck in denial or fighting the inevitable of a situation. One difficult truth I’m working on is the loss of a very close co-worker due to budget cuts @ work & that my position may be morphing into a new, very challenging transfer.
Loss of my current job is inevitable in the first quarter of 2021. The same position is not guaranteed. Today, I focus on the employment I do have. This doesn’t feel like a “celebration” per se. What I do celebrate is physical mobility that has returned from 2 knee replacement surgeries in the past two years! I can routinely walk a mile unaided to a nearby lake
Looking with New eyes leads to New views & opens more possibilities of how I see & experience something. Sometimes judgement is completely removed, intuition can return.
A serious work accident created a cycle of frequent medical appointments, which led to an unexpected diagnosis of high blood pressure. I’m still healing from the accident; however, my hypertension is under control.
O Sacred Ancient One thank you for the abundant gifts I’ve received: for life, health, a roof overhead & provisions; for the never ending love of my mother, as she dwells with you; for family living in many places & supportive friends here & there. My heart is full of gratitude! Happy Thanksgiving all! Thank you too who’re all connected with these gratefulness pages.
beautiful sunsets, the swirling clouds parting to see a glimpse of the sun as it begins dropping, and all the shades & hues in the sky’s color. The other is the lingering smell of a fresh cut lawn or field—that dirt & land could smell THAT good, intoxicatingly wonderful!
Having my R knee replaced nearly two years ago; the intensity of pain; living in a transitional care unit (was a nursing home); then home to rehab during winter’s dark months took me to my core. My prayer life deepened. I learned to really ask for help from others. I received & found gifts of Grace & Tenacity that sustained me. My spirit Soared from the ash of a Phoenix.
I’ll be going for a walk this morning & will enjoy the bright fall sunshine. Later I’ll have tea/coffee chats with fellow spiritual pilgrims that I journey with. Today I have a SoulCollage retreat to participate in. It’s a day of New Beginnings nationally in the US. I’m very grateful!
Grace leads me to take full responsibility of my actions today. I find I’m able to walk a little taller, as I’m not carrying shame from an event. I also don’t have the feeling of being a victim enveloping me. Dialogue comes easier.
This question is a challenge; wondering How can I do more? I read EJP’s comment “look around with all senses”—I concur and know I need to add my heart chakra, to take in the experiences of all my senses.
I see the remnants of Tuesday’s 7inch snow fall laying across my back yard. Two & three feet high Milkweed plants, ripe with their dangling pods still sway in the wind. The pods awaiting to dry to let their cotton ball seeds burst forth; like a farmer planting a winter crop. Gray skies overhead, a hint of possible sunshine for later in the day. A lone squirrel sits under the suet box and glances towards the kitchen window where I peer out. She nods her head, looks at me again as if to s...
I see the remnants of Tuesday’s 7inch snow fall laying across my back yard. Two & three feet high Milkweed plants, ripe with their dangling pods still sway in the wind. The pods awaiting to dry to let their cotton ball seeds burst forth; like a farmer planting a winter crop. Gray skies overhead, a hint of possible sunshine for later in the day. A lone squirrel sits under the suet box and glances towards the kitchen window where I peer out. She nods her head, looks at me again as if to say, “it’s breakfast time for both of us!”
I have no need for anyone to follow me. I can role model the interior Principles others have passed on to me which leads to a good path to walk. May others be led to find their Way of seeking & following the Divine, however they conceive that Universal Truth to be.
Thank you Ose, Abundant Blessings to you in 2021💟🌟
Thank you Patricia -namaste
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