Daily Journey by Grace to grow in Gratitude & pass it on
I find that outcomes in challenging situations often resolve more amiably depending on my verbal tone, facial expression and word choices.
I can review correspondence i recently received & detach from the feelings it erupted. A once close friendship now mired again by occasional mistrust. Hopefully moving towards acceptance, as it won’t be what it once was.
All whom I encounter this day, including animals who cross my path.
There are too many to write. However, a starting place happened as a child. I had an intimate experience of feeling I was connected to the Energy of the Divine via a cold window pane as I watched the flicker of Christmas lights outside across the way. Years later I would experience and viscerally know, yes there Is a God, and I’m not It.
Spontaneous anonymous acts of kindness hopefully unseen such as while driving
Projecting ahead versus being here in the now. Right “now” is all I really have-my breathe in, and out.
I still tear up recalling the outpouring of support & love of those who attended my bother’s funeral in June; the many who sent cards & called.
I can write a few notes & get them in the mail & send some unexpected texts, especially to nieces & nephews. As I start this day, I reach out to You on this site—I’m grateful to pilgrimage with you through life at this time in our lives. Abundant Blessings to you this day! 💕
In solitude I’ve experienced Sophia & her Gifts of Wisdom in very gentle ways. Also, my SoulCollage time becomes expansive with creativity.
Upon awakening each morning, I’m conscious that there are many gifts that lay hidden in each day. The Divine creates numerous “ah ha! Look-see-feel” moments. It is I who must cultivate eyes that are open to see & a heart not afraid to embrace what’s new before me.
I took the time to befriend the family with two young children behind my home across the alley. The rewards of sharing giggles, singing itsy bitsy spider endlessly, creating a Halloween treasure hunt in my yard for them during the pandemic…the Joys are many! Hearing them bellow my name across the yard is becoming a precious memory for they’re moving in August several states away. Risking to let those two touch my heart now brings tears…they have touched me and I have grown.
My discoveries include: finding the Joy of reading was a key to surviving a chaotic childhood; Beauty & Solace was found in Nature along with the nurturing smell of freshly mowed alfalfa fields; Importance of listening to the Elders stories which Led me to being a family historian & story teller. Lastly, watching my mother say her daily prayers each morning taught me to have my own spiritual connection with the Divine.
I do not hear invitations to change. I hear & see protests with demands in the streets where I live (Minnesota).. The way things have been have never worked & do need to change. I lean in to continue to be a change agent one smile, nod, greeting at a time. I lean in to engage in difficult conversations. I lean in to do (more) work one by one as I am led by Sophia.
I’ve been procrastinating writing more thank-you-for-support notes with the loss of my brother. These are friends who took time & reached out in ways they could during this pandemic. I am grateful for their kindness & respect the friendships we have. I will take action & acknowledged them as best as I can. Writing a few notes is a start. Continuing to respect this grief process also validates how deeply I loved Geoff & those who accompany me.
I see & feel no distinction. I can’t quantify Grace; It just Is.
I join with others and say “All of me.” My body is all integrated to make up my physical being that exists on this planet at this time. I admit I do have a fondness for my natural curly hair😊
pkr, I’m sending supportive thoughts & prayers. May you find the rest you need to rehydrate body, mind, spirt, soul. You are Beloved
Drew, this is beautiful! Bold, playful & creative. Thank you
I hear healing being furthered in your own inner heart of childhood memories by this experience. Thank you for sharing this moment of Grace.
Sending supportive thoughts your way…🌈🙏🏼
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