From my family, friends and That Which Is.
Hmm, do not know. I will keep an eye open for an opportunity:)
Too many to list but I will select a few:
My hubby for journeying with me through thick and thin:)
My son and daughter-in-law for gifting us with a grand baby and allowing us to share in their life
My mother and father for raising me, gifting me with Faith and teaching me how to be a strong female
My ancestors gone before me for paving the way
Breathing and walking and seeing and listening to the splendor and glory around me.
Hmm, this is a tough one as I never connected gratefulness with courage. I don’t know, I will need to begin to wonder about this and look for connections. Thanks for the question!
I can take better care of my body by putting better food and drink into it! Over the holidays it was easy to eat the goodies and drink the cups of cheer. Now that the celebrations are over, I am hoping to get back to a healthier lifestyle including food, drink, exercise and rest:)
If I am successful at living in the moment I can continuously cherish the day. And then if I commit an appreciation or appreciations to memory, those moments will create a cherished memory of today.
Solitude teaches that it is not only ok to be alone but that in the silence and the aloneness there is wisdom to be absorbed.
When I am enveloped by nature, or when around people who love and accept me as I am.
I am a night owl and love the deep, dark, quiet of night. It is when I am most creative and alive. I also love to take full moon walks and hikes at night. I am most grateful for those moments of creativity, and solitude.
Life doesn’t always lend itself to being a night owl, but when I can swing it, it feels like home.
When I look back on my life, it is transformative in that you see and are so grateful for what you couldn’t see in the midst of those moments of life. For example, when I married many years ago, I left a corporate training position which I enjoyed, and could only find a position training a simple order entry computer program. As the decades passed by and I progressed in this type of training, it turned out to be the “wave” of the future, as more and more companies needed to learn how to...
When I look back on my life, it is transformative in that you see and are so grateful for what you couldn’t see in the midst of those moments of life. For example, when I married many years ago, I left a corporate training position which I enjoyed, and could only find a position training a simple order entry computer program. As the decades passed by and I progressed in this type of training, it turned out to be the “wave” of the future, as more and more companies needed to learn how to offer this type of training to employees and clients.
I could not have known what that little step backwards would mean for my future.
In another example, I have shared a thought with another only to be told later from that friend, that it was what that person needed to hear. Yet I had no idea at the time – I didn’t know the other’s situation.
When I occasionally look back at my life, there were these moments of unknowing that changed my life and that awakens a trust in me.
Hopefully, inviting neighbors to our home for dinner brings them joy…it brought me joy!!!
Trying to augment the Kingdom of love, and peace.
For whatever reason, living gratefully has a calming effect on me and how I interact with others and in situations!
Basics that we may take for granted and yet for which I am grateful? The air I breathe, that it is still clean and keeps me alive; the water I drink, that it is still clean enough to support us; the food I eat; warmth from the sun; shelter from the elements; companions along the way.
I am thankful for a relationship that will be, as my 1st grandbaby, Elizabeth, is in the process of being born as I write!
Living in the moment and cooperating with the grace to be continuously and consciously aware of the gifts around us.
This is a challenge for me.
My relationship with the Divine and with others, especially those given into my care.
That pain which causes anger/hurt which causes tension which causes more pain which causes anger…. – is a bear of a cycle to break. Somedays I get the bear and somedays the bear gets me, so I wish you days where you get the bear and the pain if not minimal or gone is manageable!
LOL! That is a new one to me:)
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