It is not joy that makes us grateful;
It is gratitude that makes us joyful.
Brother David Steindl- Rast
For me is grateful living strongly connected with joy.
Making music on my own gives me great pleasure, but making music with others gives me great joy 🎶.
I think it is a quality of my heart. During the day it feels like a kind of glow. So it actually comes naturally. I also give thanks in my prayers, for example a prayer of thanks before dinner.
O Thou the sustainer of our bodies, our hearts and our souls. bless all that we receive in thankfulness.🙏
The flavors of Iran. I had cooking class again from my friend from Iran. It has really amazed me that there are such wonderful flavors and fragrances that I have never tasted before. So, I’m never too old for new experiences. Today I was able to eat some leftovers. Lucky me😋.
Love, harmony and beauty.
By trying not to destroy them.
I am thankfull for every loving person 💛
Last Sunday I met the organist at the church organ that I occasionally play. He had been away for a while because his wife had died and shortly afterwards a dislodged truck wheel had seriously injured his leg. He could no longer walk, no longer play the organ. He needed a surgical operation. We had an impressive conversation and at the end of his story about what happened, he said “If I can’t accept what happened to me, then I have a problem”.
The most difficult thing in my life is that Karel my husband passed away. I can’t be grateful about that, but I am grateful that the love has remained and also grateful that no matter what kind of difficult situations happens to me, I know I can deal with it. In a way, that makes life easier.
Does this question mean that I may have put myself above someone else?
Chopin. This morning I played a piece by Chopin from my new piano book like I’ve never played the piano before. It was as if I was cradled and caressed by the music. This was a completely new experience for me. The most beautiful memory came back into my life. I feel gratitude.
This morning I am allowed to open a universal worship service by lighting 7 candles for different religions and saying a prayer. I’m already trying to get a bit into stillness, so that I can convey it nicely calmly.
You described it so beautifully, Holly, it became magical for me too.💛
Thank you, Rabbit. That sounds interesting.👩🍳
I think you mean my visit to the “Lounge”. I have the daily question on my home screen as a shortcut, and from there I can’t look any further on the website. I indeed miss the daily quote and also the lounge. I think it’s a kind of laziness on my part🙄. Who knows, maybe you’ll see me again soon. xxx Christine🌷
Aaahh 😊. Thank you, Mica 🌷💕
Dear KC, Thank you so much. And it’s always so nice when someone mentions Karel’s name. It warms my heart. I am going to listen to Olga Scheps too 😊. Love from Chris 💕
Thank you KC. I am not a good pianist, but I am one with passion. Usually I accompany singers or a flutist. I do that well, and playing together gives me great joy. The Chopin piece I played is actually way too difficult for me, but I had new sheet music that was simplified. And it’s so nice to play a beautiful piece without studying a lot. The music touched me enormously. It was ballad no 1 in G minor Op. 23.
Kevin, when I read the question this morning, my first reaction was “see Kevin” 🤭 with no answer to your question already. It was a little lazy of me.☺️
And…..I actually agree with you now.😘
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