I love this teaching you leave me with, “Slowly, I’ve relaxed into the wide embrace of gratefulness.” Many blessings and thank you!
Thank you for this. I’ve forwarded it to many people who have replied, Thanks, I need this!
I truly feel at home in the Golden Gate Park, which is near my house. It feels like a friend every time I ride my bike through it or take a walk.
Dear Kristi, thank you for this post, and your words of wisdom. I was particularly struck by your invitation to change the words “i have to,” to “I get to.” I feel that deepening gratitude in my life is a shift to seeing all as gift.
Thank you! Brought tears of joy watching this. So beautifully human. What we need. I’m sharing the link.
I have found that when my heart breaks it actually opens and grows, and I am grateful for that. More and more, I find myself saying, “I’m not afraid of loss.” Thanks for your reflection.
Dear Paul, You’ve captured the power and presence I’ve been feeling lately as I walk along the ocean near my house here in SF. Often it is windy and foggy and I let myself get lost, let go, and “see.” Thank you for this great piece and great photographs.
I so enjoyed hearing about your special place, and that you “go there to thank and bless Mother Earth, to listen for what she asks of me. ” So beautiful! Thank you.
Thank you, Maria, for being connected. Warmly, Colette
Julie, I also find that “place” is both interior and exterior, and I love that you bring that forward. Blessings as you go back and walk the Marina and see what arises. Warmly, Colette
Mary, I was struck by and greatly appreciate your comment, “I love imagining my body as a place for gratitude.” So beautifully said. Warmly, Colette
Thanks, McKay, for sharing the insight that coming home happens in so many ways. I will take that into my day. Warmly, Colette
Thanks, Dave. I appreciate your word “delightful.” Resonates with me. Warmly, Colette
Anna, I know that moment, “Oh, I’m here.” It feels like a refuge after a long day (even with the chores). Thanks for sharing. Warmly, Colette
Dear Mickie, your comment reminds of Jim Finely’s teaching of how the quality of our experience deepens as we sink into it more, and let ourselves become what we are experiencing. Thanks for your offering! Warmly, Colette
Yes, yes, yes! “Slow down, breathe, find home.” I’m practicing slowing down this week so your comment really resonates with me. Thanks for adding your voice. Warmly, Colette
Thanks, Victoria. I really appreciated your mention of “this space that I know but hadn’t named.” I have found that once we name something, we give it more life. Warmly, Colette
Yes, gratitude can be an organic sense–an attitude–that we can have and feel when we are in a special place like our home. As I mentioned in the post I also feel so much gratitude in my home these days–it’s a spontaneous kind of gratitude that fills me. Thanks for responding and sharing!
Thank you! I’d love to hear what place brings you a sense of gratitude. Warmly, Colette
More and more, I find myself awakening to this inter-connectedness, and how sacred it is. Thanks for your comment!
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