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.
This line really struck me for how inclusive it is: “Presence opens us to vulnerability. The vulnerability of presence brings everything with it – messy and magical, tumultuous and tender, serious and sacred.” Thanks!
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!
I really appreciate your comment about welcoming and saying thank you to all of you, and to all your feelings! Thank you!
I feel the energy of gratitude coming alive in your comment! Thank you! Warmly, Colette
Thank you for this, Ed.
I find that being tender towards ourselves is an important part of finding gratitude in difficult moments. Sending comfort your way.
Yes, I am still practicing it, as I find that loss happens in layers. This practice has become so powerful for me.
Thank you, Shelia. I have found that the more we make “grateful seeing,” a habit, the stronger it gets.
More and more, my daily reflection is: How am I allowing the “Yes,” to keep flowing through me and my life? Gratitude creates a daily path. Blessings as life continues to flow through your open heart.
Your love is a light that beams across the page.
So grateful that my post served as a needed reminder for you today. Gratitude can shift our relationship to the call to live a life of surrender. Warmly, Colette
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