Noticing my breath and being more aware. These 2 small steps help me to awaken to beauty. I believe there is beauty in everything and try to find it everywhere. I have taught my daughter to observe the sun for beauty and she photographs the sky often.
The gift of life came from my parents
Today, friendship and company from my dog sitting on my lap.
A small aside.
I read the poem “Hokusai Says” this morning.
It is powerful.
My own bad self 🙂
And my own good self
And a damn good song.
Have a grateful day!
Helping others. And, the occasional shot of caffeine or adrenaline
From the Oxford Dictionary origin:
Middle English: via Old French from Latin gratia, from gratus ‘pleasing, thankful’; related to grateful.
I am called to these definitions also:
simple elegance or refinement of movement.
in Christian belief) the free and unmerited favor of God, as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessings.
It’s also my daughter’s middle name 🙂
To borrow from Brother David, when I forget to STOP and take a breath.
Like the old song… “Love is the answer”
I say Thank You each day.
First I think of 3 body parts I am thankful for
Next, I say this : “Thank you God for another day. This life is a precious gift. I am not going to waste it. I am going to live my life with purpose and today’s intention is…”
I also thanked our fill in priest for leading service today. I will keep an eye out for other ways to say Thank You.
By starting with gratefulness and paying more attention
Nothing and Everything
God. Yesterday a family member got a bad health diagnosis. There was anger, confusion and despair. At the end of the day after processing it all, I had some choice words for God. I woke up this morning and the sun was there just like every day. And I am coming to terms with the health issue. I trust God and myself to navigate the dark. A good light helps as well!
Gosh. What a question! I do not have an answer. I guess I will be pondering this one.
I can actively celebrate and honor this life by being grateful. I can also do this by being kind. I can also do this by using my gifts for the greater good.
When I act on the opportunity to help others. I try to serve others as best I can. I do that because it makes me feel good and I like to think that it has the added bonus of helping the world in my own small way.
Peace. Perspective. Heart-mindedness. An awareness of breath. Rest. An awareness of self. I can hear my soul. Beauty.
I similar to Kevin, receive the gift of the Holy Spirit – when lucky – in solitude. Space to think.
Hi Mica, I am glad that you think so. I have been doing this morning meditation for awhile and it gets me in a grateful mood.
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