Kristi. This is wonderful! A balm for my soul. Thank you! Is this article an excerpt from the book or its own piece? Either way, I very much look forward to reading the book. Thanks for this site and all you do.
This is a wonderful story. Thank you. Today I had a day of annoyances – schedule conflicts, traffic, systems and things not working. But reading this beautiful story of taking life as a gift puts things in perspective. Blessings to you Imuetinyan! What an inspiration!
Neat positive story about music! I like that this effort is building community. Thanks for sharing
There is a really good book called Heart-Minded by Sarah Blondin. The subtitle is How to Hold Yourself and Others in Love. It’s a treasury of meditations for living from your heart. This practice reminds me of that book.
Gosh we have had to be very resilient during the pandemic, haven’t we? But I like how you say we need to be ALIVE and THRIVE also. We can be alive in different moments with family and friends. We can thrive when we help out in our community – even if it is small actions like wearing a mask or checking in with a friend. And yes, “our ancestors are rooting for us” I like to think , some of whom made it through a pandemic and tough times as well! Thank you
I had a human moment when I read your essay. I read your sentence as “Let’s Go.” Note the ‘s’. :).
So, “Let’s Go” and “Let Go” then.
Wonderful article! Yes we still have much growth as a species especially in difficult times as these. Thank you so much
What a wonderful article! There is so much wisdom here. I love in the beginning how you said “I believe my life was not going well… so I started to say thank you”. This idea is so powerful. Why is it so hard to remember sometimes to be grateful? I would love to know. Why? Why? Your article was a beautiful reminder that if you remember to be grateful there are so, so many gifts. Thank you so much for sharing.
Today is World Happiness Day! Do something that makes you and others happy
Very comforting words in a troubling time
Do not give yourself over to sorrow or distress yourself deliberately. A merry heart keeps a person alive, and joy lengthens one’s days.
Wisdom of Ben Sira, chapter 30
Not sure how many are familiar with Alanis Morrisette. Alanis Morrissette has a song “That I Would Be Good” which to me echoes these thoughts of perfection/imperfection. An example: “That I would be good… even if I did nothing”. Another: “That I would be grand even if I was not all knowing”
Very good article Rose! Acceptance is very hard for me and probably for lots of people. A lot of wisdom here. Any advice on a tip to keep reminding ourselves about acceptance daily? Perhaps a daily intention? Thank you!
How can I be grateful in bad times and in good times?
Thank you Rose for the article!
This really speaks to me! Thank you
Good question. One thing that comes to mind is the Serenity Prayer. God help me to accept the things I cannot change… Also, have been reading a book by Sheryl Paul “The Wisdom of Anxiety”. A very good book. One concept from the book is unrealistic expectations can lead to anxiety. My conclusion – acceptance can lessen anxiety.
A few years ago, I had a couple of opportunities to get a promotion. I decided not to take those paths because I like what I do, I do it well and I excel at it. However, every once in awhile, I wonder what if or I get jealous of the promotees. Ultimately though I accept who I am, I accept why I am who I am and I just accept. It’s a daily process but acceptance is my job as well. I accept
Interesting observation. Jobs are not always fun but I like how you say you like it again. How did that shift happen?
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