In this breath and in this moment, I can feel the possibility. I can feel the opportunity. I can live gratefully…
“Your Grace Finds Me”
By Matt Redman. Wonderful song about God’s grace, appreciating the little things and living gratefully
“Be kind and be grateful”
I am 46. I have a bit of wisdom which is a joy. My kids are teenagers – pain and joy there 🙂 . A bit of life in the rear view but looking forward to what’s next. Bliss
Having a loving wife is a joy as well
LOL. This is a funny one for me because I tend to “listen first, talk second”. In a group of talkers, I find myself listening more than talking. But that being said, of course I have said things I have regretted. Yes, the pause can be very helpful. I imagine it can help and have tried using the pause in other aspects of life also. I feel meditation is like a “pause” in the present moment.
Patience. I am a pretty patient person. I try to share it each day at work, at home and with everyone I meet.
Today is Inauguration Day in the US. I pray, long and hope for peace for today and throughout this year.
Love. The world must keep love in its vision. Love in its most basic form is the answer. We must love source with our strength, all our mind, everything. And we must love our sister and brother as we love us. Maybe more so.
The world has so much potential. It’s inhabitants can love in the most amazing ways. From giving water to a stranger to bringing justice for all.
I try each day to love. I do not always succeed. But I attempt to help others when I can and wish othe...
I try each day to love. I do not always succeed. But I attempt to help others when I can and wish others well when I cannot. Love.
We have a food pantry at my church. My mother in law volunteers there. One day, a man was passing out $100 bills to the clients. As the story goes, the man inherited some money from a relative and wanted to “pay it forward”.
Also, I have witnessed customers paying for others at the coffee shop drive thru.
Kindnesses are happening all the time. Let’s notice them and broadcast them to the world … to drown out the bad!
Helping others. Wishing others well. Family. Friends. Work. Being grateful. Being more observant and mindful. Faith. Really enjoying the little things.
I have been struggling with this idea: which is better collaboration or competition? Maybe you need both in balance. Working with others can really make a project work. Competition with yourself and with others (sometimes) can spur people to do amazing things. I feel like maybe the world is out of balance and that is why we are in our current situation. More collaboration, less competition. Thoughts?
Thank you for your responses. A lot of food for thought here!
From Kristi’s book “Wake Up Grateful”, I have been inspired to be curious about my feelings. Why do I feel this way? What caused the feeling? How does my body react?
I discovered the song from either from a book called “One Thousand Gifts” by Ann Voskamp or on Ann’s blog
Kevin, thanks for your response! Yes I have 2 daughters and empathize with the bathroom predicament. Daughters are awesome – very grateful for them. Teenage years are tough as you know – rebelling and attitude, but moments of pure joy as well. We have 2 good kids. Glad to hear that life is good for you. I like your speed bump analogy. There is so much wisdom on this site. Many thanks
I like how you say “life has more ups than downs”
KC , thanks for your response. Sounds like an interesting book
Thank you for this quote!
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