The solitude of the Gatineau hills where there is lush forests and running streams and lakes abundant with wildlife, tranquillity and solitude
Having played football, other sports and playing in a band when younger taught me the importance of teamwork and working together towards a common goal. These early experiences transcended unto my adult working and volunteering life. Taking a group of individuals with different ideals and experiences and learning to work together is awesome. Things would be different if countries around the world would learn to collaborate rather than be in conflict
Focus on the good things in life that I have my talents. Continue practicing my guitar lessons and perhaps take some private lessons, restart my exercise and stretching program that will help me with my old age aches and pains.
I am thankful for my partner who met me 23 years ago. For her willingness to see the good in me inspite of my own personal struggles which affected our relationship. For seeing the changes that I’ve made and for me accepting her changes and who she has become.
Better sense of being at peace with oneself, stopping the mental anguish leading to rumination and worry. Learning to be thankful for what we have and having empathy to those who are not as fortunate so that we can help when needed.
I can feel grateful of the life lesson it offered. As well I realize that with my continued faith and daily work that I am reacting much better towards things. I also am learning to take into consideration the feelings and reactions of others. I’ve become less selfish thinking only what I’m experiencing
The world has always had some form of turmoil but I make attempts not to contribute to it. By appreciating what a have and all the positive things the world and life has to offer. By praying for peace others who are in turmoil and thusly are contributing to the turmoil.. Hope is always positive and good.
To continue with my daily morning routine of waking up., meditating and reflection of gratefulness. I am learning to continue doing so even if things are going well for me. By doing so, I am still practicing for the difficult days. I try to share my thoughts and practicing with others . By doing so, people are noticing a change in me and perhaps will follow suit.
To my step sister who underwent a partial mastectomy yesterday for breast cancer. I am keeping in contact with her and her husband .
Listening to others gives possibility to those who need an ear to listen and vent. It also allows us to hear someone’s view and perhaps see things in a different light and be more open minded
The photos taken by the Web telescope. The clarity of the photos and the ability to see things billions of light years away knowing that we’re looking back in time. The images puts things into true perspective how minute we are in the universe..
After having spent 5 weeks in Quebec City to help my father in law after his accident we are heading home. Accepting the fact that there will be lots to do upon our arrival but it will feel good to be there.
Peace is with me right now as I sit alone in the quiet after finishing my daily meditation and having a cup of java.
When i leaped out of bed and took the steps of meditation and readings to ignite my faith that this day will be the best day of my life!
Learning to accept getting old and the realities that go along with it. Knowing that death is inevitable but rather than fearing It, understanding that even when we are gone our essence has a place in the universe. Even our bodies will join .
My faith and love with being alive. The support of close friends who provided an ear of support and understanding. Teaching myself to learn to live the now, how to meditate and being grateful.
Two individuals. My father I law who at 80 years of age fractured 4 ribs falling off his bike and a friend of mine who is about to go through his 5th skin cancer treatment. We have been staying with my father in law. I’ve been helping out with house cleaning, meals and outside chores. I sent messages of prayers and support to my friend with skin cancer. He is a very spiritual person but I know that he appreciates my kindness.
Realizing that while picking roses, even if we’re careful there always is the chance that we will get pricked.Life has thorns as well as roses and by accepting that focusing on the lessons learned and the benefits of having roses our frame of mind focuses more on what’s happening in the present and remember that the past no longer exists and that we cannot control everything that will happen in the future.
It’s difficult for both of you I can imagine. I retired 10 years ago and the first three were hell for my wife. Luckily she still worked/works. I understood why my actions such as over drinking were caused because of being alone, feeling no longer important and missing social contact. I was given an ultimatum about my drinking, stopped it, got out and volunteered, and took up new hobbies such as my music. My wife still has to work several years but I enjoy my retirement now, see things in a...
It’s difficult for both of you I can imagine. I retired 10 years ago and the first three were hell for my wife. Luckily she still worked/works. I understood why my actions such as over drinking were caused because of being alone, feeling no longer important and missing social contact. I was given an ultimatum about my drinking, stopped it, got out and volunteered, and took up new hobbies such as my music. My wife still has to work several years but I enjoy my retirement now, see things in a more positive light. I hope that your husband finds his calling in his new life and learns to appreciate his life.
I can relate. We all come to cross roads in our lives where decisions have to be made. I truly believe that things happen for a reason. As they say in French “Que sera, sera”
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