Good morning lovely people:
I am grateful this morning to be here with all of you. 🙂
The school year is winding down and I had my last substitute assignment last week. Ditto my on-line scoring job. I have been so very grateful for these little jobs to supplement my (pitiful) pension…haha. They were seriously just dropped in my lap from the Divine.
I am grateful too, that summer is upon us and that I have the next 2 months for rest and refreshment as my daughter&...
I am grateful too, that summer is upon us and that I have the next 2 months for rest and refreshment as my daughter’s wedding day approaches! All is going well with the planning and I have been as involved as possible from 2,000 miles away. I am grateful that I have been able to contribute and be a part of this exciting time. I found the venue! And researched accommodations for out-of-town guests which my daughter included on her website. I also found their dessert vendor….delightfully named “The Happy Bakeshop”.
As much as I push back against technology, I have to admit being eternally grateful for my laptop Seamus 🙂
Now that my work has ended, I will be shopping for my “mother of the bride” dress with my younger daughter. I am so grateful that Cassie is living back home with us…she is quite a character! She keeps us laughing and brings such joy to us here on the farm. God has been dropping some jobs into her lap as well and I am grateful for these “hugs” that remind me of the Divine Presence in our daily lives…leading and guiding us on our journeys.
I am wishing you all the most splendid of days and sending you my own long-distance hug!
Hello lovely people……..I have missed being with you this past week. So nice to sit here at the kitchen table on this Sunday evening and catch up on all that you have so generously shared.
I especially want to wish a very belated Happy Birthday to my dear sweet friend Anna! Benedizioni abbondanti amica mio! And I am sending you my love and un grande abbraccio.
And Pilgrim…did you get to read the interview with David Whyte that I sent to you? I hope the li...
And Pilgrim…did you get to read the interview with David Whyte that I sent to you? I hope the link worked?
Life has been so full lately with lots of work, for which I am so grateful….both of my part time jobs will be ending soon these little jobs have been such a blessing to me. I feel like they fell from the sky and right into my lap, which come to think of it has happened repeatedly in my life through the years!
I am looking forward to a more relaxed summer. I so want to be feeling well and strong and full of energy in September for my daughter’s wedding 🙂
I am feeling blessed to have had the chance to speak with my sister this morning…she has been in and out of the hospital lately and things got scary for awhile. But she was lucid enough to talk this morning and is receiving the care that she needs and for that I am grateful. And although I am far away, she has both her daughters nearby (one of them works right in the hospital) and for that I am also very grateful…….and hopeful that this latest scare will provide their fractured relationships some healing.
Still getting my younger daughter settled in here with us in our farmhouse and am giving thanks that she is with us, and has found summer employment that she is enjoying 🙂
My health has not been the greatest but I remain hopeful that the warmer weather and the rest and rejuvenation of summer will improve that. In the meantime, I am so grateful for the healing practices that have been gifted to me and for the balm that living in rural farmland has been to my body and spirit. We will be here 3 years next month…and I still wake up each day in wonderment of this blessing.
I hope this finds you all well dear friends. I have another busy work week coming up but please know that I keep you all close in my heart always.
~With grateful love
Good morning lovely people 🙂
Before I start my work day I wanted to wish you all a day filled with happiness and wholeness.
I received an intention candle from my youngest daughter for Mother’s Day and I lit it this morning during my meditations. Some Qigong to release negative energy and anxious thoughts, 3 lovely readings, a guided meditation, a “may I walk in beauty” prayer and the lighting of the candle….so grateful for these gifts this morning. <...
Before I start my work day I wanted to wish you all a day filled with happiness and wholeness.
I received an intention candle from my youngest daughter for Mother’s Day and I lit it this morning during my meditations. Some Qigong to release negative energy and anxious thoughts, 3 lovely readings, a guided meditation, a “may I walk in beauty” prayer and the lighting of the candle….so grateful for these gifts this morning.
~Blessings for a day filled with all the happiness your hearts can hold.
Dear Pilgrim….what a glorious time for you! Thank you for sharing it with us….I was smiling as I read. 🙂
You must be so proud of the accomplishments of these women who are so special in your life…..and surely your daughter and granddaughter are a reflection of you and your influence in their lives. I know that you have been a inspiration to me my friend…and I am sure to them as well.
I know what you mean about coming home to your own little nest afte...
I know what you mean about coming home to your own little nest after such a wonderful, yet tiring, adventure. I hope that you have taken the time to rest and recover and sit contentedly with these beautiful memories.
~Love and blessings
Dear THenry….I have been away from this sacred community for awhile and am so excited to visit this morning and see your poetry! Hope is such a powerful word…and a very meaningful one in my life. I have a story about hope that I’d like to share:
Pregnant, very unexpectedly (and miraculously) with my second daughter at almost 40 years old….it was a high risk pregnancy and I was confined to bed from day one. I developed complications early on and had to be brou...
Pregnant, very unexpectedly (and miraculously) with my second daughter at almost 40 years old….it was a high risk pregnancy and I was confined to bed from day one. I developed complications early on and had to be brought to the hospital. As my husband was carrying me out to the car, our 10 year old daughter Jillian, ran outside and put a small token in my hand and said ‘Here, mommy keep this with you”. It was a craft she had just done in her Sunday school class…the word “Hope” painted on imitation (plastic) stained glass. I spent 2 months in the hospital and kept that little token next to me the whole time….and when she finally arrived safe and sound we named our 2nd daughter Cassandra Hope. To this day (23 years later) this precious gift from her big sister still sits on my bedside table.
Thank you for bringing this memory back to me…in the telling of it I re-live this miracle all over again.
~With grateful love dear friend
Aaahhh…dear Pilgrim. I signed on just now to visit and what a joy to my heart to see that you have asked for me. It is always a special feeling to know that you are missed.
Thank you for that blessing my friend.
Much love to you this day.
Hello Delores….what a gift, as my dear friend Pilgrim says. And I have to add that we are sort-of neighbors as I recently moved to rural NJ just a few minutes from the PA border. 🙂
~Blessings and welcome!
Dear Pilgrim…it is no small thing, as a fellow someone who lives with chronic pain knows! I am so happy for you to have this gift this sunny morning and I picture you outside communing with nature with a joy-filled and grateful heart. 🙂
~Abundant blessings to you this day my friend
Thank you Nancy….she is a special kid for sure! 🙂
Pilgrim…thank you, I did have a good work day!
And how is this for serendipity…I read an interview with David Whyte this morning from a wonderful website called “Daily Good” which greets me each morning with inspirational stories and interviews.
My first thought when I saw it this morning was “I have to share this with Pilgrim!” And so…I signed on here to share it with you and find that you were asking if we could share anything good w...
My first thought when I saw it this morning was “I have to share this with Pilgrim!” And so…I signed on here to share it with you and find that you were asking if we could share anything good we have read lately! This is truly a mystically connected community 🙂
And so my friend…here is the link to the interview that I came here this morning to share with you. With much love and gratitude for introducing me to this wonderful poet.
Kirk…..like Pilgrim I wish for you the gift of self-kindness. I have learned so much about this from the beautiful souls here in this sacred community. We are with you on your journey.
Dear THenry….can I be your assistant?
Thank you for sharing your beautiful poetry….it was a lovely part of my morning meditations.
Dearest Ursula….it is so like you to be thinking about all of us and taking the time to share.
I wish I could give you a big hug in person….but I hope that you can feel my hug intention.
I am so glad that you are doing what you need to take care of you. Your fighting spirit is an inspiration to me…I am very grateful for you my dear friend. Please know that you are being held up in prayer, in the light of love, and in positive healing thoughts.
~Blessings liebe Ursula
Welcome Gilly…wishing you continued healing. You are an inspiration…thank you for sharing so generously from your heart.
Sweet dreams dear friend.
Hi Nancy….I actually did an extensive google search for tree blessings and I couldn’t find anything that resonated. And so…. I often simply put my hands on her and speak loving words of encouragement. I tell my tree how much I appreciate all the gifts she brings and I regularly pray for her…asking our Creator God to help her to heal and grow and thrive.
I found her name when I researched Native American mythology surrounding the sugar maple. There is a lovely ...
I found her name when I researched Native American mythology surrounding the sugar maple. There is a lovely legend that just tickled me because it tells the story of how, long ago, the sugar maple and the woodpecker generously helped each other. A reminder of the amazing symmetry and interdependence of nature….I think you would enjoy reading it!
Here’s the link: http://www.firstpeople.us/FP-Html-Legends/The_Sugar_Maple-Unknown.html
The Native American name for the sugar maple is “Axsinaminshi” so I named her “Minshi” for short. 🙂
By the way…we all name our cars in our family too! We’ve had a lot of fun with that over the years!
~Sending you love and wishes for a peace-filled day my friend
Good morning (for me)/evening (for you) my dear friend.
Thank you for sharing in my joy over the arrival of Spring here. Brother Sun is indeed warming and enlightening my days….as are all the sights and sounds of this miraculous season.
~Much love to you cara Anna
Good morning Nancy. Thank you for sharing in my joy. And I want to encourage you to not give up on your dream! I lived in suburbia all my life and honestly thought I would never get out! My fervent wish and prayer was to be in rural farmland before I turned 60…and I made it! We moved out here in July and I turned 60 in August! This is my dream come true and although I was impatient for this change, I realize in hindsight that it happened exactly when it was supposed to. Life has...
Good morning Nancy. Thank you for sharing in my joy. And I want to encourage you to not give up on your dream! I lived in suburbia all my life and honestly thought I would never get out! My fervent wish and prayer was to be in rural farmland before I turned 60…and I made it! We moved out here in July and I turned 60 in August! This is my dream come true and although I was impatient for this change, I realize in hindsight that it happened exactly when it was supposed to. Life has a way of unfolding for our highest good….I am learning this, finally! 🙂
I am tickled about your new Linden tree….have you named it and given it a blessing? Haha….call me crazy but I’ve done that with my sugar maple and she (I’ve decided it’s a “she”) is looking so much better! Of course the care my husband and a nearby nursery have given it (at no small expense) could be the reason but I have chosen to believe 🙂
~Much love to you my fellow tree-hugging friend!
Good morning Mouse and welcome to this lovely sacred community! You have a kind and generous neighbor!
Good morning Val….and thank you for sharing your gratefulness list. I don’t think it’s silly at all! It is from your heart and that makes it wonderful.
~Have a blessed day!
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