Grateful for my 2 kids, 2 granddaughters, 2 brothers and their wives and step-families, granddog, friends, and Brother David
After remembering what Br. David says about Hope – https://gratefulness.org/resource/on-pessimism-optimism-reality-from-the-shadow/ – I’m looking with fresh eyes at the paper I’m struggling to write!
When you can’t go far, you go deep. – BR. DAVID STEINDL-RAST
Did Br. David write today’s quote now for this covid-constrained world??
I’m so grateful to Br. David for his writing about hope: https://gratefulness.org/resource/on-pessimism-optimism-reality-from-the-shadow/
My online ‘Choosing Happiness’ class had a zoom pushing ‘optimism’ and seeing oneself as a ‘hero,’ which fell quite flat for me!
Thank you thank you Dear Brother David!!, with love from Padma H.
It looked better in real life – I didn’t notice the cobwebs on my neighbor’s roof! – but it was wonderful to see the morning rainbow – enjoy it – photo it – and then it was gone!
It’s never too old to learn new things.
My dear kind one is an inspiration that I want to learn from
Me too! It went away before and came back. I wonder why it went away again. Thank you, Ose
I’m glad for you, ‘Cheetah!’ Indeed, I enjoyed ‘Untamed,’ especially the parts about racism – thank you and hugs!
Ah, yes, Katrina! This ‘vacation’ looks like it will go on and on. Warm wishes for your success, and a hug –
Wow, Howie – those are heavy reflections. May peace be with you – and a hug!
Yes, slawrence! May your past resentments die with your dad’s death! I worked toward that goal with my mother, and I’m delighted to have succeeded, partly because of the amazing time I spent with her on her last day, thanks to my daughter and son-in-law.
Dear Hot Sauce, I’ll recommend Br. David on Hope! https://gratefulness.org/resource/on-pessimism-optimism-reality-from-the-shadow/
– Brother David
Yes, lovely! Thank you, Cathy, hugs –
Yes! Kermit! What a wonderful reminder, Diane – hugs!
Pretty funny, Kevin, and so true!
Not a ‘Spring chicken’ any more – how true! I quit climbing the stairs to my 4th floor condo, because my knees are too valuable to use that way; but stair-climbing was my fav form of aerobic exercise, which is also important. Thanks Devy – hugs!
Thank you, Saukrit – delightful!
Wow! Thank you, Cathy! I was feeling strangely tense when I read your reply, and so I tensed up and walked around and most of it has gone away now. Indeed, my chronic suffering when thinking about writing a paper hasn’t returned yet.
I’m grateful that most of my ‘anger’ is about my computer and not about people now – e.g., my printer needs about 20 min to be ‘Ready’ to print a 2nd doc, and I can’t figure out how to solve the problem.
Welcome, Christine! Here’s one answer: Pressed down by a small problem that was bothering me today, I tried to suffer as hard as I could about this problem, and it went away! I don’t know how reliable that will be. I’ve also started listening to metta chants and the other chants that come after it, while I’m suffering through trying to write a paper.
Yes, Cathy, my ex used to say ‘comparisons are odious,’ tho he tended to make comparisons.
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