Thank you for this beautiful question and thoughtful answers. I will make time to be more mindful of the trees in my life today …
The storms of life are humbling me daily. With that is an increasing sense of vulnerability, gratitude and a desire for peace, quiet, simplicity and true human connection.
On a good day, I believe there is a universal rhythm, beat and flow that we are each invited and quietly encouraged to attune to. I am blessed at times to feel connected with this universal heartbeat, in the company of others, and we silently dance together. This is a rare and precious dance for which I am grateful, when it happens.
Today I am praying for the courage to show up as best I can and act.
Standing rooted, connected and open, whole in / to the present as it is; showing, committing and engaging fully as the humble human I am called to be. Accepting, trusting, allowing life, people, things to be as they are.
A discomfort or aversion to strong emotional responses, whether my own or others.
How satisfying it is to weed the garden …
Spring bursting forth with full-bodied beauty, enthusiasm and great gusto!
A lot! Unconscious habits of anger, judgement, resentment, shame, an outdated ‘poor me’ narrative and getting caught / stuck there… also a whole bunch of physical stuff from the past – paper, books, clothing… time to let go, let go, let go … Thanks for a great question, and all for your thoughtful reflections ??
Good morning /day / evening all, I am with Kevin, Sarah, Angela and I am guessing many, many more. When I am quiet and still enough, get out of the way and truly listen, spirit is always there/ here, and seemingly always has been.
I am very grateful for all of the people, communities, situations and experiences that have led and continue to guide me back to the ‘Great One’ (yes, even greater than Wayne Gretsky in his day …)
My parents, grandparents, guardian angel ...
My parents, grandparents, guardian angel aunt, partner and extended family and friends are the main ones. The list goes on.
Mother Nature too! I walked yesterday in a rural part of our urban city which has more horses than people. I do not know horses at all, but may return to slow down and listen more. The one I met up close was a beauty! I have little idea what he was thinking or saying, but his energy was very gentle. So many opportunities and invitations now to hear more wise and subtle voices …
Many thanks to the gratefulness.org community for this site and all who connect here often. What a gift you are. With gratitude and much love for the moments , challenges and adventures of your day, KC
My presence and time. Maybe my art, writing, story, Maybe more time and energy doing things with and for others … As a few others have said, a work in progress I guess! …
When I choose my thoughts, words and gestures with intention, there is a reasonable chance that the receiver will feel, sense, know or buy into what I am saying, When / as my words are not well received, I can at least stay anchored in knowing that I gave it my best effort.
Such a good question. Thank you! ??
Set the intention to act more generously
Start now, today ???
Start small – there is no beginning too small (Thoreau)
Do it with great love (Mother Theresa)
Relax and enjoy the journey
Catch joy on the fly (Blake)
Stay open to whatever happens / emerges, or not …
Keep a fire ?
I am with Pilgrim. I have a sweet memory of my grandfather taking fresh baked cookies out of the oven – oatmeal raisin. My husband makes chocolate chip cookies these days which are delectable and highly addictive. Yum!
Not sure I want to choose! Squirrels for their joyful, seemingly effortless leaping, dogs for their unconditional love and empathy, cats for their cool, reserved, take me on my own terms love, birds for their resilience, whales because they scare the heck out of me on the ocean, and remind me of our fragility and responsibility to all creatures, Mother Earth, ourselves, each other …
Judith, Thank you so much for sharing these thoughtful words, and for introducing Gladys Taber. Her writing sounds kind and gentle! Warmly, KC
Thank you for mentioning the challenge of asking for help from others. I find that a tough one!
Beautiful. Thank you! ?
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