Gratefulness is lifestyle, an attitude for living, for approaching life – each and every component of it. Finding the lessons, blessings….
My friend George who just passed away this weekend after a good long life of kindness. Many have been or will be present in person or online to testify to his kindness. He will be missed.
I change. I become more receptive, more available, more open to however I choose to use this abundance of time.
My husband and I are volunteer drivers for Meals on Wheels. Every week as we drive from home to home, I take a sealed prepared hot meal with dessert and milk out and put it in a bag, take it up to the door and had it to a recipient. And every week I am astounded by the number of people who have worked to make this happen so that each of these people can have food for each day. This is just one example of what is possible when we shift a focus from me to we.
It’s a cold and very windy day today, which just begs for starting a new book in front of the fireplace with a hot beverage.
I feel like I just walked into a therapist’s office. For today, I’ll stick to the feeling for which this site is dedicated – gratitude: What keeps be grounded in feeling and experiencing gratitude? And what feelings tend to lead me to abandon gratitude or forget the experience of gratefulness? That’s what I will ponder in my journaling and prayers today.
That I don’t know what I thought I knew.
God is love – no more; no less.
At this stage of life I am grateful for the variety of life experiences that ground me and “en-courage” me for things now and things to come.
I love the way this question is worded. It offers me much more inspiration to get up and move my body than any notion of dieting, losing weight, or anything like that. When I think of appreciating my body it is much more the way I would treat a friend or family member. She cries out to go for a walk. Take her for a walk!
What I desire for my life is good health, family and friends that love me and whom I love, meaningful service/compassion/patience and joy with others and fulfilling work that makes the world a better place, even in small ways. For the world I desire unity of love, joy, peace and hope for all others and the earth.
What Antoinette said…
The steadfast love of God.
The search for the Christmas pickle is one we started with our grandchildren. They love it. We have broken fancy pickles and I have hidden rock pickles so well we never found them again. One of the youngest painted us a new pickle this year. I love it because they love it.
I am grateful for a Sunday School class in my small home church who paid part of my tuition for seminary until I completed my degree. That helped lighten my student debt load tremendously. It was an unsolicited act of kindness. Yes there have been many others who have helped me at just the right time. This is just one example of how an act of kindness can forever change a person’s life.
So many wonderful, thoughtful and gracious ideas posted here. And most are true for me. I especially like the idea of time and full attention. I can and do give that.
I seem to have an internal reset button on “enough”. My mind, spirit and body can only handle so much food, material “stuff”, trouble, whatever. I am constantly purging, re-evaluating, starting over. It hasn’t always been this way, but “as. we. age.” I can only keep track of so much.
I love this. Where can I find your life coach? 🙂
Prayers for relief and healing.
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