Writer • Speaker • Storyteller
Author of “A Moment’s Pause for Gratitude”
Balboa Press, October 2017
Walking on the beach,
embracing my simple life…
filled with gratitude.
In many ways, I do this already. I’m not afraid of death, but I’m well aware that tomorrow is promised to no one, so I live accordingly. If, however, I was certain that today would be my last day, I’d savor the flavor of a vanilla milkshake, I’d enjoy every morsel of an old fashioned chocolate donut, and I would spend the day at the beach with my wife.
Brother David ~ Your words and inspiration have affected the lives of so many throughout the world. From the first time I saw “A Good Day” to today, I appreciate the enthusiasm you share and the motivation you provide for those who choose to embrace gratefulness in our lives.
Embracing gratitude is not always easy. How can we feel grateful when we’re sad, or when it seems as though our life is falling apart around us? Both you and Mr. Horowitz make excellent points in your articles. In such difficult times, we are tempted to ask “Why?” Unfortunately, there is often no answer to this question. Perhaps a better question to ask ourselves might be “Now what?”
For a person of faith, a question we might consider is “Where is God in this?” A person w...
For a person of faith, a question we might consider is “Where is God in this?” A person who does not embrace a faith tradition might be more comfortable asking “Where is the good in this?” Difficult as these questions might be, we are challenged to look for the good in all situations.
It’s interesting to note that, in the Chinese language, the word “crisis” as we understand it requires two symbols. Each of these symbols, however, has a stand-alone meaning: not surprisingly, one means “danger”, the other means “opportunity.” Isn’t that a great way of looking at difficult times in our own life? It’s so common for us to focus on the “danger,” and to be unaware of the potential “opportunity” even the most difficult situation might offer us.
Love your profile pic with the Guinness! St. Patrick’s Day is a time for family in my life, too. All four of my grandparents were born in Ireland. Irish music, Irish soda bread, and an abundance of food contribute to an amazing time with relatives.
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