By first figuring out what your gift is.
By cooking them dinner. By respecting their space. By putting out positive energy. By saying thank you.
Clarity and peace.
You have no expectations. You put trust in yourself and in others.
Nature. Whenever I’m out on a hike…. Or when I’m camping and the day slows down.. I take time cooking and reading.
Coffee….the first sip after making a fresh pot.
The idea of letting go. The focus on living in harmony with another human being. Learning to relax.
To move in with my partner. It’s opened up a whole new world of shared experience and personal growth….. A few years ago I was living with my ex and was unhappy… I’m grateful for the steps I took to make changes to my life.
I’ve been thinking the past day about how to become more attuned to the energy of others, as well as my own. I think it’s about learning to let down some of our own defenses. Putting less focus on ourselves. Finding peace in the fact that we are all different…responding to others as opposed to reacting.
Covid comes to mind here….it’s affected all of us around the world….it’s changed how we buy goods, how we maintain our personal relationships, how we do our jobs….some of these changes are here to stay. I guess it’s also allowed for many of us to have more solo time. I think we have no choice but to just go with the flow….not try to resist or force anything too much.
It makes me pay attention. My cat is meowing…he wants me to go back inside. Birds are chirping. Two flies hovering on the porch. Perfect blue sky and the quiet hum of the morning. Keenly aware….nicely put in one of the below responses..
Generative…. opening up new vistas, expanding resources, and creating new insights….
What comes to mind to me is the long drawn up breakup between me and my partner of 12 years which led to me moving across the country with no expectations. I ended up meeting my current partner, we moved in together, and so began a new phase of my life.
Happiness and a positive attitude.
I’d probably get more things done, have more experiences, have better relationships….because when all I can see is a brick wall in front of me…I tell myself “I can’t….” and then that path forward reaches a dead end.
Just sitting outside on my porch listening to the birds, the wind, and the trees creaking nearby.
That’s a really cool idea— I need to try this. Thank you
That last part… so important
It is amazing how many occasions present themselves in which I can choose gratitude instead of a complaint. .——- yes!
Heavy metal music makes me happy too 🙂
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