I am grateful to have met Br. David and be introduced to the grateful living network. This lifestyle brings much joy and happiness.
Gratefulness can serve and guide us in this moment by first allowing us be present in the moment to truly see our situation for what it is. From there if we are grateful this usually opens up opportunities to flow into a more positive and loving space.
I can meditate, and become more aware of my body, therefore, honoring it. I can then affirm how grateful I am for this fantastic beast machine that provides sensory-rich experiences that elevate my awareness with emotion and meaning. Masterfully mixing emotion with meaning, I create movement. By moving my body, I gain opportunities to further my appreciation for life, the body, and the fantastic multi-sensory rich experience it provides us internally and externally.
I can stretch my heart to love bigger by being patient and having presence. Doing this allows me to love more of the world because I can experience the world in it’s fundamental states. I can offer gratitude and blessings to those I meet so that they may share with the world their gift of presence.
I can take more time eating to actually appreciate and honor the food. I can be mindful of my eating habits and of course be grateful for the pathway it took to get to me and how it nourishes and fuels my body to be of greater service to the world.
I would give more of myself to others. I would be kinder and more compassionate to those I come across and less apt to judge them based on what they can offer me.
The one person I can think Or that this applies to is my biological father. While I continue to choose not to have a relationship with him, it has been hard to open up to someone whom I don’t know and whom so many deep hurts are centered around. I’ve done a lot of work around forgiveness acceptance and kindness around this absent person but he is absent now because it is my choice. But I wold like him to know that I forgive him and that while there is nothing we can do to change the past ...
The one person I can think Or that this applies to is my biological father. While I continue to choose not to have a relationship with him, it has been hard to open up to someone whom I don’t know and whom so many deep hurts are centered around. I’ve done a lot of work around forgiveness acceptance and kindness around this absent person but he is absent now because it is my choice. But I wold like him to know that I forgive him and that while there is nothing we can do to change the past the future still has many possibilities. As a child I wanted a relationship with you till the one day you had me fraudulently sign a legal document for you. I was like 7. But I knew something wasn’t right so I stopped trying. Funny thing is, nothing really changed for me. But I have a father who has guided me very well and loved me more than my blood family. He loved me even when I could not love myself. And still to this day has proven a respectful and worthy father figure. But I do thank you for stepping away if it meant that you gave me a better life. And I’m sorry it keeps us from each other.. I’m grateful you’ve attempted to reach out. But I’m not ready to let go yet, but I do forgive you and hope you forgive me too. I’m living the best life I possibly can and I’m loving every minute of it. Know that your temperament for which I have acquired has helped me as have your biological traits. So thank you!
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