I’ll be working on a multi-family garage sale, organizing and pricing today. It’ll help my daughter & family as they sell many baby things, having their youngest now out of that stage. Decluttering and passing along useful (and beloved) items at a bargain for others is also a cleansing endeavor. Many things have already gone to friends.
I have a Fitbit that reminds me every hour after waking to move at least 250 steps if I haven’t already. Maybe I need a “Thankbit” so that I get a little vibration on my wrist to remind me to be intentionally grateful and aware. 🙂 But maybe it’s enough to sit after the busiest moments and just say, Thanks for giving me purpose for my life energies….
It feels like being one with it all…. including the little garden snake who surprised me yesterday while I pruned raspberry canes. “Ah!! Hello, and it’s so lovely to see you….Thank you thank you thank you”
I think I was born inquisitive… Interested in things, but then that interest was fed by a great-grandmother with whom we lived. I sat in my little chair next to hers as she told me stories and took me on verbal trips, describing what we were seeing. The “big” trip was going to Idaho (!) which was about the farthest she had traveled herself…. From then on, I always loved maps and traveling and learning about people and places.
Getting enough sleep and eating well makes all the difference for me. When I have those things, I can more easily access my better angels.
When I am calm, grateful and centered, that’s also the energy I transmit to those around me and to the world.
As I started to think of it in “outward” terms, many people and situations went through my mind. But then I thought how a loving response or a loving attitude makes a difference in the kind of person I am still becoming. It’s this circle that mutually strengthens everyone involved…
That there is always transformation if I seek and welcome it.
Sometimes my quirky humor helps people to get over themselves a little and enjoy a different perspective.
I believe it; the challenge is to remember and live it in times of anxiety or stress.
Have a splendid day cherishing it all!
Thank you. I love that quote from Cicero and it very much helped me this morning to keep perspective.
I wonder how many of us on this thread grew up in homes where parents invested (and for mine, it was definitely that…) in a set of encyclopedias….
Thank you for this, Pollyanna. A similar interaction with someone has left me sad, and your words about spiritual sickness and your prayer about “how can I be helpful to him? God save me from being angry…” were the words I needed this morning.
Very helpful, Howie. Thank you…
“Gratitude for being able to feel gratitude”….. ah, that really resonates. Thank you.
“Being grateful is calming”…. yes…..
I know. All I can say is, I know.
Thank you for that quote, Christine. I will remember it….
Lifting you in prayer, Kevin.
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