The silence of early morning. The beauty of sunset, the brightness of the full moon. The wonder of nature
Just this morning someone told me how much she appreciates me, what an asset I am. What makes this especially meaningful is that I do not see these qualities in me – that and the fact that this woman is not really someone I consider a good friend. What a gift to receive such affirmation
I was going to say that I am an apprecator of life, not a creator of art. But after reading ed’s and doreen’s reflections I realise that am indeed a creator of art – since the life we live is a creation of art.
Thank you both for our reflections
I aged with all of you – mornings are my favorite time. Sitting in the quiet and peace with m cup of coffee, surrounded by the incomprehensible mystery. Sometimes seeing he moon in all it’s glory. However, unlike Kevin, 4:30 is a bit too early. I can handle 5:3o or 6:00! And being outside in the peace and quiet is ted best. Sitting with he moon at night is 2nd best!
Letting go of regrets about yesterday and worries about tomorrow and focus on today, on this now moment
Expressing gratitude pulls my scattered awareness back to the present.
Thank you for a beautiful reflection. I always start the morning with quiet and centering prayer and the intention to be aware of the moment several times a day. Unfortunately the day often drifts by too fast and I have not taken time. This is a wonderful reminder to stop, take a deep breath and be in the moment- thank you
When I focus on an action I regret I can beat myself up, which I sometimes do, or I can see it as a learning what not do again. Beating myself up accomplishes nothing. Learning to do things differently in future helps me grow. So I guess regrets can be growing experiences.
Spend some time with a friend going through cancer treatment rather than spending a quiet afternoon reading my book.
Continue being who I am and doing what I am doing with a deeper awareness and gratitde
Thank you for sharing Samuel. My sister’s husband died over three years ago but she is unable to move on. Her friends and family have tried to surround her with love but she seems resistant to move beyond the grief. She is waiting for God to give her direction. I try tell her that God sends people/angels. I appreciate your sharing your journey of grief
I echo your efforts for the day Sheila. To live in the present moment and quiet my constant chatter. May we both be a little more present to the day, a day of peace.
Oh yes! To learn to be patient with difficult people and also to be able to see beneath the exterior behavior. I know they may be hurting but it is difficult to get beyond the harsh exterior.
Thank you for your sharing. I find it much easier to open my heart and forgive others than to do the same for me!
Thank you Kevin for showing the face of compassion at this time when our government is showing such disdain for those won are suffering. Bless you
Blessings and welcome to the 50’s – enjoy the journey!
heartedly agree. Thanks for sharing
Congratulations lioness on learning to say no. As women we are taught to please others, often at the expense of ourselves – GOOD JOB!
Well said – thanks doreen
Thanks for your reflection ed – we are all creators of art
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