I don’t do enough of this! The gift of life lies in being present. If I’m constantly rushing to the next thing I’m not grateful for the moment. This question is giving me a lot to ponder. Have a blessed day all! ?
God’s grace and mercy.
It becomes even stronger! ?
When I get out of self centered thinking and focus on how others might be effected by the situation, my perspective shifts. It’s a real eye opener! Options for a better solution unfolds.
Thank you for this question and the reflections. It’s most challenging for me when in pain to live in gratitude. This is a great reminder to capture the “ whoa is me “ thought and shift to more positive thoughts. As Kevin mentioned, there are always others worse off than me. I feel completely out of control when faced with medical issues. This is when I must remember that God is in control, not me.
We live our lives forward, but we learn from looking backwards.
God continues to bestow his mercy and grace on me. These extraordinary gifts have carried me through the untimely death of my husband and a cancer diagnosis a year later. He has done for me what I could not do for myself. A fuller meaning of life is the greatest gift he’s given me.
It demonstrates our connectivity. We are all human, we all make mistakes, we all have times of weakness. Showing vulnerability takes courage.
Such a poignant testimony to the power of gratitude. ❤️
Projecting negative outcomes in the future stunts positivity. I cannot put a ceiling on what God has in store for me. This question reminds me that on this wonderful journey, my path gets narrower, and my horizon gets bigger. What a way to live! ?
Connectivity inspires peace. When I isolate, self centered negative thoughts often occur. For example, traffic brings out the worst in me. When I shift the focus to “we all on this road are experiencing the same thing, all trying to get to jobs, appts, etc.”
It’s not all about ME! We are all in this together. What a great world we live in when we connect.
A shift in perspective will move me to a position of neutrality.
One of my most cherished memories is the smell of my dear mother cooking tomatoes in the fall for winter canning. I can still see her in her apron in the kitchen I grew up. Thank you God for olfactory senses!
Beautiful, Anneclaire. Being present is such a gift. I too like to hurry to the next task; thank you for pointing out that this is not a race. ?
Privilege to care for others, what a gift. We receive by giving. Thank you for the reminder Kevin.
What a lovely memory. I too have experienced this from my mother. Thank you for helping me to recall this cherished blessing.
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