what a pertinent question today. I have been thinking that I have been neglecting my daily practices, my diary, my thoughts, my gratefulness. I guess a loss sometimes makes things take a back seat. To be honest, i feel a little lost.
Currently I know I need to focus of freeing myself up for me. I need to be able to make sure that I stay healthy and happy otherwise I am no good to others. I need to keep my mind on track and stay positive in dark times so that I can be the light for others as I want to be.
.The deaths of my sister six years ago, my step-dad last ear and my step-mum last week. Life is so fragile yet death somehow develops resilience.
To see light in darkness and death when it could be very easy to embrace the darkness.
By linking what I do to the needs of others, be that other people, animals, nature, groups etc.
The wonder of nature, sunshine in the rain, smiles of my nieces, the stars, music, anything that can bring peace to my busy mind.
My worries for others, the pangs I feel in my head and heart.
As someone who did for her family the best she could.
That things always get worse before they get better… but that they always get better. This motto makes me believe that i can turn every negative into positive, even if i do not realise it at the time.
By staying positive and putting that positivity into a difficult situation i know i have to contend with.
My dreams this week have focused on 2 new experiences I am about to embark upon, but in my dreams the experiences do not go to plan. What that is telling me I am not so sure as I do not feel worried about them while awake.
Forgiveness from my sister, who I teased terribly when we were growing up. We fought so much and my mum feared we would end up like her and her sister who did not speak for many years. However, my sister forgave me and we grew so close, and then i lost her again in her death. But from her death my mum and her sister reconnected and that would have made my sister so very happy. And i have not really lost her as she is with me in all that i do and in her three beautiful girls.
The words of another.
Life is an opportunity not to be taken for granted. It is the connection of heart, mind and soul with others. Life is hard, life is fun, life is an experience. The meaning of it is a mystery we may never solve.
Natures new beginnings, there was a baby woodpecker feeding on one of our bird feeders, it was beautiful.
Such moments remind me that there is always good in the world no matter how dark it may seem at times.
Yes I can easily after this weekend. New place, new people and new life is proving very positive. Negative things are still going on for me but the positives had been overwhelming this weekend, and I feel happier than I have in a long time.
A smile or a simple good morning/afternoon when passing by.
Everyday, even when the light is dim, it makes it shine brighter.
By having faith and trust that things will be OK, even when there is despair on the horizon. Live for the adventure that is present at the time and embrace it with an open heart and gratefulness.
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