Gratefulness has supported me, through good & bad. I try to make it a way of life and to incorporate it into daily life where I can.
This is a difficult one today as there is conflict in my household and some very cruel words being thrown at me from someone I love dearly. I think perhaps I need to make time for peace today by myself to take myself away from the negativity and hurt and to try and realise they are just words and I need to try my best to remain at peace to help myself and my family member who is causing my hurt, because they are too likely to be hurting.
Adversity has led me to discover gratitude, including this very site. And through the found gratitude I have been able to discover strength which in turn has helped with the adversity I have faced.
This is difficult as there are many, and they give perspective in different moments. Though I admit, today when I could do with one, I am finding it hard to bring forth words. My brothers girlfriend’s mother was tested positive for covid yesterday, plus I currently have two nieces with m and yesterday their father went into hospital with a chest infection, not good when I live 250 miles away. I have so much of my to manage this week and now I also have these added measures, I feel a lit...
This is difficult as there are many, and they give perspective in different moments. Though I admit, today when I could do with one, I am finding it hard to bring forth words. My brothers girlfriend’s mother was tested positive for covid yesterday, plus I currently have two nieces with m and yesterday their father went into hospital with a chest infection, not good when I live 250 miles away. I have so much of my to manage this week and now I also have these added measures, I feel a little caught short of words.
The rain and the power of the wind.
Without a doubt, my Auntie Debbie. Such an inspiration to me and always committed to others welfare before her own. Compassionate yet strong willed, a force of nature and as we know nature can take so many beautiful forms.
When m husband wanted us to move hundreds of miles away, it was an immense choice for me as my family and I are so close. I was torn and I knew it would be upsetting for my family to see me leave. However, when I talked to them about it, yes the were upset, but I was totally taken aback by their support for the move, knowing that it would be the right decision. They put their love for me and my life ahead of their own, which allowed me to do the same. I have never looked back.
By following my own advice.
The calming colour of my carpet, its little bobbles shimmering in the light and shade underneath my desk. My shoes recommended by my chiropractor, which have really worked wonders for my feet.
What a wonderful and different question today, thank you.
By stopping and absorbing it. Beauty is all around me in many forms, but by stopping for a moment to appreciate it and take it in, the beauty can only deepen through my gratitude for it.
That things have a way of working out if I just let things happen naturally rather than forcing what I think should be.
The act of reading, I not only want to cultivate it but there will soon be a need to when I undertake a study course.
My community I think challenges my expectations, keeps me on my toes. Though probably those expectations actually come from me rather than them. But when I exceed those expectations it feels great and it constantly reminds me to put the community first when I am undertaking tasks that are for the community, it is not about me.
I will be listening to the questions posed to me in an interview this afternoon, listening and hearing in order to be able to answer as fully and openly as possible. If I can make sure to pause briefly to absorb each question before answering then my answers should be more fully rounded.
I like this question. I have been searching for my purpose in life recently, but to simply ask the question for one day is much less overwhelming. And, I am able to answer it easily as my purpose today is to engage my local primary schools in a ‘Time to Remember’ campaign for my local hospice.
Howie, so very well put. I too believe that through adversity I have found strength in one form or another.
Pollyanna, thank you for this perspective, it makes it very clear for me.
Welcome Rosemary, thanks for your words.
What an amazing and grounding feeling those floorboards must bring.
Michele, thank you for your kind words of support. It was an interview for a course, year one of three to become a counsellor. I got accepted and am so excited and nervous to embark on a new career.
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