Any time in the mountains, fresh air, white snow, rivers, trails, critters. Childrens laughter, smiles and the opportunity to make a difference.
I care very much for people and believe that everyone has a story to tell, and a contribution to make. I am a good listener and can bring people out of themselves when they need it most. I am hoping to do more volunteer work and perhaps create of group to connect people at our local library for folks who feel not connected around some theme of gratefulness.
Forgiveness of others and forgiveness of myself. Anger and feelings of mistrust. And as Toby said below, a sense of abandonment.
Wow, that is a great question and one that requires more time on my part. Ah, my life is a work in progress. My ego still gets in the way & before I realize it , I have reacted poorly. Like Amor, most of my personal challenges are self created. Nonetheless, I try to go back to focusing on the present moment as a gift.. get out of my head, breath, and find joy if I can.
Before I rise and while still dark, I spend some time considering several things and people that I am grateful for in my life. I send love and joy and appreciate for all of the simple things we take for granted. Life heated rooms, and beautiful trees. And kind and loving family and friends.
A long term relationship with one who I thought was going to be my life long partner. I take responsibility for my contribution to this ending. May he be safe, may he be healthy, may he have a life filled with love. And may this journey be the greatest gift of my life.
Wow, holding on to pain; of a love lost after 7 years invested. I own my responsibility in that failure. And I want to grow from my mistakes, let go of angry, resentment and send him with these thoughts: May be be safe, may he be happy and may he have a life filled with love. This journey is my greatest gift in life..
Pilgrim, .I am sorry about your hand. I totally get what you are saying I had my knee replaced 4 months ago and am in pain every day, can’t really do much activity and doctors are baffled. I am very generally physically active throughout the year but this turn of events mades me pause. i have become very introspective and disconnected. But trying to embrace the present moment and just be with what is. And keep hope that this too will pass.
Here, here. Well said Stella. I am using this month to do something for someone every day. Whether it is visit with someone going through a rough patch or bring flowers to another. These acts are acts of kindness and giving thanks.
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