With the current situation I have joined a group within my community to help the elderly, immunocompromised or anyone that is in quarantine isolation to be sure that they have food, medicine, supplies etc. I am healthy and able and taking precautions to keep myself safe as well but I feel compelled to help those in need at this time.
When our situation isn’t so dire, I try my best to be aware and compassionate of the needs of others. To be a good listener, to be understanding...
When our situation isn’t so dire, I try my best to be aware and compassionate of the needs of others. To be a good listener, to be understanding and to help in whatever way I am able.
Peace and Contentment, that is the feeling I have of enough.
I’m not sure how to explain this voice. I am assuming it is God, my guide, and I find it in times of stillness but I am working to find in during meditation. This occurs mainly when I wake from sleep and can’t fall back. I am usually ridden with anxiety during this time and do some deep breath work to calm myself and fall back asleep. It is at this time that somehow I find calmness and answers.
God. Although I am more aware that he is always with me, I am not sure I am grateful enough for his unending guidance.
Being grateful for the food before me, as in a simple prayer of thanks before each meal. Also, to be mindful of my impact on the earth and the worlds resources, using reusable shopping bags, eating in season, planting a garden, reusable bottles, composting, recycling……so that we may continue to receive Earth’s gifts.
The world needs my patients today and I WILL offer it graciously! Hearing about all the hoarding of grocery and health items as well as how mankind is treating each other has me disappointed. I remember my Grandmother and Grandfather telling me stories of the depression and how they would share how very little they had with neighbors and even strangers who had nothing. I will go into today with the utmost patients, be kind to those in my path.
My husband, who has been my rock for over 30 years. Life isn’t always easy or fun but with him I have no doubt that we will get through whatever comes our way. My two sons, I love them so much and am proud of the obstacles they have overcome and the young men they are becoming. I also treasure my relationship with both of them.
Surviving a tornado last week, an impending tornado threat today and tonight for my area, once again and the impact of Covid-19 not only in my area but around the world are contributing to my fears lately. If not for these current disasters, I would say that regret, wondering if I’ve really found my purpose and the state of the earth hinder my ability to be grateful for today. However, I will say that the current events, no matter how terrible, tend to bring out the best in people whi...
Surviving a tornado last week, an impending tornado threat today and tonight for my area, once again and the impact of Covid-19 not only in my area but around the world are contributing to my fears lately. If not for these current disasters, I would say that regret, wondering if I’ve really found my purpose and the state of the earth hinder my ability to be grateful for today. However, I will say that the current events, no matter how terrible, tend to bring out the best in people which in turn makes me grateful to be alive. Praying for all those around the world suffering.
I have been participating in this website for this very reason. By finding something to be grateful for in all circumstances, for being more mindful and appreciative of all there is to be grateful for. For finding joy in the simplest of things.
Cherish, Support, Guide, Understand, Laugh, Teach….
My husband, two sons, two dogs, extended family.
The kindness of others. I am seeing this first hand as my hometown suffered a devastating tornado earlier this week. When all hope was thought to be lost, countless neighbors, friends, family, strangers, athletes, county music stars, songwriters, businesses from near and far came together as one to offer assistance.
Calm. Peace. A sense of expansion and sturdiness. I am a worrier and suffer from anxiety so I have learned the importance of slow, controlled deep breathing.
Being more present, living in the moment rather than the past or future might help me approach life with fewer assumptions or expectations. It seems I am always striving for or counting on something that will happen in the future or reliving the best parts of my past. I need to focus on the journey and begin to appreciate every step on my way and by doing this so much more may open up to me.
Mountains, tall and snow covered, Oceans with crashing waves, Streams that twist and turn thorough forests. I find both peace and inspiration when I hike. There is absolutely nothing like the beauty of untouched nature.
Others opinions of me as well as my own opinion that I am never good enough or worthy of my own thoughts and feelings. I would feel more free to be able to find my voice and have it accepted.
Wonderful family traditions that have been passed on through the ages. Italian traditions such as the Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve followed by attending midnight mass. Making Easter Bread (Pane di Pasqua) to symbolize the crown of thorns worn by Jesus and then followed by homemade pasta that hangs in the kitchen for days to dry. Fantastic Sunday dinners filled with family, love and laughter. The love and importance of family.
Gratitude, which is why I am here. I have so much to be grateful for, but spend too much energy focusing on what I want or don’t have. I have decided that lent is a perfect time to begin a daily gratitude practice.
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