I have amazing people in my life & it’s so important to share with them that I see their beauty & their flaws and that I love them for all that they are. My commitment is to be more aware of seeing the beauty & sharing that with people on a more regular basis.
There are endless opportunities when I wake up grateful. I find pockets of joy throughout my day & share spontaneous laughter. The colors are brighter & the fruit is sweeter. Yessssss!
Mountains, oceans, lakes & rivers & lush forests ~they fill me with wonder. My sweet little granddaughter does too🙂
It’s all about being present, folks. The opportunities for distraction are abundant. I’m a sucker for a distraction in any size, color or taste. The more I bid distractions a fond farewell (they’ve been a big part of my life) the more I’m able to delight in what’s in front of me. I have the key~I just struggle with the lock.
I would be free from all kinds of nonsense stories in my head. There would simply be a well of positivity that generates more positivity. My connections with others would be deeper & I would see everyone as magnificent creatures. That’s beautiful 💚
I feel so light & nimble after a healthy purging of anger. It’s freeing & allows me to embrace all the positive little elements always within my reach. If everyone was able to let go, our entire world would change.
I’ve underestimated God most of my life. It’s taught me that behavior isn’t smart 🙂 & when I’m quiet & reflective the beauty of God’s power is everywhere. I don’t always understand it which is part of the great mystery.
Although I don’t always remember this, everything in my life is sufficient. I have a beast of an ego so I always want more. It’s a glorious life I live w/ all that I need right in front of me.
I have pockets of doubt that I can really do this, that I can complete the studies, learn all the intricate pieces & become an ordained deacon. God keeps holding my hand, nudging me along, smiling at me when I shine, smiling at me when I fumble. This entire process has increased my faith in God & humanity. It’s been hard & challenging, beautiful & life altering.
It helps when I’m honest w/ myself😆. If I really want to grow I have to dig deep & take a look at some pretty ugly things. I can be kind & generous to myself because that fosters change. I love myself….❤️
I want to learn more about a young woman who has invited me into her home in the hope that we can team together to create change. What makes her tick? What skills has she used to get this far? Where does she find joy? I look forward to this journey with her.
Be intentional in all that I do. I’m easily distracted & that doesn’t promote gratefulness. When I study, I’m going to immerse myself in the beauty & wisdom of the words. When I prepare a special meal for my sweetheart, I will focus on the textures & smells & colors of the ingredients and prepare with love. When I connect with people I love today, I will offer my whole self. So much to be grateful for🌻
I’m going to focus on listening with my whole heart as I navigate through my day. Before I leave the encounter I’ll share a brief positive reflection of what I heard.
What a beautiful reflection 💚
Embrace the grey~it’s a mystery💚
Yes, me too! So much to learn…
You are a true friend to me today, Ed.
Thank You, Ed. It’s important to live our truth in as many ways as possible. It’s very challenging….
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