Solitude has its own wisdom. I’m able to hear differently when I’m alone without outside distractions. Solitude opens new avenues for me to explore & invites me to be creative in the way I navigate this world.
I love to hear the stories of people. We all have lived amazing lives & it’s fascinating to hear how people have navigated through turbulent times, the joys they have experienced as well as the sorrows.
Making connections with other people on this planet is one of the greatest treasures we have!
Seeing the faces of people I love. There’s something so special about the unique facets of each face & I adore each one. A sea of beloved faces…
I quit my full-time job as a crisis social worker & am concentrating on the preparation required for the Episcopal diaconate, planning my wedding & loving life without the demands of paperwork. I love the freedom that has come with this decision! I do miss the people~families & co-workers and I may go back part-time in the fall. This time away has been rejuvenating!!
A splitting hair…..?!
Am I spending this moment wisely: with love & beauty at the forefront?! Each moment I spend with this focus leads me to the next with a heightened sense of wonder & appreciation.
This is what I’ve learned about conflict: the sooner I stop responding to inner turmoil & invite peace into the situation, the better the outcome. It’s very tricky but there truly is no reason for fear & anger to run the show.
To be clear, I treasure all the parts~even the ones that aren’t so adorable….perhaps I can treat those parts today, lavishing extra attention & love upon them. Sometimes I forget the importance of that.
There is conflict & ugliness occurring in my church parish which saddens me deeply. I am staying out of the drama & praying for peace. I would love to get to the place where I can embrace (not just accept) these kinds of situations as catalysts of change. I have the invitation to do it. I envision lots of prayer…..
I can offer my presence, my undivided attention which is the way it should always be… I, like most of us, can be distracted by life. This is a wonderful reminder to stay faithful to who & what is in front of me.
Meditation & prayer, walking/hiking,
Cooking & eating
Finding beauty & pleasure in the simple things brings me happiness. I know it because I feel it deep within~ contentment & smiles throughout my being. That’s good stuff! I’m gonna go get me some of that today….
Walking~fast & hard,,working out the worries of the world. My legs are strong, my heart is pumping & I’m prepared to do hard things. Life is filled with “zingers” & walking helps me to meet them head-on.
There is a stillness that invites me to relax, to sit with God & breathe in goodness, courage, strength & love. I am a tiny speck in this vast world & I have all that I need.
It brings me joy just thinking about it, Christine!
What a treasured time for all of you!
I’m thankful for dudes like you, Howie. Always prepared…⭐️
You are such a beautiful teacher💚
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