The ‘great fullness’ of my life is that even though I fall down 7 times, I get up 8 times. I am grate full that even though I fail often, I have the determination to do better, every day in every way.
Someone said “Kindness begets Kindness” which is another way of saying “Pay It Forward”, being kind is a gift that keeps on giving. Someone else said “When you have to choose between being kind and being right, be kind and then you will always be right”. Love that phrase.
I appreciate freedom which is something I usually take for granted. Freedom of choice, freedom of speech.
Holding onto old beliefs, thought patterns and automatic behaviors is slowly ending. I am trying to think differently and behave differently. Albert Einstein said ‘Insanity is doing the same thing again and again and expecting different results”. I’m trying to end what hurts my progress and begin what helps me’
I feel optimistic when I wake up determined and go to bed satisfied, having done all that I set out to do when I woke up that morning.
My new experiences
-starting to practice yoga
-doing different types of workouts
On the other side for the 1st time, I’m experiencing chronic lower back pain from degenerative disc disease and eczema. Both are driving me crazy. But I remain grateful and will overcome this. Something better will be born out of this painful experience. I believe.
I think we experience forgiveness in ways we dont always realize. Sometimes we are rude or mean or say something harsh or are selfish and our friends and family continue to be a part of our lives. That’s forgiveness even though we may not see it.
I read somewhere that problems are life’s way of helping us correct course and putting us on the path we need to be. If I saw everything as an opportunity I would be excited and calm about what was going on in my life, knowing it is for the better, instead of being fearful.
The message for the day is about ‘letting go’. If I were able to ‘let go’ of trying to control my life I would be able to say yes to my life exactly as it is today.
I have learned to hold my tongue, to live my beliefs but not impose my views on others. I have learned to judge less. I feel calmer and more accepting of everyone in my life.
I woke up this morning not wanting to go to the gym as I usually do, then I saw this question and knew what my next right action needed to be. Deeply grateful for this site and the thought provoking questions and all you wonderful people. Have a Blessed Day.
In his homily at Mass our Pastor said “God does not make junk”. This inspires and gives me hope that I can be sound in body, mind and soul as God meant for me to be.
Life is a gift, an opportunity, a journey. Life is a blank canvas that we can paint on and if we don’t like what we painted, we can paint over it and create a new picture. It’s like God created us by giving us life and gave us the power to be artists and create how we live that life. We came from the Creator to become Creators and will ultimately return to the Original Creator.
I am grateful for numerous things, too many to count and it would be impossible to list them all. Just waking up to a new day and being part of a family, friend circle, workplace, community, city, country, planet is reason to be grateful. The message of today is a wake up call and reminder to truly appreciate every moment.
And I pray for you Antionette 🙂
How remarkable. Many Blessings you and you family for undertaking this and prayed for a successful completion of this journey.
I wish you luck. I know how this feels.
Very thought provoking question Javier.
So true Javier. Well written. It’s not how many times we fail but how many times we get up that counts. Credit goes to the person the arena, fighting it out, not to the person sitting on the sidelines afraid to go in. A famous Canadian ice hockey player Wayne Gretzky said “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” and Einstein said “Failure is Success in progress”. We have a lot to learn from these wise people.
Wishing you a speedy recovery and peace of mind. ❤️
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