Sebastiao Salgado’s acceptance speech for the German
Peace Prize 2019 I just read moved me and the texts by
Ed and Journey are an inspiration to stop brooding. about my life/health.
I am grateful for my friends and my family, today esp. for my youngest aunt who has been like a loving sister to me since the day I was born.
I am grateful for peace and free access to food, water, a safe place to live etc. etc. I met refugees from Syria, Irak, Afghanistan and also taught some of their children. I am grateful that they are safe and pray for a lasting peace in those countries.
Brother David’s method of “stop,look, go”. It is not that I hadn’t read about it or heard him explain it in an interview, that it really worked for me was a surprise today and so welcome.
How do I know? When I don’t fall victim to ads and slogans, to the beliefs of the post WWII generation, to the idea of eternal economic growth, when I don’t compare, when I trust. There is so much change going on we don’t hear about in the daily news. I especially enjoy giving someone a small present on a day my mind tells me that I miss this or that.
Isn’t it wonderful how a smile caused by gratefulness can turn your day around?
Acceptance and courage.
Often in my life.
Today I was moved by the love and goodness in my nephew’s family. As I worked with children from broken homes or hardship of other sorts for many years it moved me deeply to see how wonderfully their parents care and how children play when they feel safe and sound (…and don’t have a smartphone yet;-).
Children do want to be good.
Spontaneous answer: one of my sisters in law and two friends. I am grateful for their friendship and their sincerity.
A good question to take into the day. I rather admire courage. As I need courage for an important change I could try to look for persons who inspire me. Of course I find inspiration and confidence here, but I also need to talk and listen.
A fresh wind we haven’t had for a long time in the city,
a bit chilly, but full of energy and purity..
From what I know today my life is a journey, learning to trust my heart and follow what I believe in instead of meeting expectations or being afraid of change. I loved the poem about “Fear” as an answer to yesterday’s question.
I think at least twice before complaining about sth. As was said before, this is like a training with a nourishing effect:)
People who care, friendly people, those who make a difference each and every day in our lives, be it in a shop, a library, on a building site, in a hospital, on a website;-) as well as friends and family members…
not to forget flowers.
Family, friendship, nature and recently my health…
Of course there is more, just think of peace, sustainability, but where do we begin and end? So Kevin’s answer is wise;-)
Whenever it made me change my perspective, mood, behaviour…
gratitude.org helps enables me to read from and somehow get to know very kind individuals, this helps me to see the good in the world and sometimes look at the people around me with different eyes. Thank you all and thank you those who give us inspiration with pictures, quotes, questions and more.
A friend had a very different view on sth I told her and it softened my perspective:
less anger, more “let go, don’t over-interpret”.
Antoinette, so simple though not always easy and so true. Thank you for your words.
Samuel, somehow the word “grace” appeals to me and makes me wonder what a wonderful woman your wife must have been and your text helps me to continue my day on higher ground.
Sarah, I guess everybody around you appreciates this mission which sounds like an invitation and a good way of focussing.
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