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rather than under a
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Hugs and blessings,


Sunday, November 25, 2007

Sacred Life Sunday -- Living in Gratitude (especially when problems arise)


Today's "daily email" lesson from Renaissance Unity begins with this quote:
“Thankfulness is a healing energy and vibration that can uplift and transform any stuck experience in life. Gratitude is more than just an emotion. It is a state of being that is felt deeply; the substance of a heart that is ready to express its fullness, coupled with no desire to benefit yourself at all. This is the fire and the power of gratitude.”
~Greg Barrette

and the affirmation is:

"My mind overflows with rich ideas
and my heart overflows with gratitude."

Exhaling (and chuckling to myself) here ... I don't know if I can honestly say that my mind is overflowing with rich ideas just yet, but I've managed a few "successes" this afternoon, moving some image files from the laptop to the WD Passport Drive and freed up a little memory ... and I am grateful for many things including but not limited to the following:


1. a long "catch up" conversation with my sister this afternoon
2. decreasing Santa Ana winds allowing fire-fighters to gain some containment of the fire in Malibu
3. the assorted Pansy plants and Giant Impatiens clippings given to me by a neighbor today that are now planted in my yard, adding color
4. the rising humidity as the winds shift from off shore to our usual onshore breezes
5. my ability to log on to both my Blogs and add posts today after all (even when things seemed hopeless earlier)
6. I still have access to my photos after moving them off my Dell hard drive
7. the delicious Satsuma tangerines I'm eating as I type this post
8. my calm, peaceful and relaxed state this evening
9. Molly keeping my feet warm as I type
10. the "Daily Puppy" and "Phases of the Moon" widgets in the side bar (& the PacMan game in the footer) on my Small Reflections Blog
11. the long-lost, recently discovered family photo in the footer of this Blog
12. the scent of my Gratitude Candle from Zena Moon burning nearby
13. the hot bath waiting for me upstairs when I post this and log off for the evening

Another "baker's dozen" :)

6 comments:

thailandchani said...

What a great reminder! I know I need to consciously remember to be thankful more often. :)

Maybe I should get one of those gratitude candles!

storyteller said...

Chani,
Carla offers a "full-moon" special each month (for 3 days methinks) where S & H fees are free on orders of $30 or more ... and last time I looked, the moon was full over my house :)

Thanks for wandering by. Yesterday was SOME DAY (thinking here of Charlotte's first woven web words about Wilbur, the pig ... aware of how often my mind wanders obscurely) ...[chuckling again to myself], but I did manage to post twice here and at Small Reflections yesterday (when it seemed impossible for long stretches of time) so "all seemed well in my world" after all :)
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ladybug said...

OH! doggy warm toes AND a hot bath waiting...I can feel my shoulders relax just thinking about it!

Thanks for visiting my site and showing me the way to yours. If you don't mind I'd like to put a link to your site on my page as well.

Cheers! Hope you enjoyed a nice long bath!

storyteller said...

Ladybug,
Thanks for stopping by. Glad I could help you relax :)
Yes ... I did enjoy a long soak (with music and candlelight. I'm delighted to find you comment and would be honored to have you add a link on your page.
Hugs and blessings,

lucy said...

gratitude is the greatest gift we can give ourselves!! it has such amazing power of healing.

thank you for this lovely reminder. i am grateful :-)

storyteller said...

You're quite welcome Lucy. Thanks for stopping by :)