When I moved from New York to the West Coast of the USA, I was in absolute awe in seeing pink skies for the first time while walking hand in hand with the love of my life. I remember moments like these with a sweet gratitude. The earth is a canvas of beauty and love, so for me, there are no ordinary moments, all are part of the simple and yet sacred experience in the journey of life.
Happy New Year to all my blogger friends! I enjoy reading your posts and your visits to mine. Thank you for your support. I am in the comfortable habit of reading blogs late at night while I am sipping a cup of tea; it’s my time to relax and venture into your world of words.
Keep on writing, and best wishes for a positive year!
Happiness that comes from within is permanent, as it’s not dependent on experiences and objects that come and go. I have experienced sweet peace or moments of deep gratitude even in the midst of dealing with the challenge of my hearing fluctuating, giving me moments when I have the blessing of hearing and others when the world is a whisper.
and to celebrate life whether I am alone or in the company of loved ones or friends…
I am thankful for my loved ones, my friends, the strangers who crossed my path…
I am thankful for my love of writing and that of others as we enrich one another through our diversity and the gift of the written word…
Happy Thanksgiving! We can always find something to be thankful for no matter what we are experiencing in the moment.
And we do not need a holiday to be thankful, every day is sacred. Wishing my friends who celebrate Thanksgiving and those who do not, a day filled with love and gratitude.
I am grateful for a brand new day!
For the clouds with their funny shapes,
For the sunshine and the rain.
I am grateful for food and shelter,
for my health and good mind.
I am grateful for my loved ones and friends,
the ones who are still with me
and the ones who were once in my life.
I am grateful for the Presence of God/Spirit
in all my affairs!
I am grateful for a heart that feels
warmth, love, and a deep appreciation
for the blessings of life!
And so it is! Amen!
Copyright © 2011 “Beyond Inspiration” Excerpt by Sufilight
This was sent to me by a friend a while back.. and the statistics are really sobering! Makes me grateful for the bounty in my life which compared to the billionares in our world, may not be much, but it is for me!
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If you have food in your fridge, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep you are richer than 75% of the world.
If you have money in the bank, your wallet, and some spare change you are among the top 8% of the world’s wealthy.
If you woke up this morning with more health than illness you are more blessed than the million people who will not survive this week.
If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the agony of imprisonment or torture, or the horrible pangs of starvation vou are luckier than 500 million people alive and suffering.
If you can read this message you are more fortunate than 3 billion people in the world who cannot read it at all.