Saturday, May 23, 2009

A grateful heart

Allow yourselves to stop, breathe, and appreciate life. It is all too easy to focus on what is not working, what needs to be done, and what bothers you, and ye, there is so much around you to be grateful for.

A grateful heart recognizes the abundance that is already there - the roof over your head, the food on the table, a profusion of wildflowers, an abundance of talent inside of you, or the full heart that comes from spending time with family, friends, or animals.

A grateful heart searches for the proof that you are loved already by God - the beautiful sunsets, the song of the birds in the mornings and the evenings, and all the little reminders that your needs are being met.

A grateful heart understands that no matter what you achieve there will always be more to do, so can stop, acknowledge, and appreciate each moment.

A grateful heart knows that while life may present challenges and irritations, these are opportunities for growth, and that you can give thanks, learn, and move through them with grace.

A grateful heart pauses in front of the mirror each morning to give thanks for the beautiful soul that you see staring through your own eyes and for the gift and the magic and the miracle of life itself.

Life upon your earth, no matter how long it lasts, is temporary. Give thanks for all that comes with it dear ones, for your souls last forever but your experiences here, as well as these opportunities to learn will pass. Enjoy your lives... even if you are concerned about money, even if you have a long to-do list, even if you are presented with someone or something you'd rather not have in front of you. Stop, breathe, give thanks.
Listen to the lessons, celebrate the joys, and know you are loved.

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