Here are this week’s offering of thoughts of thanksgiving, by Deborah Perdue, author of Daily Gratitude Reflections and Grace of Gratitude Journal.
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“It began in mystery and it will end in mystery, but what a rare and beautiful country lies in between.”
– Diane Ackerman
Life is a divine mystery! We don’t really know what lies beyond this life,
and there is a realm we can’t see which is intangible but oh-so-real!
The most important aspects of the unseen are love, peace, joy, and wisdom.
And the most vital of the seen are, perhaps, the profuse outpouring of life everywhere, colors, music, art and beauty.
What a fantastic life this is…….
I am so very grateful.
I am so grateful for the surprises of Spirit which appear each and every day if I am noticing.
So often there are gifts bestowed upon me from the universe that are freely given, and fill my heart with joy and awe.
The majesty and beauty of Mother Earth is so incredibly rich this time of year.
Happy Summer Solstice!
“Everything can be taken…but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
– Viktor Frankl
Once I finally got out of the victim mode in my life, I realized I was always at choice!
How amazing to be set free like that!
Knowing that nobody can hurt my feelings, only I can let myself be hurt.
Knowing that I can choose to live my life exactly as I want, and
I am free to co-create what happens in my future.
I am incredibly grateful for this ultimate freedom that we innately possess!
And I am thankful for inspiring people, like Viktor Frankl, Nelson Mandela, and the Dalai Lama, who show us the way.
“The grace of a river is a reminder of how nature seeks elegance and achieves immense beauty of cohesion and balance…
if only our lives could achieve, or indeed allow, such grace and elegance.”
– John O’Donohue
I am grateful for the steady flow of meandering nearby rivers!
I have a passionate love affair with rivers, and it is pure joy to swim in them on hot summer days.
Yet I am even more thankful for the flow in my life.
If I relax and let myself float along, trusting I am being guided, instead of pushing or struggling, all is grace and ease.
How happy I am when I can let go!
Today I am simply thankful this workweek is over — it was hectic and somewhat stressful.
I am grateful for the beauty and stillness where I live; for my hubby and darling dogs,
and for my free form Saturdays where I can do exactly what I want with no “shoulds” or “musts.”
I appreciate having a flourishing business with lots of money coming in,
and I am also glad to take my little nose off the grindstone this weekend and reeeeelllllaaaax!
Deborah Perdue, RScP
Author of “Grace of Gratitude Journals”
and “Grace of Gratitude Reflections”
and “Path of Gratitude Coloring Book”
all of these and much more at www.graceofgratitude.com