Posts tagged "gratitude"
Gratitude Is Transformative

Gratitude Is Transformative

Not long ago I was talking with friends about travel in India, how challenging it can be.  I remembered one trip that particularly rattled me.  And also brought home the message: Gratitude is Transformative. After attending a close friend’s wedding, my daughter, her partner, and I were scheduled to take a bus tour to one...
Taking an Awe Walk

Taking an Awe Walk

Taking an Awe Walk.  What does this mean? At my music lesson, after an initial bit of crunchiness*,  Stephen and I followed the symphonic score of Beethoven’s 7th Symphony, the 3rd movement.  What an incredible composition this is!  It’s always been one of my faves.  To follow the full score, feeling in to the complexity, noticing the dynamics, tracking...
Thanksgiving - let us all be grateful

Thanksgiving – let us all be grateful

Thanksgiving is a warm-hearted holiday.  Thanksgiving is a transformative place of heart and mine. Giving thanks is a chance to reset our inner programs, to notice the cornucopia of gifts we’ve been given, to rest in gratitude.  I can feel the shift when I focus on the untold gifts I’ve been given, rather than what’s missing...
Good to Be Alive!

Good to Be Alive!

Good to be alive today!  Breathtaking early morning light out our window today.   The fall leaves glisten, the water sparkles, the city glows with gold, and “our” copper beech tree is luminous.  Yes, how good it is to be alive!                                ...
Thanksgiving Revisited

Thanksgiving Revisited

In the midst of concurrent events, some full of renewal and hope (Canada’s recent federal election, the upcoming Climate Conference…), and others of devastation and chaos (ISIS [better known as Daesh] attacks,  the plight of refugees, the Republicans in the States…), my family and friends in the US are about to celebrate Thanksgiving… Thanksgiving is about Gratitude,...