Posts tagged "gratitude"
We Just Might Be...

We Just Might Be…

the Luckiest People Alive!  Several years ago my husband, Mike, found this card, and gave it to me, and it made its way around to other family members.  (My sister-in-law even recycled it as a birthday card for her sweetie which he opened in a warm, energetic, and overflowing family gathering!  How perfect!) Fresh back...
Rails and Trails, Blossoms and Bees

Rails and Trails, Blossoms and Bees

“Everything that lives, lives not alone, nor for itself.”  William Blake   Day 4: Friday Harbor to Dennis’s Highland Garden House, Mt. Vernon  Leisurely breakfast outside, yoga and good-byes.  Almost at the ferry, we discovered our water bottles were missing. Lisl sprinted back to Juniper’s Lane to get them!  Yeah for strong legs!  Peaceful, expansive ferry...
For the Beauty of the Earth...

For the Beauty of the Earth…

For the Beauty of the Earth — this lovely hymn came to mind as I woke this morning, Earth Day, and teared up at the wonder, the splendor, the extraordinary preciousness of this Pale Blue Dot we inhabit. At a recent Suzuki Elders AGM, I heard Carl Sagan’s Blue Dot speech.  You might just want to...
Gratitude and Joy in Spite of It All...

Gratitude and Joy in Spite of It All…

“Let us be grateful and joyous even though we know the facts” is a prayer that a friend of mine heard when he was volunteering with a Lutheran community project recently. The prayer has stuck with me.  There are so many “facts” nowadays that inspire less than gratitude and joy that I welcomed the reminder...

Gratitude and Perception: A New Twist

Today is Thanksgiving for many of my family and friends.  If that includes you, or did, Happy Thanksgiving! Even if you’re not celebrating this holiday, there’s still much to be thankful for, eh?  🙂  I continue to be blown away by the huge effect our thoughts and attention have:  on our health, well-being, body chemistry,...