One of Barbara’s teachings was to jot down 10 things that you are grateful for each day for 14 days. At the end of the fourteen days, she asked that we write a two page journal about our EXPERIENCE of doing this assignment. Mind you, many people including myself confused this with the writing about what we were grateful for. She made sure to reiterate and reinforced each time that it was our experience of doing the assignment she wants us to reflect and write upon. I’m going to sharing with you in the next few days an excerpt from my paper. Along with this, I have decided to continue with my Gratitude journal. Perhaps I will write 1 thing in it, perhaps 100 things. The point is to reflect upon your day and what is given to you in that day and within it ,yourself, find something to be grateful for. There’s no reason not to.
It made me smile :) May 25, 2010
Smile….you woke up today! May 21, 2010
It always amazes me in what shape, form , way your guardian angels manifest and reveal themselves to you. There’s never been a moment in my life when walking down a dark path, a beacon of light isn’t glowing at some point , beckoning me towards it’s path, pulling me away from the darkness. That beacon is my guardian angel! They’re always out there; in the forms of family, friends, signs, a song or sometimes even a stranger. It’s up to you to be able to see within the darkness that surrounds you and recognize such an angel. Today, my friend reminded me of something I’ve always known: “our lives aren’t 100% where we would like them to be, but I am a firm believer that our lives are only 10% what happens to us and 90% how we respond to it” He also said “The world may only see you as one person, but to that one person you may be the world. Go out and find that person, make them smile. You’ll find it is impossible not to want to smile yourself.” Thank you my friend…for I smiled because of you today 🙂
Breaking up (with a friend) is hard to do May 20, 2010
Yesterday could have been a better day, yet it could also have been a worse day…but it wasn’t. Spending time with the family , nurturing them with love and comfort are the essential ingredients to that soup for the soul. At least to my soul…add a bit of tobasco to it yumm, the best soup EVER! But seriously, just looking at my younger son laying there on the sofa with a cold, still looking at me with those eyes that beckon to me and are secretly saying ” Mommy , can you make me feel better?” yet, his 14 year old macho self would never say those words out loud. I put on the nurturing Mommie hat and gently rubbed his forehead , checked his temperature, rubbed some vics on his chest, took out the water and tylenol and made him a dinner that his late grandmother would’ve made for him. All, to see him smile and feel better. I’m not sure who felt better at the end of that song and dance, him or I. Kids , regardless of how old or young they are, really do have a magical power in them to make your heart smile at just the right time.
The Beginning May 19, 2010
Hello Blogiverse! New to blogging, so the first few entries will obviously be a bit rookie-esque and to some a bit incoherent posts. I’m a quick learner and will soon rectify that no doubt. Why blog? Why not? Seems to be the motto and my mantra lately. There are so many thoughts invading my mind right now. It’s as if the flood gates to a whole new way of thinking , postive thinking at that, have been opened. With the opening and realization of new and old thoughts all rushing at me, I needed some type of media as an outlet to help sort them. Or perhaps, I’ll come back to this one day and decided that the therapeutic sessions of my online rants, raves, ramblings, musings, thougths…however you may categroize them are no longer necessary . Who knows? I’ll re examine that as time passes. For now, this is just the beginning of a journey.