Gratitude challenge week 24

Hello grateful ones!

“What if you gave someone a gift, and they neglected to thank you for it-would you be likely to give them another? Life is the same way. In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer, you must truly appreciate what you already have.” — Ralph Marston, author

  • I am grateful tonight that I have such caring loving people in my life.
  • I am grateful that even though my heart is heavy and my eyes teary I can send pure strong love to my daughter and abide in patience and the knowledge that this unexplained estrangement too shall pass.
  • I am grateful for the reading I did this morning, asking the question, asking for clarity peace and understanding about what’s going on with my kid.
  • I am grateful for eating fruit again. It makes me happy. I have eaten cherries, blackberries, and blueberries today and they were so good!
  • I am grateful for the gradual and definite reduction of pain in my leg. I can sit cross-legged for a while now and that’s a great change!
  • I am grateful that I made so much progress in my web redesign project today. Magnolias West is getting a new look, and it’s exciting!
  • I am grateful for friendly neighbors who are happy to chat. When I finally took my break tonight, it was just lovely to stand in the garden, gaze at things farther away from my eyeballs than 18 inches, and smile with folks.
  • I am grateful for the baby chicks that make me so happy. I am grateful for gorgeous solstice week weather.
  • I am grateful for a beautiful solstice ritual last night.
  • I am grateful for my new agogo. Looks like the one shown here. It was fun to have a new sound to contribute to the drumming last night. Challenging to me too, to find syncopations.
  • I am grateful for a very entertaining movie yesterday (a remedy for sadness): Hysteria. I recommend it to every woman I know.

And now, to check in with the gratitude challengers:

Belinda said, so movingly: “Her uncle died a few days ago.  He was over 100.  Again, to have company and care for each other about these tough experiences.  As she said, our anchors are gone.  One can have anticipatory grief, but it’s not the same.  Not at all.  These losses are like some kind of interior landslide, or earthquake, or shifting of what used to be solid ground.  Again, gratitude for being able to talk about it with others – not alone.”

Sonia said: “Meditation practice & that it changes my brain patterns”

Barbara said: “today i am grateful that my cucumbers are beautiful, that three out of four of my tomato plants are thriving”

Amanda said, “for reminders to be grateful, for absences that make the heart grow fonder.” Theresa said, “A romantic relationship that is growing stronger in spite of miles of separation” Have a blessed week, all!  

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  1. What a lovely post! Thanks for putting your gratitude out into the interwebs for all of us to share! You’ve inspired me to share a couple of things I’m grateful for….my husband travelling safely back home from England, my son is finished with the 6th grade and happily upstairs playing in his newly cleaned room and the farmer’s market that I help champion is now up and running for the rest of the summer! And my graphic designed sent me an e-mail telling me she’ll be done with my book by next week!  Life is good!!  xoxo

    •  @PamelaRobersonBelding Wow, powerful! Glad to share gratitude with you, Pamela. Great news about your book!
      Love and light,

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