We all know that we need to be grateful for our lives. It is easy when everything is going well. When life gets rough, it can be harder. Sometimes it is easy to overlook the blessings because they arrive without fanfare.
I have begun a Gratitude journal. I write down five things every day to be grateful for. I found that some days it was hard. I looked around and saw nothing to be grateful for. Then I realized that the most important things to be grateful for, are the little things. As I broadened my thinking, I realized my life was full of simple gifts and blessings. I had just simply been overlooking them.
I may not always feel loved or understood. I often have health issues and mobility issues .As I began to pull back and see the entire picture of my life, I saw many small blessings that threaded themselves throughout my life. Coming to understand this concept has enriched me and my life. No matter what is happening in life, I can now always see the blessings that fill my life.
Sometimes it is still something for me to work on. What I find though is that the Divine gives us many tiny yet huge blessings to be grateful for.
As I have gone through this experience, I have realized just how rich I am. I saw how much more understanding I can give to others.That brings more understanding from others to me. The ultimate result is peace. Peace in my heart and mind.
It is important to understand how these mental and spiritual exercises adds to the peace in my life and that peace fills me and I can pass it on to the people in my life. They can pass it on to others in their lives. Peace is a daily quest and we need to work on it every day.
Yes, we all know that peace takes action as well as understanding and gratitude. These actions must never be based on hatred and violence. Dialog between all of us and the blogs we write are ways to work toward peace.
I am grateful for all of my readers and the people who have become friends. I am very grateful for you allowing me to experience pieces of your lives. I am grateful for all I have learned from you. I wish many blessings for all my readers around the world.
” We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot force.”
—–Marion Wright Edelman
“You cannot contribute anything to the ideal condition of mind and heart known a Brotherhood (Sisterhood), however much you preach, posture, or agree, unless you live it.”