Is Gratitude or Sadness in the Driver’s Seat?

    Everyone experiences periods when the “rougher” emotions take over. It’s OK to feel and experience them, but at some point, you have to let love, joy and gratitude take back the wheel.

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Socrates: Notes on a State of Grace

This post is not a direct pull from my regular Socrates automatic writing sessions. I have included information culled from my daily life. I began a gratitude jar in mid-January thanks to a friend who posted the idea on social media. It’s almost full, and it’s only June! Once I…

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Witness and be Thankful

Gratitude is feeling joy for something. Feeling joy for something should compel you to be grateful for that which brings you joy, but it’s important to remember that joy is not only in the big things. It is also found in the smallest of things like a smile, or hug…

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Broke (for now) and Fine (always)

Mike Jagger sang, “You can’t always get what you want…. but you get what you need.”  This is my life right now, and I’m fine with that. In the previous two years, I have lived a relatively comfortable material life from a good-paying job as a travel agent. I left…

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Experience Sweetness

If you were raised on candy, you wouldn’t truly understand how sweet it is unless you also tasted bitter and sour (you would also likely get diabetes and die young). Life is like candy. The difficult, bitter experiences we encounter allow us to appreciate the bits of sweetness that we also…

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What’s on the Menu?

My daughter was fired from her job today. She was in shock and crying when she called to give me the news, and as she told me what happened,  I was struck by the fact that it was exactly what she wanted.  I have an analogy I use when discussing the ideas of manifesting…

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Be Grateful for Today

The sky, the clouds, the weather, the breath of the Earth hasn’t been, and will not be, EXACTLY like today.  Embrace the uniqueness that is now, and be grateful for it.   “Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” – Mother Theresa

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