Quotes: Count Your Blessings

The mere sense of living is joy enough. – Emily Dickinson

Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third. – Marge Piercy

The single greatest thing you can do to change your life today would be to start being grateful for what you have right now. – Oprah Winfrey

The best things are nearest: breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of God just before you. – Robert Louis Stevenson

The vibration of gratitude attracts more positive things into your life. – Cherie Roe Dirksen

Thank God for dirty dishes; they have a tale to tell. While other folks go hungry, we’re eating pretty well. With home, health, and happiness, we shouldn’t want to fuss; For by this stack of evidence, God’s very good to us. – Anon.

If you can’t be thankful for what you receive, be thankful for what you escape. – Anon.

Welcome everything that comes to you, but do not long for anything else. – Andre Gide

Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is. – Maxim Gorky

Jesus, please teach me to appreciate what I have before time forces me to appreciate what I had. – Susan L. Lenzkes

Eden is that old-fashioned house we dwell in every day. Without suspecting our abode, until we drive away. – Emily Dickinson

Gratitude is the memory of the heart. – Massieu

It is possible to own too much. A man with one watch knows what time it is; a man with two watches is never quite sure. – Lee Segall

I wept because I had no shoes, until I saw a man who had no feet. – Ancient Persian saying

He who is contented is rich. – Lao-tzu

Everything has its wonders, even darkness in silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein in to be content. – Helen Keller

A man with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive. Having been alive, it won’t be so hard in the end to lay down and rest. – Pearl Bailey

‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. – Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Namaste, world.

2020 Vision

Many spiritual leaders say 2020 is the year of spiritual awakening. Soon the veil will be lifted, and many people will become awake to the truth of our human existence. Now it is up to us to increase our love energy and see with 2020 vision.

Things to be aware of:

  • The birds are still chirping, and the squirrels are still climbing trees. We can look to nature for balancing and grounding.
  • During this awakening, we must go within. Mediation and gratitude is the secret recipe for inner stability and generating positive energy.
  • We need to follow our hearts and do what is right. If something is not right, speak up.
  • Let your intuition guide you every day.
  • COVID-19 will help us awaken.
  • As eternal beings, we are here to be part of this great awakening.
  • Remember that there are lightworkers in our political system. They are working hard to bring love and wisdom to our leaders.
  • Be mindful of your thoughts and feelings.
  • Remember, transformation can be a bumpy road.
  • Stay in the present moment.
  • Focus on what you want in life.

Gratitude Meditation

Sit in a comfortable position for meditation. Close your eyes. Become aware of your breath. Take a few deep breaths to center yourself. After you feel centered, find a spot to focus on your breath for a few minutes. You can feel your breath at the tip of your nose, inside your nose, in your chest, or abdomen. After you take the time to feel your breath, you can think about what you are grateful for in your life. Once you have thought of something, take a deep breath. Then exhale through your mouth (creating wind), and release your thought/intention (mentally) as you breathe out into the air. Set three gratitude intentions and then return to your breathing meditation.

A few ideas to express gratitude: You can thank God or the Universe for your life. You can express gratitude for your health. Be thankful for your family. Etc.

Namaste, world.

Prayer for Gratitude

Two nights ago, I dreamt that I was walking through a forest full of golden leaves. I was light on my feet, and I was very happy. As I walked, I combed my long blonde hair. I felt my hair trail behind me as if it was floating in the air. I had gratitude in my heart, and I had a sense of comfort that I belonged in the Universe.

Prayer for Gratitude, by Don Miguel Ruiz

“Today, creator of the universe, my heart is filled with gratitude for the gift of life you have given me. Thank you for the opportunity to experience this beautiful body and this wonderful mind. Today, Lord, I want to express my gratitude for everything I have received from you.

I know the way to say thank you for life is by fully enjoying every moment of my life. And the only way to enjoy every moment is to love. Today, I will express my love and happiness that exist in my heart. I will love your creations, I will love myself, and I will love the people who live with me. I know that life is too short to waste in misery and drama with the people I love. I will enjoy the presence of the people I love, respecting their choices in life as I respect my own.

Today, I will graciously receive your gifts by enjoying your gifts, by enjoying the beauty of all your creation. Help me to be as generous as you are, to share what I have with generosity, just as you share your gifts so generously with me. Help me to become a master of gratitude, generosity, and love so I can enjoy all of your creations.

Today, Lord, help me to manifest my creation as you manifest the universe, to express the beauty of my spirit in the supreme art of the human; the art of dreaming my life. Today, Lord, I give you all of my gratitude and love because you have given me life. Amen.” – Don Miguel Ruiz, The Circle of Fire

Namaste, World.