On Mondays I usually share your stories – however, I didn’t receive any this past week! Which is fine, as today is part of Thanksgiving weekend in Canada and I don’t want it to pass by without talking about gratitude:
I know it’s hard to feel grateful when you’re sick or things aren’t going right in your life … yet, what do you think would happen if you were to tear your thoughts away from what doesn’t seem to be working, and start thinking about all the things you have to be grateful for? Only good can come of it.
Maybe you’re in too much pain, physically, mentally or emotionally, to want to find anything to be grateful for …so….. How about being alive? Because all we know in this dimension, (unless we work at it,) is the physical aspect of Life, we take it for granted. We don’t stop to think about how awesome it is that we are here at all!! I remember watching Rev. Terry Cole-Whittaker on TV years ago, talking about how out of the thousands of sperm racing to the egg, We won!! Just the concept of a single egg, splitting and splitting and each cell knowing what part it was to play in our creation is mindboggling! And who hasn’t looked at a tiny newborn and thought “Wow – I used to be like that?”
We are a miracle in the making – continually evolving into something new. Who knows – maybe our dis-ease is part of that evolutionary process!
Spend some time today consciously being grateful for your life. Make a list and put it somewhere you will see it on a daily basis. Add to it when ever you want.
Meister Eckhart, the great Christian Mystic, wrote “If the only prayer you pray in your entire life is ‘Thank You’, that is enough.”
I am grateful for YOU!