Tag: Grateful

Mindful Monday: To be grateful is to be resilient

Mindful Monday: To be grateful is to be resilient

awareness, Gratitude, mindfulness, Thanks
"A century ago, Albert Schweitzer, theologian and Nobel Peace Prize winner, remarked, 'The greatest thing is to give thanks for everything. He who has learned this knows what it means to live. He has penetrated the whole mystery of life: giving thanks for everything.' He was right: to learn gratitude is to know the 'mystery' of life. But he was also wrong in a very important way. "Everyday there is reason to not feel grateful and not to practice gratitude. Terrible, distressing, painful, and sinful things happen all the time. The emotions of thanks elude, and it is easy to choose ingratitude. Yet, as I watch the news and fear grips my heart about whatever comes next, when a friend is diagnosed with cancer, when a loved one dies, that Bible verse, the one Albert Schweitzer alluded to, th...
Gratitude for Grief

Gratitude for Grief

Gratitude
Today's post is hard to write. I've been putting it off. Two years ago I said goodbye to my Mom standing in the front foyer of the house I grew up in. She was crying because she didn't want us to leave. I told her I loved her, kissed her, and hugged her. I cried as I walked away. That was the last time I saw my mother alive. Grief this week has been strong. I miss the way she was always so sure of herself. I miss her determination to enjoy life every moment she could. I miss her telling me she loved me which she did every time she talked to me. I miss sitting the living room and pontificating on life with her. I miss doing projects and events with her (though sometimes this drove me crazy too). I miss how she never knew a stranger, everyone was welcome at her house. She would say, "We w...
Daily Practice for 2016.01.13

Daily Practice for 2016.01.13

Word I am focusing on using people's vision words for 2016 for a few daily prayers. Today, I am using "grateful" from Lynne to guide my selections. If you share your word, I will use it over the next few days! The practice of gratitude is one of the essential practices that sociologist Brené Brown lists as being essential to living a joy filled life.  Gratitude and joy are inextricably linked. Also, gratitude is an essential practice for us at BeguineAgain. It is our Friday focus! Onward! Opening Let my heart rise up to meet mercy, my voice to meet compassion, my hands to meet action. BIBOLove: Breath In, Breath Out--yummm!! Music Time after Time, by Cyndi Lauper (sung here by Tuck & Patti) If you're lost you can look and you will find me Time after time If you fall I will