Tag: TGIF

TGIF: Gratitude on Fridays

TGIF: Gratitude on Fridays

Gratitude
Today, filling in for Chrysty, I am offering a meditation on gratitude from Jack Kornfield With gratitude I remember the people, animals, plants, insects, creatures of the sky and sea, air and water, fire and earth, all whose joyful exertion blesses my life every day. With gratitude I remember the care and labor of a thousand generations of elders and ancestors who came before me. I offer my gratitude for the safety and well-being I have been given. I offer my gratitude for the blessing of this earth I have been given. I offer my gratitude for the measure of health I have been given. I offer my gratitude for the family and friends I have been given. I offer my gratitude for the community I have been given. I offer my gratitude for the teachings and lessons I have been given. I off...
Gratitude for Chrysty

Gratitude for Chrysty

Gratitude
I would like to take a moment to express my gratitude for the contributions Chrysty has made to observing gratitude on these pages over the years. It isn't always easy. Like many of the writers here, she has physical challenges to face. But her unending, realistic gratitude for the gift of living has been a joy. I know yesterday was a tough day for her and I have observed she hasn't posted today. I can only imagine it is on-going and/or it is exhausting. My prayers and thoughts go to Chrysty. I am grateful for the gift of friends along the journey. Especially, today, I am grateful for Chrysty. Who are you grateful for today? Speak their name!
TGIF: Practicing Gratitude

TGIF: Practicing Gratitude

Spirituality
The other day, I ran across the below quote on a different photo. One that had clearly been lifted from a movie. It was so cute! I wanted to share it but in a legal way. So I recreated it with a photo from the Creative Commons pool at Flickr.com. Creative Commons is a way of sharing your work and controlling the amount of sharing. You can designate your items as "share alike" which is wide open to controlling things like commercial use, derivative use (making something new from the item, like below), creator attribution, things like that. I think it is right and proper to follow the creator's wishes and where no wishes are stated, admire their work and let it go! I am very grateful to Creative Commons for creating a way for people to share their work. I am inspired every time I go browsin...